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Heroes Finale for Shipston Proms

Nearly two thousand people thronged the streets of Shipston-on-Stour for the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday 6 July

The David Bowie classic ‘Heroes' - a theme of London Olympics 2012 - then another hit ‘Modern Love' played out the final hour at midnight.

"We had a great line-up. It could have been the hottest Proms ever,"said Tim Porter, chairman of the Proms organising committee.

The evening opened with Stratford Grammar School girl Harriet Kelley, aged 16, from Chipping Campden, who won the solo title at The Proms Fame Contest.

Next on was Battered Soul, an eight-piece band of Shipston High School students who won the Fame Contest best group title.

Also on the bill were The Rinky Dinks, a ukulele supergroup who played hip hop, rock, house, punk and pop.


Credit: Charlotte Wright Photography



Headline act were the David Bowie tribute band Ultimate Bowie.


Credit: Charlotte Wright Photography



The Last Night brought to an end a fortnight of music to celebrate the 15th year of Shipston Proms.

One of the many highlights included three performances of Benjamin Britten's community opera Noye's Fludde - Noah's Flood - staged by the Orchestra of the Swan and Shipston Music Society and featuring youngsters from Shipston schools.

There was also a concert by Coventry Philharmonic Choir, and a gig by Loyd Grossman's punk band The New Forbidden.

The fortnight saw music for all tastes - classical, rock, pop, jazz, folk, blues, country and choral performed at the Townsend Hall and in churches, community halls, pubs, hotels and in the street.

Credit: Charlotte Wright Photography


The Patriot Brewery at The Norman Knight, Whichford, produced a number of special beers to mark the events.

The Proms was sponsored by Shipston Town Council and 40 businesses, hotels, restaurants and pubs in the area.

More pictures are available from Charlotte Wright:
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Source: Shipston Proms

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