About Us

Our unofficial site is dedicated to the unpaid volunteers who helped create and perform in the four amazing London 2012 Ceremonies

After the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games finished, many of the thousands of volunteers have got together by social networking to continue volunteering, taking the spirit of the games forward with new performances and helping at events across the land. This website is a run by volunteers and not associated with London 2012, the International Olympic Committee or its subsidies.

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From creating the props and costumes, to performing live in front of a global audience, the ceremony volunteers are everyday people who freely gave up many long days of their time in the rainy months prior to the games to help proudly show the World how amazing the United Kingdom can be.


Many of us continue to volunteer at various locations, chances are if there is a volunteering role in the South East there may well be some of us helping out 🙂

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Here are some excellent resources for discovering how we can help. Personally we recommend joining Debbies Further Volunteering Opportunities Group on Facebook.

volunteerteam.london.gov.uk
www.joininuk.org
www.do-it.org.uk
www.volunteering.org
www.csv.org.uk
vinspired.com
www.yha.org.uk
www.ribi.org
www.number10.gov.uk
armycadets.com
www.kidsco.org.uk


The Props and Costumes used in the four ceremonies have been scattered by the four winds across the world, so if you see any props or costumes, we would love to discover what has happened to them. Please email props@2012ceremonies.co.uk with your photos and stories.

Here is something we came across in the grounds of Battersea Power Station, within the volunteers area for Moonwalk 2013… This is the “Rush Hour/Street Party” newsprint model of the iconic London (Battersea Park) Power Station that featured centre stage at the start of the Olympic Closing Ceremony

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Eagle eyed Christine Daniels was pleasantly surprised to come across this during a trip to Venice in September 2013. The large ‘Breath’ (2012) art piece was the centre piece of London’s Paralympic Games’ opening ceremony. The 11 meter inflatable version of ‘Alison Lapper Pregnant’ by Marc Quinn stands next to the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, welcoming visitors to the foundation. Admission to the exhibition is free and runs from the 29th of May until the 29th September 2013.

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Photo by Christine Daniels 2013