New Town Sounds – Basildon’s 70th

Venues around Basildon came alive to the sound of music in honour of the 70th anniversary, on Saturday 31st August 2019. An array of musicians, bands and performers took to multiple stages across various venues including the Towngate Theatre, St Martin’s Square, Eastgate Centre, Basildon Market and Basildon Library to name but a few.

Guests from our twin towns of Heiligenhaus and Meaux joined us for the celebrations. Mayor of Heiligenhaus, Michael Beck, with Thomas Rickal, Veronika, Ali and Hannes attended with deputy mayor of Meaux, Laurent Guillaume.

The German stall, run by Ali and Veronika, sold beer, cocktails, juice and waffles. Hannes sang and played guitar in the Market Place and on the stage in St Martin’s Square.



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