The Diamond Jubilee – Public Celebrations

May 31, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This weekend will see communities come together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Listed are some of the public events that have been organised to help get families into the spirit of the Diamond Jubilee. They all sound like great fun and are hassle free alternatives to a street party.

Battersea Park Festival in South London is hosting one of the most anticipated Diamond Jubilee festivals on Sunday 3rd June. The retro themed festival will celebrate all things British focusing particularly on the past 60 years.

Battersea Park Jubilee Festival

Battersea Park Jubilee Festival

Battersea’s festival has all the regular features of a festival; live music and entertainment but also includes quirky twists. A classic car boot sale, a village fete and demonstrations from The Women’s Institute plus dance lessons, craft shows and a sing-a-long in pop up pub ‘The Diamond Geezer’.

The event is set to be a real knee’s up. Even better festival goers will also be able to see the Thames River Pageant from Battersea Park- click for more information. 

Hyde Park Jubilee Family Festival by Sainsbury’s is the perfect family day out over the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. The festival, which is open on both the 2nd and 3rd June, will be presented by Myleen Klass and Jon Culshaw with family friendly performances from the Disney Orchestra, Strictly Come Dancing and Warhorse.

Jubilee Family Festival in Hyde Park

Jubilee Family Festival in Hyde Park

Hyde Park’s family festival is spilt into four stages; Main Stage (perfect for the whole family), Kids Zone, Commonwealth Stage and Parade Ground. Across those area will be performances to suit the audience and honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I’d personally like to watch Commonwealth dance performance live on stage and get a feel for the different cultures from countries within the Commonwealth as it’s an area of the monarchy that the Queen is incredibly passionate about.

For more information about the event including performers, event information and ticket purchasing visit Sainsbury’s Jubilee Family Festival website.

BBC Big Screens will be screening Diamond Jubilee events in cities across the country free of charge for everyone to enjoy. So if you’re in cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Edinburgh, Swansea or Cardiff go along to a BBC Big Screen and soak up the atmosphere of your entire city enjoying the Diamond Jubilee.

Big Screen Jubille

Watch the Diamond Jubilee with your entire city on BBC Big Screens

Watching via BBC Big Screens are great if you live in an inner city area and don’t have the space or access to host a street/garden party. And if the Royal Wedding is anything to go by I’m sure thousands of city goers will flock to the Big Screens to see the Diamond Jubilee celebrations unfold.

I’d recommend taking a picnic of goodies if you’re planning on staying for an entire day so that you don’t miss any of the jubilee celebrations- click for full listing of cities with BBC Big Screens covering the Diamond Jubilee.

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Where to watch the Royal Wedding -City by city

April 20, 2011 at 10:24 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Millions are expected to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton exchange their vows at Westminster Abbey on 29th April. Some might be watching in the comfort of their own home; however there is lots going on across to the country to celebrate.

Whete to watcht the royal wedding city by city

Here are some my favourite royal wedding events from up and down the country…

Manchester-

Northern Quarter Street Party – A anti-royal wedding celebration, which is however held on the big day. The event promises ‘1940s style get-up, dancing among bunting and a special punch’.

Cocktails in a teacup– Celebrate the Royal Wedding with cocktails in teacups in a swanky Manchester bar.

Shugborough, Staffordshire-

‘Royal Week’ at Shugborough Hall celebrates with bridal dresses from the past two centuries on display. Official photographs from Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding will be featured and children can enjoy royal craft activities.

Exeter-

Exeter food and drink festival celebrates the big day with a giant screen, wedding themed food workshops, fancy dress and a delicious selection of local produce.

Edinburgh-

There is a lot to do in Edinburgh to celebrate Will and Kate. From the Majestic Edinburgh bus tour, a tour of St. Andrews where the couple met in their university days and a trip on the Royal Yacht Britannia for champagne afternoon tea.

Birmingham

Watch the ceremony on Birmingham’s big screen in Victoria Square where the city will be celebrating together. Big Screens are located across the country and most will be screening the wedding- more information on BBC Big Screen website.

Oxford-

Oxford is celebrating in style with a ‘Royal Jousting’ event; recreating the mighty Knight battle between the Windsor’s and Tudors. Guests can also enjoy a puppet show, picnic area and giant screens which will be screening the wedding. Sounds fabulous!

London-

The wedding itself is in London so many onlookers might be able to catch a glimpse of the bride and groom at Westminster or on the royal route. However, there will be a observation wheel in Hyde Park along with a big screen where onlookers can sit back and watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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