Telegraph Hill Beacon Lighting - June 4th

Here's the difference: Shaq is rich. The white man who signs his cheque is wealthy. "Ah, here you go, Shaq. Go buy yourself a bouncing car. Bling, bling!"... Oprah is rich, Bill Gates is wealthy. If Bill Gates woke up tomorrow with Oprah's money, he'd jump out a fuckin' window and slit his throat on the way down saying, "I can't even put gas in my plane!"
- Chris Rock

In case an armada and a concert in her honour wasn't enough, Queenie's also getting her own festival of light, which Telegraph Hill will be part of.

On Monday, June 4th, a beacon will be lit on Telegraph Hill as part of a chain of light that will stretch around the country to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. In all, 4,000 beacons will be lit, including another on Blackheath.

The event will take place in the Upper Park and people are welcome to bring picnics to celebrate (no BBQs) - the beacon will be lit at sun down from about 10pm.