LNYDP SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Movie Magic at London’s New Year’s Day Parade to welcome 2017
Record numbers packed the streets of the West End today (January 1st) as the city celebrated London’s New Year’s Day Parade 2017, while Singin’ in the Rain.
An estimated crowd approaching 600,000 braved the elements and showed the World that London was open for business.
The turn of year tradition, now in its 31st year, showcased over 8500 performers from numerous nations at one of the World’s great street spectaculars.
Executive Director Bob Bone, who has masterminded the event for over 3 decades said the turnout was testament to the spirit of London and Londoners.“They came in record numbers and even when the heavens opened, the pavements were absolutely packed with people determined to welcome in the New Year in style, whatever the weather.
“Reaction from the street audience and global television viewership was fantastic.
“We showed the World how it’s done”.
Teesside Teacher and Soprano singer, Susan Robertson, stunned crowds with a stirring rendition of God Save the Queen and Rule Britannia, backed by 700 of America’s finest High School musicians to cap off the World’s largest street parade.
Susan said, “the American marching bands were superb; they demonstrated fantastic spirit and braved the rain and cold to perform admirably.
Fifteen London Boroughs submitted film based entries competing for a massive charity prize pot of over £50,000 benefiting good causes across the capital.
The Winners for LNYDP 2017 Competition are:
1st Place – Borough of Westminster – £10,000
2nd Place – Borough of Lambeth – £9000
3rd Place – Borough of Harrow – £8000
4rd Place – Borough of Sutton – £7000
5th Place – Borough of Hillingdon – £6000
6th Place – Borough of Barnet – £5000
7th Place – Borough Havering £4000
8th Place – Borough of Lewisham – £3000
9th Place – Borough of Bromley – £2000
10th Place – Borough of Croydon – £1000
For further information, please contact:
Communications Director – Dan Kirkby
Tel. +44 7810888402