Events478 entries

The Paralympic Opening Ceremony

Opens: 29/08/2012 The Olympic Stadium, London
It's been a tough two weeks but the Games are back, kicking off with a ceremony to rival what we've already seen (and hopefully helping us forget George Michael's dance moves). Featuring Stephen Hawking, Marc Quinn's statue of Alison Lapper and a flyover from veteran Dave Rawlings, as well as the obligatory fireworks, the show set the tone for another sporting fortnight. For more information visit: http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/
90%
The Independent“Infused with simmering political radicalism...” Dubbed "Enlightenment", last night's spectacle was more structured and the music more classical than in Danny Boyle's Olympics opening...
 
.
100%
The Telegraph“As inspiring as we had all hoped...” It was more than a reclaiming; it felt like something that demanded to be listened to. Rather than the tiptoeing language that surrounds diasbility this felt authentic...
 
.
100%
Guardian“These Games are the real thing, all right...” A nation that suffered a petite mort at the end of the Olympic Games less than a fortnight ago took the opportunity to come back to life on Wednesday night and pick up exactly where it left off...
 
.
Review and recommend 
Reviewing: The Paralympic Opening Ceremony

You need to be logged in to write a review on CultureCritic, or sign up now.




characters left. All HTML will be stripped from your review.

Yes? No?