The Wurzels to headline 50th Anniversary celebrations
The main act at Yate Shopping Centre’s 50th anniversary celebrations will be the chart-topping local group, The Wurzels, supported by a host of tribute acts and other entertainment over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd August.
The full programme which will be the climax of the Centre’s summer activities has now been released and contains many old favourites:
SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST: Music through the decades with many of the UK’s finest tribute acts
11.00am Frank Sinatra/Buddy Holly
Noon Tom Jones
1.00pm Adam Ant/Michael Jackson
2.00pm Mainly Madness
3.00pm Robbie Williams
SUNDAY 23RD AUGUST
11.00am Community Music and Dance Groups
1.00pm Avon Fire & Rescue Wind Band
1.30pm Cake cutting & mural unveiling
2.00pm The Wurzels
In addition to the wide range of music, there will be a Party on the Beach with inflatables, bouncy castle, large slide, children’s characters and free giveaways.
Andrew Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager: “This is without doubt the largest event we have ever put on in our 50 year history and will be something to remember. We are encouraging the traders to get involved and local schools will be unveiling the latest mural which has been created 50 years after the first which is now sited near the entrance to the Tesco Extra store.
“Although the anniversary is the climax of the summer events, there will be activities going on throughout the holidays and, apart from the ever-popular beach in the centre square, the first of these will be a ‘Pop-Up Craft Fair’ at the end of this month. We are ensuring there is an activity that appeals to everybody over the next six weeks or so.”
The pop-up Craft fair, organised by HomeCrafters will be sited in 6-8 North Walk on Friday, 31st July and Saturday 1st August. It will include a wide variety of different crafts but as organiser Kirsty Bevan said there is always room for more: “We welcome new participants as the more the merrier. Anybody interested can contact me to reserve a table or go through our website”.
The regular programme of events being held throughout the summer holidays includes:
23rd July Jazz Band
30th July Punch & Judy (on the Beach)
4th August Fireman Sam and Norman Price making appearances on the hour from Noon to 4pm
6th August Disco on the Beach
11th August 61ft assault course
13th August Steel Band
20th August Punch & Judy (on the Beach)
27th August Craft Workshop
Full details on all summer activities at Yate Shopping Centre are included on the Centre’s website at www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk
Further information on HomeCrafters is available from Kirsty Bevan, e-mail: email@example.com website: www.homecrafters.co.uk