Exhibitions, lights and rock shows to mark Queen's diamond jubilee


These will include exhibitions, lights and rock shows, special adviser for culture Raymonde Onezime said yesterday in an interview at the National Library.

Also present at the interview were the deputy British high commissioner Natalie Gowers and principal secretary for culture Benjamine Rose.

The Central Weekend to mark the jubilee will take place from Saturday June 2 to Tuesday June 5 and will include celebrations throughout the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world.

Mrs Onezime said on the local front, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, together with the British high commission, will host an exhibition on Monday June 4 from 11am at the Supreme Court.

“This is to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee and the 40th anniversary of her visit to Seychelles,” said Mrs Onezime, adding the venue is perfect as anybody can have access to the exhibition.

This will be followed by an official diamond jubilee beacon lighting on Beau Vallon beach at 9am after which a rock concert at Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay will take centre stage.

The concert will be led by upcoming rock singer Nikki Murray – who has accompanied the likes of Leona Lewis, James Blunt and Cheryl Cole -- and The Sneer, a UK rock band.

Mrs Onezime said dinner package tickets will be available at R600 while tickets for the show – which will also include entrance to Tequila Boom later on – will be going for R150.

Tickets are available at the department of culture offices at the National Library as well as at the Tequila Boom and La Faya Bar.

For more information the public can call 2722885 or 2529874.