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|Title:||The Big Launch Celebrates the Jubilee and New Square|
|Subtitle:||Sunday 3 June|
|ID & Publication:||20120511032 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Events (Local) |
A big lunch to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the official opening of Sir Nigel Gresley Square in Doncaster’s town centre have come together in one spectacular event – ‘The Big Launch’ - on Sunday 3 June 2012 between 1 and 5pm. The official opening of the square will start at 12.45pm.
Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, said: ‘Combining the opening of Sir Nigel Gresley Square with a party to celebrate The Queen’s 60th year as monarch is going to be a wonderful occasion. There will be lots to see and do and the whole family can enjoy a fun packed afternoon.’
The square which honours the railway engineering great Sir Nigel Gresley includes cutting edge design features to create a warm and welcoming environment.
Fountains, imposing public art, raised lawns, feature planting, paved areas, modern seating and futuristic lighting have produced a sparkling new town centre meeting place which offers something for everyone.
Sir Nigel Gresley Square is set to become a ‘must go’ destination. Children will love running through the fountains, work colleagues can get together for lunch and family and friends have a perfect setting to meet up and socialise.
‘The Big Launch’ has bags of entertainment lined up. On stage will be live music, singing and dance acts, street performers will be roaming around, arts and crafts workshops will show people interesting new skills and uncover hidden talents, younger children can enjoy a selection of fun fair rides and a number of market stalls and food and drink outlets will add to the experience.
The free event in Waterdale is sponsored by Doncaster Markets and people are encouraged to bring a picnic and join in the fun. Free parking is also available on the day in the recently refurbished Civic Quarter Car Park.
Residents can keep updated with information on the event by following #thebiglaunch on Twitter.
The £300million Civic and Cultural Quarter (CCQ) project is being delivered by Doncaster Council and its development partner Muse Developments. The project is supported financially by the European Union, as part of the European Regional Development Fund’s support for the region.
Work on the new civic offices and performance venue is progressing well as the CCQ project helps to regenerate the Waterdale area of the town centre. The civic offices will open later this year and the venue will open its doors in spring 2013.
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