Bandstand Marathon set to attract crowds tomorrow
2:06pm Saturday 8th September 2012 in Latest News
AS PART of the UK celebrations of the closing of the London 2012 Festival and the Olympics and the Para-Olympic, local talent from in and around Swindon will be playing their hearts out in recognition of town's participation of this national event.
Swindon Carers Centre and the Community Council for Queens Park are excited about hosting Bandstand Marathon at Queens Park tomorrow to highlight the beauty of the park itself while raising funds for the Swindon based charity, Swindon Carers Centre.
The café and entertainment space is run by local residence of the park whom have formed a Community Council to keep the soul of the park alive.
Melanie Stanbury, the Community Fundraising Chair for Swindon Carers Centre said: "Working together with Swindon Council, Swindon Music Service and Matthew Pearce, the Volunteer Co-ordinator of the Queens Park Community Council, it goes to show what can be achieved in three weeks to bring a national event to Swindon to be part of the UK celebrations marking the end of London 2012 Festival. I’m very proud to be associated with this project and working with such professionals both on and off the stage."
The day starts off from 12 noon at the big screen at Wharf Green where Swindon Samba will parade up Regents Street to Queens Park to herald the opening of the event. Radio 105.5 will be present and broadcasting live as part of the ethos of promoting community spirit for the park and Swindon itself.
At 2pm, the national theme song for the event, Viva La Vida by Coldplay will be playing for all to sing to.