The bank holiday weekend will kick off with the Jubilee Gala Day throughout town on Thursday 2nd June and it is set to be a delightfully nostalgic, fun-packed day for all the family.
The day will begin with the ‘River of Hope’ pageant featuring children from 10 local schools all carrying flags they have designed on the Platinum Jubilee theme of the natural world and hopes for the future. The flags will be paraded through town and then installed in St. Eustachius Churchyard for the weekend.
Throughout town, there will be nostalgia zones to celebrate Queen Elizabeth through the ages: a 1950’s beach scene in Guildhall Car Park with striped deckchairs, ice-cream and Punch & Judy; cream teas and live performances on Bedford Square to get you jiving to sounds from the 1950s to the 1970s; a KidsZone in St. Eustachius Churchyard with traditional games for all the family, a magical bubble-show and face-painting; a Carnaby Street scene in Bank Square Car Park with a resident disc-jockey waiting to play your very own favourite vinyls.
In the Town Hall, you can drop in for a Tea-Dance with a Twist. Plymouth Dance will be on hand to lead you through the dance steps as you glide across the floor to the sounds of a bygone age.
Over the weekend, you can watch television coverage of the events in London in the Guildhall Gateway Centre as well as vintage films on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The nostalgia zones will be decorated with works of art created by isolated communities from workshops by Just Sewn Stories.
Funding for these events has been achieved from the Art Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund, Tavistock BID, Tavistock Town Council and the European Regional Development Fund. All events are free to take part but the Tea Dance will be a ticketed session.