It is with deep regret I have to inform you that the 2020 Shipston Proms will not be taking place this year. We are following the government guidelines at the time of writing and expect further restrictions to be put into place over the coming weeks.
The committee and I are understandably gutted as we had a fantastic fortnight lined up this year. We had some great initial feedback on our event announcements, so know you will be disappointed too.
After speaking with booked bands for this year, we are delighted to announce that Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband will perform on the launch night for the Proms 2021 and The Shapes and The Rick Parfitt Junior Band have also agreed to perform next year for us on the last night too!
Your health and safety, as well as the safety of our committee members, is always paramount to our events and ethos, in all honesty the financial risk is also a massive consideration. As a small non- profit event which is run by volunteers, we simply do not have the funds to cover the financial outlay to the bands, PA, venue hire, insurance, etc. if we had to make a last minute cancellation or run events with low attendance. Cancelling the 2020 Proms protects the Proms for future years.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has pledged sponsorship this year. Your sponsorship was a consideration in our decision; in all good conscience, we could not put extra pressure on you at a time where business may be hard. We will be speaking to our sponsors and venues over the next week or so.
To everyone who has supported the Proms over the last 21 years, thank you. We hope to see you next year.
On a personal note, I would like to thank the committee members for their amazing efforts to put together such a strong programme this year. I would also like to thank them for their support and help in making this hard decision. Although there are only a few of us, we are a mighty little force to put on such an ambitious event!
We are hoping we may be able to organise a ‘One Night of the Shipston Proms’ later on in the year, so keep following us on Facebook or in The Shipston Forum for more details.
Stay safe everyone!
Shipston Proms Chair
The Shipston Proms is organised by a committee who aim to bring the community a varied and exciting programme of music over the fortnight. The committee meet once a month, usually on the third Wednesday at 7.30pm at the White Bear. The Proms also have a group of volunteers that assist during the Proms fortnight – helping with manning events, shaking buckets, selling raffle tickets and, on the Final Night, setting up the Square and ensuring it is returned the same way (or better!) than the Proms found it.
The Proms wouldn’t happen without the committee and the volunteers.
You can also help by being a Sponsor or Friend of the Proms. Details on the relevant pages!
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