Celebrate the end of Games in Portsmouth

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VISITORS are being encouraged to celebrate the end of the Paralympics on Sunday in style.

Samba band Batala will perform at Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square an hour before the closing ceremony is shown on the Big Screen at 8.30pm.

Craig Willcock, cultural development officer for the council, said: ‘Hundreds of residents have come to the Big Screen to celebrate the Olympics and Paralympics over the past six weeks.

‘You wouldn’t want to miss out on this final London 2012 celebration.

‘Make sure you come down and join in the party.’

‘Seating is on a first come, first served basis, so make sure you arrive in plenty of time for the best seat.’

The ceremony will see the Paralympic flame being extinguished, symbolising the end of the Paralympics.

Coldplay will headline a show that will include 2000 performers at the Olympic Stadium. For more information visit portsmouth.gov.uk/london2012