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Get ready for Poole's spectacular Summer Breeze finale

Summer Breeze on the Quay Fireworks 2016Motown, disco and ragtime jazz will provide the sound track to Poole’s Summer Breezefinale as the last evening of fabulous free live music, entertainment and fireworks takes place on Thursday 25 August from 7pm on Poole Quay.

Sponsored by Breeze Volkswagen, the final week sees an evening of vintage soul, Motown and R & B from Craig Alexander and the Zephyrs, supported by Mr Kyps.  There’s 1920’s and 30’s hot blues, ragtime and jazz from the FB Pocket Orchestra, traditional sea shanties from the Wareham Whalers, plus funk soul and disco with The Goodfoot Band at the Custom House.

As part of Wave 105’s Summertime in the South, the free event takes place every Thursday evening in August, bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside before finishing with a firework finale at 10pm over the largest natural harbour in Europe. 

 John Corderoy, Managing Director of Breeze Volkswagen, said: “Poole Quay has been packed every week with so many people enjoying themselves and having a good time.  It’s a brilliant thing to be part of and we are really proud of our long association with Summer Breeze. This year has been the best ever and we are looking forward to a fantastic finale.” 

With dazzling fire shows, Covent Garden style street entertainers, bouncy castle and Jamie Jigsaw’s circus workshop there’s plenty to keep all the family entertained throughout the night.  During the event Poole Museum is open to the public until 9.30pm.  With free entry, find out about Poole’s rich history.  The event concludes with a firework finale over Poole Harbour at 10pm.

Graham Richardson, Poole Tourism Manager, said; “Summer Breeze is the jewel in the crown of Poole’s fabulous special events programme.  It makes the most of the town’s fantastic location and is a real draw for visitors.  The feedback we get is that people can’t believe such fantastic events are happening for free week in week out and we are exceptionally lucky to have the support of local businesses so we can deliver such a diverse and exciting mix of free events.  I’d like to say a massive thank you to Breeze Volkswagen and the many Poole Quay businesses for their continued backing.”        

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