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Scarborough Open Air Theatre to host jubilee events on big screen
Council is inviting anyone that wants to watch the Queen’s Diamond
Jubilee events this bank holiday weekend and be part of a true
community celebration, to go along to Scarborough Open Air Theatre
to watch them live on a giant screen.
The two main televised
events will be shown, starting with the Diamond Jubilee Thames
Pageant at 1.30pm on Sunday 3 June, which will see the BBC’s Huw
Edwards, Matt Baker and Sophie Raworth host live coverage of one of
the biggest events of the year.
For the first time in 350
years, a flotilla of 1,000 boats will sail down the River Thames
from Battersea to Tower Bridge in celebration of Her Majesty the
Queen's 60-year reign.
This will be followed by the
Diamond Jubilee Concert at 7.30pm on Monday 4 June, set against the
spectacular backdrop of Buckingham Palace.
David Archer, Scarborough
Borough Council’s Strategic Director said: "While we’re not
making these formal ticketed events at the Open Air Theatre, we did
think it was an ideal opportunity to use the screen before our
first concert with Dionne Warwick next Wednesday (6
"The theatre will be open
for anyone wanting to go along, join in the patriotic atmosphere
with local residents and visitors and celebrate 60 glorious years
of The Queen’s reign. Following the opening of the theatre by
Her Majesty in 2010 we couldn’t have a more fitting venue to pay
tribute to her.”