A queue of people clutching picnic hampers and flags stretched around the park on Thursday evening for the Battle of Hastings Proms.
There was a celebratory atmosphere under the big top as Roger Wilcock and his ensemble delivered a varied selection of evocative and powerful music with the highly accomplished Medway Band of brass and percussionists
The 150 strong Hastings BIG Choir celebrated the life and recent loss of local politician Jeremy Birch with a rendition of‘You Raise Me Up’ which was a favourite of the Councillor.
The musical line-up also celebrated the celebration of the 70th anniversary of VE Day.
A diverse programme of music ranged from Classical favourites to The Sound of Music, Bohemian Raphsody by Queen and the theme from the Rocky movie.
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