Fantastic Summer Entertainment
HERE COMES THE SUMMER!
Return of 7 Summer Saturdays for South Molton
After five years of free summer music and dance, South Molton’s 7 Summer Saturdays have become something of a tradition in the town and when they begin, you know that the long summer holidays are upon us once more!
The event has previously been financed and organised by South Molton Business Association (SMBA). However, for 2013 both South Molton Town Council and South Molton Portas Town Team have help donate funds to help SMBA stage the events, which create a pleasant vibe in the town for those shopping, enjoying a leisurely coffee or just browsing for a few hours!
The 7 Summer Saturdays run from 10.00 – 2.00, from 20 July until 31 August. During this time many local musicians will be entertaining the crowds, such as Swing 2010 (3 August), Ian Hudson and Friends (24 August) and Reg Meuross with Jess Vincent, (31 August) all of whom are familiar faces at The George Hotel, where they play professionally.
There will be a new development for the second week, (27 July), when a selection of younger musicians will take to the stage to get themselves known. One of these acts will be Ben Thorne and other local talent will be joining him on the day.
For the first time two of the dates (10 and 17 August) will be dedicated to children’s entertainment, when Colin John has centre stage. Colin is a full time professional magician whose face may well be familiar as he has appeared many times on television with “The Illusionaries”. This should be a diary date for all parents who are looking for a cost effective morning out!
In addition, there will be stalls on the Square, mostly SMBA members who choose to have a public presence to help promote and sell their services or wares during July and August.
Jonathon Lawrence, Chairman of SMBA and partner in the Turning Point Clinic, South Molton says:
“We already know that the 7 Summer Saturday’s free, live entertainment, encourages both local people and tourists to visit and enjoy our elegant town. Here people can experience a slower pace of life, and enjoy our many independent shops and the Pannier Market, where everything from furniture, flowers, quality fabrics, fruit and veg, jewellery or delicatessen items can be bought.”