An Olympic opening ceremony worth gold!

July 30, 2012 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

And so it has begun. Seven years of meticulous planning and a frenzied few months of organising venues and resources all came to a climax on Friday evening as the 2012 Summer Olympics were formally opened at the Olympic Stadium in London and it couldn’t have been better!

The three-hour ceremony was an elaborate tribute to British culture, showcasing our rich history and highlighting the crème de la crème of our cultural artifacts. The spectacular show, crafted by Danny Boyle was a roaring success, demonstrating what it is to be a Brit, from a parachuting stunt-monarch to the hilarious cameo of one of our best comedy exports Mr. Bean as he led the London Symphonic Orchestra in a comical rendition of ‘Chariots of Fire’.

Boyle took the audience through an interactive timeline of British history, playfully representing the British countryside (something that got us at Positive PR very excited!) and pushing forward with a powerful display of the Industrial Revolution, the Suffragettes, a tribute to the NHS, characters from literature and a performance of the musical youth, before Paul McCartney rounded off the show after the Olympic cauldron was lit.

The show was an incredible success, not just for Boyle, but for Britain as we shocked, excited and entertained our global audience on Friday night.

The ceremony wasn’t contained to the Olympic Stadium either. Venues across the country screened the event and Nickie took full advantage. She and her family travelled to Weymouth to watch the ceremony on the beach, before watching a great display of lights as torches were carried into the sea to mark the opening of the games.

The London 2012 Olympics look to be one of the most electrifying the world has ever seen. Britain has once again set the bar, so let the games begin!


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Wow – what a couple of weeks! Food for thought

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