TV star Hugh Dennis is to open a Diamond Jubilee summer fete at Portsmouth Cathedral.
The comedian, best known recently for his role in the sitcom Outnumbered, will open the event on June 3 at the city’s Cathedral Green.
There will be free rides on board an open-topped bus, a royal-themed fancy dress contest, grand draw, bouncy castle, face-painting and games at the fete.
Performances from Victoryland Theatre Company, a brass band and a ukelele band will take place and visitors can also book a sit-down meal or enjoy a barbecue.
The fete is part of a number of celebrations across the city from June 2 to 5 to mark the Queen’s 60th year on the throne.
Many churches, including Portsmouth Cathedral, will host services for the Queen on June 3, followed by a Big Lunch for the community.
St Jude’s Church, in Southsea, will host four days of celebrations inside the church and in the shopping precinct on Palmerston Road.
There will be a children’s party on June 2, a tea dance on June 3 and a grand ball on June 4. During these three days there will also be a traditional fete in the precinct.
A Big Lunch will be held at St Thomas the Apostle Church, in Elson, Gosport, on June 3 and followed by an outdoor event that is expected to be attended by more than 500 people.
St Peter’s Church in Titchfield will host a flower festival over all four days of the celebrations. And there will be a children’s party in the church’s parish room on June 2.
For more information on diocese-organised Jubilee events, see portsmouth.anglican.org/jubilee