16th May 2016
The Isle of Wight Community Rail Partnership with secured funding from South West Trains have organised a series of live musical performances this summer for passengers using Island Line trains starting with Brading Station this Saturday, the 21st May, where the Bunker Girls, Jukebox Jaz, the Red Sqwrl Four and Brian White will be performing all day.
Backing up the musical treat, there will also be performances from young people from Dance Vibez who performed last week at Waterloo for Community Rail in the City as well as a ‘surprise princess meet and greet’.
Music at Stations started last year with Lymington Brockenhurst Community Rail Partnership (CRP) securing a grant from the successful Local Sustainable Transport Funding (LSTF) to put on live music at Brockenhurst Station which the partnership are doing again this year. Not wanting the Isle of Wight to be left out, Bobby Lock, Rail Development Officer for both partnerships secured match funding to do the same on the Island. This also includes an event at Pier Head on the 12th of June which is as part of Station to Station, a National rail event marking the Queens Official 90th birthday.
Bobby Lock said, “Music at Stations is a brilliant way of engaging with the community and it’s impossible not to get caught up with the energy and enthusiasm everyone brings to the day. I have already seen most of the bands and dancers perform at Waterloo last week and it’s hard not to be proud of our Islands talent.”