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Our Big Gig hits the right note

Swindon Advertiser: People of all ages united in Eastcott as part of the national music celebration, Our Big Gig,  organised by Eastcott Community Organisation People of all ages united in Eastcott as part of the national music celebration, Our Big Gig, organised by Eastcott Community Organisation

PEOPLE of all ages united in Eastcott as part of the national music celebration, Our Big Gig.

Organised by Eastcott Community Organisation, in association with arts organisation Superact, the event held at Savernake Street Social Hall was one of more than 180 events taking place across England and Scotland, bringing communities together to celebrate local music.

With people from across the area in attendance, the event included a bagpipe player, Beat Camp, the U3A ukulele group, King William Street Primary Glee Club, band Waveforms, The Grumpy Old Man and local folk group Splat the Rat.

Anna Smart, one of the organisers, said: “We were very excited to be part of Our Big Gig, which gave people the chance to enjoy a variety of live performances and have a go at making music.”

Katharine Lane, director at Superact, said: “It’s been another fantastic weekend for Our Big Gig with thousands upon thousands of people turning out, from St Ives to Shetland, to support local music in their area. As an Inspired by 2012 project, it was great to see the Olympic spirit on display as volunteers and community organisations teamed up to make these brilliant gigs happen”

Our Big Gig is an Inspired by 2012 legacy project funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

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