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Armed Forces Day Celebrates WW1 Centenary

Friday 22 June

 

In celebration of 100 years since the end of World War 1 Ashfield District Council has a jam-packed feast of entertainment planned for all the family. The Armed Forces event will bring Portland Square, Sutton-in-Ashfield to life on Saturday 30th June to kick off Ashfield’s centenary celebrations.

The event will start at 10am with a Centenary Celebration Service and the raising of a flag for Armed Forces Day.

The stage is then set from 10.30am to celebrate music through the decades with the Vintage Classics and Du Tone performing classics songs for everyone to sing and dance a long to. The stage will also feature local performers including Laura (Violinist), Active Ashfield Factor stars, Josh Turner, Julie Shacklock School of Dance and Mapplewells and Croft Primary Schools.

The event includes lots of free activities, including a climbing wall, walkabout acts, information stands and market stalls. The event will close with a WW1 Sing Along and Poppy Shower at 3.45pm.

Councillor Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council says “This is a great opportunity for families to get involved in the WW1 centenary celebrations and show their respect for our Armed Forces, both past and present. There’s going to be lots of free activities for families to enjoy and I encourage everyone to get down to Portland Square and enjoy the fun!”

For more information contact events@ashfield.gov.uk  or Carol Hallam, Events and Place Officer at Ashfield District Council on 01623 457410