While main headlines picked up by the media focus on the announcement of surpassing the economic four-year target in less than two years, the report lists a number of achievements in other areas, such as the impact on communities with a mention of the Pandemonium Drummers on page 63 and 64.
The Second Annual Legacy ReportInspired by 2012: The legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games - second annual report describes the activities which took place in the second year since the Games to build a lasting legacy across a number of commitments, namely sport and healthy living, the regeneration of east London, bringing communities together, the Paralympic legacy and economic growth.
The report includes a foreword by the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London, and an assessment of progress by Lord Sebastian Coe, the Prime Minister’s Olympic & Paralympic Legacy Ambassador.
The Pandemonium Drummers feature in Chapter 5: Bringing Communities Together as a case study including a picture taken by our photographer Vilma Laryea at the Open East Festival in 2013.
The Legacy Role of the Pandemonium Drummers
- The Go Local Festival in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where 100 drummers plus 40 working men and women and three Brunel actors from the Olympic Opening Ceremony faced a crowd of 30,000 people (section 5.3).
- The Team London initiative to encourage volunteering; the Pandemonium Drummers were recognised with the 2013 Team London Special Achievement Award (section 5.9).
- The Tour de France 2014, where the Pandemonium Drummers performed in Green Park close to the finish line of the third stage (sections 5.8, 5.25).
- The Open East Festival to celebrate the opening of the first section of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where the Pandemonium Drummers performed together with Barbican's Drumworks (sections 5.28, 5.29).
- Our Big Gig, the nationwide amateur music festival, which we helped launch in 2013 and participated in 2014 at Ruskin Park (section 5.37).
- Voluntary Arts, who recognised the Pandemonium Drummers' contribution to voluntary arts with a national Epic Award in 2014 (section 5.62).