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ATB is a Fundraising Success for CBF

Well over 1000 people enjoyed this year’s Around the Boundary festival, which took place near Reading on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. During the daytime, kids could try out tree climbing, face painting, Brazilian drumming, cricket coaching sessions and woodland walks. While music lovers of all ages danced well into the night witnessing some unforgettable performances from power pop stars the ECHO, and classic rock and funk from Flashheart. The event was an extremely successful fundraiser, with half the profits made going to the CBF.

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Tickets Selling Fast for Around the Boundary!

It’s just under a week until the family-friendly food & music festival Around the Boundary takes place in Reading, and organisers have reported that tickets are selling fast. Following his awesome set last year, DJ Yoda will be returning to spin some tunes, alongside The Echo, Flashheart, Ryan Harman, and The Small Strings. While kids’ activities include woodland walks, circus skills and face painting. ATB takes place on Gallowstree Common, Reading on Sunday 5th May and half the proceeds of the event will go to the Chris Bevington Foundation.

Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite.

Around the Boundary 2019

Around the Boundary 2019 announced

Now in its second year, popular family-friendly festival Around the Boundary has confirmed that half of its profits will be donated to the Chris Bevington Foundation. The festival is part organised by the CBF Trustee Jez Felwick, who also runs The Bowler street food enterprise. Along with awesome food, drink and live bands, ATB will offer woodland walks, circus skills and face painting for kids. It takes place on Gallowstree Common near Reading on Sunday 5th May 2019.

Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite.

Crispin's Place

Bar in new Spotify HQ dedicated to Chris

A bar called “Crispin’s Place” has opened at Spotify’s new global HQ in Stockholm dedicated to the company’s former employee Chris Bevington. Chris died in the Stockholm terror attack in 2017. He was working for Spotify at the time as a Director of Global Partnerships and Business Development, having been at the company since its early days in 2011. Following his death, Daniel Ek, Spotify’s CEO, had this to say about Chris: “He has had a great impact on not just the business but on everyone who had the privilege to know and work with him.”

6 Music celebrate Chris’s life with memory tape

Lauren Laverne celebrated Chris’s life on her BBC Radio 6 Music morning show today. Lauren interviewed CBF Trustee Sam Haddad about the music Chris and his friends used to enjoy together, from the Charlatans to Dr. Dre to Foals to LCD Soundsystem, and heard stories from his life. After the interview Lauren said she’d received a “huge response” from listeners.

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Band of Horses release single dedicated to Chris

Band of Horses, has released a limited edition single of their classic song “No One’s Gonna Love You” to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Chris Bevington’s death in the Stockholm terrorist attack. Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses played at Chris’s funeral in Stockholm in May 2017. He recently said: “I barely got through the songs without breaking down that day,” and that he hoped the release of the single would “serve to help a beautiful family commemorate the life of their loved one.”

Photo: The Band of Horses.

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Bench for Chris installed on Hove Seafront

Friends of Chris gathered in Hove, East Sussex today at a new bench put up in tribute to his life. It’s hoped the bench, which is located on the seafront, above his favourite beach in Hove, just west of Marrocco’s ice cream shop, will provide solace for his friends and family, many of whom live locally, and a happy place where people can reflect on Chris’s life. The inscription reads: “He loved the beach, the sea and sunsets. Forever missed by his family and friends.”