Crediton ‘A Right Royal Jubilee Bash’ programme of events listing
CREDITON Town Council, along with Crediton Arts Centre and the Town Team, have created an exciting calendar of events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5 inclusive.
The Thursday will see the celebrations start with a proclamation from the Town Crier along with an artist led flag making workshop and crafts on the square.
The beacon lighting will be held in line with the national programme of events at 9.45pm at Beacon Park, gathering from 9.30pm.
Friday will be host to the Town Band playing some classic British songs, where local care home residents have been invited to attend to enjoy a cream tea and a sing a long - the event on the Town Square will be open for all to attend and enjoy.
Saturday will be a day of family fun with a Fun Day in Newcombes Meadow from 11am-3pm with bouncy castles, face painting and circus skills workshops for all to enjoy along with some refreshment stalls to keep you going!
Newcombes Meadow will then be host to an evening open air film screening (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”), which has previously been a popular event with a wonderful atmosphere.
The celebrations on Sunday (which is also Devon Day) will start with the story of St Boniface, the Patron Saint of Devon, accompanied by activities and music. The Town Square will then join with the national celebrations of the Big Sunday Lunch at 1pm! There will be tables and chairs, food stalls and a hog roast, but of course you are welcome to take a picnic and soak up the atmosphere with friends and family.
It will be a music and entertainment filled afternoon featuring Crediton Youth Orchestra, the Decibelles, Sandford Sings and The Beatnxs will accompany a fancy dress and the distribution of a commemorative gift for the children by the Town Mayor.
There will be the arrival of the Royal Rolls Royce and a celebration of the completed Christmas tree with folk singer Jim Causley and the Town Crier.
All events are FREE and open to everyone, so go along and join the celebrations.
A full list of timings for the events follows.
Crediton Town Council Projects Officer Lisa Blake said: “We are so thrilled to be able to put together some fantastic activities and events for a wonderful occasion.
“After an uncertain and challenging two years with the pandemic, this really is a much-awaited chance to bring friends, family and the community together to celebrate.”
If you are interested in volunteering opportunities for the events or would like further information please contact Lisa Blake on 01363 773717 or email: [email protected] .
Crediton programme of events
All events are free to attend. Take along your family for a weekend full of fun, games and celebration!
THURSDAY, JUNE 2
CREDITON TOWN SQUARE 1pm to 3pm: Jubilee Flag-making workshops 2pm: Public announcement by the town crier
FREE Jubilee Flag-making workshops for local children and young people. Join in and make your own jubilee flag with local artist Charlotte Turner. Make bunting for the Town Square with The Turning Tides Project. Children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.
BEACON PARK, GEORGE HILL 9.30pm: Beacon Lighting
Crediton joins in the national event with beacons being lit across the country at 9.45pm. You are invited to join the town Mayor for this part of the national celebrations at Beacon Park (at the top of George Hill). Raise a glass and toast the Queen! Take your own bubbly and cup.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
CREDITON TOWN SQUARE 2pm to 4pm: Singing in the Square with Crediton Town Band
Crediton Town Band – Afternoon Concert for All. Jubilee Cream Tea for care home residents by The Turning Tides Project. Tea and cake for everyone else by Crediton Youth Centre (donations accepted).
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
NEWCOMBES MEADOW 11am to 3pm: Family Fun Day
Jubilee Fun Day in the park Bouncy Castles (staffed), Face painting, Drop-in circus skills, Giant lawn games, Punch and Judy, barbecue and refreshments and Ice cream van.
NEWCOMBES MEADOW 9pm onwards: Movie in the Park “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”
Come and sing along with Abba. Dance along, too, if you like! Bring a blanket or something to sit on and your own refreshments.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5
CREDITON TOWN SQUARE 12 noon to 5pm - A Right Royal Boniface Bash
Celebrate Boniface Day, the Jubilee and join in The Big Sunday Lunch! Everyone is invited! Food stalls, Three Little Pigs hog roast or take your own picnic. Put on your crown and gown and join in the Royal Costume Parade.
12 noon: Town Crier announces St Boniface Day, Devon Day and The Royal Jubilee Big National Sunday Lunch
12.05pm: Boniface story-myth performance
12.20pm: Decoration/transformation of the fir tree begins
12.25pm: Boniface ballad and folk songs from Jim Causley
1pm: The Royal Jubilee Big National Sunday Lunch with the Amanes music duo
1.35pm: Crediton Youth Orchestra (first set)
2.05pm: Sandford Sings Choir
2.45pm: Crediton Youth Orchestra (second set)
3pm: Arrival of the Royal Rolls Royce
3.15pm: Royal Costume processions
3.45pm: Town Crier and folk singer Jim Causley celebrate the completed Christmas Tree. Followed by the giving of Royal Jubilee gifts and Boniface buns created by Cocos!
4pm: The Beatnxs tribute band.
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