Victoria Hall musical extravaganza will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
A musical extravaganza to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee is taking place in Bolton on the weekend of the special Bank Holiday celebrating her reign.
Songs spanning the entire era of her 70 years on the throne will be performed at the Victoria Hall, on Knowsley Street, Bolton, on Saturday, June 4, starting at 7pm.
The climax of the evening will be a 'Last Night of the Proms' sing-along featuring Wigan mezzo-soprano Vicky Little, accompanied by renowned piano/organist Shade Black.
Money raised from the event - organised by Bolton Lever and Wigan Rotary Clubs - will go to Bolton Hospice and Wigan and Leigh Hospice.
The band Beatroots, fronted by TV's The Voice finalist Linda Jennings, will play hits from the 1950s to the 1980s while The Nick Jackson Band will play songs from the 1990s to present day.
The Nick Jackson Band will rebrand themselves as Mirrors Over Kyiv for the gig in a tribute to the bravery of people in Ukraine.
Nick was the front man of cult 80s and 90s Manchester band Mirrors Over Kiev until the band went their separate ways. However, the rebrand will feature the Ukrainian spelling 'Kyiv' of the historic city rather than 'Kiev', the Russian spelling.
Our compere for the evening is the renowned musical arranger and conductor Chris Wormald, Musical Director of Eagley Band.
Councillor Linda Thomas, Mayor of Bolton and Honorary member of Bolton Lever Rotary Club said
“ I do hope as many as possible will support the Rotarians Concert in aid of the Hospice funds. Since becoming Bolton Mayor I have worked closely with this group of Rotarians and even became an Honorary Member. I am so impressed by the volume of fundraising they do for so many good and varied causes. Their enthusiasm is infectious and I hope we can all get behind this charity event.”
WIGAN ROTARY COMMUNITY DAY – A UNIQUE FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS AND LOCAL CHARITIES.
A vibrant event in the town centre will again bring the whole community together thanks to Wigan Rotary Club. A free stall is available in Wigan town centre on Saturday 9th July to any local community group or charity as part of Wigan Rotary Club’s Community Day.
You will be provided a free of charge opportunity to raise your profile, make some money, and recruit new members. Every participating group will be allocated a frontage on Standishgate or Market Place to erect a table or gazebo and benefit from this opportunity.
The Community Day gives voluntary and community organisations the opportunity to showcase the fantastic work they are doing in our local communities. This tried and tested event becomes more popular each year.
Local groups and choirs will provide entertainment during the day from a large stage.
Here you can erect a table, gazebo or mobile display unit and distribute your literature, sell your merchandise and raise funds.
The Rotary Club of Wigan, who is sponsoring the event, has obtained the necessary licences, all you have to do is turn up and join in the fun. If you need any special requirements, please just ask before the day.
To attract the public and create a great atmosphere there will be music groups and talent from the local community entertaining all day on the big stage. It you would like to take part, just let us know. All that is asked of you is that you turn up and observe a few simple rules. You should register at the Standishgate entrance and take any vehicles away before 10am when the barriers go up.
You will not be able to return with a vehicle before 4pm. You must not do anything illegal or which offends, create a noise that spoils it for others, sell hot food, use gas cylinders or similar apparatus nor leave rubbish behind. The event will comply with all Local Authority Regulations.
To book your stall, print the booking form below and send it to the Rotary Club of Wigan.
There is no charge for taking part; but a donation towards expenses would be appreciated. We look forward to a fun-filled day, which will benefit all the Community in the borough. Please publicise the Wigan Community Day on your website and in your newsletters – spread the word.
Help make it another successful event. We hope it will be even bigger this year. So, book early to avoid disappointment.