Proms in the Park returning on Saturday following six-year hiatus

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 29 August 2021

PROMS IN The Park is set to return to Hinckley’s Green Flag-award winning Hollycroft Park on Saturday after popular demand and a six-year hiatus.

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The free-to-enter event will take place on Saturday (4 September) at 5.30pm, but the concert will not start until an hour later at 6.30pm and it will finish at 9pm.

It has been arranged by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) and Hinckley Round Table.

Leicester’s Bardi Ward Orchestra, who have been making music for almost 30 years and ‘raising thousands’ for charities, will be performing songs from big screen classics – such as James Bond 007, ET, and Harry Potter, to name a few.

Vocal soloists Jenny Saunders and David Morris will join the Orchestra in well-known standards, such as “Over the Rainbow”, “Come Fly with Me”, “My Heart Will Go On” and “Nessun Dorma”.

It will end in a flag-waving style with traditional Last Night of the Proms favourites including “Rule Britannia”, “Jerusalem” and “Land of Hope and Glory”.

Andy Waring of Hinckley Round Table, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Borough Council on this event.

“We are best known for our Santa Sleigh in December but the rest of the year we are having fun and raising more money for local charities and causes.

“This free concert is great for the local community, and Hinckley Round Table has been a part of this community for 74 years, so we are very proud to be a part of it.

Coun. Keith Nichols, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at the Borough Council, said: After the disappointment of having to cancel last year’s event along with so many other events last summer, it is a real treat to have this popular musical event back again.

“So bring your deck chairs and picnics and settle down to enjoy the great musical talent, the singing and the flag waving while soaking up the atmosphere in the lovely park setting.”

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