THE KIMBERLEY JAM MULTI VENUE FESTIVAL
The Kimberley Jam on Saturday 18th June 2016 will bring live music, entertainment and fun back to our #Nottinghamshire town for a third successive year, providing a major event for the local community and attracting music acts and fans from across the county and beyond. ALL FOR FREE!
Building on the phenomenal success of the previous two events, organisers are committed to make the Jam even bigger and better than before. The 2015 Jam saw hundreds of revelers in the streets and pubs of #Kimberley and the event will once again be raising much needed cash for local charity, the Ryan Lee Trust event.
“The original seeds were sewn with the demise of the Kimberley Pram Race…..we kind of needed something to take its place and bring a little life back to our town” recalls founder and Kimberley Jam organiser, Graham Cooke,” I spoke about the idea with Ian ‘Jock’ Campbell literally a few days before he sadly passed away and he was instrumental in its conception.” Jock was a well-known and respected figure in the community who was central to events such as the much missed Pram Race.
2015 saw the Kimberley Jam make huge strides towards achieving Jock’s vision and included, for the first time, the Ian Campbell Stage on the Square. Once again the 2016 Kimberley Jam is being backed by Broxtowe Borough Council and Kimberley Town Council and has the strong support of many businesses, retailers and publicans in the town.
Lead organiser and local musician Bainy said he had been amazed by the success of the event to date, “last year was truly phenomenal and I’ve never seen so many people on the streets of #Kimberley. The town was buzzing and good humoured throughout with people packing the pubs and beer gardens to enjoy the excellent music.”
Kimberley Jam 2016 will bring music to the whole town including 5 public houses – The Nelson & Railway, The Gate, Lord Clyde, The Stag and The White Lion (Swingate) as well as the Ian Campbell Stage on Toll Bar Square ALL FOR FREE. Alongside the main venues, the streets will be full of music throughout the day, with busking happening around the town, notably in Sainsbury’s foyer, providing entertainment to local shoppers, filling the charity tins and promoting what is in store for the day for local people.
Entertainment will commence on the Toll Bar Square at 12 noon with music from the “Ian Campbell Stage” alongside children’s entertainment and food stalls until 5pm. The festival will get into full flow early afternoon when the indoor venues kick off, each promising to have its own vibe which will cater for the music tastes of all, both young and old, into the night:
• The Lord Clyde – full live rock/pop/indie bands including a planned “Bowie jam” from 2-4pm
• The Stag – providing a focus on folk from Ilkeston folk club
• The Gate – two stages provided by Roots Acoustic Evening & The Bagthorpe cow shed collective
• The White Lion – a variety of acoustic based acts for the people in Swingate
• The Nelson & Railway – music, fun, folk, beat-boxing and a little anarchic humour!
Plus more venues to come
The organizers would like to see revelers follow the Kimberley Jam trail and visit as many of the venues as possible, enjoying both the music and the local hospitality.
Local charity, The Ryan Lee Trust, was founded in December 2010 and provides support to children and teenagers diagnosed with brain tumours and other cancers, whilst also meeting the needs of their families.
Founded by Deb Lee, following the tragic loss of her son Ryan to an inoperable brain tumour, the charity’s main aim is to raise funds to provide specialist equipment not available from the NHS, Social Services and other relevant authorities to enable young people to be cared for by their loved ones.
The Charity runs a free family drop in centre in the heart of Kimberley which includes a sensory area, toys and games room, changing facilities, refreshments and fantastic support from Trust volunteers.
Similar to previous years, Kimberley Jam badges and wristbands will be available at all venues with money raised donated to the Ryan Lee Trust
Although as much money will be raised as possible on the day, organisers have set up a Just Giving page to start fundraising now
For further information, please visit the website www.ryanleetrust.org