On Friday 24th August 2012, The Cobweb orchestra performed on the bandstand in The Town of Beamish Museum. This event was to celebrate the arrival of a splinter of the English Flame, brought from Trafalgar Square in London, before being combined into the Paralympic Flame.st conductor
The orchestra was conducted by guest conductor Clarence Adoo. Clarence is a paraplegic musician who has worked with The Cobweb Orchestra for many years. He conducts either with a baton attached to a head torch harness or with his head alone.
The orchestra played a wide variety of pieces including a new commission from Andy Jackson, written specially for the occasion, aptly called ‘Paraflame’.