X-Factor winner Matt Cardle to sing at Burnham town centre
X-Factor winner Matt Cardle is set to perform in Burnham town
centre, to include live music acts, a fun fair and entertainment
to coincide with a late night shopping evening, on Saturday 12th
event, called the Christmas Spectacular, is being organsied by
Burnham Events Social Team, a community group which is also organising
the town's festive skating rink.
event will run from 12 noon until 8pm and will see the closure
of the whole High Street for a family fun fair, with the addition
of a live music stage that will include an evening performance
by a previous X-Factor winner.
Burnham Events Social Team, pictured below, had sought
£4,000 of grant funding from the Town Council to hold the
event - but councillors at their meeting on Wednesday evening
voted to award £3,000 to match the funding the group has
already raised for the festive event.
are putting in place a live stage which will showcase some great
local talent and groups," said BEST's Craig Peters. "With
late night shopping included in the days activities, we
wanted it to live up to the event title. We want to make it 'spectacular'
and have secured a former X-Factor winner to perform who will
be a great draw."
explained that the grant funding would be used for "the stage,
lighting, the act, and entertainment through the day," and
added that 40% of Burnham's traders have agreed to stay open late
until 8pm on the evening.
group says it is working with Burnham Chamber of Trade and the
Town Council to organise the event.
Top, the event will be held in the High Street and, above, the
organisers Peter Burridge-Clayton, Kathy Jones, Jane Jenkins and