Plans are already well advanced for the 2021 Concert of Remembrance.

The concert is to be held in the surroundings of Our Lady of Ransom Church in Grange Road, on Sunday, 7th November at 2.30 p.m.

This year, as well as remembering the armed forces, tributes will also be paid to all those people on the front-line, who remained at their place of work during the pandemic so as to protect the health of the town and supply their needs.

In the presence of the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex and the Mayor of Eastbourne, the standards of the Armed Forces will be paraded. The concert will close with a short period of Remembrance and reflection of those lives sacrificed.  Different, however, will be that the central part of the concert will also focus upon an upbeat appreciation of our local ‘Heroes’

A spokesperson for the Eastbourne Silver Band, the organisation primarily responsible or presenting the afternoon, said “This new approach to Remembrance will allow all of us, the residents of Eastbourne, to show our respect, admiration and appreciation to those, from the various walks of life and in a range of professions, who continued to care for us medically, physically and mentally, during those long months of lockdown. It will be a physical expression of thanks to these, our ‘local’ heroes.”

This concert is completely free and so no ticket will be required. A voluntary collection will be taken at the conclusion of the afternoon to support some of our local charities, and light refreshments will be served in the church hall following the end of the programme.