Posts Tagged Volunteer Performer

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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A Letter from the Prime Minister

When I initially applied for and was accepted as a London 2012 Ceremonies Volunteer Performer, the furthest thing from my mind was getting praise for partaking. Sure I would end up spending hundreds of hours rehearsing, but as so few had this opportunity, I was ever so grateful. That said, as the games got underway, some of the other ceremonies volunteers felt slighted particularly as much praise was being showered on the 70,000+ Games Makers. This I wasn’t really surprising as the Games Makers had the McDonald’s PR machine behind them. But more importantly, the Games Makers were who the […]

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Our Greatest Team Parade

Being a Volunteer Performer in all four London 2012 Ceremonies has been good for me. Not only have I gotten to see these historical events in their entirety, live and in person while interacting with the audience, but I’ve also met lots of wonderful people from across the UK and globe — some of whom will be lifelong friends. My involvement has also been good as it has helped to keep my spirits up. How so? Well while I have not mentioned it before, this has been a particularly difficult summer for me professionally. You see my client who convinced […]

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