Free afternoon of live music and arty activities

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If you go down to 
Spalding Market Place on Friday, you’re sure of a big surprise!

Riding on the success of the last two years, South Holland Centre’s Youth Takeover group have been beavering away behind the scenes to bring you the biggest ‘Music In the Market Place’ festival to date.

We gate-crashed their latest planning meeting to find out what will be happening in just three days’ time.

What is ‘Music in the Market Place’?

First and foremost it’s a jam-packed afternoon of great live music and arty activities for the whole community to enjoy, and it’s happening in Spalding Market Place right outside the South Holland Centre.

We’ve lined-up an impressive list of local musicians who will be performing on the trailer stage, including The Legacy, Hob & the Goblin, Alfie Jack, Josie Clifton, Tommy Loose, Meg McPartlin, Hand Drawn By Crayons and Gypsy Heart.

Admission is free, and as well as the music we’ve scheduled in some workshops, borrowed some good old-fashioned deck chairs, arranged a barbecue – we’ve even ordered great weather!

So what activities can people take part in?

There will be something going on all afternoon during the music or at changeover times.

Access to Music will be offering drop-in workshops where people can create their own music track or have a go at filming and media. There’s a chance to join in with some Urban Art by ImageSkool being brought to us by Transported or get snapped in Boston College’s fun photo booth. Last but not least is our very own ‘face in the hole band board’ which went down a storm last year. It’s going to be an amazing afternoon.

How has this event come about?

In 2012, South Holland Centre’s Youth Takeover were given the opportunity to create a big event thanks to support from Lincolnshire One Venues ‘Young People’s Programme’.

As we are passionate about creating opportunities for young musicians we thought “why not have our own mini music festival, right here in Spalding?” As a group we made all of the important decisions, like who to programme and how to promote the event, as well as getting involved in all of the red tape stuff too. Since then we have come back each year to make a better festival than the year before, and 2014 promises to be the best yet.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank supporters of this year’s event including SHDC councillors who made a contribution, Transported, Springfields Events & Conference Centre and The Spice Affair restaurant at The Red Lion.

Finally, tell us where and when we should be showing up.

That one’s easy. Come along to Spalding’s big festival ‘Music In The Market Place’ on Friday between noon and 5pm. You really wouldn’t want to miss out!