London 2012's Cultural Olympiad has been running over the last month as a prelude to the Olympics itself.
One of Northern Ireland's greatest pieces, NEST, is an art installation made from thousands of donated objects, inspiring composer, Brian Irvine, to compose and conduct a gigantic musical performance involving over 500 performers and the Ulster Youth Orchestra.
Click here to see Brian and the swan, and to see the orchestra sitting in our swan, performing!
Of course I donated something far more emotionally significant of my own to the project; a little pair of sheepskin boots that my Poppa bought me whilst flying to Switzerland in a light aircraft on an impluse. I was about 3. They are one of my most treasured possessions.