Romance made in St Andrews
The town of St Andrews will congregate this week (Friday 29 April 2011) to celebrate the marriage of two of its most famous former inhabitants.
Almost 2500 people from the town, including staff and students of the University, will take part in a large-scale wedding breakfast in honour of St Andrews graduates HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
The breakfast will be held from 8am in St Salvator’s Quadrangle, and will be televised live to more than a billion people.
From Highland dancers to Japanese drummers, guests to the free event will be entertained by performers of all ages from the local community. The 25 performances running throughout the day-long event will include local primary school Canongate’s own Glee Club and YouTube sensations The Other Guys, who will perform their parody of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance.
The event will be opened by 26 Scottish pipers from the Madras College Pipe Band, and just prior to the Royal Wedding beginning the cast of a student society production of My Fair Lady will perform Get Me to the Church on Time.
At that point, guests, including a number of married St Andrews graduates, will be able to watch the wedding beamed live onto giant screens from London.
The event has been organised by a group of volunteers and partners from around the local community, including the Community Council, the St Andrews Partnership, the Byre Theatre, Fife Constabulary, the Students’ Association and the University itself.
Donations will be collected for the Royal Wedding Charitable Fund as well as the University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Scholarship Fund.
- Breakfast programme (PDF, 1,099 KB)
- Information about the performers (Word, 29 KB)
Issued by the University of St Andrews.