By Andy Ward of the Bradley Stoke Carnival Committee.
Saturday 14th July sees a new community event taking place in Bradley Stoke. Instead of the carnival that traditionally takes place on the last weekend in August, the Carnival Committee thought it would be nice to bring something a little different to the town and so the Jubilee Green [BS32 8HL] will instead be playing host to ‘Proms in the Park’. This is a free-to-attend community event and will feature a family-friendly line up of live music, culminating with a traditional Last Night of the Proms style sing-along.
The gates open at 3pm and live music starts at 4pm, with the first of two sets from Rock Pipes, followed by Storm Force Ten, who will bring a nautical theme to the evening with traditional sea shanties. Rock Pipes then take the stage for a second set before the Worlewind Concert Band take over for the rest of the evening.
During their first set, the amazing 50-strong wind band will take to the stage and entertain you with their take on some modern classics as well as some unique arrangements of popular tunes that you will all know and love.
After a 20-minute interval, the band then returns for the finale of the evening (the bit where you get to exercise your vocal chords) with a set comprising all of your traditional Proms favourites such as Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia.
Union flags, party blowers and bowler hats will be available on the night for a donation in the charity bucket. A licensed bar run by Bradley Stoke FC and on-site catering will also be available.
The MS Therapy Centre will be bringing along their tuk-tuk (motorised rickshaw) and, for a donation to the charity, you can take a selfie in it.
So bring a picnic, your family and friends and a chair or blanket and settle down to enjoy a traditional family-friendly evening of FREE community entertainment.
Please feel free to bring a gazebo if you wish; areas to the right or left of the main central viewing area are available for you to set up your prime spot, but no BBQs, please. For those with blankets and chairs only, head to the central viewing area; please speak to one of the marshals if you need any assistance. An open-fronted marquee will also be available to the rear of the main viewing area for anyone to use.
Please note that, other than for Blue Badge holders, there is no on-site parking. The Savages Wood Road area adjacent to the site will also be coned off. However, the Willow Brook Centre has kindly lifted its parking restrictions after 3pm on the day, so please park in their car park, then its only a short walk over to Jubilee Green.
Please come along and enjoy a great family-friendly evening of traditional entertainment and make sure to bring along those singing voices!
For further details please see the Bradley Stoke Carnival page on Facebook.
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 41). 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.
Schedule for Proms in the Park:
- 1600-1645: Rock Pipes (1st set)
- 1700-1745: Stormforce 10
- 1800-1845: Rock Pipes (2nd set)
- 1915-2000: Worlewind Band (1st set)
- 2020-2105: Worlewind Band (2nd set)
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