BBC Proms

Saturday was a wet miserable day, but that didn’t deter thousands of fans of the BBC Proms in the Park to take the chance and turn up to enjoy the event at the Titanic Slipways in Belfast.

Luckily the rain cleared and by the end of the concert we were under clear skies on the Slipways as stars twinkled above us and on stage. We were treated to an amazing nights entertainment from Katherine Jenkins, Phil Coulter, classical accordion player Martynas and the Ulster Orchestra. We were also treated to a preview of Heartbeat of Home, a new show from the makers of Riverdance, which also featured the Belfast Community Gospel Choir.

It was our first Proms in the Park, we’ve never been lucky enough to get tickets, and this year was no different, but thanks to a friend we managed to get our hands on two at the last minute. The Titanic Slipways are such a great space for an event but it’s always really cold!! So off we went with our foldable chairs, hats, scarves, gloves and hot drinks. We went right to the back of the audience, sat down and relaxed to the wonderful sounds of the Ulster Orchestra and co, finished off with a firework display.

Were you there? Or did you watch it on TV? What did you think of it? Doesn’t Titanic Belfast just provide an amazing backdrop for a concert and a great advert for Belfast.

Here are a few images of our view from the back….

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