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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.
Instrument Design Part of the brief was to assess the instrument design for suitability…

Theatre
The Events

A drama with music, but not a musical, with a permanent presence of an amateur community choir who…

Artistic Direction
Go Local Opener

150 performers, an audience of 30,000 and a big rock stage: The Pandemonium Drummers, Working Men …

Acting
UEFA Champions League Final

A monumental opening ceremony at Wembley Stadium in front of 90k mostly German football fans in the…

Cover/Rearrangement
And I Will Kiss

This post includes music.

Underworld's soundtrack to the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony w…

Ignite London 7
5 Minute Showpiece

After winning an award for my first Pecha-Kucha-style presentation in 2011, I got a bit adventurou…

Show Production
London Open Mic Ceremony

Creating opportunities for others to shine is something I like doing. And during my time as a Londo…

Ensemble Arrangement
Vision

After the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the volunteer performers from all four opening…

Drummer Choreography
Games Maker Reunion

Nothing embodies the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games more than the volunte…

Tino Sehgal
These Associations

Every year, Tate Modern's Turbine Hall is handed over to an artist as part of the Unilever Ser…

London 2012
Olympic Closing Ceremony

After the Opening Ceremony highlight, our performance in the Closing Ceremony felt like a private …

London 2012
Olympic Opening Ceremony

It cannot get any bigger than that. As volunteer performers, we trained hard to deliver the greate…

Paola Pivi 1000

Tate Modern's vast Turbine Hall was filled with the noise of 1000 people screaming in unison as…