Barwell’s ‘Brass on the Grass’ event scrapped due to royal mourning being observed

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 11 September 2022

EVENT ORGANISERS at Barwell Parish Council have scrapped the ‘Brass on the Grass’ event which was set to be held in Kirkby Road Park next Sunday (18 September).

File photo of a trumpet player (Image: Hans/Pixabay)

The event was called off due to Her Majesty The Queen’s recent passing, when she ‘died peacefully’ at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, on Thursday, 8 September.

On Friday (9 September), King Charles had declared that a period of royal mourning started to be observed – and it will last until seven days after The Queen’s funeral.

A statement issued by a Parish Council spokesperson simply reads: “Due to the sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, our Brass On The Grass event due to be held Sunday 18th September, has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.”

Many local events have faced cancellations due to royal mourning being observed.

Many local events scrapped

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council had to cancel Audiospirit’s ‘Music in the Mead’ performance on September 10. Local nostalgia and heritage group Hinckley District Past and Present also chose not to hold their market stall on the day as a result.

As well as this, the Hollycroft Park ‘Concert in the Park’ event, which would have seen the Wigston Brass Band perform today (11 September) had to be cancelled.

Over in Earl Shilton, the free Council-arranged ‘Picnic in the Park’ event, set for today, was cancelled. It was going to have a ‘Back to the 80’s’ theme with live 80s music.

And, one of the Heritage Open Day events is having to be rescheduled. This is the Hinckley 300 Commemorative Projections montage, which would have showcased historical images of workers and sites from Hinckley’s hosiery manufacturing past.

It would have taken place daily in Castle Street from Friday 9 September until Sunday 18 of September, however, it has been postponed until a further date respectively.

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