Arts: Proms in the Park: for the first time. Tonight's the night...

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'Land of Hope and Glory' - 'Rule, Britannia!' - 'Jerusalem': three titles that spell out 'The Last Night of the Proms'. Until tonight, the only way of enjoying all the flag-waving fun has been to join the 5,000 stalwarts in the Royal Albert Hall. Either that, or sit at home glued to BBCtv or Radio 3. But now, thanks to support from AT&T, the whole of the second half will be beamed by live video link on to giant screens in Hyde Park, where a potential throng of 40,000 will be able to join in the annual singalong. And just to get everyone in the mood, there's a special 'Proms in the Park' first half, with an hour and a half of light classical favourites performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guests James Galway, Maria Ewing and the Labeque Sisters.

Hyde Park Speaker's Corner. Gates open 4pm. Show starts 6pm. Tickets pounds 7.50 (plus booking fee) from selected HMV and Tower Record stores only. Information hotline: 0171-413 3571

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