News MBC flies the flag at Proms in the Park

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Hundreds of local residents from Maidstone turned out to enjoy fantastic Proms in the Park along with fabulous sunshine on Saturday.

Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) hosted the event held on the magnificent Whatman Park Riverstage which provided the perfect backdrop for a great afternoon and evening of music.  Performances included the Invicta Jazz Orchestra, Hazlitt Institute Choir and School’s Choirs along with the Maidstone Wind Symphony.

Despite anticipated sponsors unable to support the event at the last minute, MBC ensured that this free event would still go ahead with support from the Arts Council. Held at Whatman Park, Proms in the Park was officially opened this year by Deputy Mayor of Maidstone, Cllr Martin Cox who said:

“It was unfortunate that our original sponsor was unable to support the event this year, but MBC pulled out all the stops to make sure that this fabulous event could take place for the people of Maidstone.”

The event is organised by Maidstone Borough Council and the Hazlitt Theatre.  Martin continued:  “I was delighted to officially open this year’s Proms in the Park which was a fantastic celebration of music. It was great to see so many people there on the day royally dressed up for the occasion with their friends and family at this wonderful community event.

“The performances were brilliant and showcased the talent and variety of music in Maidstone. The day lifted the spirits as part of the MBC Coronation celebrations; in fact I would say - they were fit for a king or queen!”

MBC is also organising many more free events for the Town Centre this summer including weekend Brenchley Bandstand Concerts in July, August and September and the ‘Wild about Maidstone’ Arts Carnival taking place on 15 July.  To find out more please go to:

Proms in the Park was supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Maidstone Borough Council.

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