Olympic Torch in VQ
On Monday 25th June, the Olympic Torch Relay was carried through Victoria Quarter as part of its marathon journey around the country.
The Torch passed down the centre’s Grade 11* listed County Arcade at 7.30am, one of the few occasions along its route that takes it inside a building.
VQ Centre Director, John Bade commented, “It was a great privilege to be chosen as one of the venues for the Torch Relay, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to really feel part of the Olympics.”
“County Arcade is one of the most visually impressive parts of VQ,” he continued, “and was a stunning setting for that part of the relay, with hundreds of people lining the street to cheer it on."