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Jubilee jaunts at Stowmarket

PUBLISHED: 10:08 13 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:55 03 March 2010

PEOPLE in the heart of Suffolk will show the Queen how big that heart is – with a massive celebration for Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee.

Details for the extravaganza on June 3 at Stowmarket's Recreation Ground have now been finalised – and "a truly incredible" event is promised by organisers.

PEOPLE in the heart of Suffolk will show the Queen how big that heart is – with a massive celebration for Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee.

Details for the extravaganza on June 3 at Stowmarket's Recreation Ground have now been finalised – and "a truly incredible" event is promised by organisers.

Music, dance, archive film, classic cars, art exhibitions – and even a version of Big Brother will keep the expected thousands entertained.

The Stowmarket Concert Band will close proceedings amid the blaze of a firework finale – but there will be plenty to enjoy before then!

Jazz from Lord Eddie's Jazz Quartet and young rockers Night Train lead a list of top music acts, which also includes singer-songwriter Aaron Short and award-wining Ipswich duo, Infinity.

A host of other bands will also be appearing on the events six separate stages.

Youngsters from a string of dance schools in the area will be showing off their fleet-footed skills and the Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society – this year celebrating its 80th birthday – will be performing hits from shows down the ages. Youth theatre comes from Oskar Foxtrot Productions.

There will be magic shows for children, including homegrown illusion star Richard Leigh.

If your tastes are inclined more to the realm of classical music, you will not be disappointed – The Stowmarket Choral Society will be in full voice.

The public will get to air their own musical skills – or not – with a karaoke competition. For details call 01449 678080.

Meanwhile ten contestants will be at the mercy of voters who can vote them off through out the day in organisers' Stow Live's version of Big Brother called Little Brother – and the audience will be picking the winner from the last three.

Organisers are also looking for anyone born in 1952 and couple who married that year to give away a complimentary cream tea - birth or marriage certificate as proof! Call 01449 677497 to enter.

There is also an art exhibition for children of all ages who want to capture the Royal Family in paint – the closing date is May 17.

Weblink: www.stowlive.fsnet.co.uk for details, or to arrange a pitch to sell wares or charity items.


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