Author Archives: Zoe Vinden

Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, which took place from 12 – 15 May 2016, was awarded the BAFTA for Best Live Event at the prestigious ceremony held in London’s Royal Festival Hall. Celebrity duo, Ant and Dec, collected the award on behalf of the organising team which included ITV, Spun Gold TV and The HPower Group.

On the night, special thanks went to nominee Simon Brooks-Ward, Director & Producer of the event and Chairman of HPower, who was unable to attend due to commitments at Royal Windsor Horse Show which was running during the award ceremony. He later spoke of the achievement, “We are thrilled to receive this award. It was a huge team effort and a pleasure to work with ITV and Spun Gold, in what was a memorable event. Over 1,000 behind the scenes production team and volunteers made this happen. This award is for all their efforts in testing conditions. We should also thank all the participants who travelled from all over the country and the world to make the event what it was.”

Over 900 horses and 1,500 participants descended on the private grounds of Windsor Castle to celebrate the remarkable life of The Queen; from her birth in 1926, through World War Two, to her Coronation in 1953 and a reign spanning more than 60 years.

The event announced in December 2016, that the £1.2 million profit made from the celebration would be donated to charity. The donation was split between 10 charities, which reflected the content of the event, specifically Her Majesty The Queen’s interests; military, equestrian and the Commonwealth. The charities included The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust SSAFA, The Royal British Legion, The Animal Health Trust, The British Horse Society World Horse Welfare, The Highland Pony Society, The Fell Pony Society, The Welsh Pony and Cob Society and The Cleveland Bay Society.

To view Ant and Dec’s acceptance speech click here.

To view The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration Highlights click here.

Jaguar Land Rover was the Principal Commercial Partner, with Rolex, Waitrose, St James’s House (Media), ITV and New Zealand Bloodstock, Meydan, the Royal Cavalry of Oman and Azerbaijan Equestrian Federation as Official Partners. Official Suppliers were Hermes, DAKS, Dorchester Collection, Laurent-Perrier and Musto. In addition, major blue chip companies supported the event including HSBC, Royal Mail, Compass, Old Mutual, BT, BAE Systems, Prudential, KPMG, Vodafone, Intercontinental Hotel Group, United Utilities, Sky, BP, Schroders, British Land and Anglo American and the support of the GREAT Britain Campaign. The event also would not have been possible without the support of Wellington College, Aviva and Huawei.

Following continuous heavy rain, the organisers of Her Majesty 90th Birthday Celebrations in Windsor have had to cancel the Preview Performance that was being staged in front of a live audience this evening (Wednesday 11 May). This will not have an impact on performances during the remainder of the week, but unfortunately the organisers are unable to offer replacement tickets to anyone who was planning to attend this evening as all other performances are sold out.

If you have passed any tickets on to your family or friends we would be grateful if you could let them know of this decision.

Any car parking which has been purchased for this evening will be refunded automatically.

Suspense has been building over the last few weeks as ITV have announced a wealth of stars performing on the Sunday evening. It is now time to release the exciting news for the many thousands of visitors attending the Celebrations on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

All evenings from Wednesday through Saturday will be graced with the presence of television presenter Jenny Powell, presenter and horticulturalist Alan Titchmarsh MBE, actor, musician and writer Simon Callow, actress and singer Siobhan Dillon, and X Factor semi-finalist Niki Evans. Singer and West End regular James Fox will also be in attendance, along with electric violinist and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Lettice Rowbotham, actress and two-time BAFTA nominee Amanda Redman MBE, and musician and singer Matthew Little will also be participating in this landmark celebration. Actress and musician Emma Kershaw will also be present on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Those attending on Friday and Saturday will have the pleasure of seeing one of Britain’s most well-regarded actors, Martin Clunes. Joining the all-star cast on Saturday will be stage and screen actress Imelda Staunton CBE, and Downton Abbey actor Jim Carter.

Alongside this wealth of talent from stage and screen, audiences will be treated to international displays from The Royal Cavalry of Oman, Chilean Huasos, The New Zealand Army Band, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Azerbaijani horses and riders, State Carriages from The Royal Mews, The South Australian Police Band, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, The Tenors, The Fijian Army Dancers and Band, 100 Military and Commonwealth Pipers and The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

Audiences will see more than 900 horses and 1500 participants accompanied by the very best of British talent, on what promises to be a spectacular evening.

