Since announcing the Chiswick Proms in January, the Proms team have been busy working to secure even more big name artists, adding to the already star-studded line-up! Another important development has been the opportunity to extend the community benefit of the new open-air music festival, by securing an associated charity, The Prince’s Trust.
Chiswick Does Comedy Line-Up
Set in the grounds of Chiswick House and Gardens, on 7-9th June, festival goers can now enjoy an even stronger ‘Chiswick Does Comedy’ line-up. Joining the already confirmed Jason Manford, the addition of headliner Shappi Khorsandi, brings another of the UK’s finest comedians to Chiswick for One Night Only. Festival founder Mike Christie, commented: “Shappi’s career has taken her to all corners of the globe, she has appeared on countless TV & Radio shows and is a very welcome addition to our comedy line-up. With more acts yet to be confirmed, Christie insists ‘We’re still looking to add even more acts, so watch this space.”
Drawing the attention of one of Britain’s leading broadcasters, award-winning author and Chiswick resident, Clare Balding will also be in attendance on Saturday 8th June, where she will be hosting a talk about her children’s Racehorse book series, followed by a signing and lots of time to ask questions.
The focus hasn’t solely been on the stars of the festival, Christie explained “The Chiswick Proms has the Chiswick community at heart, so we are delighted to announce that we have now secured an associated charity, The Prince’s Trust and are offering the young children and adults whom they support, a number of free spaces in our arts workshops”. The workshops include musical theatre, comedy, drumming and opera, in which we’ve teamed up with ArtsEd, School of Comedy, Townends and Opera Holland Park and have opened them up to local Chiswick residents for FREE. The Prince’s Trust will have a presence throughout the whole festival, giving you the opportunity to offer your donations and engage with their representatives to find out more about their charitable work.
Gates open a couple of hours before each of the main shows, so people can enjoy picnics, visit the food stalls, grab an ice cream, enjoy the free face painting, or head to the bar. To make sure you receive the latest news first, join our mailing list! (Sign up at the bottom of our home page).