Volunteers sought for help with Saturday night finale ‘BIG BANG’ show in Skegness as part of SO Festival 2013

Opportunities to play an integral role in the successful delivery of SO Festival’s Saturday night finale weekend spectacular in Skegness, BIG BANG, are being offered to East Lindsey and Lincolnshire residents.

French master puppeteers, Plasticiens Volants, are recruiting volunteers to fill performance and delivery roles for a show to be witnessed by thousands.

The performance opportunities offer a chance to fulfil a character role in the show.

As part of the role, participants will learn simple coordinated movements and are asked to attend workshop rehearsals on July 6, which will last two hours.

The second volunteer opportunity involves assisting with the preparation and delivery of BIG BANG by helping Plasticiens Volants performers and production teams in the preparation of the performance and assist in moving the inflatable comedians during its performance.

Volunteers will be required from 5.30pm until 11.30pm. Full training will be provided.

Taking place in Skegness on July 6 at 9.45pm, Plasticiens Volants newest show, BIG BANG, tells a tale of time as the minute hand of a clock accelerates and slows down during a span of over 14 billion years while UFOs roam without rhyme or reason and the human totem rises.

James Turner, Club and Volunteer Development Officer for East Lindsey District Council, commented: “The BIG BANG volunteer roles offer those interested a fantastic opportunity to witness and be a part of a uniquely magnificent performance close up.

“Plasticiens Volants are one of Europe’s leading street performance companies, so taking part gives volunteers a chance for an inside look into what goes into staging a large-scale production like BIG BANG.”

Additional volunteer opportunities are still available, offering a chance to work alongside regional and national performing artists and festival organisers to promote and successfully deliver festival activities, as well as providing information points and distributing SO Festival 2013 programmes to visitors.

“People from all walks of life can benefit by volunteering with us this year, as we have volunteer roles available that can enhance performance, customer service, event management, and operations skills,” continued James Turner.

“Volunteering with SO Festival is also a great way to give back to the community by being a part of an event that helps boost East Lindsey’s economy.”

SO Festival, funded by East Lindsey District Council, Arts Council England and Centrica Energy, will follow last year’s successful format, with ten days of amazing shows, events and culture taking place across East Lindsey between June 28 and July 7.

Those interested in volunteering at SO Festival 2013 should email ben.stevens@e-lindsey.gov.uk or call 01507 601111 ext. 3445.

For the most up-to-date information on SO Festival 2013, like www.facebook.com/SOfestival or visit www.sofestival.org.