Welcome to the Pandemonium Drummers!

Charitable amateur performance group of ordinary people doing extraordinary things:

Community events, parades, festivals, happenings, specatulars, stadium performances.
We started life as the Volunteer Drummers in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Big developments ahead in the coming months!

Preview: Valentine's Day at the Brunel Museum

On Valentine's Day, 14 Feb 2016 at 1pm, we will fill the Grand Entrance Hall of the Brunel Tunnel with the sound of our buckets and bins to create an unforgettable experience as part of the SEE16 Arts Festival.

We will play a full set, of course including a re-enactment of our part of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, but also other pieces that we performed at events such as the London Youth Games or the London New Years Day Parade.

Specially for the SEE16 Festival, we have prepared something we have never done before - a premiere!

At this historic venue, we will of course also enlist the help of our Ceremony Performer friends the Working Men and Women, and you will get to meet Mr Brunel himself.

Please note, the first 10 minutes and the finale will be loud (within health and safety limits), and the venue has access restrictions, involving a small climb, a half height doorway and a temporary staircase (no high heels please).

The Brunel Tunnel and Museum

The world's first successful underwater tunnel was constructed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and is today used for the East London Line of the London Overground between Rotherhithe and Wapping.

Originally used as a foot tunnel, grand entrance halls were located at either end, and these were built with new construction methods.

The Grand Entrance Hall at the Rotherhithe end forms part of the Brunel Museum, which does regular tours of the hall and is well worth a visit.

While a new entrance to the hall is currently under construction, visitors will still have to use the current Hobbit Hole entrance, which is only 90cm high and involves climbing over a wall - our concert will be one of the last opportunities to use the Hobbit Hole before the new entrance opens in March.

SEE16 Arts Festival

SEE16 is the first community arts festival by residents and businesses from the SE16 postcode area, which covers the Rotherhithe peninsula and surrounding areas.

The festival runs from 11th until 14th February 2016 and is organised by I Live in SE16.

Please see SEE16festival.org for details and join other events for a great weekend out in Rotherhithe!

ABOUTPandemonium Drummers

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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