The Wurzels to star in Yate Shopping Centre anniversary weekend

August 01 2015

WEST Country favourites The Wurzels will lead Yate Shopping Centre’s 50th anniversary celebrations during a weekend of events to help bring its summer programme to a close.

WEST Country favourites The Wurzels will lead Yate Shopping Centre’s 50th anniversary celebrations during a weekend of events to help bring its summer programme to a close.
The band will be supported by a host of tribute acts performing music by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Michael Jackson, Buddy Holly and Robbie Williams.
Entertainment will start at 11am on both Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, with the tribute bands appearing on the opening day.
The Wurzels are set to be on stage at 2pm on the Sunday, following performances by community music and dance groups and the Avon Fire and Rescue Wind Band.
There will also be an anniversary cake to be cut and a new mural to be unveiled, while a beach party will feature inflatables, a bouncy castle, children’s favourite characters and a large slide.
Andrew Lowrey, the shopping centre manager, said: “This is without doubt the largest event we have ever put on in our 50 year history and will be something to remember.
“We are encouraging the traders to get involved and local schools will be unveiling the latest mural, created 50 years after the first one, which is now sited near the entrance to the Tesco Extra store.”
Mr Lowrey said activities running throughout the school summer holidays would lead to the celebration weekend, from the beach in the centre square to appearances by fireman Sam and Norman Price on August 4, an assault course on August 11 and a steel band on August 13. The final event is set to be a craft workshop on August 27.
Mr Lowrey said: “I am incredibly proud how my team organises these successful events year after year. They are an important part of our annual activities, free to customers and provide great entertainment to our community.”