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Queens Jubilee Celebrations In Wetherby

We are searching the Country for details of as many jubilee celebrations as possible to ensure that if you are a pyro fan, you can find a display in your area.

Todays featured area is Wetherby in West Yorkshire. A charming and historic town which has been ‘twinned’ with Privas, a picturesque and historic market town in the Ardeche region of France for the last 20-years will be celebrating this fact along with representative dignitaries from both towns in the coming months too.

The jubilee fun starts on Saturday 2nd June 2012 and will continue until the culmination of the weekends' scheduled events with the Last Night of the Proms and the fireworks display.

The draft program of events as of 13th June 2011 is as follows:

Saturday 2nd June 2012

• Opening ceremony
• Lions beer festival
• Wetherbys own Silver Band and High School Choir
• Birds of Prey display in the Jubilee Gardens
• Mini Tennis Tournament
• Local Battle of the Bands at Wetherby Sports Association
• Firebreathers, Poi and Diabolo specialists will be showing their skills throughout the day

Sunday 3rd June 2012

• Peel of bells at St James’ Church
• Churches together – a special service being held in the Market Place bringing local churches together in prayer and song.
• Street party – the whole of the marketplace will come to a standstill as it is closed for a once in a lifetime Diamond Jubilee street party including local bands, Jazz, Blues, modern and cover bands which will perform throughout the day
• Children's entertainment and rides including face painting, games and events specifically aimed at children

Monday 4th June

• A decorated bicycle procession will take place from the Masonic Lodge making its way through the town to the Ings – the best decorated will be judged and prizes awarded
• Family picnic – including fun activities like the egg and spoon, three-legged and sack races and many many more
• Children's rides and entertainment
• Food and drink is readily available or bring your own – please remember that no glass or ring pulls will be permitted and ensure that you make provision for the removal of any refuse
• Finally, the Last Night of the Proms – this is a ticketed event and will feature the Leeds Symphony Orchestra including local choirs and the conductor will be Mr Martin Binks who has been with the orchestra since 1970, conducting over 260 concerts. Details can be found at the Wetherby Diamond Jubilee website
• Fireworks Finale

In addition to the above, there will be a number of smaller events throughout the area including displays in the Town Hall of the entrants to the recent Logo Competition, the Queens family tree (supplied by local schools) and a display of memorabilia throughout the queen's reign from local historians.

So, if you live in the area and would like to spend some quality time with your family, go along there and make a weekend of it with everything from food to fireworks, what is stopping you.

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