Paralympics 2012 Opening Ceremony – brilliant

Paralympics Opening Ceremony - scene

The London 2012 Games are over.  Paralympics had a fiery ending matching the magnificent opening show.  An astounding performance by all who took part.

There were stunning stunts. Artists were thrown into the air, circled, swung and finally came down in one piece. The whole show was full of fun, creativity and colour making it a truly spectacular event.

The eyes of the world returned to London to watch the amazing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium. It was jam packed with joyous spectators who thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening.  Success of the Olympic Games still floated in the air as everyone watched the amazing closing entertainment.

An estimated tens of millions of people across the globe switched on their television sets. Important to catch the closing and last scenes from the Olympic Park.  A momentous occasion. But many felt sadness that the big sporting event came to a close.  Team GB proud of its athletes and the medals won during the competitive events

Award-winning film director Stephen Daldry of Billy Elliot fame led the team behind the massive production.  He gathered together a huge team of technical and performance artists from around the country.  Hours were spent rehearsing to perfect the closing scenes.

The show was called “Enlightenment” and it kept its promise of spectacular, stunning and emotional performances by the cast of thousands of volunteers. Volunteers deserved and won most praise. They were the backbone to the Games.

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