Jersey

Jersey artist needed for Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant

Howard D
Image caption The Howard D was the first motorised lifeboat to be stationed in Jersey

A Jersey artist is wanted to record the Diamond Jubilee Pageant in London.

The island's Diamond Jubilee Committee is looking for an artist to depict the event from one of the two Jersey boats in the celebrations in June.

The Howard D and the Norman Le Brocq will join about 1,000 other boats accompanying the Queen's converted cruiser on the River Thames.

Any artist can apply by sending a written proposal to a panel chaired by the bailiff.

There are no rules on the type of work, so the artist needs to explain how they would capture the event marking the Queen's 60 years on the throne.

'Creative individual'

Jersey's Bailiff Michael Birt said: "Jersey has a very special association with the Crown and it is hard to imagine participating in a more colourful royal celebration.

"This unique occasion warrants the skills of a creative individual to bring it to life for those not themselves present."

The winner's work will be displayed publicly in the island later this year.

The Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, on 3 June, will be one of the main events of a four-day bank holiday weekend marking the Queen's 60-year reign.

The flotilla is expected to be seven-and-a-half miles long and will be made up of privately and commercially owned boats - ranging from rowing boats and sailing ships to steamers, wooden launches and larger motorised craft.

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