The Gemar Platinum Jubilee Balloon Crown

by Fiona Eagle

On the weekend of 1 & 2 June, Fiona Eagle, from NABAS association, was at Epsom Racecourse for the lighting of the Beacons for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations and Ladies Day at the Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey UK.

This crown is based on the St Edward’s Crown which was placed on the Queen’s head at her coronation in 1953. It was made in 1661 and is kept at the Tower of London.

During Fiona’s research, one of her favourite large crowns was a giant topiary one. She was inspired to make this balloon crown. The installation consisted of about 900 balloons and was about 2 metres high.

In the creation process, Fiona was interviewed by the event presenter, so the construction could be seen on all the big screens of the place. And it was great to see in the papers that people were having fun taking photos with the balloon throughout Ladies Day.

We are very pleased that Gemar balloons were part of such an amazing event!