Posts Tagged Ceremonies

IMDb Profile

The riches from being a London 2012 Ceremonies Volunteer Performer continue. What now exactly? Well with my acting (I use this term loosely) in all four ceremonies, I’ve managed to secure a profile in the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). So excited I am by this development that I took a snapshot just in case they decide I’m really just an imposter! I mean, this is a database for up and coming as well as accomplished actors and actresses. I don’t fit in either category. But hey, its good to have this as proof for future generations that I was there […]

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Three Months On

Its now been three months since the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Thus, thought I’d share an extended version of article that appeared in the Bromley Times mid October. It’s my first person account of how I came to be involved with the greatest Olympic Games ever! **** Bromley resident recounts her experience as London 2012 Ceremonies Volunteer Performer By Ursula Petula Barzey With each passing day, Britain’s golden summer becomes a distant memory to most but my treasure chest brimming with souvenirs from my time as a London 2012 Ceremonies Volunteer Performer will ensure that the […]

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Last Hurrah

Towards the end of the Paralympics Closing Ceremony, I felt a soar throat coming on. Was most annoyed as I really had planned to stay out all night for the after party. But sensing that my body was calling for rest, I went home. However, the next day, I dragged myself to the Greatest Team Parade for Team GB and Paralympics GB. It would be the last hurrah for London 2012 and so I wanted/needed to be there. Particularly as I’d gotten a ticket to be in The Mall with the other volunteers. Thankfully, it was a glorious day and […]

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London 2012 Paralympics: Closing Ceremony

It’s been a glorious summer here in London. And the Paralympics Closing Ceremony on Sunday night was a great way to end London’s successful Olympic and Paralympic Games. Prior to the night, my Audience Leader group had one rehearsal for the show. There were originally supposed to be about four rehearsal sessions but those got cut back as most of us had done the three prior London 2012 ceremonies and so we knew what to do. Also, as with the Olympics Opening Ceremony, this was very much going to be a party and things would be a lot more laid […]

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I Am What I Am

One of the more emotional aspects of the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony came at the end were we Audience Leaders coached the audience to accompany those on the Field of Play/Stage to sign I Am What I Am. Writen by Mark Owens and originally sung by Gloria Gaynor back in the early 1980s, during the ceremony I Am What I Am was performed by Beverly Knight who did an amazing job. You can watch her outstanding and heartfelt rendition below. The wonderful lyrics are as follows: I am what I am I am my own special creation So come […]

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