Jersey announces celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Details of a series of events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee have been released.
They include a tea party running the length of King Street and a special screening of a live concert at Buckingham Palace.
Full details below:
Wednesday 1 June: Queen’s Birthday Reception: the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Stephen Dalton and Lady Dalton will host the Queen’s Birthday Reception at Government House to start the weekend of events. This reception will include light refreshments and entertainment from the Band of the Island of Jersey and a 21-gun salute from the Jersey Militia.
Thursday 2 June: As part of the co-ordinated national programme Jersey will take part in the lighting of a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon. The event will be held on Glacis Field (south of Fort Regent) and will accommodate up to 5,000 members of public. The event will run from 6pm to 10.30pm and there will be live music, food and entertainment leading up to the lighting of a virtual beacon at 9.45pm. Imogen Nicholls, of Musical Originals, will be leading a choir of 60 primary school children who will sing the ‘Song for the Commonwealth’ as part of the ceremony.
Friday 3 June: Jersey International Motoring Festival Pageant: The pageant will take place at 11am and will include a formal march past on the east bound route of Victoria Avenue by representatives from all uniformed organisations in Jersey. The march will be followed by a drive past of vehicles representing the seven decades of the Queen’s reign.
Saturday 4 June: Screening of the BBC’s special live concert from Buckingham Palace bringing together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars. Details are yet to be released.
Sunday 5th June: Service of Thanksgiving at the Town Church, led by the Very Reverend Mike Keirle, the Dean of Jersey.