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What to choose at Proms 2018

                                                            Purcell School of Music, will be
                                                            conducting the Echo Ensemble,
                                                            which he founded, in the first
                                                            lunchtime concert. “I am very                                                                            MICHAEL ELEFTHERIADES
                                CLARE PARK
                                                            proud,” said Wendy Max, mother
                                                            and grandmother of the two
                                                               Free lunchtime concerts
                                                            will be taking place all week
                                                            and, as an innovation, a special
                                                            family-friendly performance of
                                                            Carnival of the Animals will be
                                                            held at 3pm on the final Sunday
      The two Graces, Davidson (left) and Durham (right)    of the Festival – 1 July.
      Did you know that public booking   Jazz fans will love the    LITFEST
      for this year’s Proms at St Jude’s   effervescent  Jacqui Dankworth,  If you’re interested in books, the
      festival, which runs from  June 23   playing  ‘A Touch  of Cabaret’  LitFest on the first weekend – 23
      to July 1, is now open?    with Counterpoise, featuring   and 24 June – offers the chance   (l-r) RIchard Clegg Chairman of Proms; Joely Koos; Barnet Mayor Cllr. Brian Salinger ; Susie Gregson, Proms CEO
         The launch reception, with   Suburb resident and trumpeter,  to see some great writers from   Philip Collins; Aurora Orchestra   starting  at  the  café  in  Golders   Another competition– this
      cellist Joely Koos, took place at   Deborah Calland. And for a fun   the worlds of politics, theatre,  co-founder, Clemency Burton-  Hill Park.   time for young people from
      the end of March. Tickets are   Saturday  night,  don’t  miss  the   music and broadcasting.   Hill; columnist Simon Jenkins;   And Lester Hillman, urban   three  schools  in  East  London,
      now going fast for this music   tribute to Bob Dylan, which can   Viv Groskop bridges several   and famous grammarian, Lynne   planner, lecturer and accredited   challenging them to write a
      and literary extravaganza held   be combined with Proms first-  of those worlds. A broadcaster   Truss, who has just had her first   guide, will lead a tour to uncover   piece of poetry inspired by the
      at the centre of the Suburb, so   ever late night stand-up comedy   and stand-up comedian, she   crime novel published.  ‘intrigue and spies in Belsize’.   music and themes from the
      make sure you order yours   in a special offer deal.   will be talking to Ham & High   As a little incentive, Proms   These are just three of nine   Marriage of Figaro – will see
      before it’s too late.         AMAZING GRACE(S)        features editor Bridget Galton   is offering free tea or coffee and   walks that will take place   winners read out their entries in
                STARS            Two home-grown singers are   about her new book, The Anna   home-made cake in its delightful   between Monday, 25 June and   front of the Proms audience.
      The centrepiece of Proms of   gracing Proms this year – each   Karenina Fix, a tongue-in-cheek   LitFest café if you book tickets for   Sunday, 1 July.  This has been made possible
      course is its music. And what a   one a Grace.        memoir which compares her   at least three events on Saturday,   FANFARE        through the generosity of Proms’
      great offering there is this year.   The  first, Davidson, is an   own problems with those of   23 June or on Sunday, 24 June.  Education is an important part of   principal  sponsor,  Investec,
         As well as stars such as the   internationally known soprano   famous literary characters.   WALKS      Proms’ mission, and 11 schools   working with Toynbee Hall,
      Aurora Orchestra, which sold   who was brought up in the   Two more well-known names   Even if you’ve lived in the area   from the local area will be taking   one of the two charities to
      out its BBC Proms appearance,   Suburb and at St Jude’s, and will   from TV and radio will be   for years, you’ll get to know the   part this year in the Schools   which Proms donates its surplus.
      favourite Nevill Holt  Opera,   be performing with the Academy   appearing. ITV pundit, Robert   Suburb and its surroundings   Prom. They will be performing   “It’s a privilege to have the
      performing The Marriage  of   of Ancient Music in the first live   Peston, will be in conversation   much  better  through  the  ‘From the Impressionists’ Room   chance to introduce young
      Figaro,  and  the  chart-topping   performance of works from her   with Suburb scion, Simon Lewis,  Heritage Walks on offer – all led   at the National Gallery’ – music   people to classical music in this
      Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio, our   new CD, including pieces by   about  his  book,  WTF:  What   by experts in their field.   inspired by famous paintings by   way,” said Niamh O’Donnell-
      local Proms is presenting a wide   Handel and Vivaldi. It promises   Have We Done? And John Tusa,   For example, English Heritage   Monet, Rousseau and van Gogh.  Keenan, Proms Trustee, “and a
      variety of really excellent concerts.  to be a really special evening. In   who became Managing Director   volunteer guide Tamara Rabin   Proms  is  also  running  a   wonderful way of keeping up
         Whether or not you’re a   the words of composer and   of the BBC World Service before   will be leading a walk through  ‘Fantastic Fanfares’ composing   the connection with the Suburb.”
      Gilbert & Sullivan regular, you’re   conductor, Eric Whitacre: “Grace   running the Barbican Centre,  Kenwood, making links with   competition for young people   For  more  details  on  the
      bound to enjoy HMS Pinafore,   Davidson has one of the most   will be discussing his memoir,  landscape depictions in the   aged 14-18, who are invited to   events and competitions, and
      being brought to the Suburb by   beautiful and pure soprano voices   Making A Noise, with BBC   House’s collection.  compose a fanfare lasting   to book tickets (including
      Charles Court Opera. This is   on earth.”             presenter and Proms patron,   Thomas  Radice,  Heath  &   between 20 and 30 seconds.  concessions for under-25s), go
      one of the leading chamber opera   The  second,  Durham,  is  a   Sue MacGregor.  Hampstead Society Trustee, will   The  winning  piece  will  be   to
      and music theatre companies in   mezzo-soprano who was formerly   You  can  also  see  former   be tracing the homes of famous   performed on the Last Night.   RON FINLAY
      the UK, and has been described   a chorister at St Jude’s. Having   National Theatre director, Nick   inhabitants of Hampstead Heath
      as providing, “A sparkling fresh   sung with the Welsh National   Hytner; Tony Blair’s speechwriter,  and the Suburb in his walk
      package of laughs, pathos, foolery   Opera, Scottish Opera and
      and high-class music making”.  Glyndebourne Festival Opera,                                                                         Become part of
         If you’d like to try something   she will appear with the Covent
      different, you’re in for a treat   Garden Chamber Orchestra on                                                                      the community
      with  the Septura Brass  Septet.   the Last Night, when the flags                                            Become part of the Suburb Community and
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      players of the new generation of   and hymns raise the roof.                                                  1,800 households in which you can either
      British  brass  musicians,  holding   MAX IMPACT                                                             play an active role preserving the Suburb or
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