Olympics Opening Ceremony

Bake Off For BAFTA, Or Boyle's Olympic Masterpiece?

PA | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Olympic Opening Ceremony will go head-to-head with 'Strictly Come Dancing' and 'The Great British Bake Off' at the TV BAFTAS. All three shows h...


Anthony Fletcher | Posted 21.12.2012 | Home
Anthony Fletcher

The cast mutated until finally it became the group which would perform the play, even if in the performances themselves one of them, the bosun, went awol, absorbed by his search for the best fried chicken in Kennington.

This Wondrous Isle

Jim Thornton | Posted 23.10.2012 | Home
Jim Thornton

So just as Danny Boyle gave us a very personal gift with the Opening Ceremony, the memory of which will last a lifetime, I'd like to give him a personal gift in a similar vein from all of us. A book containing photographs of each person's interpretation of what makes this isle wondrous to them.

What Scared Wiggins?

Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Bradley Wiggins has revealed getting on his bike for the Olympic time-trial and competing under the pressure of a whole nation's hopes was not what sc...

Oh Danny Boy! Make Large-Scale Art Part of UK Culture

Matthew Tucker | Posted 02.10.2012 | Home
Matthew Tucker

"He is spending the day sleeping," - the statement from a LOCOG spokeswoman when asked about Danny Boyle's whereabouts, the morning after the acclaimed Olympics Opening Ceremony.

White, Middle-Class Man Complains About Multiculturalism

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Comedy

A white, middle-class, able-bodied man has complained that a cultural event didn't include enough people like him. "For centuries, we've had to put...

Who's That Girl? In the Indian Olympic Contingent

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Laxmi Hariharan

The morning after the opening ceremony, here I was in London; still high from the emotions the event had evoked in me, moved by its passion, touched by its genuine soul, when my husband chuckled, "Have you seen the headlines in the Indian newspapers?"

Opening Ceremony 'NHS Hospital Beds' To Be Donated To Tunisia

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

More than 300 hospital beds which featured in the Olympics opening ceremony to celebrate the NHS are to be donated to hospitals in Tunisia. The lum...

My Life in the Opening Ceremony Soundtrack

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Sport
Laxmi Hariharan

So by now most agree that Beijing had money but the London Olympics opening ceremony had soul, and that it was gloriously, quirkily, quintessentially British.

Olympics Ceremony Sketch: The Show Must Go On and On

Richard Marsh | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Sport
Richard Marsh

The Olympics opening ceremony is a difficult gig. Unmentioned in any of the hype - pre, post, or during the interminable thing itself - is that 90% of it consists of people walking past wearing funny, though not especially hilarious, clothes and taking pictures of each other with their smart phones.

100 Millionaires In EuroMillions Olympic Ceremony Draw

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK

One hundred lucky ticketholders became millionaires in a special EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw to mark the Olympics opening ceremony last night...

Underworld Star Taken lll After Opening Ceremony

PA | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK

Underworld star Rick Smith has been taken ill after the dance act masterminded the music for last night's three-hour London 2012 opening ceremony. ...

Olympic and Mix: Diary of An Opening Day

Paddy Duffy | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Sport
Paddy Duffy

Danny Boyle and all his team played an absolute blinder. And you know the best thing? Olympic Breakfast starts in less than six hours!

A Nation at Ease With Itself

Iain Anderson | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Sport
Iain Anderson

Danny Boyle will etch himself on my life and the lives of millions in the UK.

London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony: Behind the Scenes

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Sport
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Having never watched an opening ceremony to any Olympics, when a friend told me about open auditions I was excited but certainly didn't understand the enormity that was to follow.

Boyle Forced To Cut Olympics Opening Ceremony

WENN | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Director Danny Boyle is rushing to rework his Olympics Games opening ceremony after it was cut by 30 minutes amid security concerns, according to a re...

Boyle's 'Green And Pleasant' Opening Ceremony For London 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012's opening ceremony will see the Olympic Stadium "transformed into the British countryside", said the Games' artistic director Danny Boyle....

McCartney Reveals His Olympic Duties

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sir Paul McCartney, fresh from topping the bill at last night's Diamond Jubilee Concert extravaganza, has confirmed one of London's worst-kept secrets...

A Graduate in China - Candy Stumped for Dental Care

Sam Bence | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Bence

I remember from school and university that the Chinese students I came across had traditional, even old-fashioned names like Derek or Geoffrey. This has changed. My children include a handful of Cinderellas and Disneys, one Snow White, one Dragon and lots of Candys, Yo-Yos, Sweets or Cocos.