The legacy report was published today, just about a week after the release of our new single Champion (click here for details).
The Fourth Annual Legacy ReportInspired by 2012: The legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games - fourth annual report describes the activities which took place in the fourth year since the Games to build a lasting legacy across a number of commitments, namely sport and healthy living, the regeneration of East London, economic growth, bringing communities together, and the Paralympic legacy.
The report includes a foreword by the new Prime Minister and the new Mayor of London.
The Pandemonium Drummers feature in Chapter 5: Bringing Communities Together as a case study for the cultural legacy including a picture taken by our photographer Vilma Laryea at the London New Years Day Parade 2016.
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The Legacy Role of the Pandemonium Drummers
- Go Local Festival in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park organised by Join In, 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 5.5).
- The Team London initiative to encourage volunteering; the Pandemonium Drummers were recognised with the 2013 Team London Special Achievement Award, and several drummers are volunteering as Team London Ambassadors (section 5.19).
- The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as a cultural destination, where the Pandemonium Drummers performed together with Barbican's Drumworks, at the Great Newham Run, Great British Carnival, Sport Relief Games, Special Olympics Polar Plunge, and some of our drummers are Park Champions! (sections 2.46, 3.4 and 5.33)
- Our Big Gig, the nationwide amateur music festival, which we helped launch in 2013 and participated in 2014 at Ruskin Park (section 5.30).
- Totally Thames, the London festival for which we will be performing in September (section 5.39).
The Pandemonium Drummers' Fourth YearLike the Government and the Mayor of London, the Pandemonium Drummers have been and continue to be very busy building a legacy of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.
For our fourth anniversary, we created a veritable milestone: our first new single, Champion, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and produced by Felix Buxton of Basement Jaxx!
Full details on 'Champion'
The Pandemonium Drummers are still a member-run 100% non-profit volunteer organisation and very much in demand with one gig a week on average. We have supported over 30 charities in our four-year existence.
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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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