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1 www.torbay.gov.uk 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 by @Torbay_Council of the#london2012torchrelay in #torbayTorbay_Council#london2012torchrelay#torbay Great coverage by @Torbay_Council of the#london2012torchrelay in #torbayTorbay_Council#london2012torchrelay#torbay Really great work by @Torbay_Council,Torbay_Council the police and other authorities this weekend with the Radio one show, and the torch relay. Brilliant! Really great work by @Torbay_Council,Torbay_Council the police and other authorities this weekend with the Radio one show, and the torch relay. Brilliant! @Torbay_Council Many thanks for a great weekend in #Torbay. Do you think we can get #radio1 next year?Torbay_Council#radio1 @Torbay_Council Many thanks for a great weekend in #Torbay. Do you think we can get #radio1 next year?Torbay_Council#radio1 @Torbay_Council it was the best!!!!!! #R1Torbay #liveintorbayTorbay_Council#R1Torbay#liveintorbay @Torbay_Council 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 http://pic.twitter.com/12M1u7Me#Torquay#jubilee http://pic.twitter.com/12M1u7Me Not watching the Jubilee coverage but the fireworks brought a lump to my throat. #Torquay #jubilee http://pic.twitter.com/12M1u7Me#Torquay#jubilee http://pic.twitter.com/12M1u7Me @Torbay_Council thank you very much I have had a look and there is loads there for my family to do! Cheers.Torbay_Council @Torbay_Council 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 yesterday @redballuk http://pic.twitter.com/M8kvtF7O#RedBallUK#Brixham @redballukhttp://pic.twitter.com/M8kvtF7O Enjoying #RedBallUK in #Brixham yesterday @redballuk http://pic.twitter.com/M8kvtF7O#RedBallUK#Brixham @redballukhttp://pic.twitter.com/M8kvtF7O @RedBallUK@RedBallUK found it at the picturesque Spanish Barn #torquay http://pic.twitter.com/bQePVvik #looksgreat #torquayhttp://pic.twitter.com/bQePVvik#looksgreat @RedBallUK@RedBallUK found it at the picturesque Spanish Barn #torquay http://pic.twitter.com/bQePVvik #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 £188.41 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 to @Torbay_Council for bringing us to Torbay tonight!Torbay_Council Thanks for all the tweets from people who enjoyed tonight, a big thank you to @Torbay_Council for bringing us to Torbay tonight!Torbay_Council Fantastic night watching #tourseries thanks to @Torbay_Council and #halfords @Carolfayer @Palm1055 #amazing pic.twitter.com/r8v2L84k#tourseriesTorbay_Council#halfordsCarolfayerPalm1055 #amazingpic.twitter.com/r8v2L84k Fantastic night watching #tourseries thanks to @Torbay_Council and #halfords @Carolfayer @Palm1055 #amazing pic.twitter.com/r8v2L84k#tourseriesTorbay_Council#halfordsCarolfayerPalm1055 #amazingpic.twitter.com/r8v2L84k Tina Crowson (Herald Express) - Congratulations to Torbay Council, Mid Devon Cycling Club and @TourSeries 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 and @TourSeries on a brilliant evening's cycle racing. See you there next year?TourSeries @Torbay_Council let's hope that does happen and the @TourSeries does come back to Torquay reading the riders tweets they loved it in Devon:)Torbay_CouncilTourSeries @Torbay_Council let's hope that does happen and the @TourSeries does come back to Torquay reading the riders tweets they loved it in Devon:)Torbay_CouncilTourSeries @Torbay_Council @TourSeries thank you we all loved it again tonight keep bring these great events to the bay:)Torbay_CouncilTourSeries @Torbay_Council @TourSeries 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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