More live entertainment confirmed for Love Loughton family fun day
More live entertainment has been confirmed for Saturday's Love Loughton family fun day at St Mary's Church, Loughton.
Classical soprano Joanna Forest and St Mary’s Houseband - with Martin Huff, Jonathan Huff and Matthew Lowrie - will be performing along with Rock Choir, Zumba and Pop Choir, Jeltz and football freestyler Al Johnson.
The event runs from noon until 4pm with the official opening of the Hope Centre at 1.30pm.
In addition to the live music and other on-stage entertainment, Love Loughton will feature a range of refreshments, sideshows and a bouncy castle as well as numerous community stalls run by local organisations.
They include Epping Forest Foodbank, the Rotary club (raising awareness of stroke), Epping Forest Neighbourhood Watch, Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society, Grow Community Garden, Epping Forest Field Studies Centre, St Michael’s Red Balloon Family, Gideons and Loughton Voluntary Care.
Building work on the Hope Centre - that replaces the Ignite Centre which was built in the 1970s and was no longer fit-for-purpose - started in July last year.
The new centre has cost £1.1m, most of which has been raised by members of the church.
The centre is attached to the main church building via a glazed link and offers a large hall, meeting room, catering facilities and counselling room.
The centre will offer a range of services to the local community, including Epping Forest Foodbank, Christian counselling, toddler groups and youth work, and activities for the elderly and isolated.
The Hope Centre is also available for lettings.