VIDEO: Policemen, Sister Act and the YMCA - flashmob marks the start of Bourne Free Festival

Bournemouth Echo: VIDEO: Policemen, Sister Act and the YMCA - flashmob marks the start of Bourne Free Festival VIDEO: Policemen, Sister Act and the YMCA - flashmob marks the start of Bourne Free Festival

THE Village People reduced Bournemouth Square to a standstill in a show of fabulous flamboyance this afternoon.

Passers-by milling through the town centre looked up in surprise at 5.30pm as the sound of sirens blared from the distance – before a vintage New York police car rolled into the pedestrianised zone.

Escorted by men holding placards above their heads adorned with the words ‘decades of campness’, the policemen inside emerged to the sound of anthem YMCA before being joined by the rest of their fancy dressed entourage.

A crowd quickly gathered as the group, including a native American, cowboy, construction worker and a man wearing leathers performed the iconic dance routine.

Halfway through the act the cast of Sister Act, which is showing at the Pavilion between July 22 and 26, sprung from hiding behind a wall to accompany the strutting troupe.

Once finished, the audience was asked over the loud speaker system to join in themselves and a path was made through the sea of people watching to allow children to join the ensemble in the middle.

The stunt, known as a flash mob, had been organised ahead of the town’s annual Bourne Free Festival, which is kicking off tonight.

One of the event’s organisers, Christopher Ashton-Hollis, said they were keen to do something particularly special for the festival’s tenth anniversary.

“It is very important to celebrate diversity,” he added. “We never know how busy it is going to be, but the atmosphere has been amazing and there must be 500 people or more watching.

“We even had a dog doing the dance and it’s great to see the children having fun too.”

Spectator Kiri Robb, 29, said he had heard a rumour earlier in the day that something might be happening and was sufficiently intrigued to come and take a look.

“It was amazing,” he added. “It looked so much fun and the atmosphere was great.”

Reuben Dold, who moved to Bournemouth from Germany three months ago, said: “It is things like this which make me love it here. It is so colourful, international and inclusive.”

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11:25pm Fri 11 Jul 14

podgie says...

I am sorry but all of Dorset police are YMCA
I am sorry but all of Dorset police are YMCA podgie
  • Score: -8

12:23am Sat 12 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

They were rubbish wern't they, awful.

The best free entertainment I've seen in The Square was 2 years ago by Zambezi Express. They cheered me up every day for 2 months. They were doing a nightly show on the pier but by day would be in The Square doing free performances and handing out flyers for their night show.

My GP rang me up and said 'Hey Beachy, you've not been in for your
valium and prozac, I said 'no need doc, Zambezi Express are in town and
I'm flying high as a kite just watching them'
When they left town my soul darkened and my mind returned to it's
natural dark, moody, miserable state.

I hope they return soon.



http://youtu.be/WAdt
VItbi5U
They were rubbish wern't they, awful. The best free entertainment I've seen in The Square was 2 years ago by Zambezi Express. They cheered me up every day for 2 months. They were doing a nightly show on the pier but by day would be in The Square doing free performances and handing out flyers for their night show. My GP rang me up and said 'Hey Beachy, you've not been in for your valium and prozac, I said 'no need doc, Zambezi Express are in town and I'm flying high as a kite just watching them' When they left town my soul darkened and my mind returned to it's natural dark, moody, miserable state. I hope they return soon. http://youtu.be/WAdt VItbi5U Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -17

7:53am Sat 12 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
They were rubbish wern't they, awful.

The best free entertainment I've seen in The Square was 2 years ago by Zambezi Express. They cheered me up every day for 2 months. They were doing a nightly show on the pier but by day would be in The Square doing free performances and handing out flyers for their night show.

My GP rang me up and said 'Hey Beachy, you've not been in for your
valium and prozac, I said 'no need doc, Zambezi Express are in town and
I'm flying high as a kite just watching them'
When they left town my soul darkened and my mind returned to it's
natural dark, moody, miserable state.

I hope they return soon.



http://youtu.be/WAdt

VItbi5U
Had you just come from the darkside of the Moon with an Old Thumper
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: They were rubbish wern't they, awful. The best free entertainment I've seen in The Square was 2 years ago by Zambezi Express. They cheered me up every day for 2 months. They were doing a nightly show on the pier but by day would be in The Square doing free performances and handing out flyers for their night show. My GP rang me up and said 'Hey Beachy, you've not been in for your valium and prozac, I said 'no need doc, Zambezi Express are in town and I'm flying high as a kite just watching them' When they left town my soul darkened and my mind returned to it's natural dark, moody, miserable state. I hope they return soon. http://youtu.be/WAdt VItbi5U[/p][/quote]Had you just come from the darkside of the Moon with an Old Thumper Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

9:37am Sat 12 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

take a bath pete
you will feel much better
also put your name forward for another warden controlled bedsit
you know you want to
my heart bleeds or you
you know it is
take a bath pete you will feel much better also put your name forward for another warden controlled bedsit you know you want to my heart bleeds or you you know it is nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

