THIS weekend is the big Concert in the Park in Priory Park, Southend, organised by the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill.

The concert. on Saturday, will feature the English Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Louis Clark, playing a mix of hits from the legendary Hooked On Classics album series, plus some additional music from films, the Beatles and a very special ELO hit arranged specially for the concert.

The evening will end with the Last Night of the Proms finale, with the traditional audience participation of Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem.

The concert will include two soloists, John Langley and Heidi Pegler, and a choir formed from members of the Southend Operatic and Dramatic Society.

The gates open at 4pm and there will be performances at 6.15pm from the Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs and at 6.45pm by Flashbax Band.

The main programme starts at 7.30pm so bring a chair, blanket and a picnic and enjoy a great evening of music.

The evening, which begins at 7.30pm, will include music by Faure, Dvorak, Bridge, Bach