Platinum Jubilee celebrations near you...
Events in Bilton, Cawston and Dunchurch to celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne.
By Eleanor Holdsworth
PEOPLE across the nation will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee during the first weekend in June. There’s plenty to take part in.
Here’s a list of the public events we know about. If we’ve missed one do get in touch and we’ll add it to the list.
Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th June: Weekend-long festival at The Bear, Bilton, with live music, children’s activities and food/drink. No booking required.
Saturday 4th June, 4pm - 6.30pm: Jubilee Picnic in St Mark’s churchyard. Bring your own picnic and chairs, and soft drinks will be provided. Please let the church know if you plan to attend, by signing the list at the back of church or completing the online form by 29th May.
Sunday 5th June, 6pm: Choral Evensong for the Jubilee in St Mark’s Church.
Thursday 2nd June: Judging takes place for the Best Dressed House Competition. The theme is ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ and the three best-decorated homes will receive a prize.
Sunday 5th June, 12 noon - 3.30pm: Big Jubilee Picnic in Cawston Main Park, with royal fancy dress parade at 12 noon. Bring your own picnic, drinks, chairs and rugs.
Thursday 2nd June, 9.45pm: Lighting the beacon on The Heath.
Friday 3rd June, 2.30pm: a service to give thanks for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at St Peter's church, followed by refreshments.
Sunday 5th June, 12 noon - 4pm: Big Picnic on Dunchurch sports field. Bring your own picnic and enjoy entertainment from Morris dancers, Dunchurch brass band and a display of birds of prey.
Sunday 5th June, 1.45pm and 2.30-4.30pm: Tree planting at Thurlaston Village Hall, followed by a tea party for residents and guests at the Village Hall.