11:12am Sat 12 Jul 14

Controversial But True says...

podgie wrote:
I am sorry but all of Dorset police are YMCA
I bet you enjoyed the intimate search in the cell block though!!
[quote][p][bold]podgie[/bold] wrote: I am sorry but all of Dorset police are YMCA[/p][/quote]I bet you enjoyed the intimate search in the cell block though!! Controversial But True
  • Score: 6

1:11pm Sat 12 Jul 14

blackdog1 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
take a bath pete
you will feel much better
also put your name forward for another warden controlled bedsit
you know you want to
my heart bleeds or you
you know it is
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: take a bath pete you will feel much better also put your name forward for another warden controlled bedsit you know you want to my heart bleeds or you you know it is[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzz......... blackdog1
  • Score: 6

6:08pm Sat 12 Jul 14

grumpy om says...

how come bournemouth council killed off what was for many years a family orientated carnival by stopping the collection of money for charity yet they are now allowing this group of for want of better words not quiet the regular gender group flaunt themselves in public.it must be very confusing to children and people of an older generation to configure what the hell is going on with this world.
how come bournemouth council killed off what was for many years a family orientated carnival by stopping the collection of money for charity yet they are now allowing this group of for want of better words not quiet the regular gender group flaunt themselves in public.it must be very confusing to children and people of an older generation to configure what the hell is going on with this world. grumpy om
  • Score: -5

9:44am Sun 13 Jul 14

HateHypocrates says...

Dorset police are proven homophoves. Whilst two elderly gay men who are victims of the homophobic dorset police were at the opening ceremony on 12t july 2014, little did they know they would get home to be alerted by the editor of the Dorset Eye that someone had left a nasty comment about them on Dorset Eye Facebook. Researching the owner of the comment revealed it to be a homophobic dorset cop who is now in very serious trouble for his criminal act on facebook this weekend.

PRESS RELEASE

Dorset police officer commits very serious crime on Facebook at midnight 11th July 2014

The Dorset Eye magazine had asked a Gay man in Bournemouth to write a true story about his and his partner of 35 years last seven years of homophobic hate crimes against them which have not received any attention from the Dorset police due to their proven homophobia toward LGBT members of the bournemouth community. The leading public figure Mr. Peter Tatchell has been behind these men’s campaign for justice since 2010, and in 2012 Peter published the results from official statistics that prove Dorset police insitutional homophobia.

The story written for the Dorset Eye, pulished here late pm 10th July 2014

http://www.dorseteye
.com/east/articles/a
nother-cop-out-prove
n-ongoing-homophobia
-in-the-dorset-polic
e

The story has revelations about proven dorset police officer actually assisting two criminals that they were supposed to be investigating for death threats agains these two men. The evidence is conclusive and you can view it here

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=iJlCe4MG
LlI

At midnight 11th July 2011 a man left a comment on the Dorset Eye facebook page where Dorset Eye had published a link to their Dorset Eye website magazine and the article that Robert the Elderly Gay man had authored.

The man’s comment indicated that it had inside police information about Robert & his partner of 35 years Christopher and referred to things he knew about the men ! On researching the name of the man who left the comment, it was discovered that he is a serving Dorset police Sergeant.

By leaving his comment he has commited a serious crime of misfeasance/malfeasa
nce and gross misconduct in public officer. However; what he revealed in his publication indicates that at the very least Dorset police have an ongoing campaign in which they are feeding their lies to media enquiries about the mens story; called The stalking story of the century by a leading UK & European stalking campaigner.

We all know the police lie, and they are telling lies to anyone from the media who follows up previous press releases and contacts the Dorset police. The media are being fed pure lies about these elderly gay men, it is only words from Dorset police who cannot provide any evidence to back up what they tell the media because they have no evidence, and if they did disclose any non existent evidence then they would again be breaching data protection and other laws as this Dorset police officer did over the weekend. You can see the evidential proof to the criminal standard and beyond any reasonable doubt, here

