• Dartmouth and Kingswear – Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend Celebrations

Queens Platinum Jubilee
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Dartmouth and Kingswear – Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend Celebrations

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee working group have been working with Kingswear Parish council to create a spectacular series of events over the four day holiday.

Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June 2022

Complementing the national celebrations, our local events aim to honour our community’s long and proud history with HM The Queen. After meeting Prince Philip on her first visit in 1939, the Queen has returned many times over the last 70 years, commenting in 2008 that: “It is here at the Royal Naval College, perhaps more than anywhere else, that I am reminded of how time flies by”

Please see the programme of events below or a programme can be collected from the Dartmouth Town Council offices or the Dartmouth Visitor Centre.

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS: unless otherwise stated, Dartmouth event tickets are via the DTC Office at the Guildhall and Kingswear event tickets via  www.kingswearparishcouncil.gov.uk or by registering interest at Kingswear Post Office or General Store.

Best Dressed Window

Please support us in celebrating The Queens Platinum Jubilee.
We invite all businesses to dress their windows with a Jubilee theme and fill in the form so we know where to come and find you.

Forms can be downloaded here [best dressed window form] or picked up from the Council offices.  Forms need to be returned to the Council offices by 9am on Monday 30th May.

Judging will take place on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st May and the winner we be announced on social media and will be presented with a trophy.

DARTMOUTH – THURSDAY 2nd JUNE 2022

10.15: Start the long Jubilee weekend with a group walk of the Diamond Jubilee Way, led by the Dartmouth Walk & Talk group. Starting at the Tea Rooms at Dartmouth Castle, this challenging walk pauses for lunch on Jawbones Hill, so bring a picnic. www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/dartmouth-walk-talk.

10.00-16:00: Jubilee Arts Fair in the Flavel.

12.30: Local uniformed groups will gather at Beth’s on Coronation Park for a Procession along the Embankment, arriving at Royal Avenue Gardens for the opening ceremony.

14.00: Platinum Jubilee Opening Ceremony. From the Bandstand in Royal Avenue Gardens, a reading of the National Proclamation by Dartmouth Town Crier, Les Ellis, accompanied by Peter the Piper playing Diu Regnare as a tribute to HM The Queen. With Street Party seating, a local charity will sell refreshments from the tea hut.

15.00: Dartmouth Caring & the Rotary Club to host Afternoon Tea for invited guests in Market Square.

15.30: Official ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling of new Trees at Dartmouth Orchard, by the Captain of BRNC and hosted by Friends of the Orchard. Planted as Dartmouth’s contribution to the Queen’s Green Canopy.

19.00-21.00: Silent Disco in the Guildhall – tickets are free and will be available from the Dartmouth Youth Group, more info will be posted here https://www.facebook.com/dartmouthyouthgroup

Time TBC: Leaving BRNC, a Torchlit Procession will proceed around the town, returning to the former putting green on Coronation Park for the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon at 21.45pm, part of the national lighting of beacons. Refreshments available on Coronation Park.

After dark: Floodlighting of BRNC to celebrate where the Queen first met her Prince in 1939.

KINGSWEAR – THURSDAY 2nd JUNE 2022

14.30pm: Platinum Jubilee Proclamation A reading of the National Proclamation by Dartmouth Town Crier, Les Ellis, on Kingswear Village Hall main steps.

Time TBC: Beacon Lighting Ceremony at Fountain Violet Farm. A Piper will play Diu Regnare as a tribute to HM The Queen at 9.35pm, followed by the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon at 9.45pm. Refreshments available.

DARTMOUTH – FRIDAY 3rd JUNE 2022

All day: Jubilee Market in the Market Square.

10:00-16:00: Jubilee Arts Fair in the Flavel.

Afternoon: Music and entertainment in Royal Avenue Gardens, put on by the community for the community, and a local charity selling refreshments from the tea hut.

11.00: St Saviour’s Church to lead a celebratory choir service in St Saviour’s Church.

18.00-20.00: Cruise on Paddle Steamer ‘Kingswear Castle’ with pickup from Dartmouth Town Jetty at 6pm. Tickets £20*. Music from Missin’ Tackle, bar onboard but guests invited to bring own food. Proceeds to the Jubilee Bell Fund, St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Kingswear.

After dark: Floodlighting of BRNC.

KINGSWEAR – FRIDAY 3rd JUNE 2022

Time TBC: St Paul’s Cathedral Service of Thanksgiving. Live stream event at Kingswear Village Hall, with Cream Tea and Prosecco served. Free of charge but booking required*.

17.45-19.45: Cruise on Paddle Steamer ‘Kingswear Castle’ with pickup from Kingswear at 17.45. Music from Missin’ Tackle, bar onboard but guests invited to bring own food. Tickets £20*.
Proceeds to the Jubilee Bell Fund, St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Kingswear.

DARTMOUTH – SATURDAY 4th JUNE 2022

All day: Jubilee Market in the Market Square, followed by an Asian Fusion food event with music from 7pm.
Tickets can be purchased from Jenny Koo’s Kitchen in the Market –  https://www.facebook.com/JennyKoosKitchen.

Afternoon: Music and entertainment in Royal Avenue Gardens, put on by the community for the community, with a local charity selling refreshments from the tea hut.

19.00 : BRNC Event with live bands, bar, BBQ and fireworks. Tickets* £10 adults, £5 under 16s (accompanied only).
Tickets can be purchased from the Guildhall offices Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm
Note: Priority to Dartmouth & Kingswear residents (proof of address required), no parking at BRNC (blue badge only) and no large bags permitted.

After dark: Floodlighting of BRNC.

KINGSWEAR – SATURDAY 4th JUNE 2022

15.00 – 17.00: ‘Queen’s Tea Party’ at Kingswear Village Hall for senior citizens of Kingswear Parish. Afternoon Tea, old-time music and sing-a-long. Free of charge but booking required*.

19.00: BRNC Event with live bands, bar, BBQ and fireworks. Tickets* £10 adults, £5 under 16s (accompanied only). Note: Priority to Dartmouth & Kingswear residents (proof of address required), no parking at BRNC (blue badge only) and no large bags permitted.

DARTMOUTH – SUNDAY 5th JUNE 2022

All day: The Big Jubilee Picnic on Coronation Park, a free family day out with music, including children’s entertainers Elfic and Professor Bumble, Dartington Morris Men, Walking Rugby and Bouncy Play https://www.fun-tasia.co.uk/ (chargeable).
Refreshments available, including a Barbeque.

Afternoon: Music and entertainment in Royal Avenue Gardens, put on by the community for the community, with a local charity selling refreshments from the tea hut.

After dark: Floodlighting of BRNC.

KINGSWEAR – SUNDAY 5th JUNE 2022

10.30: Jubilee Church Service at the St Thomas of Canterbury Church, followed by refreshments.

12.00 – 16.00: The Big Jubilee Picnic on Jubilee Park. A family day out with children’s entertainers Elfic and Professor Bumble, Dartington Morris Men, Brixham Town Band. To include a fancy dress and cake competition and a dog show. Bring your own picnic.

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