Hinckley’s September music event hailed a success

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 2 October 2020

SOCIALLY-DISTANCED audiences were wowed every Saturday afternoon last month in September at the weekly performances that were held as a part of the ‘Music in the Mead’ event, which took place in Hinckley’s Argents Mead park.

Hinckley’s Argents Mead (Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

Council bosses at Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council have said that this year’s event has been ‘hailed a success’ , despite the pandemic being in the way of day-to-day life in some aspects.

The free ‘Music in the Mead’ event was organised by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to provide a sense of normality to residents and lift their spirits due to the uncertainty in the current climate due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the four weeks of entertainment, many performers had performed many different style.

Out of Gas covered songs from the sixties, the Impact Steel Band treated the town to a taste of the Caribbean, WMD played some ‘foot-tapping classics’, and Dean Thomas performed some Rat Pack classics.

‘Redesigned’ and COVID-safe

Event organisers had ‘redesigned’ the event to be COVID-compliant with event stewards on hand at the event to ensure social distancing was taking place and to check on the maximum group sizes.

Hand sanitising stations were placed around the Hinckley park and all attendees who visited had to follow a one-way in and out system, as well as filling out ‘test and trace’ forms.

Councillor’s statement 

Executive Member for Town Centres, Councillor Keith Nichols, said: “My thanks to the events team for all of their work in making these events happen this September and special thanks to everyone who came along and supported the events.

“It’s been a difficult year for everyone, and we hope the weekly live music events throughout September brought back a little much-needed normality.

“Let’s hope it’s not too long before we can all go back to doing the things we enjoyed before Covid.”

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