17th November 2018 1:45 pm
The first of the Vintage Sixties Event press releases are out there, now it’s time to find out how you can get involved.
Following the popularity of the sixties festival in 2017, the pier, working with Nigel Pearce as co-producer will reinstate the day and plan to both develop it into an annual event and a weekend festival over time for it to become a firm fixture in Cromer’s diverse entertainment calendar.
Local Cromer Soul Club vintage vinyl DJ’s Piers “Hitman Hawkins” and Trevor “Half Nelson” will spin the discs and open the event on Friday evening the 29th March in the Pavilion Theatre Bar with a ticketed authentic sixties music event, so it’s time to get planning your knock ‘em dead sixties outfit now.
Now for the main event on Saturday 30th March, leave the modern world behind and begin your day with travel to Cromer on an original London Routemaster double-decker bus complete with conductor and pickups from Holt and Sheringham. Throughout the day, embrace all things sixties on the pier and promenade, already confirmed, live music courtesy of Rock the Lobster, original sixties Pirate Radio Legends sharing stories and their experiences, vintage sixties stalls, dance displays, sixties memorabilia including an original full size Dalek and Cyberman from Doctor Who, the return of the rollback £1 a pint (while stocks last) and lots more exciting projects in the pipeline. The arrival of hundreds of scooters caused quite a stir in 2017 and we are hoping for their return alongside other classic vehicles from the era which is sure to create a real air of nostalgia. In the theatre on Saturday evening, a version of All or Nothing the mod musical experience which has been written especially for the event by producer Carol Harrison. The show celebrates the unique sound of this iconic era starring the brilliant multi-talented West End cast, an authentic mod-tastic evening of fun and live entertainment.
Iconic Hollywood and rock n roll heartthrob Elvis Presley dominated the era, so if you think you have what it takes, rumour has it a prize may be on offer for the best dressed Elvis.
If you are visiting from outside the area, spoil yourselves and make a weekend of it and stay at the grand and imposing Red Lion Hotel on the seafront. Stay in one of their luxury rooms on Friday and Saturday night and get Sunday night absolutely plus breakfast on all three days free of charge and a complimentary bottle of wine in your room on arrival to get in the mood.
Francis Guildea, pier General Manager said “We are very excited to see the return of this great event and hope to see it build into a real community celebration in the years to come. For 2019 we will be reaching out to the Chamber of Trade to see how other businesses in the town might like to be involved and we hope it will be a really fun atmosphere whether you are 5 or 95’.
Deb Lewis, the project manager said ‘ we are working hard to build the content of the day and look forward to releasing details as exciting ideas become confirmed’.
Nigel Pearce, the event co-producer explained that having this event back in place is a real plus for Cromer and North Norfolk in general, as the greatest decade in musical history now has a berth to grow into something that is based in the community and exciting. Working with The Cromer Pier Team is something that brings the scope and the decade to life for everybody.
Would you like to get involved? Whether a business, individual or group we would be delighted to hear from you and applications to take part should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage clothes for the photoshoot supplied by Wake Up Little Susie http://www.wakeuplittlesusie.co.uk/
Images Brad Damms Photography, thank you to model Yasmine Macklin-Page
Lambretta’s supplied by Trevor Bailey and Jason Matthews
Thank you to British Bulldog Rosie