Search

Coming together for the Olympics opening ceremony

14:43 30 July 2012

Archant

It was billed as the greatest show on earth and it lived up to the hype.

The Olympics opening ceremony was watched on television by 27 million viewers, but in Gravesend about 800 people turned up to Community Square to see in the 2012 Games together.

It was the first of nine Olympics Community Live sites in the borough where people can watch the events on a big screen.

As well as enjoying Danny Boyle’s masterpiece, the crowds were entertained by the Gravesham legacy dance team who were selected from the borough’s schools to be taught a routine by the professional dance squad Team Kaizen.

A silent disco had people out on the dancefloor with headphones on and a firework display was set off from the top of the Civic Centre.

On the Saturday, crowds headed to watch the first live coverage of the events at St George’s School in Meadow Road where around 100 people took part in a Zumba dance class. Elsewhere there were karate, kick-boxing and Irish dancing performances, and climbing walls, a bouncy castle and children’s races to get involved in.

The weekend closed on Sunday with a screen down at the new Cyclopark.

0 comments

Latest News

17:32

The non-selective Meopham School has signalled its intention to become a grammar under Theresa May’s proposals

16:55

A union official said a fingerprint recognition system used to log working hours was not working properly, with some employees not paid for an entire shift

Ellenor Hospice has revealed they will be offering more financial and counselling support in line with Hospice Care Week

Yesterday, 14:08

Police are appealing for witnesses

Yesterday, 13:56

The journalist visited Waterstones Bluewater on Saturday

Most read

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder