Friday, July 27, 2012, 20:30
Olympic Games London 2012
Join us on Friday 27th July at 20:30 at the Harold Acton library to celebrate the start of the 2012 Olympic Games. The evening will start with an Olympic themed quiz (there will be prizes for the winning team) accompanied by pizza and drinks, followed by a live screening of the opening ceremony from London. Exactly what will unfold during the three-hour ceremony, titled 'Isle of Wonder', is being kept a closely guarded secret but we know that the ceremony's creative team, headed by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, has created a backdrop of a giant village fête featuring real grass, rivers, an oak tree, a model of Glastonbury Tor and giant maypoles topped with a thistle, a leek, a rose and flax. The event begins with the ringing of a 27-tonne bell (Europe's largest, cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which has been inscribed with a quote from Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' - 'Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises'). This will be followed by the traditional athletes' parade and the raising of the Olympic flag, the lighting of the Olympic cauldron and a firework display. The Queen will be in attendance and Paul McCartney will sing at the end closing the show.
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For further information on the ceremony look at the Official London 2012 website here.