Proms News Archive


Survey Findings

December 20th, 2020

Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent survey – over 300 people replied. The main findings are:


Hilary Mantel Interview

May 2021

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...


2019 launch

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...


Steve Richards

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; ...


£60,000 donation

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...


Fanfare competition

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...