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  1. Collected my London 2012 parasol yesterday from remains of the games. Not sure it goes with my Japanese inspired garden!
  2. Anyone fancy a "City" Wenlock sculpture for £16,500? http://memorabilia.london2012.com/iSynApp/auctionDisplay.action?sid=1100443&auctionId=22689 There's also loads of Olympic Park Fitxtures, fittings and Furniture via this website. From beds, sofas, picnic tables and extension leads?!? I bought a 4m wide London 2012 Parasol which is from the ticket/scan gates http://www.remainsofthegames.co.uk/
  3. That's a deal. Don't worry, I'll keep Schtum! I'm sat on the 2nd row so sight lines wont be fantastic, I might as well join in I'm that close lol
  4. I'm made up, just confirmed that I have a ticket for the final dress rehearsal of the OC on the 25th. Performers - You're going to get such amazing support from your fellow GM volunteers on the night!
  5. Morning all, loving the countryside concept and there is also a nod towards the handover section at Beijing with the bus unfurling into lawns and topiary. Maybe the countryside will transform slowly into cities and London landmarks.
  6. Oh wow love it! Here's a link to a brief article on the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18392025
  7. Another fellow Games Maker here living in hope for a Dress Rehearsal ticket! I've got my Accomodation booked from the 23rd July onwards just in case I get a chance for either the Monday or Wednesday. Hope your rehearsals are going well. I'm on the EVS team
  8. I'm a very happy boy. I have tickets to the closing ceremony of the paras I was hoping Gaga may make an appearance (i know she's not british but hey!) sadly that was scuppered by her announcing the second date at Twickenham.
  9. Wow. That was amazing! Goosebumps upon goosebumps here. Love the musical arrangement too.
  10. Its part of the new urban village ikea is building right next to the olympic park. I think there are three of these "torches" of varying size going to be installed.
  11. There was talk recently that Lord Coe would be carrying the torch in Sheffield late June as that was his hometown and was inspired by one of his teachers who was a keen athlete BBC London Website:- Olympic chief Sebastian Coe also revealed last week that he had been nominated to carry the torch in his home town of Sheffield. He told the BBC's School Report: "For me Sheffield was where all my athletics really happened so that would be the obvious place to be involved."
  12. Great pictures there. I more excited that i've just seen the apartment block where i'll be staying in, in your first picture. Just north east of the warm up track, right next to the railway line is a a row of 4 and 6 storey apartment blocks with a slightly curve grey roof with red and yellow brick walls
  13. Coldplay part own the company who produce the radio controlled glow bands and director is also quoted about them being perfect for the Olympics http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2073124/Coldplay-light-Wembley-giving-X-Factor-audience-radio-controlled-glow-bands.html
  14. This gives a better feel of the lighting effects and the possibilities available. Filmed from the back of Wembley Arena at last night x factor final...
  15. Lol it was mid performance and I was think I've got put this on gamesbids. Haven't found any decent clips on YouTube at the mo. There is this ropy clip but it doesn't do the wristband lights any justice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R_0CrBZf-c&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  16. Just watched the X Factor final here in the UK. Was really impressed with the light wrist bands everyone was wearing during Coldplay performing especially when the 10,000 strong audiences wristbands were flashing on and off in time to the music. These would be perfect for the OC, a step up from the usual torch waving from the audience.
  17. London 2012 opening ceremony build-up revealed Bells will ring out across the United Kingdom to mark the final few hours until the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed is behind project that he hopes will see thousands participate at 8.30am on 27 July. Organisers have also taken the decision to move the Olympic flame off London’s busy roads – easing the pressure on Police and congestion – in the hours before the opening, which is expected to be watched by a global audience of over five billion people. The flame will travel on the River Thames to City Hall, where it will remain until the opening ceremony commences at 9pm. At that point it will start its final journey, again by water, arriving at the Olympic Stadium for the cauldron lighting, the showpiece moment, shortly before midnight. However, Locog’s head of ceremonies Martin Green, speaking to reporters at the final World Press Briefing, would not be drawn on more specific elements of the ceremony, which is being devised by West End and Broadway theatre legend Stephen Daldry and Oscar winning director Danny Boyle. How and who lights the Olympic cauldron is expected to be one of the big talking points in the build-up to the Games. The towering Orbit, the 115 metre structure that sits adjacent to the Olympic Stadium, is seen as a possible site of the cauldron while five-time Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave and athletics legend Daley Thompson remain the bookmakers favourites to ignite it. The Olympic flame will be kindled in Olympia and then be carried on a seven-day relay around Greece, the birthplace of the Games, which will culminate in a handover ceremony to London organisers at the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens, the venue for the first modern Games in 1896. It will then travel by plane to the UK and the relay will start on Saturday May 19th at the southern tip of the UK mainland at Land’s End in Cornwall. Green also revealed Locog were close to finalising the 8,000 runners who will carry the flame after a nationwide nomination process run by the organising committee and official sponsors Lloyds TSB, Coca-Cola and Samsung. Having named the first 74 locations for the torch relay earlier this year, 900 village, towns and spots of outstanding natural beauty or national significance will be confirmed in the coming weeks. http://www.thesportreview.com/tsr/20...mony-build-up/
  18. Hey no worries. It's a good bit of gossip so deserves a second post
  19. I'm getting the steampunk vibe for part of the ceremony. Its having a revival. Sorry guys I still haven't figured how to put pics on here but here's a description from Wikipedia:- Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace's Analytical engine. Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Steampunk&mobileaction=view_normal_site
  20. Hi guys just lifted this from skyscrapercity Opening Ceremony thread... ----------------------- ​Quote from fiddlediddle:- little insider information for you. This brief was put out to theatrical agents recently. Brief: ...... ...... The ceremonies are creatively led and both artistic directors are keen to include artists of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds in their casting. ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... Hero- Lead (Male, 27 - 34) OPENING CEREMONY Hero - Lead Male aged late 20’s to early 30’s. Excellent RP speaking voice. Has gravitas. An innovator and leader in his field. Must have a mid-Victorian period look. Artist will be required to recite a section from a piece of famous literature. Height : Any Ethnicity : Any ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... Heroes- Ensemble (Male, 18 - 100) Heroes – Ensemble Male – various ages and ethnicities but must have a mid-Victorian period look. Will be required to give instruction during performance. Height : Any Ethnicity : Any ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... DANCERS (Gender not specified, 18 - 100) OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES Dancers We require a large number of dancers with exceptional ability in all disciplines of tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, hip hop, swing and jive. The choreography in certain sections will be extremely demanding and will require a 100% physical fitness. All ethnicities required. Height : Any Ethnicity : Any Specialist Skills Male and female artists with circus skills. Tbh not sure what to make of it re the "Victorian" bit. Are they going down the "Steam punk" angle ie Sherlock Holmes film or just a few little White lies to put us off the scent.
  21. I'm just watching the Indian V Scotland Womens Hocket match online via the BBC and the attendance is shocking i'd say its less than 10% full. You would have thought it would have been busy considering the home country is playing. Also during the mens relay awards ceremony at the pool there was no one in the audience to watch the ceremonies. Either they all left (which is rude) or just no one there! What was the pricing for some of the sports and how do that equate to the local delhite or whatever you call them! R
  22. The red london bus will be back for the 2012 OC I'm sure
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