Burgers & Boogie Woogie at Harts of Stur

Harts of Stur held its latest event to commemorate its centenary, on Saturday (July 6).

For the second phase of the Dorset retailer’s anniversary celebrations, the company hosted a free ‘Burgers & Boogie Woogie’ event for customers at its store in Sturminster Newton.

Barbecues were fired up to cook locally-sourced burgers, garnished with a special relish created exclusively for the event by Mark Hartstone, owner of La Fosse restaurant in the nearby village of Cranborne.

Live music was provided by The French Boogie Woogie Boys who were part of The UK Boogie Woogie Festival, held in Sturminster Newton from July 5 to July 7, of which Harts of Stur was the main sponsor.

Billed as ‘the UK’s only pure International Boogie Woogie Festival’, the event – which features world class musicians – takes place annually in the town. Now in its 15th year, the Festival attracts visitors from all over the world, with many concerts taking place in unorthodox venues such as the town’s mill and church.

Harts of Stur marketing manager Jon Dart said: “Crowds flocked to the store on a beautifully warm and sunny summer’s day. Around 500 burgers were cooked and handed out to an appreciative audience. Live music was provided by Christophe and Bruno – aka The French Boogie Woogie Boys -who played a fantastic set of foot-tapping boogie woogie which got people up and dancing, despite the soaring temperatures.”

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