Workers at the Olympic Stadium have begun installing the set for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.
Titled "Green and Pleasant", the scenery depicts a traditional and idyllic view of the British countryside, with a patchwork of green fields, meadows and rivers.
Real farmyard animals will feature in the production, including 70 sheep, 12 horses, 10 chickens, 10 ducks, nine geese, three cows, three sheep dogs and two goats.
Artistic Director Danny Boyle (of Slumdog Millionaire fame) says the Opening ceremony "is not a pop concert". Instead, he is trying to make it feel "like you are watching a live film being made."
Olympics Correspondent Simon Harris is at a special briefing on the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.
Boyle: Ambition is to keep the show as close to three hours as possible. @londontonight
Show features one hour of culture, athletes' parade, cauldron lighting and fireworks. @londontonight
Boyle on the Olympics: "The biggest thing any country does apart from mobilise for war." @londontonight
A model of the stage-scenery for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony has been unveiled.
One end of the stadium will represent Glastonbury Tor.
WARNING - contains flash photography.
More details on the Olympic Opening Ceremony from our correspondent Simon Harris.
Boyle: "Everyone's paid for this and everyone should benefit. " @londontonight
Music will include Nimrod and tracks by Underworld. @londontonight
Real sheep, cows and horses will feature in the show. @londontonight
Our Olympics Correspondent Simon Harris is tweeting from a briefing on the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.
Artistic director Danny Boyle (who directed the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire) is describing his vision for the show.
Danny Boyle describes opening ceremony as "elusive" and a "puzzle". @londontonight
Ceremony will combine Glastonbury with the last night of the proms. @londontonight
One end of the stadium will represent Glastonbury Tor. @londontonight