THIS extended bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee in and around Cornwall towns.
Penzance, Truro, Redruth and Camborne are all having events taking place this weekend.
Starting in Penzance, events will begin from Thursday when the Town Crier will take to the streets on an electric bike to perform an official proclamation shout from 2pm at Market House on Market Jew Street. The town crier will then visit Jubilee Pool, Newlyn War Memorial and then Mousehole Harbour.
Then, at 9.45pm, four beacons will be lit at St Mary’s Church, Humphry Davy School, Newlyn Harbor and Mousehole Harbour.
On Saturday Penzance will host a Communi-Tea Party and it will be a free event that anyone can attend. Complimentary cream teas and hot drinks.
St Michael’s Mount will also celebrate the Jubilee with another Beacon lighting event. On Thursday, a specially constructed beacon will be lit at 9:15 p.m. on the mount and on Saturday there is a special opening of the gardens on the mount to benefit the National Garden Scheme (NGS) from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To wrap up the festivities on Sunday, St Aubyn’s Foundation, the family’s charity which supports good local causes, will help organize The Big Lunch with Whole Again Communities and Treneere Team Spirit at Princess Alexandra Recreation Ground, Penzance. Tickets for the special garden opening are limited and must be purchased online in advance by visiting stmichaelsmount.co.uk.
From 6pm on Saturday, more than 60 boats from Marazion and around Cornwall will take part in a flotilla around Mount St Michael as part of celebrations commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Weather and operational conditions permitting, the organized fleet will include St Michael’s Mount State Barge, Mount Ferries, RNLI Penlee Lifeboats, Luggers, Marazion Concert Boats, Marazion Sailing Club Boats and three groups of paddleboarders from Ocean High, the Hoxton Special and GoSUP groups.
Truro will hold its own Jubilee celebrations. From Wednesday you will have the opportunity to sample teas, iced teas and cookies from Tregothnan Estate. They will also be bringing samples of their Cornish clotted cream and their own range of jams. Tickets cost £7.50 and are available from the Truro Tourist Information Centre, by visiting the shop on Boscawen Street, calling 01872 274 555 or emailing [email protected] uk. It is advisable to book in advance, but not essential.
On Thursday, Town Crier Lionel Knight will deliver his proclamation on Boscawen Street.
Elsewhere in the city, Raymond’s Amusements will be on Lemon Quay all day Thursday and Friday with fairground rides for children.
The celebrations continue over the weekend with the Truro Farmers’ Market Jubilee Market and Truro BID Enthusiasts Day, both taking place on Saturday. The Farmer’s Market will adopt a street-party theme and will be on Lemon Quay from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be the addition of live music, as well as entertainment for children.
There will be street entertainment throughout the day and at noon the singers of Kesson Tus will perform at the Lemon Street Market.
Starting at 10:30 a.m., join John Brolly of the Minack Theater who will provide a storytelling experience in the garden of the Truro Community Library at the back of the library. Although this is a free event, it will be chargeable, available at the library counter.
Jubilee celebrations will end on Sunday with the Truro Antiques and Collectables Market, as well as the Big Jubilee Garden Party from 11am in Victoria Gardens, with garden games, a story corner and family activities. Enjoy performances starting at 11:30am in the bandstand by youth companies and local bands. The event is free and no reservation is required.
At 2.30pm the City of Truro Band will perform at the Bandstand as part of the weekly Bandstand Concert Series, organized by Truro City Council.
Redruth will host a day of family fun on Saturday with a bouncy castle, children’s games, rides, food stalls and more.
Camborne will host circus games and shows, park games and entertainment. There are refreshments to be enjoyed outside in the sun, and people can take their own picnics. People are invited to wear red, white and blue, and there will be prizes for the best Jubilee-themed outfit.