Ding Dong! National bell ringing at 08:12 tomorrow morning followed by a giant ding dong on a 27-tonne bell at the “Isle of Wonders” Olympic 2012 opening ceremony tomorrow night. It’s the official Olympic launch!

Although still surrounded by James Bond-style secrecy, this we know. The Olympic Stadium will be transformed by director Danny Boyle into a “green and pleasant land” – a bucolic piece of British countryside – with sheep, cricket green and standard issue rain clouds. Last month organisers released photos of the set model, and we at COVER think it looks suspiciously like this 1952 Harris Tweed wool ad.


Regardless of whether Boyle’s inspiration was Harris Tweed and whether or not the singing of Jerusalem leads to a scene of belching “dark Satanic mills”, giant wicker man, and spit roasted sheep, your COVER scribes will be getting our hey nonny nonny on and dancing like mad green men. Ding dong! DJ

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