Gallery: Record crowds at Sudbury’s annual Party in the Park

RECORDS were set to be broken yesterday at the fifth Party in the Park at Sudbury.

Last year 3,000 people attended the event at the town’s Belle Vue Park and that was set to be well beaten as people from in and around the town took advantage of the free party, organised annually by the town council.

Starting at 11am and running through to 9pm it featured a host of attractions including local bands, musicians and singers.

“It’s been an absolutely wonderful day,” said town clerk Sue Brotherwood.

“There’s been so much going on. It’s hard work for us but the reward is seeing so many local people enjoying themselves.”


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It was opened by town mayor Jack Owen and the main highlights included the Suffolk School of Samba, who had the crowds swaying and clapping, and the belly dancing group of Shani Arabic Tribal Dance who caught the eye for many attending.

But there was so much more and included demonstrations by Kuk Sool Won, CYK Kung Fu, Shotokan Karate; and Zumba, BMX and line dancing displays.

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There was also a music drop-in session with Amp and Deck, penalty shoot out, circus workshop, Punch and Judy, bouncy castle, bungee run, gladiators challenge, face painting, a climbing wall, baby bouldering wall, and basketball and tennis coaching.

The evening’s entertainment featured Michael Hinch, Flaming Llamas, Michelle Rand and ska band The Union.

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