South Devon is ready to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
SOUTH Devon is getting ready to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style.
Parties, parades and fireworks are among the events planned.
On the calendar so far are:
Diamond Jubilee Party - Torre Abbey Meadows, Friday, June 1 to Monday, June 4 2012
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Friday 1 June 2012
Nostalgic evening on the Fun Fair with Music and Costumes from the 60s to the 90s an live music on stage 20:00 till 22:30.
Saturday 2 June 2012
Best of British show to include Cars and Motorcycles from the 60s to the 90s, Arena Entertainment 12:00 till 18:00 featuring Majorettes, Dance Groups and much more with Cream Tea's available in a Marquee. Saturday Night Music Boogie Disco 20:00 till 22:30....bring your own picnic!
Sunday 3 June 2012
Teddy Bears Picnic on the meadow 12:00 till 15:30, bring you own picnic and enjoy the entertainment. Live music will be on the main stage 20:00 till 22:30.
Monday 4 June 2012
Jubilee Street Party on the Meadow 12:00 till 15:30, bring you own food and enjoy the entertainment. Palm FM’s Jubilee Party will take place from 18:30 till 22:30, including some great acts.
Brixfest - Saturday, June 2 to Monday, June 4
Three days of events in around Brixham including, on Saturday, June 2, a Birdman competition. On Sunday, June 3 there is a Street Party with traditional Devon cream teas under the old fish market.
Civic Thanksgiving Service - Saturday, June 2
As part of the Jubilee celebrations, Torbay Council is hosting a Civic Thanksgiving Service at St John’s Church, Torquay. Within the service, there will be a Civic Recognition Ceremony to commemorate Torbay’s ‘Unsung Heroes’. This is an invitation only event.
Big Lunch Day - Sunday, June 3
The aim is to get as many people as possible to sit down and have lunch with their neighbours, friends and visitors.
Torbay Council would like to encourage communities to get together and hold street parties. The Council does not charge for the legal work to organise road closures and can lend signs to event organisers
Vintage Car Rally - Monday, June 4
This event will cover both Torquay and Paignton. The parade will commence at Lymington Road car park and proceed down Union Street, Fleet Street along the harbour and seafront before arriving on Torre Abbey Meadows. The cars will then be on display to the public during lunch and then they will proceed to Paignton where the cars will reassemble on Paignton Green.
Jubilee Beacons - Monday, June 4
The Queen will light the first National Beacon on following a concert at Buckingham Palace. Beacons will be lit on Berry Head, Corbyn Head and Daddyhole Plain at 22.30 as part of the Jubilee celebration, which will be followed by a Firework display at 22.45 on Corbyn Head. Various entertainment and refreshments will be available at each location.
Halfords Tour Series Bike Race - Tuesday, June 5
Britain's best bike racers will be in Torquay for a one-hour race around a seafront circuit, to be televisied on ITV4.