Stavanger 2008 European Capital of Culture opening ceremonies
12 January 2008
The King and Queen of Norway joined around 60,000 others in central Stavanger on Saturday 12th
January 2008 for the opening ceremonies, including parades, french players on spring-loaded stilts
accompanied by their 10 metre long insect (and band), fire,opera and motor
boats on Breivatnet, aerial cycling acrobats, and more, with a massive firework display to follow.
The opening ceremony in Sandnes on Friday 11th was also the moment when the first parts
of the "Watercolours"
light project in and around Sandnes were switched on.
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