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Proms in the Park

Caerphilly CastleGet your flags and streamers ready as the world's largest classical music festival, the Proms come to a spectacular conclusion this Saturday.  Whilst the main celebrations happen at the Royal Albert Hall in London you can join in the fun at the Proms in the Park event which is being held for the first time ever in Caerphilly.

With the town's might castle providing a stunning back-drop the evening's entertainment will feature performances from Wynne Evans and Elin Manahan Thomas and will be presented by the One Show's Alex Jones.  The evening will then culminate in a live TV link up with the main event in London for the rousing finale and a spectacular firework display above the Castle.

The party in the town however will start much earlier with Fringefest - an eclectic mix of music, comedy, entertainment and art.  From midday the streets of Caerphilly will be full of entertainers whilst the towns Castle will throws open it's rather large doors.

For more information on what's going on in Caerphilly this weekend visit their website www.visitcaerphilly.com/events

The Welsh Proms

Another of the Cardiff Festival events gets underway this weekend with the Welsh Proms at the city's St David's Hall.

Now in its 26th year, the Proms run for over a week as the hall buzzes with a variety of different music, ranging from some of the city's youngest and most talented musicians to international quality symphony concerts.

Taking place from 8-16 July, this year's Proms includes free performances, family events and huge orchestral concerts from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera.

As well as the main concerts there are also a series of free daytime proms including the Tiddly Prom aimed at families.

And of course no Prom would be complete with out the traditional Last Night of the Welsh Proms which rounds things off with an evening of Welsh pride and song on 16 July.

More information and tickets are available from the website