Now it has been an exciting few weeks of sporting achievement at London 2012. But the Olympics experience extends beyond sport, to culture.
We have already seen a giant Lady Godiva puppet cycled from Coventry to London.
Tomorrow, Birmingham is hosting a world operatic first, as a string quartet takes to the skies to perform in helicopters.
It is part of the London 2012 Festival, as Mike Dolan reports
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