LOCAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
A great music and literary festival supporting the North London Hospice and Toynbee Hall will celebrate its 25th season in June. Proms at St Jude’s, in Hampstead Garden Suburb, has raised over £800,000 for charity since it was founded.
“We have events for every taste, from opera to jazz, Simon & Garfunkel to Schubert,” said spokesman Ron Finlay.
Marking its Silver Jubilee, Proms will have a firework display on its opening night, 24 June, and a spit roast before the jazz concert on Saturday, 1 July.
A Charlie Chaplin night will see three of his silent films projected, with live accompaniment to Carl Davis’s score by the Orchestra of St Paul’s. Tickets from just £11.
There will be four free musical events at lunchtime for children, including one for toddlers aged under 5 rounded off with a Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
Highlights of the LitFest weekend on 24 and 25 June include Jenni Murray of BBC Woman’s Hour and the authors of the Ladybird books for Grown-Ups. Authors will be signing their books after each event.
“Proms has been a long-standing supporter of North London Hospice,” said Robin Langrishe, Director of Fundraising, “and if you go along, you’ll not only have fun but also be helping good causes.”
The festival runs from 24 June to 2 July. To book tickets online or for more information, visit www.promsatstjudes.org.uk. General enquiries 020 3322 8123.