The Caribbean island nation of Grenada is hoping its sprinters deliver the gold, and the country will also be delivering its hospitality at this free London 2012 Olympic attraction. We’ll be live-blogging from Grenada House, and have all the essential information you need to plan your visit below.
Monday, 6 August
6:00pm there’s too little going on to stick around. By 7pm the food, Caribbean food, will be getting going and the bar will be set up. There’s about 6 screens showing Olympic action too and a lot of space to sit. In the area? Roll in for free and grab a drink whilst the tunes of the Caribbean ease the soul and the sport plays.
5:43pm: a very quiet one. They even warned me as I entered that not much was going on, assuring me that a couple days time things will be more interesting. It’s actually quite nice, people are charming and the music of the Caribbean is always uplifting. Little areas selling bits ‘n’ bobs of Grenadan make, especially some real dark Caribbean rum.
Saturday, 4 August
19:00 There is also musical entertainment with Grenadian artist William Campbell on violin – outstanding! There is a free drink when you arrive and you can get a bottle of beer for £2.50. There is also Grenada t-shirt on sale for £10.
18:30 Grenada House is having its opening with speeches from Grenadian High Commisioner and the Sports Minister. There have also been some entertaining story telling and poems, which had all the crowd laughing. There have also been prayers for the Grenadian athletes and for a safe Games. This is a great reminder of the importance of religion to this small Caribbean Island. If you come down, as well as the great entertainment from the speakers you can also take in some Grenadian culture and art.