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Lowestoft Set to Welcome New Festival

A new festival for Lowestoft has now been confirmed thanks to the partnership of Lowestoft Vision, Lowestoft Rising, Lowestoft Lions and Lowestoft's Rotary Clubs.

The event has been designed to provide a range of fun activities for the community to enjoy, attract visitors to the town and raise money for local charitable causes.

The festival will take place from the 16th - 19th July 2015 with the first two days allocated for schools sports activity on the beach and workplace challenges. This follows the success of last year's Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay.

 

A new festival for Lowestoft has now been confirmed thanks to the partnership of Lowestoft Vision, Lowestoft Rising, Lowestoft Lions and Lowestoft's Rotary Clubs.

The event has been designed to provide a range of fun activities for the community to enjoy, attract visitors to the town and raise money for local charitable causes.

The festival will take place from the 16th - 19th July 2015 with the first two days allocated for schools sports activity on the beach and workplace challenges. This follows the success of last year's Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay.

Phil Aves, Lowestoft Rising Change Manager said "Lowestoft Rising, the public and voluntary partnership for Lowestoft, is thrilled that so many local groups and organisations have come together to help deliver a Summer Festival. The 3 Rotary Clubs and Lions supported by both Lowestoft Vision and Lowestoft Rising have now had discussions with a number of other local organisations who have joined to make sure this 4 day event will be a real spectacle for the Town".

"We know from last year's Queen's Baton Relay how much the schools enjoyed being able to do sports on the beach in a celebration of Lowestoft. The schools see this as really important and were keen we did this again. The summer festival has allowed us to do this as part of a wider and bigger event. I am sure many school children will want to get involved in the many activities planned over the whole 4 days."

The main events take place over the weekend, hosted by the town's Lions and Rotary Clubs Events will take place along the seafront and into the town centre. The principle idea is to link activity on both sides of the bridge encouraging those attending to sample a range of activity in the programme which will
include sandcastle competitions, parades and plan to create the largest seafront picnic.

In a joint statement the Lowestoft Lions and Rotary clubs Said "As the towns service organisations we are working together to bring an event for all of Lowestoft to be proud of and bring fun to all".

"Bringing on board Lowestoft Rising and Lowestoft Vision, we have created an event for all of Lowestoft to support and get behind that will raise funds for local charities".

One of the star attractions of the weekend will be the Lowestoft Street Velodrome which will take place in the town centre. The UK series of Street Velodrome was launched this week at the London Bike show with Lowestoft being confirmed as one of only 7 venues to host the series, and the only venue in the East, which is televised on Channel 4.

The velodrome was secured thanks to a partnership with Suffolk County Council who are spearheading a campaign to make Suffolk the most active county along with Lowestoft Vision and Lowestoft Rising.

Street Velodrome consists of a track being laid in the town centre which will measure around 30 metres in length with banked turns at each end. Participants race in a thrilling head to head pursuit race.

On the Saturday the track will be open to the community, schools and businesses to each try their turn at setting the fastest time around the track competing against friends.

On Sunday racing will be open to amateurs and local club riders with event organisers hoping to attract competitors from around the region. Competitors will race to be crowned local race champion and to qualify for the pro race which follows.

The pro race series will take part from early afternoon and will include a range of names from the world of cycling with Channel 4 filming all the action which will in turn be sent to 180 countries worldwide.

Darren Newman Lowestoft Vision BID Manager said "Securing Street Velodrome UK for the Lowestoft Festival is fantastic and a great way to showcase the town".

"Visitors and the local community will be able to take part and watch professional riders compete in the town whilst enjoying the wide range of services that we have onoffer".

"Lowestoft Vision is proud to work alongside Lowestoft Rising, the Lions club and Rotary clubs to host an event for the town".

Over the coming weeks and months more information will be released on the other events which will form the programme of the Lowestoft Festival.

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