Royal Philharmonic Orchestra + Star Wars + Picnic + Park = Breathless

 

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Last night we discovered one of the most amazing cultural highlights London has to offer in summer: The English Heritage Picnic Concerts at Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath.
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And it was not just any old concert. Last night the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman was playing “Music of the Movies”. 

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Starting with the first notes of Magnificent Seven I had goose bumps all night. It was breathtaking. The perfect evening for music, picnic and film lovers alike. And they played them all: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, Schindlers List, Avatar, Psycho. Truly amazing.

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We chose to sit in deck chairs quite close to the stage, but when we walked past all the picnickers on their blankets with hampers – some of them really looked like they do this every day – we decided that for next time we will just book the picnic grounds in the back.

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This will definitely become a tradition for us. And we hope that the weather always plays out this way – with no clouds in sight.

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