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439 Drone Light Show

Date: New Year’s Eve 2020
Designed by: BBC, Jack Morton Worldwide , SKYMAGIC
Credit: BBC / PA Media

London's 10-minute display over the Thames aired on the BBC at midnight, and began with a poem which addressed the pandemic, that said: "In the year of 2020 a new virus came our way; We knew what must be done and so to help we hid away."

Light projections lit up the sky over the O2 Arena, using 300 light drones - the UK’s largest and London’s first ever large-scale drone show.

Displays included the NHS logo in a heart accompanied by a child's voice saying: "Thank you NHS heroes".

The show also recognised Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised £33m for the NHS by walking laps of his garden and the Black Lives Matter movement.

One 2020 phenomena - working from home - was represented with a mute logo backed by a voiceover saying "You're on mute".