Community will go on show at showcase event

THERE will be something for everybody at the Boston Community Showcase this weekend, from Zumba demonstrations to unusual musical stints.

The annual event, which is due to take over Central Park on Sunday, will see a whole host of musical performances and other demonstrations ranging from a traditional jazz orchestra to a more outlandish junk percussion group.

Around 100 community groups will host stalls at the one-day event, which will run from 10am-4pm, offering demonstrations on everything from medieval cooking to beekeeping.

Nathan Black, one of the organisers of the showcase, said: “We have been working hard throughout the year to provide a line-up for Sunday which will offer entertainment, variety, and something new.

“Animal and insect fans will love the worm charming, owls, dogs, bees and tarantulas, while music lovers will get to hear some great bands and make their own compositions using a giant drum.

“Children will get to enjoy rides and dance action, while food lovers can enjoy some healthy eating - or a hog roast and cake.

“There really will be something for everyone, whatever their age, and whatever their likes and dislikes.”

Along with the attractions there will also be food available and rides for children.

The Community Showcase is designed to give a platform to local groups and help them to inform people of what they do and let them engage with the local community.

It began in 2005 as a way to celebrate the work of local providers, community groups and not-for-profit organisations and it has grown each year since then.

l For more information about the community showcase or to get involved contact Mandy Exley on 01205 315931.