Telford stages its own proms night

Telford will be looking to mirror the Royal Albert Hall’s Last Night Of The Proms atmosphere as the town stages its own show on Saturday, complete with flag waving and patriotic hats.

The event, being held at the same time as the national event in London, is aiming to raise at least £1,500 for local charities.

"It’s a sell-out,” said organiser Jannice Howdle, of Telford Centre Rotary Club.

"We have sold 145 tickets to date against a hall capacity of 150.

"We all have our fingers crossed that everything will go off well on the night and that this will be the forerunner of an exciting new event for Telford which will benefit worthy causes.”

The proms night is at Wrekin College Memorial Hall in Wellington.

Jannice added: "Jackfield Band have come up with a splendid programme of music which includes all the patriotic songs associated with the Albert Hall event and we have a lady vocalist to lead some of them, which should make for quite a noisy response from the audience.

"Union Jack flags and hats will be on sale to add to the atmosphere.

"There will be a mini fish and chip supper during the intermission and a cash bar selling beer wine and soft drinks.

"We will be holding a raffle and running a ‘heads and tails’ fundraiser to make as much money as possible for local charities.”

Date: 12 September 2019 | Source: Shropshire Star