From jazz to skiffle- Gorleston’s bandstand comes alive

SUNDAY afternoons in Gorleston will come alive to the sound of music thanks to a cash boost in aid of the town’s bandstand.

A �1,000 donation from Gorleston Rotary Club to Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s tourism division means that from May to September an array of talent will be able to shine by the seafront.

Dr Sunder Gopaul, president of the Rotary Club of Gorleston, said: “We were pleased to restore the bandstand in 2008 and have worked with the tourism division at Great Yarmouth Borough Council to put on musical entertainment at the bandstand in the summer months since.

“The range of music varies from jazz to skiffle and of course traditional brass bands. It is so nice to see families and older folks sitting back in their deckchairs on the lawns around the bandstand every Sunday afternoon to watch the performance that we have pledged to support the bandstand with a �1,000 financial grant for the next three years.”

Charles Reynolds, deputy leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, and director of the Greater Yarmouth Tourist Authority was presented with the cheque this morning. He said: “We are pleased to work in partnership with Gorleston Rotary Club to provide performers for the bandstand over summer months.

“Gorleston is a traditional family seaside destination with a stunning beach, and what better thing to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon than to sit back, relax and enjoy two hours of music.”

For more details about performances at the bandstand see the official tourism website www.great-yarmouth.co.uk and check out the What’s On section. Posters featuring a timetable of performances for the bandstand are available for local shops, attractions and amenities to display, please call 01493 846107 for details.