If you’re looking for London’s largest and most impressive 2012 Olympic celebration, then destination Jamaica invites all fans to join them at the JOA endorsed Jamaica House, situated in The O2. From 3rd – 12th August, visitors will experience and be part of Jamaica’s euphoria of hopeful medal success and 50 Years of Independence.
The venue will be situated inside ‘The Bubble’, which forms part of The O2 and will embody a celebration of all things Jamaican. Visitors to Jamaica House will be taken on an authentic, interactive journey through the island’s proud history, including elements of Jamaica’s rich culture of food and drink, music, sporting legacy and the allure of its people. The venue will also act as a hub to watch the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt and Jamaica’s other world-class athletes lead Jamaica to hopeful medal success at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
To complement Jamaica House and to help mark the country’s 50 Years of Independence, from 24th July to 22nd October, The O2 will be home to ‘Jamaica Summer’, a celebration of past and present Jamaican entertainment. The extravaganza will include an exhibition charting the life and career of Jamaica’s most famous musical son, Bob Marley, as well as performances from a multitude of legendary Jamaican singers, DJs, writers, comedians, actors and poets. Reggae icons such as Damian Marley, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Shaggy and Jimmy Cliff, will collectively help showcase the cultural depth and diversity of this esteemed nation.