A right royal celebration
A royal celebration is set to get under way this weekend at Queens Wharf.
Be prepared for all things British as Shed 10 is transformed into a thriving hub of stalls, food and entertainment in celebration of Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Highland dancers, puppet shows, medieval reenactments, Celtic bands and the Auckland Symphony Orchestra are just a few of the acts set to entertain the crowds.
Auckland Symphony Orchestra conductor Peter Thomas says the musicians are excited to be involved.
‘‘We’re just coming along to add a little bit of culture to the day,’’ he says.
‘‘It’s great to experience an event like this.
‘‘It’s quite neat that we have all these different cultural events in Auckland, it’s a real celebration of our cultural diversity.’’
Violinists from the orchestra will be playing in a busking format, a far cry from their usual performances.
‘‘We’ve got a whole range of songs prepared, from some British music to more popular songs,’’ Thomas says.
From vintage car displays to football, lawn bowls to high tea, all things British will be on display.
Auckland Symphony Orchestra conductor Peter Thomas in 2011.
Expect all things British to hit Queens Wharf this Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Entry is free and the events will run from May 30 to June 1 between 10am and 5pm. See queens-wharf.co.nz for more details.