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SALFORD PROMS IN THE PARK
 

Mary Burns

£££££££s In The Park

When Chris de Burgh steps out at Buile Hill Park a week on Saturday (12th September) for the BBC Proms In The Park perhaps he should be singing The Council In Red, as I can reveal that this year's Proms event is set to lose Salford Council over £140,000…


The Proms has a total budget of getting on for a quarter of a million pounds (£244,386 at the last official estimate), which includes fees of £32,000 for headline artists – `pop star' Chris de Burgh, soprano Juliette Pochin and Salford opera bloke Jon Christos – plus £10,000 on fireworks for the end of the show, and £10,900 on `branding and signage'.

Even if all the tickets are sold and all the car parking is taken up, the event still stands to lose £140,886 – and there are plenty of tickets left.

So please… I beg you…buy a ticket to see Cris and the Phil and co…It's only £15 plus £1.50 booking fee, plus 95p `transaction/postage/donation, plus £6 parking (no ten quid tickets left for Salford residents)…and help save our Council Tax from rising again…

All together now…

`I've never seen you spending so much as you did tonight
I've never seen your cheque book shine so bright we're amazed
I've never seen so many people want not to be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled, it took my breath away
I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and utter loss, as I do tonight

The way you spend tonight
I never will forget, the way you spend tonight
The council in the red
The council in the red
The council in the red
My council in the r-e-e-e-e-e-e-d…'

Culture Vulture wrote
at 05:43:17 on 22 June 2010
What more self-serving than Christos calling himself an "opera star?" Has he even met or performed along Domingo, Pavarotti, Florez, Villazon anytime? Would any true opera star recognize his name? What a waste of money to promote a fake that does not sell CDs, does not attract fans into his board, others are esposed to bullying by a feisty, rude moderator. Bottomline, Christos does not sell tickets. Not with the overblown opera hhype, not with the "famous cousin" who he does nto even know.
 
Marion wrote
at 16:46:32 on 22 October 2009
What right have this arrogant council of self-serving ,self-important windbags to waste OUR money like this ? More money is to be squandered on a stupid ICE RINK . This wasted money should be spent on helping the unemployed or OAPS ,or filling in potholes .What a corrupt gang of wasters this council is .It's no wonder council tax is so exorbitant in this cesspit salford
 
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