Local talent set to shine at Beverley Christmas lights switch-on
MUSICAL talent will be showcased in Beverley at two Christmas lights switch-ons.
Entertainment next Friday will start in Wednesday Market when a variety of local musicians and Longcroft School Gospel Choir take to the stage.
Performances will start at 5.30pm. The Wednesday Market lights will be turned on by Hull's Olympic boxing hero, Luke Campbell.
Laura Douse, founding member of Beverley's Unsigned Live, which promotes artists from the town, said: "This is an amazing opportunity for local musicians.
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"Beverley is well known for its folk and blues scene and Unsigned Live is a not-for- profit organisation that consists of a group of passionate musicians and promoters who work hard to get their sound heard by a live audience.
"There will be a festive theme and a variety of musicians to get people into the spirit of Christmas."
The stage for the evening is being sponsored by QualitySolicitors Lockings and will be outside its office.
Managing partner Richard Allen said: "It's very important for us to work with the surrounding businesses and the local community and we are very proud to be able to showcase some amazing talent from the local area and fill the town with Christmas spirit as we await the arrival of our special guest."
Businesses in Wednesday Market welcomed the event.
Amalia Booker, owner of Amanti gift shop, said: "It's a really exciting night for businesses in the area as there is lots of activity.
"We're expecting a huge turnout for the switch-on and having live musicians taking to the stage is a great idea."
Shortly after the Wednesday Market entertainment gets under way, people will be able to head to Saturday Market for the switch-on of almost 5,000 lights on the Market Cross Christmas tree.
As in previous years, it has been paid for by Beverley Lions, which raises funds throughout the year with events such as car boot sales on Sundays at Beverley Grammar School.
In Saturday Market a service will be conducted by the Reverend Jeremy Fletcher, of Beverley Minster, with carol singing by the children of Swinemoor Junior School along with piano accompaniment provided by Peter Spencer.
Beverley Brass Band will be providing the music for community carol singing and the switch-on will be performed jointly by the Mayor of Beverley, Councillor Margaret Pinder, and the President of Beverley Lions Club, Geoff Rawson.
Lions spokesman Alan Porter said: "The tree and lights are something we have always provided for the town.
"We've always done the tree and the lights on the Market Cross. This is the first time we've had a link in with everyone else. It's a big switch-on rather then several small switch-ons."
The evening will conclude with fireworks.