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Brass band will celebrate Queen's birthday

Foden's Band will perform in Winchester Cathedral Credit: Winchester Cathedral

Across the country plans are being put in place to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday, and Winchester is no exception. On Saturday 11 June, the date of this year’s Trooping the Colour, Foden’s Band will perform a big brass concert in Winchester Cathedral.

Foden’s Band, one of the world’s leading Brass Bands, will raise the roof with a ‘royal-flavoured’ first half and a second half which includes Last Night of the Proms favourites.

The evening will be rounded off by a spectacular fireworks display in the Cathedral Close.

Windsor to play key role in Queen's birthday celebrations

Windsor will host a series of events Credit: ITV

Windsor will be in the spotlight for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, with a number of events.

On Wednesday 20 April The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will officially open the new bandstand at Alexandra Gardens. The bandstand was built by the Royal Borough last year and is located on the same spot as the original Edwardian bandstand.

On arrival, the Mayor, Cllr Eileen Quick, her consort Rev. John Quick and other guests will be presented to the Royal Couple.

Her Majesty will view an exhibition about the bandstand and meet children from the six Royal Borough schools involved in designing the commemorative plaques.


Royal tourist areas set for £37m investment

Windsor Castle Credit: ITV News Meridian

Windsor Castle is to undergo a multi-million pound makeover.

The Royal Residence in Berkshire is sharing a £37m pound investment by the Royal Collection Trust. The work will open up more of the castle and create a special learning centre.

The works, known as the Future Programme, will start next year. The castle will remain open to visitors throughout the development.

Windsor Castle Credit: ITV News Meridian

Born in 1926? There's a special invitation for you

There's a special invite for people born in 1926 Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

People born in the same year as the Queen are being invited to a special celebration.

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth is asking them to join him to mark the Queen's 90th birthday. On 21st April guests will light a beacon to mark the occasion at nearby Southsea Castle, followed by tea and cakes in the D-Day Museum café.

To register to attend, or nominate a friend, email with the name, date of birth and contact details of the person born in 1926 and the name of the accompanying guest.

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