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Notts' Floating Beacon backed by the \r Pageantmaster of the Queen's Diamond \r Jubilee Beacons

Nottinghamshire is set to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style – by lighting a Beacon on water at The National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont next month.
Nottinghamshire’s Diamond Jubilee Spectacular takes place in the evening of June 4 to mark Nottinghamshire County Council’s contribution to the lighting of a network of more than 2,012 beacons across the country that night, as the Queen lights the National Beacon in London.
 
The unique event will be a perfect way for the whole family to spend an unforgettable Bank Holiday evening. Set in stunning grounds, the event will feature entertainment, a spectacular fireworks display and will culminate in the lighting of a Beacon. The event is free, but there is limited car parking with a charge of £5 per vehicle. Visitors are advised to arrive early - the event starts at 7.45pm and will finish at 11pm.
 
The Pageantmaster of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons has warmly welcomed the plans at the National Water Sports Centre as it is believed to be the only event nationally where a beacon will be lit on water on June 4.
 
Bruno Peek OBE MVO OPR, Pageantmaster for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons, said: "I am delighted that Nottinghamshire County Council is undertaking such a unique beacon in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. With this in mind I wish all those taking part my best wishes for this historic occasion.”
 
Nottinghamshire County Council Leader Councillor Kay Cutts said: "This is a one in a lifetime chance to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and I’d like to pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen for sixty years of public service. Other Beacons will be lit across villages in the county, but having a Beacon lit on the water will be extra special. This is a great opportunity to be entertained in a wonderful setting and we look forward very much to the celebrations.”
 
At the National Water Sports Centre, there will be a specially commissioned fireworks display, which will provide a beautiful spectacle over the lake and culminate in the lighting of the Beacon on a floating jetty.
 
There’s something for everyone to enjoy, including:

Children’s rides and face painting
World Class Formula Two Powerboat and hovercraft demonstration event on the lake
Live music – Carmen Ghia and the Hot Rods take the main stage with further music from the Red Hot swing and jazz band
Bandstand – Bestwood Colliery Band perform as visitors can relax on deck chairs
1950s themed promenade with entertainment and stalls
Craft fair and Birds of Prey rescue centre display
Performance artists
Food and drink

Be part of history at this event which is being organised by Nottinghamshire County Council in partnership with Yellow Bus Events Ltd.
 
BBC Radio Nottingham's John Holmes will compere this evening of 1950's music. John formed a Rock n’ Roll club when he was at junior school and the first record he ever bought was a Rock n Roll track. John presents his weekly show on BBC Radio Nottingham each Sunday at 9am.
 
Why not consider camping overnight or for the whole double Bank Holiday weekend at the National Water Sports Centre camping site facilities?

For more details visit the Diamond Jubilee pages on the Nottinghamshire County Council website at: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/jubilee
 
Diamond Jubilee Beacons Ltd. registered address: 34 Melville St. Edinburgh EH3 7HA
Company Registration: SC 395 406 - VAT Registration: 108 6603 23: Diamond Jubilee Beacons Ltd. is a Not For Profit Organisation

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