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Summer on the Mag returns for a fourth year of fun.

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A church in Gorleston is gearing up to host its annual summer festival for the fourth time.

Summer on the Mag, hosted by St Mary Magdalene Church in Gorleston, will take place on Magdalen Square in the town from 1pm-5pm on Saturday 8th June.

This year the free event will include inflatables, street performers, a fun dog show, Punch and Judy shows, face painting, refreshments, rides and stalls. In addition, local arts organisation, Freshly Greated will be hosting a live stage, showcasing local performers and providing entertainment all afternoon.

Revd Matthew Price, Vicar of St Mary Magdalene Church, says, “at the heart of our mission as a church, is to be a presence for good in our community. Summer on the Mag is a key part of us living out that mission. We want provide a fun, low cost, afternoon for the entire community, so that we can come together, celebrating all that is good. We have sought to draw together local businesses, community groups and charities to make the afternoon the best it can be!”

The afternoon will be officially opened by The Rt Revd Ian Bishop, Bishop of Thetford, at 1pm. Headline performers, Kuiper, will take to the stage at 2pm, and the dog show will begin at 2.30pm, with categories including waggiest tail, best trick, and junior handler. Anyone wanting to enter their dog in the show should simply turn up at the dog arena at 2.30pm. Throughout the afternoon street performers, including “Bugs”, two lime green, four-legged, horned bugs, will stalk about the crowd, chirruping in a secret language and investigating the human race. Entry is free.

Revd Price continued, “it has been exciting to see Summer on the Mag grow as an event over the last few years and we are looking forward to another brilliant afternoon. We are grateful to Great Yarmouth Borough Council for their permission to use Magdalen Square, Norfolk Community Foundation who have supported this event with a grant from their Love Norfolk Fund, and Magdalen Way Methodist for their continued support.

For further information contact: Revd Matthew Price.