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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.

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