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Downton Abbey star to open Isle of Wight event

Tue 24 Apr 2012

Downton Abbey star to open Isle of Wight event

Actor Julian Wadham - famous for his role in ITV's hit costume drama Downton Abbey - is set to open an event on the Isle of Wight this summer.

The Calbourne Jubilee Festival has been arranged in order to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 60th anniversary of taking the throne and the star will be cutting the ribbon at the fete.

According to a report by the Isle of Wight County Press, the village is set to hold a number of events over the course of the summer to celebrate the occasion.

The Calbourne Jubilee Festival will start on June 1st with a car boot sale scheduled to be held, while a village fete, a cream tea dance and a live music show will follow during the weekend.

Wadham, who has also appeared in movies such as The English Patient, War Horse and The Iron Lady - will be on the island on June 2nd to officially open the festival.

This year, he will be seen in Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, while he plays The Headmaster in The Scapegoat, which is currently in post-production.

An antiques fair is set to be one of the highlights of the event and could see tourists plan Isle of Wight holidays for June 4th to see if they can pick up a bargain.

Prizes such as family days out at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and Robin Hill Country Park are on offer in a raffle, as well as a weekend's stay at the Orchards Holiday Park.

A traditional street party in the driveway of Westover House will be put on by the organisers of the event in order to mark the day of the Jubilee itself.

June 3rd is set to be the biggest day of the weekend, with a Right Royal Gig taking place in Calbourne with a licensed bar set up to mark the occasion.

Posted by Louise ParkesADNFCR-3083-ID-801347816-ADNFCR

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