ITV today announced Dame Shirley Bassey and Gary Barlow OBE are to join a wealth of stars performing at The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, an equestrian spectacular, which will air on ITV in May.

Dame Shirley Bassey and Gary Barlow will both be appearing alongside hosts Ant and Dec; Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli; actor and British tenor Alfie Boe; singer songwriter James Blunt and one of Britain’s best loved actors, Jim Carter. Also performing will be multi Brit Award nominee Jess Glynne; mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE; one of Britain’s greatest soul singers Beverley Knight MBE; three times Brit Award winner Kylie Minogue OBE; documentary film maker and actor Martin Clunes OBE and Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor Damian Lewis OBE. Academy Award winning actress Dame Helen Mirren; Absolutely Fabulous creator -comedian and actress, Jennifer Saunders; stage and screen actress Imelda Staunton CBE and presenter and horticulturalist Alan Titchmarsh MBE will also be participating in this landmark celebration.

This incredible array of stars will take to the stage whilst performers in the arena will include The Oman Royal Cavalry, Chilean Huasos, The New Zealand Army Band, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Azerbaijani horses and riders, State Carriages from The Royal Mews, The South Australian Police Band, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, The Fijian Army Dancers and Band, The Tenors, 100 Military and Commonwealth Pipers and The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

This remarkable event will take place in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and come live from the private grounds of Windsor Castle. It will tell the story of The Queen’s extraordinary life from her birth in 1926, through World War Two, to her Coronation in 1953 and a reign spanning more than 60 years. Audiences will see more than 900 horses and 1500 participants accompanied by the very best of British talent and rare archive footage, on what promises to be a spectacular evening.

Ant and Dec said “We are honoured to be hosting this special celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday.  This spectacular evening will bring together some of the best known names in the entertainment world who will perform with 900 horses and 1500 participants to mark this very special birthday.”

The programme has been commissioned by Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, Peter Davey.  It is produced by ITV Studios and Spun Gold Television.  Lee Connolly and Sue Andrew will executive produce for ITV Studios and Nick Bullen for Spun Gold Television.  The event is organised by the organising team behind Royal Windsor Horse Show.

ITV have announced some of the fantastic talent who will perform at The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, which will broadcast live on ITV later this spring.

 

Joining hosts, Ant and Dec, will be Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, actor and British tenor, Alfie Boe, “Star Wars” leading man John Boyega, singer songwriter James Blunt and, one of Britain’s best loved actors, Jim Carter. Documentary film maker and actor, Martin Clunes OBE, multi Brit Award nominee, Jess Glynne, mezzo-soprano, Katherine Jenkins OBE, one of Britain’s greatest soul singers, Beverley Knight MBE, Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor Damian Lewis OBE and three times Brit Award winner Kylie Minogue OBE will also be performing. Academy Award winning actress Dame Helen Mirren, “Absolutely Fabulous” creator, comedian and actress, Jennifer Saunders, stage and screen actress Imelda Staunton CBE and presenter and horticulturalist Alan Titchmarsh MBE will also participate in this landmark celebration.

This incredible array of stars will take to the stage whilst performers in the arena will include The Oman Royal Cavalry, Chilean Huasos, The New Zealand Army Band, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Azerbaijani horses and riders, State Carriages from The Royal Mews, The South Australian Police Band, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, The Fijian Army Dancers and Band, 100 Military and Commonwealth Pipers and The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

This national celebratory event will take place in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen in the private grounds of Windsor Castle and will see the best of British talent join more than 900 horses and 1500 participants for what promises to be a spectacular evening.

The celebration will tell the story of The Queen’s remarkable life from her birth in 1926, through World War Two, to her Coronation in 1953 and a reign spanning more than 60 years.

Ant and Dec said “We are honoured to be hosting this special celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday. This spectacular evening will bring together some of the best known names in the entertainment world who will perform with 900 horses and 1500 participants to mark this very special birthday.”