Get your FREE tickets now for Last Night of the Proms
3 September 2011
Stirring anthems, rampant flag waving, outrageous headwear and fancy dress and sing-a-longs to die for on Saturday 10 September…
When it comes to an electric charged atmosphere, heaps of colour and sheer esprit de corps – not to mention the mother-of-all-singsongs – the Last Night of the Proms is, to borrow a quote from Tina Turner, simply the best.
However, if you are not among the lucky few who will comprise the heaving throng at the Royal Albert Hall this Saturday (Sept 10) then do not despair.
Instead, you can enjoy this Great British tradition in the heart of Swindon town centre where the entire shebang will be beamed live from South Kensington’s treasured dome.
An area will be cordoned off next to the Swindon Big Screen where the audience will be encouraged to join the singing, flag waving and immerse themselves in the general bonhomie of this uniquely British occasion.
The Last Night of the Proms was one of the first “audience participation” events to be show on the on the town’s giant screen after it was unveiled in Wharf Green in 2008.
Proms Night has proved a big hit with Swindon revellers, who have thrown themselves into the spirit of the event.
Last year saw around 200 Swindon “Prommers” don Union Jack bowler hats, wave flags and sing lustily along to some of the nation’s most stirring anthems, such as Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem and Rule Britannia.
On Saturday, the Swindon-based Mid West Big Band will add to the occasion, playing a 50-minute set of good time music from 6.30pm before the live link with the Royal Albert Hall.
Suzy Johnson, marketing and events officer for inSwindon, the Business Improvement District (BID) that runs the town centre, says: “This is going to be another fantastic occasion in Wharf Green.
“The Big Screen has added a new dimension to the town centre, bringing major and hugely enjoyable events such as The Last Night of the Proms right into the centre of Swindon.”
Suzy says local prommers embraced the event when it was transmitted live to Swindon over the past couple of years. Many brought picnics and wine, as well as donned daft hats and wigs.
She goes on: “Tickets are limited to 500 so I would strongly advise anyone who wants to witness the Last Night of the Proms live in Swindon to register for tickets now.
“Quite a few have gone already and, of course, it is all free of charge.”
*Tickets can be acquired by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact inSwindon on 01793 485523.