Just as we thought summer had arrived, surprise, surprise – so did the rain! But has it dampened our spirits – or our enthusiasm – for the weeks ahead? Not a bit of it!
Tennis week is upon us and that always signals the start of Eastbourne’s special summer.
The Gazette, too, will be reflecting how you enjoy yourselves with our “Summer of Love” campaign.
As we said last week, the days are getting longer, the sun is shining and the UK economy is showing its first signs of recovery.
We know what a strong sense of community we have in our town and we want to reflect that new mood of optimism.
And here’s your first chance to get involved.
This Friday, June 21, is the summer solstice – the longest day. We want to capture a day in the life of Eastbourne; a snapshot of how our community is living and enjoying life to the full.
Effectively, we want you to stop the clock and capture what you are doing.
At work, at play, with friends, with children, with your pets, or alone enjoying some freedom from life’s hustle and bustle.
Maybe it’s your wedding day, your anniversary, the day you propose to your partner, the day your baby is born, or your child celebrates his or her birthday. Or just an ordinary Friday.
Maybe you’ll be at work with colleagues. Maybe you’ll be at home with friends.Maybe at a barbecue (if the weather’s good enough) or enjoying the seafront.
Or sitting watching the tennis in Devonshire Park. Or alone on the Downs enjoying the peace and quiet,
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whoever you are with, send us your snapshots.
Email these to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to use as many as possible, either in print or on our website.
We want you to go video crazy, too!
Again, stop the clock on Friday, June 21, and send us your video clips.
Anything that grabs your attention. Anything that you feel reflects one summer’s day in the life of Eastbourne and its surrounding villages.
One clip per person, please, and no longer than ten seconds. Please give your name and send your clip to email@example.com.
Our aim is to produce a video compilation of some of your most interesting clips – reflecting Eastbourne and its people at one moment in time, on one summer’s day. And we will share the completed video with you. In brief, let’s Love Summer and have some fun!
In your Gazette today, we have already flagged up some fun activities with our “Summer of Love” logo. Turn to page 6 and page 10 for some great positive summer stories. So remember, a week today and we want your help.
Just give us one moment of your time to reflect your life on One Summer’s Day. And please, Mother Nature, let the weather be kind to us!