- 24 November at 4pm
Newham Festival of Lights
A small group of Pandemonium Drummers will lead children from local schools and the public from Newham Town Hall to a stage in Pilgrim Way E6. At about 4.30pm the Newham Mayor Robin Wales will turn on the Christmas Lights at Pilgrims Way.
- 25 November at 12noon
Hampstead Christmas Festival
Celebrating the switching on of the Christmas Lights on Hampstead High Street, London NW3, the Pandemonium Drummers will lead a procession to open the Hampstead Christmas Festival.
Photo and Video Shoots with the Pandemonium Drummers
A bit of dancing
ATT: ALL POD performers for next week - #savethesurprise5 days to go - the countdown is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Nathan M Wright (@nwchoreographer) November 18, 2012
The Pandemonium Drummers were originally put together by London 2012 Ceremonies for the Pandemonium segment of Danny Boyle's spectacular Olympic Opening Ceremony. Following the Ceremony, the volunteer drummers kept on performing at a variety of events.
Based on their extensive training, they performed at other Opening Ceremonies, including the UEFA Champions League Final 2013, the FA Cup Final 2014, and the Heineken Cup Final 2014, and at a variety of large and small festivals as well as sports and community events. The Pandemonium Drummers are a returning act in London's major parades, including the London New Years' Day Parade, St Patrick's Day Parade, and the Lord Mayor's Show, and they coined Cheer Drumming, supporting runners at major sports events across the capital and beyond. The Pandemonium Drummers have supported the Special Olympics, the Teenage Cancer Trust, and a wide range of other charities.
The Pandemonium Drummers are a constituted association with charitable aims, and are working on a non-profit basis as volunteers.
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