On 1st January 2012, Shaun Buswell started a musical challenge to create an orchestra made up of musicians he met as strangers whilst travelling on the London Underground. The challenge involves rules including that the orchestra (30-100 piece) would have to be formed by the date 12.12.12, and must then perform at a top London Venue.
Shaun is still working on forming the orchestra, and has set up a wefund page to help cover the costs of putting on the event. This page features amazing goodies and an exclusive reward in return for pledges, ensuring as much money as possible is raised for the charity.
"Daytrippers were inspired by this huge undertaking as the disabled children and their families that we work with also face many of their own challenges daily. We loved the similarity and wanted to celebrate it." - Leila Talmage, Daytrippers Children's Charity
"A very very cool, interesting, novel idea. Have been very keen to get involved with the whole process since!" - Ben Gould, Orchestra Manager at Trinity Laban
"London Underground carries 4,000,000 people every day, so we know what a rich mix of people there are in this great city of ours. This will be a real eye-opener by showcasing the huge amount of talent to be found on the capital's transport network, and we wish Shaun the very best in completing his challenge." - Nigel Holness, London Underground Operations Director
"He's loitering with intent." - Brenda Emmanus, BBC London News
Sign up to our Facebook and Twitter pages or follow Shaun's blog and YouTube channel to keep up to date with how he's progressing. A documentary is also being made about this challenge and will be premiered at the event on 26 January.