Castle Keep Red, White and Blue for Jubilee
Published Tuesday 29th May 12
The Clitheroe Castle Keep will be floodlit with red, white and blue at the culmination of a celebration marking the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Members of the public heading for Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Clitheroe castle on bank holiday Monday are advised that there will not be a bonfire.
Alcohol and vehicles will also not be allowed in the Castle Ground throughout the day.
The celebrations will start at 12:30pm when Ribble Valley Mayor, Councillor Ian Sayers hoists an official Jubilee Flag from the Castle Keep and culminates at 10.15pm with the lighting of a symbolic beacon on the Castle Keep curtain wall.
The Clitheroe Pop Choir will perform a rousing song, Jubilation, written especially for the occasion.
The beacon is one of 2,000 being lit across the country, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man between 9.30 and 10.30pm marking the Queen's 60-year reign.
Clitheroe Castle will host a series of family events during the spring bank holiday weekend featuring a kings and queens fancy dress competition on Saturday 2 June, and Sunday 3 June. Families are invited to don Royal costume and the best dressed will win a goody bag and free admission to Lancashire county museums for a year, or a £20 Clitheroe Castle Museum voucher.
Clitheroe Town Crier Roland Hailwood and the St James's Primary School Choir will herald the raising of the official diamond jubilee flag from the castle keep, followed by an afternoon of family fun featuring Norman knights in shining armour, morris dancing from Stone the Crows, a medieval spinning wheel, yarn-bombing, a Punch and Judy show, treasure hunt, barbecue and live jazz from the Bourbon Street Roof Raisers.
The winners of the weekend's kings and queens fancy dress competition will also receive their prize from Ribble Valley Mayor, Ian Sayers.
The evening will include a Diamond Talent acoustic session at the castle's Atrium Café, followed by a performance from the Clitheroe Pop Choir in the creative activity space at the foot of the keep.
Clitheroe Castle Museum will also host a crown-making workshop from 11.00am - 4.00pm on Wednesday 6 June. Further details are available from the museum on 01200 424568.