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We’re looking forward to another weekend of fantastic music from the BBC Proms, and in particular the arrival of a cheese-loving inventor and his canine companion.

Wallace and Gromit, created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations, are 2 of the most loved characters in British animation and are now making their Royal Albert Hall debut in The Wallace and Gromit Prom.

This world premiere of a new show includes classical favourites for all the family, with music by John Adams, Debussy and Shostakovich, as well as specially filmed new animations, featuring the dynamic duo’s backstage exploits as they prepare for the first performance of Wallace’s brand-new Proms commision, My Concerto in Ee, Lad.

Their short film A Matter of Loaf and Death will also be screened for the first time with a live orchestral soundtrack from the Aurora Orchestra.

Fans of the plasticine duo both young and old are set to fill the Hall in a much-anticipated Prom. Wallace himself has been interviewed by The Telegraph where he proudly boasted of his musical invention, the Pre-programmed Battery Powered Kazoo.

Gromit has also returned to the spotlight in recent revelations in that he was originally supposed to be a cat, read more on BBC Online.

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A clip from A Matter of Loaf and Death, which will be screened with a live orchestral soundtrack for the first time at the Prom:

Come along for a Grand Day Out

All seats have been sold for this Prom, but why not pick up a £5 Promming ticket on the day. Learn more about Promming on the BBC’s How to Prom.

There is no dress code, so don’t worry about wearing the wrong trousers.