The annual two-week music celebration, the Shipston Proms, which was due to go ahead in June, has been cancelled, the organising committee has announced.
Although the government is optimistic that live events can take place this summer, circumstances continue to be unpredictable and the risk of potential cancellation is too high to plan a fortnight of live music. Our finances are not infinite and we really want to make sure that future proms events can go ahead, so that was also a major factor in making the decision.
The committee are very keen to have some form of live music in 2021 as we have all missed the buzz of hearing artists perform, so we are looking to put on a weekend of music later this summer. The Proms will come back strongly in 2022.
It was a good sign that not only were we able to hold our May Proms meeting in person outside but that it did not rain either! Over a well-chilled bottle of Sauvignon under the marquee at the Black Horse (just in case it did!) we continued our plans for our pub trail weekend in Shipston and Brailes over the 4 th and 5 th September.
With all the pubs getting involved plus a couple of the cafes it is going to be a lively musical weekend. The trail will be starting lunchtime on Saturday and finishing late evening. As usual we will be staggering the start of the music in venues around the town. Plans for the Sunday are still being finalised. Pubs and cafes involved are The White Bear, Coach and Horses, The George, The Horseshoe, White Horse, Thirst Edition, El Café and The Three Ewes. In Brailes we have the George Inn and the Gate signed up.
Bands are currently being approached and we will be able to give you an idea of who is playing next time.
We have been really excited to be arranging something ‘Prom’s for this year after the cancellation of the last two Prom events and the weekend will be a great chance to support all our lovely pubs and the live bands we have missed.
We look forward to seeing you there.
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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