From a Southbourne resident

As a Southbourne resident, I was delighted to be involved as a sponsor to the Shake and Stir event through one of my companies.

I have seen it grow into a hugely popular local event that brings out all of the family, from the youngest to the oldest generation. Drawing crowds from further afield, the festival is also important for the local businesses who in turn work very hard in ensuring everyone has a great day.

Gordon Fong

A letter to the editor of The Echo

Dear Editor,

I wish to express publicly a very big thank you to the managing team and all volunteers who organised the recent Shake & Stir vintage musical festival in Southbourne. What an amazing show for the local community to enjoy and be involved with. Run by volunteers on a non- profit basis to provide exposure for Southbourne business and community. It has grown into an exceptional show case for local bands, business and services.

The chair and all who contributed to this 3 day festival must be congratulated. Whether it was the music and dancing in the closed high street or the same in Fisherman’s Walk it represented a superb programme. The use of Fisherman’s Walk as it was intended illustrates how this outstanding glade with its bandstand provides the perfect setting for such a festival.

Well done Southbourne, you rock!

Brian Speight

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