Olympic Opening Ceremony Theme Announced, Flickr:AndyRobertsPhotos

The countdown's on for London 2012


Director of Slumdog Millionaire and now the London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Danny Boyle, has announced the theme of ‘Isles of Wonder’ to open the Games.


The London 2012 Olympic Games is only six months away, and Mr. Boyle has been busy rounding up 900 London school kids to participate in the opening.


The landmark ceremony will air live on TV on July 27, with an expected 1 billions viewers tuning in to catch the action.


The ceremonies, which will open and close the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, have been allocated a budget of £81m.


For Boyle, it is hoped that the ‘Isles of Wonder’ theme will embody the magnificence of the British Isles. "We'll be celebrating the whole of the country… there are so many Isles of Wonder," he told the BBC


When asked about how he would top Beijing’s spectacular opening ceremony in 2008, Mr. Boyle wished to reflect on the Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony which reflected a celebration of the people.


10,000 Brits have already been auditioned for roles in the ceremony. It is expected that 15,000 people will be needed and 25,000 costumes will have to be created.


Only six months to go and you’ll still find cheap flights to London with CheapOair. The city is boasting reduced West End tickets this summer and many free cultural attractions. This is the summer of London, so get in on the action with great hotel deals and car rental offers this 2012.


Source: BBC News


Photo: AndyRobertsPhotos


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