Tessa was delighted to hear the announcement that rural life in Somerset is going to feature in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on 27th July.
The first scene of the opening ceremony will be called ‘green and pleasant’, and will feature 10,000 volunteers re-creating scenes which are familiar to local people in rural communities – including meadows, rivers, picnics, village greens, farming and farm animals. One of the best known Somerset attractions, Glastonbury Tor will feature in the opening ceremony. There will also be the inclusion of a mosh-pit, representing the world-renowned and unique Glastonbury Festival.
Tessa said: “The opening ceremony will be watched by over one billion people worldwide. I am very pleased that Glastonbury Tor and rural life in Somerset will feature in the opening ceremony – this will represent the best of rural Britain to people from countries across the world. ‘Green and pleasant’ is an excellent description of Somerset and I look forward to watching the opening ceremony on television”