In pictures: The Olympic Opening Ceremony

The Olympic Opening Ceremony put the eyes of the world on Britain, and C&IT has pictures from the momentous occasion.

In Pictures: Olympic Opening Ceremony win industry praise
In Pictures: Olympic Opening Ceremony win industry praise

The event took place on Friday 27 July and has been praised by industry and government figures. The ceremony featured appearances from Queen Elizabeth II, David Beckham, Sir Paul McCartney, Daniel Craig and Sir Steve Redgrave.

The proceedings, curated by Danny Boyle, featured nods to historical events including the Industrial Revolution, the World Wars and the digital revolution. British institutions including Shakespeare, the NHS, childrens' literature and popular and classical music were also referenced in the ceremony.

Our Olympics Opening Ceremony picture gallery is here.

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