What is Proms at St Jude’s?
Proms at St Jude’s is a community festival of music and culture taking place each June in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11.
We offer daily concerts with top national and international artists; free lunchtime music recitals; a LitFest weekend with best-selling authors; a series of Heritage Walks; a buzzing licensed refreshment marquee; and a LitFest café with delicious home-made cakes.
Almost everyone involved is a volunteer.
We give all our surplus funds to charity. Three pounds in four go to the Make It! programme at Toynbee Hall to help disadvantaged young people. The rest goes to the North London Hospice, which helps people in the London boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey to live with a potentially life-limiting illness.
Our music programme is designed to cater for a wide range of tastes, with a focus on classical and jazz. We attract world class artists and are proud to support rising talent in our lunchtime concerts. Access is an important part of our credo and we aim to offer events available to all, regardless of age, financial means or health. We also do our best to promote environmental responsibility. The festival brings together the community and attracts many visitors from other parts of the country and overseas. We rely on sponsorship and Friends for our success and are always delighted to discuss ideas with new supporters.
Our founder is Susie Gregson MBE, who established Proms with others in 1993. Since then, we have provided entertainment for thousands of people and raised over £700,000 for charity.
PATRONS: Sir Rodric Braithwaite GCMG • Dr David Cohen CBE • Erich Gruenberg OBE • Henry Kelly • Dame Emma Kirkby • John Lill CBE • Sue MacGregor CBE