THE organisers of the London 2012 Festival spectacular in Bowness next summer are urging South Lakeland performance artists to get involved.

French company Les Commandos Percu will perform a world exclusive show in Bowness on June 21.

And they want drummers and dancers from the north of England to be a part of the ‘On the Night Shift’ spectacular.

Artists from places including Manchester and Leeds have already applied to be among the volunteers involved, but organisers want to hear from local drummers and dancers who wish to make their mark in the show.

Lakes Alive project co-ordinator Jenny Graham said: “There is already a sense of excitement building in the area and we would like to see as many local people as possibile apply. It would make the show extra special if there were artists involved from the South Lakes.”

Julie Tait, director of Kendal Arts International, added: “It’s a life-changing opportunity.”

As well as performing in Bowness, the chosen artists will be required to perform at Preston Guild on September 9 as part of the Cultural Olympiad’s finale – and there are suggestions the show could go on an international tour.

The show will be developed over four workshop and rehearsal sessions and up to 16 drummers and eight dancers will be invited to take part.

Applicants are asked to send a CV and letter explaining why the project excites them, along with a show reel to or post applications to Kendal Arts International, 22 Riverside Park, Kendal LA9 7SX.

But you need to be quick – the deadline is noon on Friday (December 9) and applicants will be notified by December 19.