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Fireworks will light up the Lake District as a once in a lifetime arts festival launches to celebrate the Olympic Games.

The first events in this 12 week celebration include a performance by a symphony orchestra, a concert featuring Pixie Lott and Imelda May and an inflatable replica of Stonehenge, which will travel around the UK.

Other highlights in the first week include comedian and musician Tim Minchin performing at The Eden Project near St Austell in Cornwall, JayZ and Rihanna headlining the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend and an exhibition of Olympic and Paralympic posters at Tate Britain in London.

London 2012 Festival director Ruth Mackenzie said When the UK won the bid for the Olympics in 2005 we promised to return to Baron Pierre de Coubertins original idea of an Olympic Games based on the three pillars of sport, art and education.

This summer, London 2012 Festival showcases the worlds greatest artists alongside the stars of the sports world, a once in a lifetime cultural experience.

If you enjoy the arts then believe it or not many can be found beside our canals and waterways.

If you book a Canal Boat Holiday from Alvechurch Marina you can cruise the Coventry Canal and follow the amazing art trail.

Coventry has a five and a half mile long outdoor art gallery which runs alongside the canal making it Britain's longest waterside art gallery.

Sixth form students from King Edwards College, Hansworth have joined forces with British Waterways and HSBC to brighten up the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal in central Birmingham.

A lock side wall has been transformed by the students with a mural that they have designed and painted onto the unusual canvas.

There are a host of art galleries to visit in Britain and a Canal Boat Holiday gives you and your family an oppportunity to visit them.

Many of them have free entry which is brilliant if you are on a budget.

Places you would not normally visit are to be discovered on a Canal Boat Holiday so take time and enjoy some of Britai.

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