THE Battle Proms return to Ragley Hall next month with a heady mix of sublime classical music, carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays, dramatic cannon fire
and a stunning firework finale.
To start proceedings for the three-day extravaganza there was a cannon fire
demonstration on the quay.
in Muharraq and near Riffa will signal the beginning of Ramadan, as well as the end of fasting during the holy month.
Thousands of visitors flocked to the waterfront to watch displays of sword fighting, musketry and cannon fire
, shanties and storytelling in the return of the popular festival.
The event, hosted by TV presenter Pam Rhodes, will feature a parachute drop by the RAF Falcons display team, a Grace Spitfire flypast with a volley of cannon fire
from a vintage 13-pounder field gun to mark the Battle of Britain's 75th anniversary, and a Spitfire air display, as well as rousing classical music from the New English Concert Orchestra, including Proms favourites like Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.
The Halle gave us the full 15-minute version, complete with orthodox hymn, La Marseillaise interspersed with cannon fire
, blizzard, pealing bells, more cannon fire
and the Tsar's victory anthem.
During the English Civil War, the Scots laid siege to the building for nine weeks, and threatened to destroy it with cannon fire
The song is written in the voice of a 17th-century privateer, and yet, there's something modern and relatable in the song: "An' I'll brush it off again, pretend that I'm a better man and sail another mile/An' I'll brush it off again, pretend that I'm back home in Dublin where I can't hear the cannon fire
The test was purportedly conducted in the Damascus suburb of Adra, and shows the cannon fire
a large projectile at an undisclosed location.
Pilot Carolyn Grace in her legendary Spitfire will then perform an aerial display to accompany the concert's opening piece before the ground shakes for Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with live cannon fire
Spokeswoman Joan Martin said: "The event will start with a bang when a horde of colourful buccaneers re-enact a full-scale battle complete with real cannon fire
, following a maritime sail parade up the Boyne.
South Korea's military went on top alert, its troops responded with cannon fire
and the government met in an underground war room.