Cromer unveils more than 30 events to mark Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Cromer has finalised four days of fun and celebrations to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - culminating in the lighting a cliff-top beacon.

After months of planning, led by the town council and supported by other town groups, more than 30 events have been lined up over the long weekend.

The festivities, from June 2-5, will be focused on a Jubilee marquee in North Lodge Park.

Organisers are urging the community to rally round to make the programme a success, with other highlights including youth band competitions, tea dances, fancy dress competitions and a children's party on the pier.

On Saturday June 2 the celebrations will open at the Jubilee marquee, followed by the start of the youth band competition. In the evening Cromer will play host to the Mynx Soul Band in the marquee to get everyone in the party spirit.

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The youth band competition continues on June 3, while the evening will include performances by Rad� and Friends.

On the same day there will be activities in the town centre organised by Cromer Parish Church and featuring a barbecue, village games and a bouncy castle.

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One of the highlights of the weekend will be a son et lumi�re (light and sound) show projected onto the fa�ade of buildings around the town at dusk on June 3.

On the main celebration day, Monday June 4, there will be a day of family games, picnics and music which will see North Lodge Park transformed into the Jubilee gardens for a day.

Families are encouraged to bring their picnics, get dressed up and spend the day listening to live music, soaking up the party atmosphere and taking part in traditional village games.

There will be a Coronation tea and tea dance for anyone celebrating their 60th birthday or 60th wedding anniversary in 2012 and in the afternoon there will be a fancy dress competition based on the 60 years of the Queen's reign.

From 7pm the Idunnos will be play the Jubilee marquee as people gather to parade to the cliff top to light the Cromer Jubilee beacon.

The procession will begin outside Cromer Church from 9.30pm and continue along the cliff path to the east of Cromer. The beacon will be lit to a live performance from a solo guitarist.

On Tuesday June 5 the festivities will continue with a children's tea party on the pier, including Punch and Judy, face painting, a climbing wall, live music, fancy dress competitions and a disco.

Tony Nash, chairman of the organising group, said: 'We hope to see the people of Cromer turn out in force to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and take advantage of all the fun, free and fantastic events on offer. It is hoped that the programme of events, with more being added every day, will bring more and more people to this fabulous area.'

Anyone wanting to get involved should contact Cromer town clerk Julie Chance on 01263 512254.

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