Proms News Archive
Hilary Mantel Interview
Dame Hilary Mantel, famous for her prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy, will be in conversation with broadcaster and journalist Mark Lawson as an exclusive curtain-raiser for this year’s Proms LitFest. This represents the inaugural Memorial Interview in honour of Proms’ late patron, Dr David Cohen CBE, whose eponymous literary prize she won in 2013. The recorded interview will be accessible online free of charge from 19.00 on Saturday 19 June.
We've raised £1 million
Saturday 14 November, 2020
We are delighted to announce that we have raised over £1 million for charity since Proms was founded in 1993! Bringing us over the line was a donation of £30,000 this year. That we were...
Treasure Hunt winner
Tuesday, 7 July, 2020
Sebastian Eames, aged 5, is the winner of this year's Children's Treasure Hunt. He scored full marks and his winning slogan to advertise Central Square to a first-time visitor was: "Ra...
Monday, 25 March, 2019
Our 2019 launch took place on Sunday 24 March, with a recital by classical guitarist, Fabio Fernandes, at a reception attended by 100 guests at The Henrietta Barnett School. “We’ve rais...
Wednesday, 17 April, 2019
Steve Richards will talk about his book, THE RISE OF THE OUTSIDERS, at 12:30 on Saturday, 22 June. This slot replaces the formerly advertised time of 17:00....
Change of line-up
Thursday, 13 June, 2019
We are delighted to announce that Scottish comedian extraordinaire, Eleanor Morton, will be taking the place of Zahra Barri, who is indisposed, at our Late Night Stand Up on 29 June. Eleanor has writt...
Treasure Hunt winner
Tuesday, 25 June, 2019
Congratulations to the winner of this year's Treasure Hunt (self-guided walk), Sam Lambert of Golders Green. Sam wins a meal for four and a bottle of wine at the Spaniards Inn....
Fanfare winner 2019
Wednesday, 26 June, 2019
Congratulations to Michelle Mubiru, GCSE student at Mount House School, who has won the Proms Fanfare Competition 2019. The judges chose Michelle’s fanfare because she had given careful thoug...
Word Search winner
Saturday, 13 July, 2019
Congratulations to Karel Vrbik of Birmingham, winner of the Proms 2019 Wordsearch competition. The names hidden in the grid were: Beatles; Bach; Beethoven; Chopin; Coates; Faure; Gershwin; Kurtag; ...
Friday, 29 November, 2019
Pictured: Valentine Thomas, daughter of Ambrose Appelbe who was a lifelong supporter of Toynbee, presents Proms' cheque to Toynbee Hall chief executive, Jim Minton Proms has raised £60,00...
Saturday, 3 March, 2018
BE A COMPOSER: Calling all “Budding Beethovens” and “Creative Coplands” We are running a “Fantastic Fanfares” composing competition for young people aged 1...