ROAD SHOW was a free to attend festival on Exhibition Road, that explored the creative potential of this extraordinary new urban streetscape with games, dance, scientific experiments and debates, music, acrobatics and aerial displays, new writers’ commissions and visual art installations. It ran from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 5 August, the first nine days of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The programme included a ROAD SHOW ballroom; extraordinary choreographies and circus feats by resident performance company The Exhibitionists; vintage board games to try your hand at; and music from acts ranging from Eliza Carthy and Band, the Royal College of Music Brass Quintet, Ebony steel band, St Andrew’s College Drum & Pipe Band and folk fiddler Dave Swarbrick.


Exhibitionists - Choreography by Tony Adigun

The Exhibitionists - Choreography by Tony Adigun - photo by Joshua Cox

Exhibitionists aerial straps performance

The Exhibitionists aerial straps performance - photo by Joshua Cox




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HRH Duchess of Cornwall at opening of Exhibition Road Show

Opening day visit

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall enjoyed a visit to the first day of Exhibition ROAD SHOW on Saturday 28 July. The Duchess met a range of people including some of the festival's artists and performers, the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Council Leader.

Highlights from the festival's opening day include a performance from The Exhibitionists, ROAD SHOW's residents performance company, who performed with the Royal College of Music Brass Quintet; music from Eliza Carthy and Band; plus visitors were able to to try their hand at an extraordinary collection of vintage board games.






Photos from the first day