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Newark Castle grounds to welcome Brass Explosion this weekend




The grounds of Newark Castle will come alive to the sounds of brass band music on Sunday.

The Brass Explosion is the culmination of a series of brass band Sundays and is this year backed by a family fun day.

Town clerk Alan Mellor said: “The town council is delighted that it can bring back the Brass Explosion event following the lockdown that everyone has experienced over the last year.

The Newark Town Band performs in front of Families enoying the sun at Newark Castle Brass Explosion. (15740273)
The Newark Town Band performs in front of Families enoying the sun at Newark Castle Brass Explosion. (15740273)

“We have an exciting line-up brass bands which is the highlight of the Sunday Band Concert season in the castle grounds.

“In addition to the music this year there will be dancing displays between the band performances, entertainers for children and bouncy castles.

“There is something on offer for all ages so families are particularly welcome to come along.

“The event will be rounded off with a firework display around 10pm.

“I would remind people attending that the coronavirus hasn’t gone away and behave in a responsible way to ensure that any potential for the virus to spread is kept to an absolute minimum.”

The music begins with the Nottingham Concert Band from 3pm to 4pm, followed by Blidworth Welfare Band, 4.30pm to 5.30pm, Newark Town Band, 6pm to 7pm, Newstead Brass, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, and Thoresby Colliery Band, 9pm to 10pm.

There will be dance displays too.

The family fun, which includes bouncy castles and entertainment for children, begins at 2pm and ends at 5pm.

Entry is free. Take a chair. Food and refreshments will be available.

The fireworks finale will be around 10pm.

The town council is organising the event in conjunction with Newark’s Liz Hobbs Group, with the support of Newark and Sherwood District Council.



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