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Chance for Eastbourne Performers to Join Cast of London 2012 Ceremonies
As London 2012 Ceremonies launches a nationwide campaign to recruit 10,000 adult volunteer performers to take part in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Eastbourne is encouraging budding performers to register their interest for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Eastbourne is home to many strong performing arts groups, music groups, dance schools and sports clubs and with just a short window of time to apply, the town is encouraging keen performers to put themselves forward for the chance to participate in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games, which will be led by artistic directors Danny Boyle and Kim Gavin. London 2012 Ceremonies are looking to fill 10,000 volunteer performer roles as dancers, actors, percussionists and general all-round performers, and applications close on 31 August 2011. Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism and Leisure, Cllr Neil Stanley said “Next year’s Olympic Games present a fantastic opportunity for Britain to reach a worldwide market and there are so many ways for people to get involved and really make the most of the greatest sporting event taking place on our doorstep. “We’re very keen to maximise opportunities for Eastbourne to benefit the occasion next year. Not only will the 2012 Games bring additional tourism to Britain, which we will be eager to make the most of for Eastbourne, but the Games also offer ways for our residents to get involved themselves. The chance to take part in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, which will be broadcast all over the world, really is an opportunity not to be missed!” Successful applications will perform in front of a packed Olympic Stadium as well as a broadcast audience of more than one billion people across the globe during one of the largest ever events to be staged in the UK. Organisers are not asking for any previous performance experience, only plenty of enthusiasm, personality, a positive attitude and huge amounts of energy. For more information and to register interest for this opportunity go to www.london2012.com/ceremoniescasting and complete the online application form. The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 August and to be eligible applications must be aged 18 years or older on 1 March 2012.
05 October, 2011

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