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ROUND UP: Surrey orchestra to perform at National Paralympic Day; Fire station opening doors to public

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The Up! Orchestra performed at the Royal Albert Hall last year.

Surrey orchestra to perform at National Paralympic Day         

A group of young Surrey musicians have been chosen to play at the National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival next month.

The Up! Orchestra, which is made up of children and young people with special needs or disabilities and is supported by Surrey County Council’s arts service, will perform at the event after being selected by Arts Council England.

The festival will see the group entertain the crowds a year after they performed at the Royal Albert Hall to help celebrate the 800thanniversary of Magna Carta’s sealing.

The event, which has been organised by the Mayor of London and the British Paralympic Association, takes place on Saturday 3 September at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and entry is free. More information can be found on the park’s website.

Fire station opening doors to public

Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show at an open day on Saturday.

Chertsey Fire station in Addlestone Moor will throw open its doors to the public from 12pm to 4pm.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crews will be on hand to tell people about their work and offer fire safety tips.

More information is available on the county council website.

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