Toilet Drumming
Lord Mayor's Show 2013

No, not drumming in tiled sanitary rooms, this is about inventive instruments in support of drumming out an important message: Making people aware of bowel cancer symptoms!

A toilet theme is highly appropriate for the charity Beating Bowel Cancer, chosen by incoming Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf as one of four charities to participate in the annual Lord Mayor's Show 2013.
The Lord Mayor's Show is steeped in history and tradition: Its origins can be traced back to the 12th century, and the street parade has coloured London's streets every year for almost 500 years.
I was invited by a group of London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Volunteer Performers to join an unusual float, and with the brief to recruit and organise experienced drummers drawn from the Pandemonium Drummers: four drummers for Taiko drumming on the float itself, and about two more to lead two groups of walking drummers.
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