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As Summer Fades - the Proms Loom

As memories of the summer holiday and its highlights (York Minster, St Jean de Cole in the South of France, an outing to Chester Zoo) fade, my attention turns to forthcoming concerts, or which there are two right at the beginning of term. 196 more words

Tasteo of the Proms

I was invited last night to that big musical festival of classical music that is the BBC Proms: thousands of people fill up the Royal Albert Hall twice every day to enjoy great orchestras, conductors and soloists from over the world, with even standing tickets as cheap as 5 pounds… it’s difficult to make classical music any more popular than that! 712 more words


glorious summer

MY obsession with Richard III probably doesn’t need encouraging, but my lovely sister asked me about going to see the Trafalgar Transformed version with Martin Freeman. 999 more words

BBC Proms in the Park 2014

Join in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park on Saturday 13 September, hosted by Proms in the Park stalwart Sir Terry Wogan… 78 more words


SNAP Gig-Guide// August 18th - 24th

Unfortunately, for many Londoners this Bank Holiday weekend may be the final chance to really enjoy the rest of the glorious British Summertime, with September and Autumn rapidly approaching. 542 more words

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The last night of the Proms and Britishness

I vividly recall the 2001 last night of the Proms. I remember the tears rolling down my 12-year-old cheeks as Leonard Slatkin conducted a devotional rendition of Samuel Barber’s… 1,062 more words


A night at the proms?

With the wonderful prom season in full flow I thought I’d join in tonight. I’ve been to a few outdoor Last Night of the Proms in my time and I’ve heard this piece by one of my favourite composers Gustav Holst, played a few times at those concerts. 166 more words

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