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=m7h2Ppmc
mss

If interested your first point of contact is Gerry Coulter- Chairman of the Dorset Victim Support Organization chairmanatd.v.s.o@ao
l.com
Dorset police are proven homophoves. Whilst two elderly gay men who are victims of the homophobic dorset police were at the opening ceremony on 12t july 2014, little did they know they would get home to be alerted by the editor of the Dorset Eye that someone had left a nasty comment about them on Dorset Eye Facebook. Researching the owner of the comment revealed it to be a homophobic dorset cop who is now in very serious trouble for his criminal act on facebook this weekend. PRESS RELEASE Dorset police officer commits very serious crime on Facebook at midnight 11th July 2014 The Dorset Eye magazine had asked a Gay man in Bournemouth to write a true story about his and his partner of 35 years last seven years of homophobic hate crimes against them which have not received any attention from the Dorset police due to their proven homophobia toward LGBT members of the bournemouth community. The leading public figure Mr. Peter Tatchell has been behind these men’s campaign for justice since 2010, and in 2012 Peter published the results from official statistics that prove Dorset police insitutional homophobia. The story written for the Dorset Eye, pulished here late pm 10th July 2014 http://www.dorseteye .com/east/articles/a nother-cop-out-prove n-ongoing-homophobia -in-the-dorset-polic e The story has revelations about proven dorset police officer actually assisting two criminals that they were supposed to be investigating for death threats agains these two men. The evidence is conclusive and you can view it here https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=iJlCe4MG LlI At midnight 11th July 2011 a man left a comment on the Dorset Eye facebook page where Dorset Eye had published a link to their Dorset Eye website magazine and the article that Robert the Elderly Gay man had authored. The man’s comment indicated that it had inside police information about Robert & his partner of 35 years Christopher and referred to things he knew about the men ! On researching the name of the man who left the comment, it was discovered that he is a serving Dorset police Sergeant. By leaving his comment he has commited a serious crime of misfeasance/malfeasa nce and gross misconduct in public officer. However; what he revealed in his publication indicates that at the very least Dorset police have an ongoing campaign in which they are feeding their lies to media enquiries about the mens story; called The stalking story of the century by a leading UK & European stalking campaigner. We all know the police lie, and they are telling lies to anyone from the media who follows up previous press releases and contacts the Dorset police. The media are being fed pure lies about these elderly gay men, it is only words from Dorset police who cannot provide any evidence to back up what they tell the media because they have no evidence, and if they did disclose any non existent evidence then they would again be breaching data protection and other laws as this Dorset police officer did over the weekend. You can see the evidential proof to the criminal standard and beyond any reasonable doubt, here https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=m7h2Ppmc mss If interested your first point of contact is Gerry Coulter- Chairman of the Dorset Victim Support Organization chairmanatd.v.s.o@ao l.com HateHypocrates
  • Score: 1

9:46am Sun 13 Jul 14

HateHypocrates says...

See the elderly gay men's parrot Prince Moto Majyka dancing in front of the bandstand yesterday, here https://www.facebook
.com/PrinceMotoMajyk
a
See the elderly gay men's parrot Prince Moto Majyka dancing in front of the bandstand yesterday, here https://www.facebook .com/PrinceMotoMajyk a HateHypocrates
  • Score: 0

9:46am Sun 13 Jul 14

HateHypocrates says...

https://www.facebook
.com/PrinceMotoMajyk
a
https://www.facebook .com/PrinceMotoMajyk a HateHypocrates
  • Score: 0

5:37pm Sun 13 Jul 14

podgie says...

Controversial But True wrote:
podgie wrote:
I am sorry but all of Dorset police are YMCA
I bet you enjoyed the intimate search in the cell block though!!
They didn't catch me ,I escaped on my bike (with no saddle)
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]podgie[/bold] wrote: I am sorry but all of Dorset police are YMCA[/p][/quote]I bet you enjoyed the intimate search in the cell block though!![/p][/quote]They didn't catch me ,I escaped on my bike (with no saddle) podgie
  • Score: 0

8:51pm Sun 13 Jul 14

rozmister says...

grumpy om wrote:
how come bournemouth council killed off what was for many years a family orientated carnival by stopping the collection of money for charity yet they are now allowing this group of for want of better words not quiet the regular gender group flaunt themselves in public.it must be very confusing to children and people of an older generation to configure what the hell is going on with this world.
The only reason it would be confusing for children is if their parents were bigots who'd told them that certain choices are not ok. Children, on the whole, are very tolerant and accepting of all kinds of people probably more so than a lot of adults.

Whether you like it or not we live in a country where people are free to be lesbians, gay, bisexual or transgender. If it distresses you that much there are plenty of Muslim countries in the middle east you can move to where people of the 'not quite regular gender group' are persecuted for their feelings.
[quote][p][bold]grumpy om[/bold] wrote: how come bournemouth council killed off what was for many years a family orientated carnival by stopping the collection of money for charity yet they are now allowing this group of for want of better words not quiet the regular gender group flaunt themselves in public.it must be very confusing to children and people of an older generation to configure what the hell is going on with this world.[/p][/quote]The only reason it would be confusing for children is if their parents were bigots who'd told them that certain choices are not ok. Children, on the whole, are very tolerant and accepting of all kinds of people probably more so than a lot of adults. Whether you like it or not we live in a country where people are free to be lesbians, gay, bisexual or transgender. If it distresses you that much there are plenty of Muslim countries in the middle east you can move to where people of the 'not quite regular gender group' are persecuted for their feelings. rozmister
  • Score: 4

10:23am Sun 3 Aug 14

HateHypocrates says...

Yeh, perhaps the dorset police should f off to the middle east too, this is the latest update on the jackbooted homophobic dorset poolice
https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=UjjslMvG
7yo
Yeh, perhaps the dorset police should f off to the middle east too, this is the latest update on the jackbooted homophobic dorset poolice https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=UjjslMvG 7yo HateHypocrates
  • Score: 0

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