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Archbishop’s Party at the Palace

Diamond Jubilee at Bishopthorpe Palace

Tuesday 22nd May 2012

The Archbishop of York is to open the Palace Gardens to the public on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Saturday 2nd June 2012.

A local gala is to be held in the afternoon for families with lots of stalls, food and a licensed bar. In the evening, tickets are already sold out for the ‘Party at the Palace’ event with performances from the Goosehorns, Riding Lights Theatre Company, Shepherd Homes Brass Band and lots of local artists.

The Archbishop said:

“The Queen’s love and devotion to God and to her people throughout her 60 year reign has set us a fine example of selfless and generous service.   Like many others, I am looking forward to her Diamond Jubilee and wanted to make the grounds available to local people to mark this occasion. 

"It’s wonderful that the ‘Party at the Palace’ is sold out. Come rain or shine, we will be celebrating The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee! We will light a special beacon to mark Her Majesty’s Jubilee and will finish the event by singing the National Anthem and then having a firework display.  It’s going to be a fantastic evening.  Long Live the Queen!”

Please note the ‘Party at the Palace’ is sold out. Entrance to the gala from 12 noon to 4pm is available at the gate. Entry is £2, with children under 12 years free of charge when accompanied by an adult.  Profits from the evening event will be donated to St Leonard’s Hospice, the Archbishop’s Youth Trust and local charitable organisations.

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