Lighting up Ferndown

Crowds filled Penny’s Walk on Saturday (28 November) for Ferndown’s big event of the year, the Christmas lights switch-on, organised by Ferndown Chamber of Commerce. Local performers Jenny Oag, Evelyn Walsh, Catherine Gray and the Studio One student choir were followed by the headline act, Gugge 2000. In their distinctive yellow-and-black costumes, the Gugge band…

Stars light up Castlepoint

Stars from the BIC Panto Snow White pushed the plunger to switch on the festive lights at Bournemouth’s Castlepoint Shopping Park. Crowds cheered as EastEnders Matt Lapinskas and Gillian Wright, and C5 Milkshake presenter Olivia Birchenough and Noel Brodie were joined by Castlepoint General Manager Peter Matthews to perform the ceremony. Santa and his real reindeer were there to thrill the children and the Centrepoint Elim Church choir sang favourite carols whilst festive characters walked amongst the crowd.