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Jubilee plans under discussion

PUBLISHED: 02:00 23 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:04 03 March 2010

IT MAY not yet be Christmas but in Martlesham the plans are already afoot for next year's village day.

Organisers of Music on the Green are putting on a huge bash to celebrate both the Queen's Jubilee and their very own silver jubilee – marking 25 years of Martlesham's village day.

IT MAY not yet be Christmas but in Martlesham the plans are already afoot for next year's village day.

Organisers of Music on the Green are putting on a huge bash to celebrate both the Queen's Jubilee and their very own silver jubilee – marking 25 years of Martlesham's village day.

Live music is being planned to run all day from 11am until 10.30pm with two huge stages to perform on.

The idea of the day is to promote home grown talent and Paul Firman, chairman of the village day working group is calling for all bands from the area to come forward and help them out.

Last year was a huge success with music ranging from brass, folk music, country and western and jazz, but this time round, Mr Firman said they are hoping for more.

He said: "We need more bands and we want to put the emphasis on youth to give local bands the chance to perform.

"We have 11 hours of non-stop music on two stages, but there will also be a huge marquee and all sorts of different stalls."

The marquee will be a welcome relief to those who turned up last year when it poured with rain for much of the day.

Non stop children's entertainment will also be provided in the pavilion with magic shows and other performances.

Although most of the day has already been planned, sponsorship is still needed for it to go ahead and Mr Firman is hoping that businesses in the area will come forward to help out.

Any money raised from the day will be split between St. Elizabeth's Hospice and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Music on the Green is planned for July 13 and anyone interested in auditioning their band to play on the day should call Kevin Moore on 01473 622724 or Dave Ward on 01473 623960.

Any businesses offering sponsorship for the day should call Paul Firman on 01473 622874.


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