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The magnificent Whatman Park Riverstage once again provides the backdrop for this year's Proms in the Park on Saturday 25 May from 3pm to 8pm.

This free event run by Maidstone Borough Council and supported by Weston Homes is a celebration of local music and community spirit.

Bring your chairs, picnics and blankets then sit back and enjoy a relaxing spring day in the park.

John Foster, Head of Economic Development at Maidstone Borough Council said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to bring this amazing event back for free, thanks to the generous sponsorship from Weston Homes.

“This wonderful event is perfect for the whole family, with beautiful music from local artists as well as lots of fun for the children. Don’t forget to bring something to sit on and watch out for weather reports as you will need your rain macs if we get a downpour!”

From 3pm the Master of Ceremonies, David Zachary will be getting the ball rolling and Invicta Jazz, a 40 strong friendly group of jazz musicians will be kicking off the entertainment at 3.15pm. Their music is heavily varied, ranging from jazz standards and the big band era of the 20s to modern arrangements.

This is followed by performances by The Hazlitt Theatre Choir at 4.30pm, and the Hazlitt Youth Theatre at 4.45pm.

At 5pm Fred Clark, an exciting acoustic singer and songwriter from Maidstone mixes pop, folk and surfy vibes.

From 5.45pm to 8.15pm Clea & The Dubs take to the stage. Clea Llewelyn is a rootsy soul veteran, a singer, guitarist and writer working on her second album.

At 6.30pm Maidstone Wind Symphony will finish off the unforgettable day. As one of the UK’s leading wind ensembles they will be rousing the audience with favourites such as Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory, for a singalong finale.

Little ones will be entertained throughout the afternoon, with Punch and Judy, face painting, a bubble artist and mix and mingle magic. An arts and crafts table will be provided by This Art of Mine for children of all ages to come and have a go at making something summery.

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