September 25, 2022


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Over 5,000 get pleasure from Strabane’s Summer season Jamm extravaganza

The Summer season Jamm Competition was again with a bang in Strabane on the weekend, as over 5,000 visited the city streets to benefit from the in depth programme of actions and leisure.

It was the primary time since 2019 that the competition had taken place because of the pandemic, and it proved to be a really welcome return as households and folks of all ages loved music, dance, leisure, and avenue meals, whereas additionally supporting native companies who had been participating within the competition by way of Strabane BID’s ‘Love Strabane’ initiative.

Mayor of Derry Metropolis and Strabane District Council, Councillor Sandra Duffy, stated it was a incredible time out for everybody.

“There was a very tangible and constructive buzz about Strabane on Saturday.

“You can simply really feel within the air that folks had been actually excited to be again out on the streets once more and having fun with sensible festivals like this one.

“It has at all times been a giant staple within the annual occasions calendar and it had been actually sorely missed whereas we had been navigating by way of the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it was a really welcome day to see it again in Strabane.

“It was actually particular to see 1000’s of individuals each youthful and older out and about with a smile on their face, having fun with the solar and the competition programme, and supporting native companies within the course of.

“An enormous properly completed to all the native performers who made the day so particular, together with Encore PAA, Class Act Theatre Group, The Arts Academy, Strabane Brass Band, The Music to Your Ears Group and all the opposite nice musicians.

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“It was an excellent time out and I hope that everybody loved it as a lot as I did!”

Council’s Head of Tradition, Aeidin McCarter, added: “The return of the Summer season Jamm Competition to Strabane was a incredible success.

“As a result of pandemic we weren’t in a position to host this occasion in 2020 or 2021 so we wished to be sure that the primary competition again was particular and spectacular, and I believe we managed to attain that.

“We noticed large crowds of over 5,000 within the city centre and there was a variety of leisure and actions for all ages to get pleasure from.

“We additionally labored alongside our colleagues in Strabane BID to incorporate and have fun our native companies as a part of the festivities.

“A giant thanks to everybody who helped organise this occasion and to all those that turned out to help.

“The environment was superb!”

Kieran Kennedy, Chair of Strabane BID, stated: “It was incredible to see 1000’s of individuals in Strabane supporting our native companies and our Love Strabane initiative.

“As our companies proceed their interval of restoration following the pandemic, it’s vitally necessary that they obtain help and with the ability to showcase themselves on a platform like Summer season Jamm was an excellent alternative for all and can hopefully open up a brand new buyer base for them.”

Over 5,000 get pleasure from Strabane’s Summer season Jamm extravaganza was final modified: June twenty third, 2022 by cassoscoop