WHAT: ISLES OF SCILLY 100 YEARS FERRY LINK CELEBRATION
WHERE: ST MARYS HARBOUR AND SURROUNDING AREAS
WHEN: EVENTS FROM 15TH TO 19TH JUNE 2020
COST: FREE EVENT
The Isles of Scilly Steamship group formed in 1920 and this year will be the 100th year celebration of the travel services between the islands and the Cornish mainland.
This centenary year will be celebrated with free events including a public exhibition of historic memorabilia on the islands between the 15th and 19th of June.
2020 is the milestone celebration for the group, which has come a long way from its roots of being a small ferry operator, to providing transport services and year-round freight shipping services and sky bus flights from Land’s End, Newquay, and Exeter Airports.
The week of celebration comes to an end on Friday the 19th of June with a major community event that will be held in Scilly for both locals and visitors taking place in Holgate’s Green in Hugh Town from 6pm to 11pm. There will be live music from local bands and performers throughout the evening including the Scilly- Steam band performing the finale of the evening.
To make sure that everyone is fed and watered, there will be a marquee on the green offering BBQ and hot food along with pop up bar and beer tent run by the Rotary Club of isles of Scilly.
The end of the day ends with a bang as the celebration concludes with a fantastic firework display from Cornish firm Celebration Pyrotechnics at 10:45pm. The fireworks will be set off from the end of St Mary’s Quay and hopefully, if the weather is clear enough will be able to be seen from the other islands. For the best view of the fireworks, the top vantage point is Holgate’s Green.
There will also be several offers, giveaways, and competitions to enter to help everyone attending join in the celebrations.
WHAT: ROCKLEY’S SUMMER SPECTACULAR WITH FIREWORKS
WHEN: THURSDAY EVENINGS FROM 25TH JULY TO 29TH AUGUST 2019
WHAT TIME: 7PM TO 10:15PM
WHERE: THE QUAY, POOL, DORSET, BH15 1HJ
This summer event brings the party atmosphere to Poole’s quayside along with your chance to get a summer pyro fix along the way.
A big family fun event is planned to get people in the summer mood with street entertainment, live music, and family activities from 7pm each evening. The fireworks finale takes place over one of the largest natural harbours in Europe and certainly brings the evening to an end with a bang!
Enjoy a day out at the coast with plenty to do, Visit the old town where captains and pirates once stood or visit Pool museum with free entry and take the cockle trail guided walks and help unravel pools past explorers both young and old.
Along the quayside, you will find ships of all kind’s, tall ships, fishing vessels and luxury power vessels that are manufactured just across the water. If you fancy viewing the fireworks from a different point of view there are also various cruises and boat tours you can take in the evening for the fireworks finale, but these fill up quickly so make sure you book early to grab a spot. If you want to stay on dry land you won’t miss out either as there are an abundance of bars and restaurants to choose from across the quay.
Fireworks are on the following dates:
Thursday 25th July
Thursday 1st August
Thursday 8th August
Thursday 15th August
Thursday 22nd August
Thursday 29th August
Firework will begin around 10pm each evening. Timings are approximate and weather dependent. Please note that the Quay will be closed to all traffic from 6pm onwards.
Portsmouth tonight will be dishing out an early pyro fix for visitors and locals as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of the White Ensign Association.
Founded in 1958 by the Royal Navy and the city of London, the association was set up as an advice service for the workforce of Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Queen Alexandra’s Naval Nursing Service, Former Women’s Royal Naval Service, their respective reserves and families.
Over the years it has developed and expanded and today offers one to one guidance for all Royal Navy personnel past and present along with the reserves and their families in all manner of issues. If they cannot help themselves directly then they point people in the right direction to organisations that can.
The base will not be open to the public, but the lighting of the skies will be visible for all to see across Portsmouth. The lighting will be on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 19:40pm and the show will last roughly around 10 minutes.