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Families enjoy open-air concert in Maidstone's Millennium Park

25 May 2014
by Anna Young

Hundreds of families didn't let the rain dampen their spirits as they enjoyed an open-air show in Maidstone. 

Millennium Park, off James Whatman Way, became a sea of picnic blankets and flags last night as at least 1,000 people settled down for a night of alfresco entertainment. 

Kim Evans, Sarah Wilkinson and Rachel Horan enjoyed the evening at Millennium Park in Maidstone.

Kim Evans, Sarah Wilkinson and Rachel Horan enjoyed the evening at Millennium Park in Maidstone.

This year's Proms in the Park featured the Kent Orchestra, led by John Perkins. They were accompanied by the Maidstone Singers, under Jeffrey Vaughan Martin. 

Heavy downpours had soaked the town earlier in the afternoon but the soggy weather held off for most of the evening. 

Toby Jenkins, aged eight, waved flags at Maidstone's Proms in the Park.

Toby Jenkins, aged eight, waved flags at Maidstone's Proms in the Park.

The annual event, which is free to attend, finished off with a fireworks display. 

Maidstone's Proms in the Park

Families headed to Millennium Park, in Maidstone, for this year's Proms in the Park. Pictures by Matt Walker.

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Conductor John Perkins. Ten-year-old Riley Jenkins. Crowds at last night's Proms in the Park. Crowds at last night's Proms in the Park. Families didn't let the rain dampen their evening at Maidstone's Proms in the Park. Toby Jenkins, aged eight, waved flags at Maidstone's Proms in the Park. The Mayor of Maidstone, Cllr Clive English. Kim Evans, Sarah Wilkinson and Rachel Horan enjoyed the evening at Millennium Park in Maidstone. Entertainer Sam Veale with six-year-old Rowan Illingworth. Jack Lysaght, Anna Whitlock, Gerry Lysaght, Carol Siller and Alwin Whitlock enjoy their picnic ahead of the music. Organiser Natalie Price, of Parkwood Theatre at the Hazlitt, with the Mayor of Maidstone, Cllr Clive English. Janet Knowles and Norman Evans with grandchildren nine-year-old Lola and Amile, aged six. Gemma Payne, Florence Birtles, aged three, Megan Wright, aged four, Kristin Wright, six-year-old Dominic Wright, Oliver Wright, aged nine and Matt Wright.

 

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