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Volunteers needed to help at Bandstand Marathon at Albany Park - Sept 9th

Added by Volunteer Centre Enfield, on behalf of Albany Park, Friends of the Park
13:00 - 18:00 Sunday Sept. 9th 2012
Enfield, Greater London, UK

Important: No more volunteers are currently required for this opportunity.

Join in the fun!

2012 Bandstand Marathon - SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2012, 1:00- 5:00PM

The Bandstand Marathon brings live music performance to bandstands and outdoor performance spaces across the UK- all at the same time on the same day

 Enfield - Hillyfields

Enfield - Ponder's End Park

Enfield - Albany Park

Palmer's Green - Broomfield Park

 Recognised by LOCOG as part of the biggest closing event for London 2012, the Bandstand Marathon will see over 500 events in bandstands and other open spaces happening across the UK.

 Taking place on 9th September 2012 between 1pm – 5pm, this will be the largest Bandstand Marathon to date, a truly national event linking local communities and London 2012. Further information can be found throughout the website:

This year’s marathon has new and exciting additions such as:

  • Four hours of live music and entertainment for      all the family in over 500 locations across the UK. This is being brought      to you in conjunction with DCLG and Making Music
  • Opportunities for training and community      networking, linking musicians together across the country
  • Special community events presented by Making  Music

This year we are teaming up with the Department of Communities and Local Government and Making Music to bring you a fresh, bright and exciting four-hour Bandstand Marathon event that will be bigger than ever before.

 Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games said:

"The Bandstand Marathon is encouraging local music groups to fulfil their potential. I am proud that with the help of partners such as Superact we are delivering our vision to use the power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to boost participation in creating a cultural legacy post-London 2012.”

Eric Pickles Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government recently said:

"On the final day of the Paralympic Games there’s the Bandstand Marathon.

An end of show party to end all end of show parties. 500 areas across the country coming together to enjoy the fellowship of music. Whether it's a steel drum playing in a local park, a piano recital in a shopping centre, a choral choir in a public garden, the one thing that's guaranteed, you won’t have seen anything like it before.

Earlier this month I went along to Colchester where they were putting on a mini music event – a taste of things to come. As I arrived all the kids were being taught to play African drums. It was something the good people of Colchester had not seen before and watching them enjoying those rhythms of Africa was a joy to be seen. Everyone was captivated by the sounds of the African drums, even the people who weren’t taking part were getting into it. I came across people in the local park swaying along to those African beats without even knowing they were doing it, people enjoying a new experience.

It goes to show sometimes you can bang the drum for liberty and sometimes you bang the drum for fun."

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