A quick round up of some of the events planned so far in Furness to celebrate our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – if you are having an event don’t forget to let us know on the bestofbarrowandfurness – you can enter your events for FREE here
The Big Jubilee Lunch has been adopted as part of the programme of events announced by Buckingham Palace in celebration of HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Barrow Park will be promoted as a venue for The Big Jubilee Lunch in Barrow on Sunday, 3rd June, 2012. It is an excellent setting for the Big Jubilee Lunch, or in this case a picnic, where friends and neighbours can meet and families enjoy the facilities of the park in mid-summer. The park will be decked with bunting and union jack flags given to children. Music will be provided by Attic/Unity in the bandstand from 12 noon to 6 pm.
The Big Jubilee Lunch will take place on Sunday, 3rd June, 2012 and a record number of people are expected to take part in street parties and community events right across the UK. Big Jubilee lunches can take place in the street, park, back garden or local community venue and range from just a few neighbours getting together to a whole village or town celebration
HM The Queen, has sent a message to all holders of Big Jubilee Lunches
“I am delighted that the organisers of The Big Lunch are helping people from across the United Kingdom and further afield to hold Big Jubilee Lunches as part of the celebrations to mark my Diamond Jubilee in 2012. I send my very best wishes to you and all of those who will be present for what I hope will be a most memorable and enjoyable event. Elizabeth R.”
On Saturday the 26th of May – the celebrations will kick off in Ulverston with The Last Night of the Proms.
Showcasing Ulverston Victoria High School Wind Band and the Choir of Dowdales School
Victoria Park Gardens by the Bus Station is set to be revamped as part of Ulverston in Bloom and renamed Jubilee Gardens. New shrubs and bulbs will be planted, streetlights and benches improved and up to three bus shelters added to welcome visitors who arrive on buses at the town’s coach station in Victoria Road.
Ulverston Town Council are hoping to unveil the new look at a ceremony on Saturday, June 2, during the Jubilee celebration weekend.
Macbeth will be performed in Ford Park on Sunday, June 3, and Sir John Barrow Monument will be open for the full Jubilee Weekend.
Further activities being lined up are a ‘Bonfire Beacon’ on Birkrigg Common on Monday, June 4, being organised by Councillor Jamie Samson and the district scout troop, which will be lit at the same time The Queen lights the ‘National Beacon.