Village festival set to be more musical than ever before

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Singers, buskers, bands and musicians are being asked to come forward and showcase their talents at Lavenham’s Christmas Festival.

This year’s event, which has been extended to three days for the first time, will have a Dickensian theme and organisers are keen to have plenty of musical performers.

“For the last couple of years, we have had carol singers, buskers, an organ player and a wonderful girl, with a voice like Adele, and the crowds who came to the festival really appreciated them,” said Sarah Rands, one of the event’s organisers.

“So this year, we really want to throw the show open to anyone who would like to entertain us. There is so much talent out there and so much of it is hidden. We want to give people the opportunity to come to show us what they can do.”

Auditions are due to be held and those who are successful will be given a time slot to perform at the festival, which will begin with the Lighting Up ceremony on December 6. More than 40 festive stalls will be set up over the weekend.

“Lavenham is a wonderful place to be in at Christmas time,” said Mrs Rands. “There are lots of events planned for the three days and it will be really festive and great fun.”

To get involved contact Mrs Rands on 07788 508520.