History of the rivalry[ edit ] Founding of the clubs: Arnold Hillsthe company owner, decided to form a football team to improve the morale of his workforce.
This performance celebrated Britain's maritime heritage and geographical "isles" status. The characters Ratty, Mole and Toad from The Wind in the Willows were briefly seen, as was a ' Monty Python hand' pointing towards London on umbrellas, and an InterCity train passing the Olympic rings as crop circles in a field.
It then switched to a sequence filmed outside the stadium shortly before the ceremony, superimposed with posters from previous Summer Olympics all of them except ParisBerlinLos Angelesand Atlantato a recording of " Map Of The Problematique " by Muse.
This ended with a live shot of three cast members holding the posters for the competition. There was then a second countdown in the stadium, with children holding clusters of balloons that burst simultaneously although one set failed to burstwith the audience shouting out the numbers.
Bradley Wigginswho had won the Tour de France five days earlier, opened the ceremony by ringing the Olympic Bell that hung at one end of the stadium. Four upper-atmosphere balloons were released, each expected to carry a set of Olympic rings and a camera up to the mid- stratosphere.
Green and Pleasant Land Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices, That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, Will make me sleep again: William ShakespeareThe TempestAct 3, Scene II The depiction of rural life already in the arena was billed as "a reminder and a promise of a once and future better life".
Youth choirs began a cappella performances of the informal anthems of the four nations of the UK: As the last choir performance concluded, vintage London General Omnibus Company stagecoaches entered, carrying businessmen and early industrialists in Victorian dress and top hatsled by Kenneth Branagh as Brunel.
The 50 men stepped down from the carriages and surveyed the land approvingly. After walking onto the Glastonbury Tor, Brunel delivered Caliban 's "Be not afeard" speech, reflecting Boyle's introduction to the ceremony in the programme  and signifying an aspiration of new industry or a new era in Britain.
This anticipated the next section of the ceremony. Scene representing Industrial Britain. Rehearsal 23 July before the ceremony four days later. Proceedings were suddenly interrupted by a loud shout, recorded by volunteers during the rehearsals, followed by drumming the pre-recorded drumming amplified by cast members drumming on inverted household buckets and bins led by Evelyn Glennie.
Seven smoking chimney stacks with accompanying steeplejacks rose from the ground, along with other industrial machinery: Boyle said that this section celebrated the "tremendous potential" afforded by the advancements of the Victorian era.
Unprompted, members of the audience stood in respect during this segment. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As the noise level and tension built, driven by the relentless rhythm of the music and the drumming, participants mimed repetitive mechanical movements associated with industrial processes such as weaving.
Four glowing orange rings gradually began to be carried high above the stadium toward its centre on overhead wires, and then the ring seemingly being cast and forged in the arena began to lift.
The five rings converged, still glowing and accompanied by steam and firework effects to give the impression that they were of hot metal.
When the five rings formed the Olympic symbol above the stadium, they ignited and rained fire in silver and gold.Start studying Stadium Parking. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
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Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Summer Olympics and carried it into the stadium through an honour guard of of the construction workers who had built the Olympic Park. The main loading of the stadium started on 10 May and took ten weeks of what was the wettest summer for a hundred years.
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