Norfolk performers given Olympic chance

Norfolk performers have the chance to take part in the opening and closing ceremonies of next year's Olympic Games.

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has begun its search for volunteers to participate in the prestigious events.

Artistic Directors Danny Boyle and Kim Gavin are searching for 10,000 volunteers to fill roles as dancers, actors, percussionists and general all-round performers in the ceremonies. Volunteers must be aged 18 years or over on March 1, 2012.

Successful applications will perform in what will be one of the largest events ever staged in the UK, in front of a packed audience in the Olympic Stadium and a worldwide broadcast audience of more than one billion people.

Potential applicants can find more information and register their interest on The deadline is August 31.

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