ST IVES Town Council has announced a packed programme of events to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The celebrations kick off at Market Hill on Saturday, June 2, between 10am and 3pm where there will be a host of activities, including food tasting, face painting and live music. There will also be a fly-past by a Lancaster bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

On Bridge Street visitors will be able to browse a range of charity stalls, listen to music and watch dance displays by St Ives schools and dance clubs.

Hill Rise Park will be the venue for Sunday’s celebrations where some of Huntingdonshire’s finest musicians will perform a concert. The free event will have a licensed bar, hog roast, curry stalls, ice-cream van and a bouncy castle.

You can also head over to Warner’s Park for the Big Lunch – which is being organised by Friends of Warner’s Park (further details e-mail sue.rhodes@ntlworld.com)

Pinders All Human Circus will also be providing entertainment in the park from the Thursday until Sunday. All seats £8.

On Monday, June 4, St Ives Parish Church is the venue for the lighting of the church beacon on the roof at 10pm followed by a barbecue (further details e-mail barrywills.stives@gmail.com or call 01480 465334).

St Ives Corn Exchange is the place to be on Tuesday, June 5, where the Queen’s parade in London will be televised on a big screen.

St Ives Town Council is eager to hear from people who can help with volunteering, sponsoring or taking part in the events.

INFORMATION: For details e-mail Annette.ablewhite@stivestowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01480 388929.