On Fri 27 Jul at 9:06am babysitter wrote:
A friend of mine is performing in the Olympic Opening Ceremony tonight...does anyone know of any pubs in Lewes that are showing it?
On Fri 27 Jul at 9:28am huw wrote:
We will be at the Elephant and Castle. The ceremony starts at 9pm
On Fri 27 Jul at 9:52am teaboy wrote:
The Ceremony begins at 20:12, so get the telly on before 9pm!
On Fri 27 Jul at 10:19am huw wrote:
This was from the Guardian website "Tonight at 9pm Danny Boyleâ??s eagerly-awaited £27m Olympic opening ceremony will officially kick off the 2012 London Games at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford."
Other websites suggest the same.
What's happening from 8.12pm? Can't find much apart from that the telly coverage starts at 4.30 and apart from a break for the News from 6-7pm it's Olympics for the rest of the day/night
On Fri 27 Jul at 10:32am Seagull burger wrote:
Maybe getting mixed up with the bell ringing at 8:12am? ( I missed it)
On Fri 27 Jul at 11:03am Castle Gate wrote:
The bell-ringing was silent in Lewes, though several other towns and cities reported ringing both from church bell-towers and by innocent members of the public.
Tonight, the Olympic spirit really begins at 6.30pm live in the Royal Albert Hall and on BBC Radio 3, when Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 ("Choral") is performed by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim, with soloists and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. The performers, naturally for the Proms, are of world quality. The orchestra itself is made up of players from Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Spain, which is its home. Its explicit purpose, other than to play great music, is "to promote understanding between Israelis and Palestinians, and to pave the way for a peaceful and fair resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict".
Beethoven's 9th Symphony, for those who don't know it, finishes with the, at the time (1824), revolutionary addition of a quartet of solo singers and a choir which incorporate Friedrich Schiller's "Ode to Joy", with slight lyrical augmentations by Beethoven himself, into the grand symphonic structure. It contains the words:
"Your magic reunites what custom strictly divided.
All men become brothers, where your gentle wing rests."
("Deine Zauber binden wieder was die Mode streng geteilt;
alle Menschen werden BrÃ¼der, wo dein sanfter FlÃ¼gel weilt.")
Readers with television can see the concert on the BBC HD channel at midnight on Saturday night, and also on BBC2 at 8pm on Saturday evening.
After tonight's performance finishes, the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games will commence.
Below this paragraph is a link to a four-minute podcast by BBC Radio 3 presenter Andrew McGregor, illuminating some aspects of Beethoven's 9th Symphony for anyone who wants to know more about the piece in advance of tonight's performance.
Check it out here »
On Fri 27 Jul at 11:44am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Must pop into town and buy myself a good book. I daresay there'll be naff all else on telly, save for repeats of Grand Designs and New Tricks.
On Fri 27 Jul at 2:00pm Ducatipete wrote:
Bloody good night to go for a blat on the bike,the roads will be empty and the plod will be in London. Bring it on!!!
On Fri 27 Jul at 2:14pm Lollipop Lady wrote:
What's a blat? Suppose you think that's funny. You are an irresponsible arrrrrrssssee
On Fri 27 Jul at 3:32pm Sonorous wrote:
Bells weren't totally silent in Lewes - St Thomas in Cliffe rang a lovely peel this morning on the dot
On Fri 27 Jul at 4:03pm The Lansdown Arms wrote:
Hi, We will be showing it tonight at The Lansdown Arms!
On Sat 28 Jul at 1:46am Victor Meldrew wrote:
£27 million for THAT?
On Sat 28 Jul at 2:41am Decent Citizen wrote:
I must be MRS Meldrew. Just think how else that money could have been spent!
On Sat 28 Jul at 10:02am Mme B wrote:
Well, I thought it was wonderful, but I did wonder how much sense the first part of it made to many of our foreign audience, particularly those who are not European. Perhaps they were all given a crib sheet in their language.
On Sat 28 Jul at 10:05am Rookie wrote:
I thought it was pretty damn good. It's a shame Paul McCartney can't sing anymore though.