Wilmslow Town Council is making the final preparations for Wilmslow’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations next week.
The events, which are all free to attend, will be:
Thursday 2nd June, 2pm, near Barclays:
Wilmslow’s Town Crier will announce a specially-written Proclamation heralding the lighting of the beacons later that day.
Thursday 2nd June, 9.15pm:
Wilmslow's Beacon Lighting Ceremony:
The Memorial Gardens near St Bartholomew’s Church. Refreshments will be available to purchase.
- 9.35pm – a local piper will play Diu Regnare - a unique tune specially written for the occasion by Piper Major, Stuart Liddell, the world’s leading piper.
- 9.40pm – our local buglers will officially announce the lighting of the beacons with a specially written bugle call, entitled Majesty.
- 9.45pm –Wilmslow’s Beacon will be lit to coincide with a lighting of over 2,022 beacons across all nations.
Saturday 4th June, from 12pm:
Jubilee on The Carrs
Two free events at the Carrs Park:
12pm – 5pm: Family Fun Day & Film – The Queen’s Corgi
Including crown making, bouncy castle, food and drink market, stalls and a screening of animated film The Queen’s Corgi, featuring Jack Whitehall and Ray Winstone.
6pm – 10pm: Palace Concert Live Screening
The BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace will be broadcast live on the big screen, with a food and drink market onsite and free flags for those attending.
The concert will bring together the world’s biggest entertainers to perform in front of Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace.
“Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow and George Ezra will share the three-stage set up with the likes of Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli, Mimi Webb, Sam Ryder, Jax Jones, Celeste, Nile Rodgers, Sigala and Diversity – all performing their biggest hits in a star-studded tribute to Her Majesty’s unprecedented anniversary.” (source: https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/event/platinum-party-at-the-palace/)
In addition to the above events, the free Platinum Jubilee Trail in Wilmslow Town Centre continues until 12th June. This trail is an exciting, interactive experience, involving visiting storypoints in order, collecting digital stamps, learning more of a Platinum Jubilee-related story, and being able to take selfies with some Augmented Reality characters.
Updates on the Platinum Jubilee events in Wilmslow will be shared via the Wilmslow Town Council Events Facebook page, in addition to the Wilmslow Town Council Twitter and Instagram accounts. Alternatively, please visit Wilmslow Town Council’s Platinum Jubilee page: https://www.wilmslowtowncouncil.gov.uk/platinum-jubilee-celebrations.
For more information on the Platinum Jubilee Trail, please visit: https://highstreetsafari.com/locations/jubilee-wilmslow