Four days of events to mark Platinum Jubilee

DETAILS of Guernsey’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations have been released.

(Picture by PA News)
(Picture by PA News)

The States has organised a number of events over the four-day event at the start of June to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

Education, Sport & Culture member Deputy Sue Aldwell said it would be a busy few days.

‘We are excited for Guernsey to be part of and mirror some of the events happening across the country with our own unique island spin,’ she said.

‘A Platinum Jubilee is a once in a lifetime occasion and we hope that islander’s will join us in celebrating over the weekend as we mark this milestone.’

The events start in Castle Cornet on Thursday 2 June, which will be open for free all day.

At noon, a 21-gun salute will be fired by the castle’s cannons.

The lighting of the Platinum Jubilee Beacon will also take place at Castle Cornet from 9.30pm. Beacons will be lit across the British Isles, Overseas Territories, and the Commonwealth to celebrate the jubilee.

The lighting of the Guernsey beacon will be live streamed on the Platinum Jubilee website and the Culture & Heritage Facebook page.

On Saturday 4 June, the Platinum Jubilee community fete will be held in the grounds of Government House.

The afternoon event will include family entertainment, children’s activities, a Jubilee tea tent, and live music with performances from Belles and Broomstick, Kirsty and George, The Wright Singers and The Guernsey Academy of Theatrical Education.

From 5.30pm the build-up to the broadcast of the Party at the Palace on the big screen will begin with the Guernsey Concert Band performing music from baroque to big band and professional singer Poppy Neame, grand-daughter of former Lt-Governor Sir Philip Neame, performing a selection of songs from musical theatre, opera and Proms favourites.

The event from 5.30pm is ticketed, but tickets are free and available from

On Sunday 5 June, Guernsey Arts is organising a Platinum Jubilee celebration Seafront Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

The day will feature stalls, music, and entertainment along the St Peter Port seafront with live music and performances.

. The full schedule of States-organised events can be found at More parish events are expected but are still to be announced.

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