Queen’s Jubilee events in Gedling

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Gedling Borough Council
2 June 2022
Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6LU, United Kingdom
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Gedling Borough Council has confirmed it will be joining the nation in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s historic 70 year reign, by hosting a weekend of events in Gedling as part of the four day UK bank holiday from June 2-5. The celebrations will include a beacon lighting, public events and community activities.

Gedling Country Park will be hosting a Beacon Lighting event, sponsored by Frank Key, on the evening of Thursday 2 June, coinciding with other beacons being lit across the UK and Commonwealth. There will be entertainment from the Carlton Brass Band, performing outside Café 1899 from 8pm, followed by the beacon being lit at 9.15pm. The park will also be taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy by hosting a community tree planting event, sponsored by Keepmoat Homes, on Friday 3 June at the park’s newly named, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Memorial Woodland. 30 small trees will be planted by local schoolchildren and Café 1899 will be serving a Jubilee themed menu and there will be craft activities by the Gedling Play Forum.

The Queen’s Jubilee Fair will take place at Arnot Hill Park in Arnold on Saturday 4 June from 11am to 5pm. The fair will have performances from local choirs, schools and artists. There will also be activities and workshops around the park for all ages, as well as host of charity and information stalls and multicultural food and drink on sale.

To finish off the Bank Holiday celebrations, King George V Recreation Ground will be hosting a Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5 June from 12 – 4pm. People attending the event can bring their own picnic or alternatively come for a cream tea or ice cream and join Gedling Play Forum in celebrating ’70 Years of Play’. There also plans to rename the reflective garden within the park to commemorate the Queen’s 70 year reign.