Monday, 27 February 2012
Tables go on sale for Jubilee Street Party
The first table reservations for the mass street party taking place as part of Thetford’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations have just taken place, with organizers expecting spaces to go quickly. The event, due to take place on Thetford Market Square on Monday 4th June 2012, will be just one part of the overall celebrations planned in the town and with space for 500 people, complete with street entertainers, bunting and flags, the street party looks set to be a good old fashioned knees up. The day will begin with a civic parade from Kings House in the morning to St Cuthbert’s Church where a special service will take place. Thetford will be joined by representatives from its twin towns across Europe including Poland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Following the mid-day street party, the focus will then move to Melford Common where a free concert will be staged, showcasing many local musicians. The highlight of the day will be a concert finale - ‘One Night of Queen’ performed by Gary Mullen and The Works, quite simply the best Queen Tribute Act. Gary is a former winner of ‘Stars in their eyes’ and currently on a World Tour. This amazing night is finally rounded off with a ceremony to light one of the official Diamond Jubilee beacons on top of Castle Hill, complete with a special firework display. Tables for the street party can be reserved by contacting Thetford’s Tourist Information Office, provided by Leaping Hare, at their King Street office or by contacting 01842 751975. Table reservations cost £5 per table, and each table can seat approximately 6 people. Attendees will need to provide their own party food and drink.