Staffordshire start-up will add extra sparkle to proms event

A Staffordshire business with a passion for prosecco is set to add some extra sparkle and fizz to a classical music event on the Shropshire-Staffordshire border.

Emma and Dominic Wigley, owners of luxury mobile bar A Drop of What you Fancy, have confirmed they will be attending this year’s Proms and Prosecco in the Park event at Chetwynd Deer Park in Newport this September.

The husband-and-wife team from Audley say the event run by Shropshire-based Fizz Festivals Ltd is a ‘perfect match’ for them and they are looking forward to pitching up with their luxury bar business.

The couple, who worked with a specialist firm to design and convert the teardrop caravan into a unique prosecco bar, set the new venture up in January after working for 15 years in the luxury hospitality sector.

Emma said: “This will be the first classical music event we have attended and we are really excited about it. Proms and Prosecco in the Park is a classy and elegant event and is the perfect match for our business. We could not get a better fit.

“The organisers have created an event which brings together classical music, fine food and drink in a stunning location. We’re both big foodies ourselves so can’t wait and we think guests will love celebrating this very British occasion with a chilled glass of prosecco.”

Esther Wright, director of Fizz Festivals, said the bar would have pride of place at the event on September 8 but stressed there would also be plenty of other specialist food and drink stalls on hand to cater for everyone’s tastes.

She said: “I’m delighted Emma and Dominic will be attending Proms and Prosecco in the Park to add a bit of extra sparkle to what is already gearing up to be another fantastic prom.

“We have a vast array of traders from across the UK coming along on the day and they will be serving every kind of treat you can imagine from handcrafted ice cream rolls, to woodfired pizzas, indian snacks, gourmet burgers, craft ales, cocktails and everything in between.”

A small number of retailers will also be at the event including Stella and Dot from Stafford, which will be selling jewellery and accessories and Walking Balloons with their gorgeous character balloons for children.

Organisers have already announced much of the musical line-up which will be led by British soprano Mary-Jess, Downton Abbey songstress and winner of the Chinese ‘X-Factor’.

She will be joined by acclaimed tenor Jack Foley and adding a real edge to this year’s line-up is String Infusion, an all-female string quartet known for their acoustic and electric string performances in pop/rock/classical crossover style.

A range of talented local performers will also take to the stage including the renowned Newport Male Voice Choir and A Choired Taste from Market Drayton.

Gates will open at 2pm with music for all the family playing from 3pm until 9pm.

To book tickets visit the website Early bird tickets are available until June, priced at £19 per ticket or £18 a ticket for groups of 10 or more. Children under the age of 13 go free.

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