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Bowburn brass band celebration

Funded on Spacehive 17 June 2015

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Bowburn brass band celebration

Bowburn brass band celebration

Bowburn Banner Group By Bowburn Banner Group

Kippax Band will march Bowburn’s banners through village and into Durham on Gala Day – whole community invited to join in. Pittington Brass and DENNIS will engage audience in Eve of Gala Concert.

Bowburn Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 17 Jun 2015!

Top-rated Kippax Band is coming up from Leeds on Durham Miners’ Gala Day, Saturday 11th July 2015. They will play Gresford, the miners’ hymn, while wreath is laid at the mining memorial at Bowburn Community Centre (DH6 5AT) and then again, specially to commemorate Nurse Edith Cavell, whose execution was 100 years ago this September, in Cavell Drive, Bowburn. Then it will march through the village with three banners and all who wish to join in. The night before, Friday 10th July, a live music concert will be held in the Community Centre with two bands from Durham – a brass band, Pittington Brass, and a folk-rock-brass ensemble, DENNIS – both of which are steeped in the traditions of Durham mining communities. The concert will include opportunities for the audience to participate, as well as to enjoy the music. Both days will aim to include whole families and all

What we'll deliver:

  • Hold Community Eve of Gala Concert
  • Involve as many members of the community as possible
  • Parade three banners on Durham Miners’s Gala Day, with Brass Band

Why it's a great idea:

The mining heritage of Durham miners must be celebrated by all generations. Displaying and parading banners and holding events that include brass band music is a great way of doing this, especially if people of all ages can take part and enjoy.

Steps to get it done:

  • Brass Band and Banner parade on Saturday 11th July
  • Concert on Friday 10th July

Bowburn’s banners will remain on permanent display at Bowburn Community Centre. These include the conserved original 1920 Durham Miners’ Lodge banner that uniquely portrays Nurse Edith Cavell, who died on 12th October 1915.
All events will be publicised and then reported in the village newsletter, Bowburn Interchange.

Location Bowburn

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How will the money be spent?Total £690

DENNIS - £300 (44%)
Pittington Brass - £250 (36%)
Premises hire - £101 (15%)
Publicity, printing etc - £10 (1%)
Other - £29 (4%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Pittington Brass
Premises hire
Publicity, printing etc
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £690

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