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The Proms in the Park

Listed under Music Festivals in London, United Kingdom.

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To help ease the passing of summer for the British public the BBC has a big party – embracing everything that's good about music and about Britain.  Or else that's what the Proms in the Park felt like to me the first year I went.  It's part picnic, part concert, part great British sing along.  And there I tried my first 'pig in a blanket', drank my first warm white wine, first saw people standing for the national anthem draped in a union jack and generally had a really good time.  The music and comparing is always highly entertaining but it's good a nice feel to it, a feel of good will to all men, Jerusalem and dancing.  Wogan is often involved.  For me he's a good match for the Proms in the Park.  

Proms in the Park is on the last night of the Proms, held in outdoor locations though out the UK – though I've only been to the one in Hyde Park across from the Albert Hall where the real thing is taking place.  They do a live televised link up round the country and into the Royal Albert Hall.  The whole thing is supposed to be very democratic, but tickets aren't as cheap as I think they should be.  


Written by  Kat Mackintosh.

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