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20-07-2012 : ONLY ONE WEEK UNTIL THE OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY

This time next week will see seventy sheep, twelve horses and three cows all staring in the London Olympics opening ceremony.

The Olympic Stadium will be transformed into the British countryside with meadows, fields and rivers and is being named Green and Pleasant.

Other interesting features included in the ceremony will be real grass, an oak tree and fake clouds which will be suspended from wires.

A cast of 10,000 volunteers will recreate countryside scenes with the help of 900 kids from London boroughs.

Artistic director Danny Boyle called the ceremony an attempt to capture a picture of ourselves as a nation.

Film director Danny Boyle is best known for his work on films films such as Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later and The Beach.

If you are thinking about visiting the opening ceremony on your Canal Boat Holiday then the canal and river trust is urging you to plan ahead and to make sure you enjoy the experience to its full potential it is advisable to check out any restrictions to navigation.

Cruise into the heart of the city on The Grand Union Canal on a Canal Boat Holiday from Gayton or Aldermaston Marinas to enjoy the 2012 Olympic Games.

This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the marvel of the Olympic Games from a Canal Boat Holiday.

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