By Andy Ward of the Bradley Stoke Carnival Committee.
Bradley Stoke Carnival takes a break this year, although the Carnival Community Zone (inflatables) will make an appearance at the Bradley Stoke Festival in June instead. However, it’s not all bad news as the Carnival Committee thought it would be nice to bring a new event to Bradley Stoke this year, and so on Saturday 14th July, ‘Proms in the Park’ will take place on the Jubilee Green.
It will be a free community event put on for the town and kindly supported by Bradley Stoke Town Council and the Willow Brook Centre, amongst others. The occasion will be a ‘community picnic / bring your chairs and a blanket’ type event, so you can sit down in the early evening and enjoy Live performances from two amazing live acts as well as the main event with a 50-piece wind orchestra bringing the Last Night of the Proms to life here in Bradley Stoke.
Bring your singing voices as you join in with the traditional Proms classics such as Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem and many more of your traditional proms favourites alongside some other well known classics.
The evening commences at 4pm (gates open at 3pm) with a set from the spectacular Rock Pipes followed by some traditional sea shanties from Storm Force Ten, a second set from Rock Pipes and then the main event of the evening when the WorleWind Band take to the stage to perform the first of two sets (with an interval) culminating with a traditional sing-along Proms ending.
Union flags and bowler hats will be available on the evening and all we ask is a small donation of your choosing to our chosen charity on the night.
On site catering will be available, as will a few small children’s rides such as the Tea Cups etc. Bradley Stoke Town FC will be running their popular bar.
Please remember this is a community picnic event, so do feel free to set up your spot on the field and settle down and enjoy a traditional evening of early summer entertainment with a lovely picnic – it’s an ideal event to get all the family together. You are welcome to bring along and set up gazebos etc., but we would ask that you site them to the left or the right of the main viewing area, and if in doubt seek advice from a marshal before setting up.
We are hoping for some lovely weather, however, the event will run whatever the conditions (unless deemed dangerous). There will be a large marquee on site, which will be available should you wish to use it to seek cover from the sun or inclement weather!
One or two things are still in the process of being finalised at the moment, however a leaflet giving all the information on this event will be popping through your letter box in the June issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal.
Please note that for this event, no parking on site or on Savages Wood Road will be available (other than for Blue Badge holders). The Willow Brook Centre has kindly agreed to remove its parking time limit after 3pm, so please leave your car in the Willow Brook Centre car park and walk over to the Jubilee field.
Hope to see you all there!
More info: Bradley Stoke Carnival page on Facebook
This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 26). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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