The Southbourne Revival, vintage music event – 27, 28 July 2019

Southbourne Revival is an event, organised by members of the community for the community. Earlier it was announced that the popular Shake and Stir event would be postponed until 2020 but the community response in wanting something to happen was huge.

Local stalwart Tony Hughes (shadowed by wingman Gordon Fong) took on the massive challenge of organising a two day event of music acts, food and drink traders, and small stall holders at such short notice. Who knew it would be so tough… Well, a few people 🙂

Preparations are virtually done. One council meeting to go for the final tick and then we will be rocking and rolling in Fisherman’s Walk.

When we say it is a community event put on by the community, we want to thank the local high street traders for their support via the Southbourne on Sea Business Association, levy payers and Coastal BID. Donations from the community came in thick and fast.

We also want to highlight that members of the community have come forward to make bunting for the event, and it was a really nice Saturday where people came to sew, to cut and support each other. Businesses such as Leges offered their office space for free, Tasty Bake brought sausage rolls, Hungry Husky provided cups and an urn, and the Coop provided tea, coffee and biscuits.

The “sew-bo” event, making bunting.

Southbourne is totally amazing.

Facebook page: Southbourne Revival