Olympic opener hits big screen

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WITH just days to go before the Olympics get under way, the people of Barnsley are being invited to celebrate the start in style.

The opening ceremony of London 2012 will be screened live at a special event at The Civic’s Mandela Gardens this Friday.

There will be performances from Newham Youth Choir in London, and twinned singers Barnsley Youth Choir will be performing a brand new Olympic song, composed by the young people themselves. Capital FM DJ Simon Hurst will be guest presenter for the evening.

Families are invited to take along a picnic to watch Danny Boyle’s spectacular show as it unfolds in the capital city.

The event is free but entry is by ticket only. Gates open at 5.30pm. For more information, call 01226 327 000.