Party in the park appeals to all tastes in Long Sutton

Linda Saint, Lewis and Emma Woodhouse, Trevor Goldsmith, Lexi and Maxine Woodhouse with Liam Sheldrick at Music in the Park, Winfrey Park, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Linda Saint, Lewis and Emma Woodhouse, Trevor Goldsmith, Lexi and Maxine Woodhouse with Liam Sheldrick at Music in the Park, Winfrey Park, Long Sutton. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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A 12-hour pop and rock marathon lit up Long Sutton’s Winfrey Park on Sunday, leaving organisers overjoyed by its success.

p to 1,500 people danced and weaved to guitarists, singers, tribute bands and hardcore rock at the annual Music in the Park event organised by EELS (Events and Entertainment in Long Sutton).

Redemption entertain the crowds at Music in the Park in Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Redemption entertain the crowds at Music in the Park in Long Sutton. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Alongside Wisbech singer-songwriter Tommy Loose, Motown and Northern Soul specialists Motor City Vipers, Peterborough-based soul diva Della and vintage jazz singer Sarah-Jane from Cranwell, visitors could take part in a samba drumming workshop led by Drumcabin of King’s Lynn.

EELS chairman Jack Tyrrell said: “It was very successful and even though we had rain, there was a really good community atmosphere in what I think is a brilliant town.

“The whole point of Music in the Park is to bring the community together and most of the stallholders there were people who live and work in Long Sutton.

“One of the best parts of the day was when a girl called Lauren Quenby who works at Silverwood Tea Rooms offered to sing for us at short notice when one of the bands on our programme couldn’t make it.

The whole point of Music in the Park is to bring the community together in what I think is a brilliant town

EELS chairman Jack Tyrrell

“She was brilliant and two bands have invited Lauren to sing with them which very good for her after she stepped in to help us out.”

Long Sutton singer Lauren Quenby performs in public for the very first time in front of her hometown audience.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Long Sutton singer Lauren Quenby performs in public for the very first time in front of her hometown audience. Photo by Tim Wilson.

EELS (Events and Entertainement in Long Sutton) team are treasurer Mick Merrison, events coordinator Ivan Thompson, secretary Tania Thompson, chairman Jack Tyrrell, vice chairman Barry Meade and security officer Jim Peach.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

EELS (Events and Entertainement in Long Sutton) team are treasurer Mick Merrison, events coordinator Ivan Thompson, secretary Tania Thompson, chairman Jack Tyrrell, vice chairman Barry Meade and security officer Jim Peach. Photo by Tim Wilson.