Rule Britannia flash mob and show for 600 in Midsomer Norton
The Town Council of Midsomer Norton provided a huge marquee which housed around 600 people for local churches and surrounding community to host the Big Lunch.
Matt Coomes and Clare Green told us how it went: "We put together a program of entertainment for the afternoon, including a magic show, breakdancers, Golden Oldies Coronation Memories, Sing-a-long, Puppet Show and much more. We also hired bouncy castles, had craft stalls and face painters, plus a Silver Band to welcome us on arrival. Although it rained, it didn't dampen our spirits and a great time was had by all.
We gave out the Jubilee edition of the New Testament to those guests we didn't recognise from local churches. It was certainly a community event, which is what it was all about and our church community outreach worker and we couldn't of wished for a better outcome. We've been involved in a fantastic community event here in Midsomer Norton (no, not where Midsomer Murders is filmed!!). The Town Council paid for a huge Marquee to be erected at the local football ground and invited community groups to get involved in organising events for the day. On Sunday we managed to stage the "Big Jubilee Service" in the morning followed by the "Big Jubilee Lunch" as free events ope
n to the entire town. The programme included the Jubilee grace followed by picnic lunch, puppets, a magician, bouncy castles, a fly wall, coronation memory interviews, a sing-a-long, break dancers, live broadcast on local radio, crafts, face painting and our very own "Rule Britannia" flash mob. We managed to distribute 150 New Testaments to families attending the afternoon and continued to build our good relationship with the Town Council and the community."