London Olympics Essay

345 WordsSep 11, 20122 Pages
London Olympics 2012 The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony started at 9pm on 12 August 2012 and celebrated the amazing sporting feats of the athletes who have taken part in the Games with the ultimate after show party. The Ceremony marked the end of an amazing chapter in London's life. The show itself opened with a set featuring iconic London landmarks including: The London Eye. St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, Battersea Power Station, Tower Bridge, Royal Albert Hall, and last and but not least Big Ben (out of which appeared Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill!)This section was accompanied by artists from top West End show, Stomp. The Ceremony featured more than 4,100 performers, including 3,500 adult volunteers and 380 schoolchildren from the six east London Host Boroughs, and showcased the great creative talent of the UK in a fun, colourful and festive atmosphere. We were then treated to a journey through British music with a focus on artists from the last 50 years including The Kinks, George Michael, Queen, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, Liam Gallagher, Take That and The Who. You can explore the rich tradition of British pop music at the British Music Experience or revel in Queen's music at We Will Rock You! There were also upcoming artist, like number one UK Band One Direction. The Spice Girls' performance was particularly popular and fans can look forward to a brand new musical - Viva Forever - premiering in London in November. The ceremony also celebrated fashion with appearance of top models including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. You can find many top British designers in London along with some of the world best shopping districts. Fashionistas should also head to the V&A and Fashion and Textile Museum. The athletes thoroughly enjoyed the show and Team GB was celebrating their success. At the end of the Ceremony,

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