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UK sows seeds of its Expo exhibition

VISITORS will be invited to watch, touch and recognize more than 60,000 seeds of different plants as the core exhibition of the United Kingdom Pavilion at the World Expo 2010.

They will be surrounded by the seeds in a 20-meter-high hollow cube-like structure with the seeds embedded in the walls and ceilings.

A senior UK official yesterday unveiled the pavilion's exhibition plans, which will feature open-air performances, including works by William Shakespeare, and some star guests.

About 100 visitors can visit the cube at any one time. The seeds will be well-protected and can be planted after the Expo is over.

The seeds demonstrate the concept of sustainability, the diversity of nature and the potential of life, said Carma Elliot, the UK deputy commissioner general. She announced the theme of the pavilion was "Building on the past, shaping our future."

The 6,000-square-meter pavilion is composed of the cube-like structure, known as the "Seed Cathedral" and the area around being designed to look like wrapping paper, signifying a gift of friendship to China.

Large "green maps" of the UK's capital cities - London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast will highlight their extensive green areas.

The "paper" area is as large as a standard football pitch and will be a public area for performances and for children to play football, just like a city park, Elliot said.

The square will have performances every day including ballet, drama, orchestra and dance. Some UK football stars may be on hand to teach soccer skills to children, she said.

The pavilion will also feature London's plans for the 2012 Olympics.


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