A summer season of brass band concerts featuring some of the region’s best bands is planned for Selby Park this year to help the Abbey celebrate its 950th anniversary.

The programme of concerts has been funded by the Central Area Community Engagement Forum and is being delivered by Selby’s leisure providers, Inspiring healthy lifestyles.

As well as the band performances there will also be traditional and fun children’s entertainment including clowns and magicians. All the events will be free.

Pete Burt, Managing Director of Inspiring health lifestyles commented, “It’s a big year for the town and the Abbey and we want to help the community come together to celebrate this special event.  These events will be enjoyed by young and old alike in a delightful setting.”

The Summer Picnic Brass Sunday afternoon concerts in the Park will take place on Sunday May 26, Sunday June 23, Sunday 21 July and Sunday 25 August.

The Central CEF has provided £3,000 funding for the event. The chair of the Community Engagement Forum Cllr Ian Chilvers said, “We’re delighted to support these events and help the Park join the Abbey’s celebrations this year.”