Platinum Jubilee Party in the Town Centre

* UPDATE over 15,000 people attended this event

Stafford town centre is being taken over on Bank Holiday Friday 3rd of June between 12 noon and 8pm for the biggest party to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee the one and only time in British history that this will ever happen and everyone is invited. There will be live music on stage and Stu Haycock and the Stafford FM Roadshow with loads of fun, games and competitions for all ages with street food vendors, mobile bars, dance troops and displays plus retail stalls, community projects and charities lining the streets.

Lorraine Conkey the event organiser said;
We want everyone to get together for this great community family event and get into the spirit by dressing up in red white and blue. We want to include as many different sections of Staffordshire life as possible all the town’s shops, bars and restaurants to get involved, even if it’s just placing bunting all over their premises. The bars and clubs will then carry on the party until late evening and early morning. We have military personal, SAAFA, the British Legion, to the Staffordshire Fire Service, Staffordshire Police, Army and Salvation Army all joining in.
We are delighted that Peter Taunton the Town Crier will introduce The Worshipful the Mayor of Stafford Councillor Philip Leason to officially open the event and later in the day as a representative of The Queen herself, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Jeremy Lefroy will join in the celebration  
We are working with Stafford Town Partnership, Stafford Borough Council, Stafford College, University of Wolverhampton in Stafford and Freedom Leisure to bring the town together to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Victoria Park also have events throughout the four days 
Please let me know what you are planning and we can promote too. We have a Facebook page dedicated to the events happening over the extended Bank Holiday weekend, ‘Jubilee in Stafford’.
The work on the Market Square is not due to go ahead until after Iron Man on the 12th of June so we are full steam ahead with planning. Anyone wishing to take part please email  lorraine@lrpartnership.co.uk  “

On stage; The Players, Kenyon Walker, Musical Theatre Stafford, Staffordshire All Women’s Choir, Theatre1, Stafford Music School and displays by Dance Nuvo, Dance Fusion and Pads Dog Training and Stafford Brigades Youth Marching Band with more to be confirmed. 

*Children’s competition the best dressed Queen and Queens Consort to be crowned on stage by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant; throne by courtesy of Couture Night Club

Poetry Competition. Please send your ‘Jubilation’ themed poems (maximum 30 lines) to melwoodendwriting@gmail.com as a Microsoft Word attachment. Please state in your email whether you are an adult (age 16+) or a child (age 9-15) to ensure your poetry is entered into the correct category for judging. Maximum two entries per person. Please submit all entries by 24th May  Shortlisted poets will be invited to a Prize giving Ceremony at the ‘Jubilation’ Poetry event celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at St. Chad’s Church Stafford on Friday 3rd June at 4pm

*For artists of all ages and separate 11- 16 section: a work of art in any medium on the theme of ‘Jubilation’ – art that celebrates the people and places that inspire us with exhibition from Wednesday the 1st June to Saturday 4th June in St Chad’s Church the winner announced on Friday 3rd. Entry form from Lisa Johnston at admin@lrpartnership.co.uk
*Competition for primary school children draw/paint on the front of a postcard and write a message to HM The Queen on the back displayed in St Chad’s and to be sent to Buckingham Palace after the event.
 
* Winners to be announced on the day and presented with prizes/trophy The Worshipful the Mayor of Stafford Councillor Philip Leason will present the prize giving at 2pm at St Chad’s for the best painting and children’s postcard competition 

Road restrictions/closure are in place in the town centre during the day until 10pm at night; cyclists are not allowed at any time to ride through the Market Square 


Jubilee in Stafford page;  https://www.facebook.com/JubileeStafford/

Event page; https://www.facebook.com/events/47372766759747

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Anyone wishing to have a pitch please email Nikki on nikki@lrpartnership.co.uk

Local charities can apply for a free exhibition stand

 All other enquiries lorraine@lrpartnership.co.uk