July 2013 has been everyone’s busiest month to date, after lots of rehearsing and shows (we only feature a small selection on this site to give you a taste, more details on the groups own websites) we have had a packed month with no sign of slowing down!
Pandemonium Drummers have been out every weekend, including a 10 day stint as the closing act each night at the Henley Festival plus an emotional hone-crowd performance to 35,000 in the Olympic Park.
Ceremonies Carnival crew has paraded at London Pride, Newham Carnival, plus smaller events such as school fetes, and have manned the large Olympic Area at the Newham Town Show over a weekend featuring lots of props, costumes, and torches.
POD dancers have been rehearsing twice a week with performances scattered around London.
Vision Choir has, after several months rehearsing, been out singing at various London events – including their own composition Keep The Flame Alive.
Paralympic Umbrella performers (Seg87) have reformed and been performing most weekend at events in London and beyond. This has inspired the Olympic Truck Party performers to reform and start performing, with people already approaching us for booking as far ahead as October.
In addition many of us are now Park Champions and have been volunteering every spare minute back at the Olympic Park, not forgetting the thousands that attended and performed at Go Local event in the Olympic Park (headlined by McFly, who POD performed with earlier in the year) plus those that took part in the Anniversary Run, running around the Olympic stadium track on the first day its been used since the Games finished.
And a group organised a general Open Day at 3 Mills in London (next to our audition and rehearsal site) featuring photo’s, costumes, performers, etc on a free open day for the public.
And the madness is set to continue for a while yet!
The Olympic and Paralympic legacy is going strong
We are now about to dash off for an 8 hour volunteering shift at the first day of the Anniversay Games in the Olympic Stadium… look forward to seeing some of you real soon