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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd April 1975 Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, premieres in London

23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged

23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London

23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.go to related location

23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London

23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London

23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Olympics 2012: Handball Arena



One of the Olympics venues that will be public access after 2012

Location: Waterden Road, Olympic Park, Stratford

Description: The Handball Arena will be the venue for Handball, Goalball and the Fencing discipline of Modern Pentathlon during the London 2012 Games.

The venue features more than 3,000sq m of external copper cladding mostly recycled to give it a distinctive appearance that will develop a rich natural colour as it ages.

Spectators will enter directly on to the concourse level that encircles the building. This concourse level is glazed, which will enable visitors to the Olympic Park to view the sport taking place inside, and illuminate the venue when lit at night.

After the Games the Handball Arena will be adapted to become a multi-use sports centre for community use, athlete training and small- to medium-sized events.

It will be able to cater for a wide range of indoor sports, including basketball, handball, badminton, boxing, martial arts, netball, table tennis, wheelchair rugby and volleyball. It will also include a health and fitness club with changing facilities and a cafe for use by the local community.

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Olympics 2012: Handball Arena

One of the Olympics venues that will be public access after 2012


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