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  • and today, for the very first time, I am announcing the great celebration, and right now you can see the poster that we are going to be circulating.

  • This is gonna be on billboards all across London because this great celebration is happening.

  • And it's all happening in August of 2021.

  • And let me tell you a little bit about why we are making this celebration happened.

  • Let's be honest.

  • As London, we have enduring the most challenging times over the past year, and we want to get our city working again.

  • And to do so, London must be audacious.

  • We have to think big like we have so many times in our history.

  • We have always thought big, and we've always led the world when it comes to our great events.

  • Less than a decade ago, if you remember back in 2000 and 12, we hosted one of the greatest Olympics in history.

  • I was there.

  • What an amazing summer it was.

  • We showed the world how London does it best.

  • Great events are in the d n A of this city, and that's why we're going to move forward with the great celebration.

  • If you look back in our great history.

  • The first modern world fair took place right here in London in 18 51 with the Crystal Palace was its centerpiece.

  • And you see those pictures of it in all of its grandeur and glass and steel erected in Hyde Park.

  • Um, and it was the great exhibition, and it attracted more than six million people in Hyde Park.

  • Think about that back in 18 51 all from around the world.

  • And the reason you see a smile on my face because I have a poster sitting in my home and it's a map that came from the great exhibition of 18 51.

  • It's actually a folded up pocket map that they were giving out to the six million people that visited London that day, and it's an incredible piece that showed London and all of its grandeur, and it was a celebration of what is great about this city.

  • But tell you, let me tell you more about the great exhibition, and this is exactly what we're gonna do with the great celebration.

  • This event, back in 18 51 was self financing.

  • It paid for itself and more this exhibition was profitable enough, Wait for it to fund the construction of some of our most famous museums in Kensington.

  • I'm talking about the Vienna Museum, the Science Museum and the National History Museum.

  • Those were funded by the Great exhibition back in 18 51.

  • That same mentality of thinking of London as a business is what's going to make the great celebration propel London forward and kick start our economy.

  • Now is the time for London to be in the global spotlight.

  • Now is the time for us to provide a beacon of positivity and inclusiveness in what are very honestly challenging times.

  • And to achieve this, my first major event as your next mayor of London, we'll beat the great celebration.

  • This is going to be a 30 day festival, and it's going to be everyone to enjoy what makes this city so great.

  • And I'm talking about theater, music, arts, culture, food, technology and commerce.

  • This is what we are going to show the world how London has always led the world, and we're going to continue to lead the world, and we're gonna bounce back and show them how we can recover, just like we always have in times of struggle.

  • We have a plan to get 20 million people traveling through London over the course of 30 days during this festival.

  • It will also be a showcase for the great businesses and industry of Britain and the benefits of such an event in this capital.

  • We're going to kick it off and again.

  • Here's a great picture of this poster again, it's fantastic.

  • We are so excited about this idea and the few people have shared it with.

  • They think this will change the game for London and its economy.

  • We're going to kick it off at the start of August for one month, and the great celebration will include the following.

  • First of all, a series of four free music festivals each weekend to be hosted at some of London's most iconic parks.

  • I'm talking about Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Victoria Park, Regent's Park and more highlighting the best of British musical talent from the latest grime stars to classic stadium rock.

  • Next, we're gonna offer free transport across bus and tube networks to make sure we get those 20 million visitors coming to our city.

  • We're gonna streamline licensing regular restrictions and promote longer opening hours to make this really a beacon of commerce and of entertainment and excitement and have fun.

  • We're gonna have street festivals every single day, live music every single night, food fairs throughout London, featuring the best of British and world cuisine that we do better than anyone else in the world.

  • I love the cuisine of London.

  • We do it better than anyone else, and we are going to be showing this off in this incredible 30 day festival.

and today, for the very first time, I am announcing the great celebration, and right now you can see the poster that we are going to be circulating.

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THE GREAT CELEBRATION | London must be audacious; we have to think big - Brian Rose

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/21
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