Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: events in Greenwich

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: events in Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is getting ready to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

There are a number of local events happening in our area.  From 12 to 6pm on Thursday 2 June, Royal Greenwich Together 22 will be taking over Charlton Park with free music and activities.

Kids Town will keep the kids entertained with workshops and activities, while across the field, we’ll be celebrating 50 years since the first UK Pride celebrations with a dedicated Pride50 tent full of performances and activities.

Visitors can also explore the marketplace, full of food, bars, craft and produce stalls. Get stuck into sporting activities with Greenwich Get Active, including football, cricket and tennis. The Community Village will welcome voluntary and community stalls, plus local choirs and wellness activities.

 

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Then, on Friday 3rd June, pack a picnic and enjoy some right regal entertainment with friends and family throughout the day, as we celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

The African Palace by Black Female Entrepreneurs Greenwich will feature a fashion showcase of outfits fit for African kings and queens, all created by local and traditional fashion designers. There will also be live music, dance and arts and crafts workshops.

The Fresh Chances Commonwealth Tea Party will include regular performances of the national anthem in various languages from across the Commonwealth, as well as acrobatics and etiquette lessons.

Theatre fans will enjoy Global Fusion Music and Arts performance of Chinese myth, the Story of the Jade Emperor plus their  children’s crafts.

In recognition of the Queen’s love of Balmoral, Greenwich Dance will bring a traditional Scottish ceilidh to the picnic, complete with dance and a live band. Budding ballet dancers will love The Princess and the Pea, performed by Let’s All Dance.

UK Latin Community CIC will present a fiesta featuring live music, dance, drumming and body percussion workshops, Spanish baby rhyme time, and a kids’ disco!

Elsewhere, TARU will run a crown making workshops, as well as Ciranda dance displays and a finale parade complete with Maracatu band.

Taking to the event’s main stage, will be singer/songwriter Tilly Pantlin, Citizens of the World Choir, Rhythm Foxes and Groove 101.

And finally roving entertainers will include stilt walkers, the World’s Tallest Bubbleologist, 56 (Woolwich) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets band and the pearly King and Queen!

For more information visit the Royal Borough of Greenwich website.

Road Closures

There will be a number of street parties around the area and roads will be closed as a result.  These are the roads we understand are going to be closed over the long weekend:

  • Glenhouse Road SE9 1JH – (closed on) June 3
  • Glendale Close – SE9 1JH – June 4
  • Heathwood Gardens SE7 8ET – June 4
  • Donaldson Road SE18 3JY – June 4
  • Luxfield Road SE9 4EZ – June 4
  • Inigo Jones Road SE7 – June 4
  • St Johns Terrace SE18 7RT – June 4
  • Mervyn Avenue SE9 3PR – June 4
  • Waldstock Road SE28 8SF – June 4
  • King George Street SE10 – June 4
  • Briset Road SE9 – June 4
  • Colyer Close SE9 – June 4
  • Craigton Road SE9 – June 4
  • Couthurst Road SE7 – June 4
  • Longcroft Road SE9 – June 4
  • Earlshall Road SE9 – June 4
  • Elstow Close SE9 – June 4
  • Vambery Road SE18 – June 4
  • Packmores Road SE9 – June 4
  • Sparrows Lane SE9 – June 4
  • Greenholm Road SE9 – June 4
  • Farnaby Street SE9 – June 4
  • Dunvegan Road SE9 – June 4
  • Red Lion Lane SE18 – June 4
  • Plum Lane SE18 – June 4
  • Tuam Road SE18 – June 4
  • Spray Street SE18 – June 4
  • Broad Lawn SE9 – June 4
  • Earlshall Road SE9 – June 4
  • Castleford Avenue SE9 – June 4
  • Annandale Road SE10 – June 4
  • Everest Road SE9 – June 4
  • Elibank Road SE9 1QH – June 5
  • Woodbrook Road SE2 0PF – June 5
  • Ankerdine Crescent SE18 3LG – June 5
  • Congreve Road SE9 1LW – June 5
  • Henrietta Close (PRIVATE RD) SE8 3EJ – June 5
  • Flavell Mews (PRIVATE ROAD) SE10 – June 5
  • Olven Road SE18 2TJ – June 5
  • Overmead DA15 8DS – June 5
  • Avery Hill Road SE9 2EX – June 5
  • Inverine Road SE7 7NL – June 5
  • Greenvale Road SE9 1PQ – June 5
  • Foxcroft Road (Cleanthus) SE18 – June 5
  • Dumbreck Road SE9 – June 5
  • Thaxted Road SE9 – June 5
  • Charlton Lane SE7 – June 5
  • Dinsdale Road SE3 – June 5
  • Vicarage Park SE18 – June 5
  • Dumbreck Road SE9 – June 5
  • Elibank Road SE9 – June 5
  • Churchfields SE10 9JZ – June 5
  • Beechhill Road SE9 – June 5
  • Colepits Road SE9 – June 5
  • Oakways SE92NZ – June 5
  • Circus Street SE10 – June 5
  • Martin Bowes Road SE9 – June 5
  • Vanbrugh Park SE3 – June 5
  • Whitworth Road SE18 – June 5
  • Maidenstone Hill SE10 – June 5
  • Chevening Road SE10 – June 5
  • Leysdown Road SE9 – June 5
  • Brownspring Drive SE9 – June 5

On The Radio

On Maritime Radio,  we will be running special programmes to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with our Jubilee Throwbacks, highlighting some great classic songs from Her Majesty’s reign, with a different year every hour!

Tune in between 7am and 7pm on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of June and we’ll also be dropping in on street parties and some of the special events happening around the area.

 

Have a great Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday, whatever you’re up to!