ENTERTAINMENT: Saxuality and more on Poole Quay’s Big Swing event!

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Get ready for big band jazz and swing as Summer Breeze comes to Poole Quay on Thursday 18 August from 7pm.

Sponsored by Breeze Volkswagen, this week’s line up features swing, Latin, funk and rock from 20:1 Big Band, female saxophone duo Saxuality, plus acoustic guitar and vocals from the Jon Cotton Band at the Custom House.  There’s also the chance to go nutty with legendary 9 piece Ska band Rat Race courtesy of Mr Kyps.

As part of Wave 105’s Summertime in the South, the free event takes place every Thursday evening in August, bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside before finishing with a firework finale at 10pm over the largest natural harbour in Europe. 

John Corderoy, Managing Director of Breeze Volkswagen, said: “Summer Breeze is a fabulous event that is an essential part of the summer calendar for residents and visitors to Poole and we are really proud to support it.  It’s a great location particularly for big band sounds and has a fabulous family atmosphere with something for everyone.  There’s no better way to unwind on a glorious summer evening!”

Prepare for the evening to go with a bang as Poole Field Gun display team will be demonstrating the splitting down and firing of their field gun.  As the skies begin to darken, fire performers and daring comedy balancing acts will keep the crowds entertained.  There’s also plenty for children to do with children’s rides, a bouncy castle and pavement art or they can learn new skills with Jamie Jigsaw’s circus workshop.

During the event Poole Museum is open to the public until 9.30pm.  With free entry, find out about Poole’s rich history.  The event concludes with a firework finale over Poole Harbour at 10pm.

Graham Richardson, Poole Tourism Manager, said:

Summer Breeze is the centrepiece of our packed Wave 105 Summertime in the South which will see over 60 special events in Poole this summer as part of a fantastic partnership that puts on some of the best weekly free summer events from April to September.  Each week sees a new line up of musicians and entertainers and thousands of people come down to have a great night out with the family.  So don’t miss out, make the most of summer in Poole.

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