Strictly Come Dancing Star Dani Harmer to switch on Christmas Lights
Published: 21 Oct 2013 15:500 comments
Dani, 24, is best known for her children’s television role as ‘Tracy Beaker’, a part which she won at the age of 12.
She has also recently opened the Dani Harmer Academy for performing arts with her mum Jill at Licensed Victuallers school in Ascot for children aged six to 18 years, and the students will also be appearing at the lights switch on in their first live performance.
The students will be singing in Charles Square before the lights are switched on.
Dani said, “Having been born and raised in the area, I feel extremely proud to have been asked to switch on the lights this year. Also to have my new Academy performing is an added bonus. I think this year’s event is going to be pretty special.”
Jill Harmer, principal of the Dani Harmer Academy of Performing Arts, said, “We are delighted as a brand new Performing Arts Academy to be making our debut performance at this event. The majority of our students and staff are local to the area and are all excited and very much looking forward to performing, we feel very honoured to have been asked.”
Artemis Performing Arts Studio students will also be performing in Charles Square, and Glee Club UK will be singing in Princess Square.
For more information and the timings of these performances, see www.bracknell.com.
Princess Square Lights Switch On – 4.30pm
Charles Square Lights Switch On – 5.00pm
This will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display from national award winning Star Fireworks, which will feature a longer display with more fireworks and roof-top surprises than ever before to celebrate Star Fireworks winning the 2013 British Firework Championships ‘Champion of Champions’ competition. Winning this competition is the ultimate accolade for any fireworks company, with the Bracknell-based fireworks company beating the British Champions from the past six years to be crowned overall winners.
Andy Hubble, director of Star Fireworks, said, “As Bracknell is our home town we wanted to share our win with the people of Bracknell who have been loyally buying their fireworks from our Bullbrook Shopping Parade shop for over 40 years. We think the Christmas lights fireworks are the perfect way to do this and we have a very special show planned.”
Another way to celebrate Christmas in Bracknell town centre this year is to come down on Saturday November 23 when a giant snow globe will be in Princess Square as a fantastic family attraction for all ages. Climb inside the snow globe with family and friends and get a fabulous keepsake photo that you can download from a website after the event. The snow globe will also be returning to Princess Square on December 14 and 15.
There will be a small minimum donation required to enter the snow globe, and all money raised will be donated to charity.
The events are organised and funded by Bracknell Regeneration Partnership.
Rob Morris, general manager of Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, said, “Once again we will be kicking off the Christmas season with a weekend of memorable events in Bracknell town centre. The event this year has a very local feel as our chosen celebrity and our national award winning fireworks team both call Bracknell home. We are delighted to have Dani Harmer joining us to switch on the Christmas lights and are looking forward to the exciting new addition of the snow globe as part of the events this year. We hope that, as in previous years, people come along to the events, do some Christmas shopping with our retailers and support their local town centre.”