The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Watch London’s 2021 New Year fireworks display | Highlights” – below is their description.
London welcomed the dawn of 2021 – or perhaps the end of 2020 – with a dazzling light and fireworks show on the Thames, including tributes to the NHS and notable figures from the year of Covid-19.
As the BBC-televised display began, a male voice recited a poem that set the theme: “In the year of 2020 a new virus came our way; We knew what must be done and so to help we hid away.”
Amid the fireworks, several images filled the sky over the O2 Arena formed through the use of 300 drones, one of which showed the NHS logo in a love-heart while a child’s voice said “Thank you NHS heroes”.
A later tribute came for BAME NHS workers – “so many of the nurses and doctors and consultants and cleaners, the helping hands guiding us through this storm”.
London mayor Sadiq Khan said although crowds along the river were this year banned due to Covid restrictions, the display had reflected the resolve of Londoners to endure despite the pandemic.
Read more about the display here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/01/01/london-pays-tribute-figures-2020-new-year-begins-amid-covid/
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