Proms-style concert at on Blickling Estate

Last Night of the Blickling Proms 2014 at Blickling Hall. Left to right, Diane and Michael Rivett an

Last Night of the Blickling Proms 2014 at Blickling Hall. Left to right, Diane and Michael Rivett and Johnny and Emma Payne.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

An historic estate is hosting a summer picnic concert featuring 1940s glamour and music this weekend.

Blickling Hall, near Aylsham, is hosting its Last Night of the Blickling Proms outdoor concert for the fourth year running on Saturday August 8.

It is following a 1940s theme and commemorating 75 years since the estate was handed to the National Trust.

This year's concert is again supporting the Veterans Norfolk group.

The umbrella organisation brings together all the county's service charities and liaises with councils to enhance the welfare and well-being of the armed forces and veteran community.

It is the nominated charity of the Last Night of the Blickling Proms event and £1,050.00 was raised at last year's concert.

The concert, staged by Revival Productions, will feature the Sinfonia Viva orchestra and mezzo soprano Annette Wardell performing 1940s style music.

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There is also a choreographed Spitfire aerial display and rousing Last Night of the Proms style finale, with fireworks.

Organisers are encouraging owners of classic cars from the 1940s era to go along to the event.

Vintage cars can be parked in a special area to be viewed by concert-goers.

People are also being encouraged to dress up in their best 1940s outfits.

The free concert car parks open at noon on the day and gates open at 4pm.

Tickets cost £33 in advance or £36 on the night. Call 01263 223500 or visit

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