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Jump on board Settle’s new promotional video
Settle folk are hoping to put the town on the map with their own version of the Harlem Shake.
The idea is the brainchild of Mark Dale, from Settle Festival, who plans to film locals at several iconic locations on Sunday and upload the finished video on the internet.
His aims are to promote the town and raise money for the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation while at the same time providing some community fun.
Settle Primary School children have already pledged their support.
Mark said: “Two of the biggest internet sensations of last year have been the song/video, Gangnam Style and the Harlem Shake, mainly because of You Tube videos. Both have been replicated and spawned tons of similar videos and the publicity and press created by these has been huge. So, we’re going to do a Settle one.
“Anyone can just turn up on the day, with or without props and fancy dress and join in. Encourage your family to come along too – even if they don’t want to take part they can video it and then email us the footage to create a mash up. All locations will be in walking distance, so you don’t need to drive. Just come along and have fun. All ages welcome.”
Suggested locations include Booths/Millennium Gardens, Victoria Hall, Settle Railway Station, The Naked Man, The Shambles, Market Place and Town Hall and Settle Weir. Videos will be edited into one and uploaded.
Mark is asking participants to support a bucket donation for the Cave Rescue Organisation and for businesses to make a donation in exchange for their flags, logos and banners being used in the video. He added: “This is an ideal opportunity to have some fun and raise the profile of Settle.”
The town will be in illustrious company as Harlem Shake videoes have already been made by the Royal Ballet, London University Colleges and The British Army.
To take part in the Settle version, meet in the Primary School Playground at 1.30pm. For more details, visit settle.org.uk/shake.