Shoppers flock to The Forum’s first Busk Stop

On Saturday 12th July, shoppers at The Forum Shopping Centre in Sittingbourne were treated to a feast for the ears as local musicians entertained visitors to the centre as part of the Busk Stop launch.

Seasoned musician, Mark Mitchell, and his niece, Ellie Mitchell-Williams, age 14, serenaded passers-by with haunting renditions of ‘Someone like you’ by Adele and ‘Small Bump’ by Ed Sheeran, as well as more upbeat songs such as ‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton. The act was so successful that the crowds of watching shoppers requested an encore performance.

The Busk Stop has been positioned in the shopping centre as a permanent fixture to encourage local musicians to perform whilst raising money.

Rachel Jenman, Centre Manager of The Forum Shopping Centre, said:

“We were thrilled with the launch of the Busk Stop on Saturday. Our shoppers really enjoyed themselves and it was a delight to watch both Mark and Ellie perform. They were absolutely fantastic and Ellie’s voice is spectacular. I hope other musicians will take their lead and get in touch to book their place to perform at the Busk Stop.”

To book a time slot at the Busk Stop, local musicians are encouraged to contact Tilly Bull by emailing theforum@pmwcom.co.uk

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