Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens to host new Proms festival

Andrew Bernardi, from Bernardi Music Group SUS-190821-130546001
Andrew Bernardi, from Bernardi Music Group SUS-190821-130546001

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens in Lower Beeding has announced a new festival which will feature jazz, big band and classical music.

Tiddly Proms will take place on September 13 and 14, from 4pm to midnight.

Musical highlights on the main stage include performances of ‘Charlie Parker with Strings’ from Bernardi Music Group, jazz from Ducie Jazz, swing from Harry’s Tricks, and a Rat Pack tribute from The Tom Fitzpatrick Band.

There will be a live beam-back from ‘The Last Night of the Proms’ on a giant outdoor LED screen.

Each night there’s a spectacular pyro-musical firework finale presented by Illusion Fireworks - British Fireworks Champions 2018.

Visitors can browse a boutique shopping courtyard at Leonardslee and enjoy artisan spirits, craft beers, cocktails, world cuisine, art, fashion and lifestyle stalls. They can also sample Leonardslee’s own label wines from boutique South African winery Benguela Cove Lagoon.

Gin and tonic is crafted by Cabin Pressure Spirits and Silent Pool Distillers, real ale from Harvey’s, the Binary Botanical brew from the Container Mixology Bar. Food includes cuisine from India, Italy, Mongolia, the Americas, Egypt and Vietnam.

Before each evening’s performance, visitors can explore the 240 acre estate and its Grade I Listed gardens, parkland, lawns and forest areas, visit the ornamental rock garden, see the colony of wallabies, peacocks and deer, and visit the ‘Beyond the Doll’s House’ exhibition.

Tickets are £30 plus booking fee for adults and £10 plus booking fee for under 18s

VIP tickets are £90 plus booking fee for adults and £50 plus booking fee for under 18s. VIP ticket-holders benefit from grandstand seating, wine tasting masterclasses and all-day access to Leonardslee, with afternoon tea at a discounted rate.

www.thetiddlyproms.com

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