Sunday, September 18, 2011

Music at Newsham Park Band Stand

Newsham Park will be alive with the sound of music on Sunday 25th September as local band 'Futurejack' take part in a Bandstand Marathon as part of the Cultural Olympiad, which is designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of London 2012 and inspire creativity across all forms of culture.
Bandstand Marathon is organised by Somerset based not-for-profit music development agency Superact and the event will use not only bandstands but public spaces simultaneously across the UK for enthusiastic performances of many types of different music.
Ali Smith, Superact Director explains 'The Bandstand Marathon started life in 2008 with the aim of enlivening public spaces and celebrating the nations much loved bandstands. Over the past 3 years we have seen audience numbers grow throughout the UK and we expect this year to be bigger than ever!' .... ' with an estimated 150 venues taking part this year we are hoping to provide performance opportunities for over 3,000 musicians across the UK. This is Superact's largest UK project and we are very proud to be providing one of the most widespread UK Cultural Olympiad events'.
The project was recently granted the Inspire Mark, for the fourth year running, by the London 2012 Inspire Programme which recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Seb Coe, Chaire of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games said: 'Bandstand Marathon is encouraging local music groups to fulfil their potential. I am proud that with the help of partners such as Superact we are delivering our vision to use the power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to boost participation in creating a cultural legacy post-London 2012.'

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