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1 EVENTS AND ARTS - TORBAY 2012

2 TORCH RELAY AND RADIO 1 - The Torch travelled 8.5 miles through Torbay - one of longest runs - Est. 100,000 residents and visitors came out for both events - Estimated £500,000 boost to the local economy over the weekend - Torbay Council’s Facebook account saw a 2,460% increase in followers' interactions, likes and comments - Twitter re-tweets and mentions increased by 1,195% - Local businesses in Torquay and Paignton reported increase in footfall

3 Delivered in Partnership with the Police, South Devon College, Fire and Ambulance Services

4 8,000 local young people had free tickets for Radio 1

5 Great coverage of the#london2012torchrelay in #torbayTorbay_Council#london2012torchrelay#torbay Great coverage of the#london2012torchrelay in #torbayTorbay_Council#london2012torchrelay#torbay Really great work the police and other authorities this weekend with the Radio one show, and the torch relay. Brilliant! Really great work the police and other authorities this weekend with the Radio one show, and the torch relay. Many thanks for a great weekend in #Torbay. Do you think we can get #radio1 next Many thanks for a great weekend in #Torbay. Do you think we can get #radio1 next it was the best!!!!!! #R1Torbay it was the best!!!!!! #R1Torbay #liveintorbayTorbay_Council#R1Torbay#liveintorbay

6 JUBILEE WEEKEND - Double Bank Holiday weekend packed full of activities - Civic honours ceremony – honoured 60 unsung local heroes - Vintage car parade – 60 classic cars paraded through the towns - Many street parties across the Bay - Kurt Perschke’s Red Ball project in three towns with international profile - Beacons lit at Daddyhole, Corbyns Head and Berryhead - Spectacular firework display - Culminated in Halfords Series at Torre Abbey Meadows - Geopark Playpark opening at Paignton Green

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8 Not watching the Jubilee coverage but the fireworks brought a lump to my throat. #Torquay #jubilee Not watching the Jubilee coverage but the fireworks brought a lump to my throat. #Torquay #jubilee thank you very much I have had a look and there is loads there for my family to do! thank you very much I have had a look and there is loads there for my family to do! Cheers.Torbay_Council Enjoying #RedBallUK in #Brixham Enjoying #RedBallUK in #Brixham found it at the picturesque Spanish Barn #torquay #looksgreat #torquayhttp://pic.twitter.com/bQePVvik#looksgreat found it at the picturesque Spanish Barn #torquay #looksgreat #torquayhttp://pic.twitter.com/bQePVvik#looksgreat

9 HALFORDS TOUR SERIES - Annual series of one hour cycle races around UK locations, televised by ITV4 with approx 500,000 audience reach – Torquay became one of eight locations - 12,500 attendees estimated expenditure was £ per day for overnight visitors and £91.74 for day visitors - 94% visitors reported positive experiences at event - 67 % said they were inspired to cycle more as result of event

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11 Thanks for all the tweets from people who enjoyed tonight, a big thank you for bringing us to Torbay tonight!Torbay_Council Thanks for all the tweets from people who enjoyed tonight, a big thank you for bringing us to Torbay tonight!Torbay_Council Fantastic night watching #tourseries thanks #amazing pic.twitter.com/r8v2L84k#tourseriesTorbay_Council#halfordsCarolfayerPalm1055 #amazingpic.twitter.com/r8v2L84k Fantastic night watching #tourseries thanks #amazing pic.twitter.com/r8v2L84k#tourseriesTorbay_Council#halfordsCarolfayerPalm1055 #amazingpic.twitter.com/r8v2L84k Tina Crowson (Herald Express) - Congratulations to Torbay Council, Mid Devon Cycling Club on a brilliant evening's cycle racing. See you there next year?TourSeries Tina Crowson (Herald Express) - Congratulations to Torbay Council, Mid Devon Cycling Club on a brilliant evening's cycle racing. See you there next let's hope that does happen and does come back to Torquay reading the riders tweets they loved it in let's hope that does happen and does come back to Torquay reading the riders tweets they loved it thank you we all loved it again tonight keep bring these great events to thank you we all loved it again tonight keep bring these great events to the bay:)Torbay_CouncilTourSeries

12 THE SUPERWEEKEND - An event unique to Torbay - Featured super yachts, super cars and super bikes - Thousands of residents and visitors visited the event - Continental Market sold out of most of their stock at the event - Created a large amount of regional media coverage for the Bay - Back by popular demand in 2013 combined with Miss England

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14 EVENTS & ARTS TORBAY 2012 AND BEYOND  Cultural Strategy  Princess Theatre  Torbay Music Hub – for Torbay Schools  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra  Welsh National Opera  London Philharmonia -

15 EVENTS & ARTS TORBAY 2012 AND BEYOND  Ceramics Festival  Museums  Torre Abbey  Agatha Christie Festival

16 THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE MAYOR’S FORUM Q U E S T I O N S


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