Bicentenary EVENTS

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Wednesday 5th May

Bicentenary ceremony live from St Helena

 

A commemorative event at Longwood House and the tomb of Napoleon organised by the Honorary French Consul, Michel Dancoisne-Martineau
 

18.00           Opening of the gardens

 

Prayers led by Father David Musgrave 
 

18.30            Beethoven, Symphonie n° 7

 

Funeral march followed by the reading of General Bertrand’s diary
 

18.48            Call for silence
 

18.49            Last Post

 

Flag lowered to half mast. Reveille played by Reverend Graeme Beckett, bugle and drum.
 

18.54            Readings 
 

19.00            Funeral march of Beethoven’s 3rd      symphony

Accompanying a night tour of the gardens

 

20.00           Sir Brian Unwin, Michael Binyon, and James Bramble

 

Join a discussion organised by the Friends of the British Overseas Territories.