The Lexicon's fifth birthday proms

The Lexicon Birthday Proms

As part of Bracknell Forest Festival, The Lexicon will be holding a special birthday proms on Saturday 3 September 2022, featuring a fabulous mix of performers from the local community and further afield.

The fantastic choirs from Wooden Hill Primary and Birch Hill Primary Schools, along with local singers Sophie Abbot, from Sandhurst School and Tilly Mills from College Town Primary, will kick-off the celebrations at 3:30pm by performing songs written especially for the 5 Bracknell Forest Giants.

At 4:10pm, local favourites Vocalese will be singing a variety of popular songs for the audience to join the choir and sing-a-long.

At 5pm the Barta Theatre Academy will showcase the dance, singing and drama talents of students from Wokingham and Bracknell with a magical performance of songs from some of the nation’s top musicals.

At 5:40pm, top saxophonist YolanDa Brown will get everyone’s toes tapping or maybe even dancing as she plays upbeat tunes accompanied by her band.

At 6:40pm the Forest Folk band will take to the stage, performing the Bracknell Forest Festival songs and getting feet a-stomping along the way with gorgeous folk music for all to enjoy. 

At 7:20pm, the show continues with Dexter and The Dimes, a rockin’ and rollin’ 50s band, playing those time defying classics from artists such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

The final act of the birthday proms is Reading based indie pop band, Only The Poets, who will begin their set at 8:30pm.   Formed 5 years ago, the band has recently returned from a sell-out European tour.  

Rob Morris, general manager at The Lexicon says:

“Our free proms events are always extremely popular and we have no doubt that our special birthday performances will one of our best yet. The line-up includes something for all members of the family, and we hope that the local community will join our birthday celebrations.”

In true birthday tradition, The Lexicon will be handing out 1,000 cupcakes on the day, plus 500 tote bags and birthday pop-badges.  

Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, Executive Member of Economic Development and Regeneration says:

“Over the last 5 years The Lexicon has transformed our town centre.  We are thrilled to be celebrating the fifth birthday especially with so many fantastic local artists showcasing their talent. Being able to bring the incredibly successful Only the Poets back to their Berkshire roots highlights the significance of this fantastic milestone for the borough.”

The Lexicon birthday proms is part of The Bracknell Forest Festival running from 24 August to 4 September 2022.