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Many venues across the capital will be screening the Ceremony, which will feature a circus act, a tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking and a flypast by disabled pilots. The ceremony is called “Enlightenment” and will also reference Shakespeare’s The Tempest, continuing the theme from the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games.
A selection of screenings is below, but let us know about any other Opening Ceremony events in the comments below:
BT Live in Trafalgar Square:
BT London Live, which proved so popular during the Olympic Games, brings its blend of music, activities and sporting coverage to Trafalgar Square. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis and no tickets are required.
BBC Big Sceens:
Find BBC Big Screens at General Gordon Square in Woolwich and Walthamstow Town Square, where you can watch Paralympic coverage for free.
There will be big screens showing the Ceremony in each of the three pedestrianised piazzas around Broadgate in the City.
Jimmy’s Supperclub at Annex East:
The popular pop-up in Stratford is hosting an Opening Ceremony party. For £42 you can enjoy a sparkling wine reception, live music, and all the action live on the big screen whilst you tuck in to 5 delicious courses.
The Sporting Page:
This popular Chelsea pub will be screening daily Paralympic coverage, including the Opening Ceremony.
The Doodle Bar:
The arty Battersea bar will be screening the Opening Ceremony. Bring a pencil and doodle while you watch the spectacle!
The Rose Theatre:
The café of this Kingston theatre contains a large plasma screen where you can watch the Opening Ceremony.
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