Fairey’s seek to help runaway children In Proms in the Park charity concert in High Peak AN estimated 100,000 unhappy children run away from home in Britain each year and find themselves at serious risk in city centres. The High Peak is not divorced from the problem. In recognition of the fact, this Summer’s Proms in the Park charity picnic concert at the Memorial Park, Chapel-en-le-Frith, on Sunday afternoon, August 20th, is raising funds to support The Children’s Society’s Safe in the City project which offers food, shelter, protection and hope for runaway children in Manchester. The world famous Fairey FP (Music) brass band will present the Proms in the Park during an afternoon of picnics, fun and games, providing a popular concert with a Last Night of the Proms finale. The concert also seeks to raise funds for the Cool2playbrass educational project launched by Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Band, organisers of the event. Given favourable weather, several hundred people are expected to enjoy the picnic concert. They are invited to bring their own chairs, picnic hampers, flags and singing voices! There will be time and space for children and the not-so-young to enjoy pre-concert multi-sport activity in the park and to try their hand at playing brass instruments Fairey’s, National Champions of Great Britain in 2003 and 2004 have been one of the world’s favourite brass bands for more than 60 years. They will be conducted on this occasion by maestro Garry Cutt. Garry was for 12 years musical director of the Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal Band, the stars of the hit movie Brassed Off. Last year he was appointed professional conductor of the new English National champions, Foden’s Richardson Band, leading them to great success in major contests. In addition to the traditional Last Night of the Proms music of Elgar and Parry, the band will perform many other favourites, featuring a clutch of brilliant young soloists, including virtuoso cornetist Steve Wilkinson, Rebecca Crawshaw (soprano), Lisa Sarasini (trombone) Katrina Marsella (baritone), David Belshaw (euphonium), Lucy Murphy (flugel horn) and Richard Evans (Tuba) The Cool2playbrass project in Chapel-en-le-Frith is aimed at introducing young people to music through learning to play brass instruments at low cost, with a learner group called Brass Monkeys and a junior band called SK23. They meet weekly in the bandroom at Chapel-en-le-Frit football ground. The Park will be open to picnickers at 12.30 and the two-hour concert begins at three o’clock. Tickets are available at the park Prices are £5.00 with concessions OAP £4.50 with children free. In Chapel-en-le-Frith tickets are available at Hall’s Mica Hardware, Stocks Café and Amber Jane’s Café and on the gate on the day.