Wells Jubilee Celebrations

Open to public?
Open to public, no booking required
Hosted by:
Wells Rotary Club in partnership with other local organisations
Date:
5 June 2022
Location:
Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE, United Kingdom
Find out more:
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Wells Rotary, as part of Rotary International, is working in partnership with Wells City Council, Wells Cathedral, and many other local organisations to plan this exciting event to celebrate 70 years reign of our Queen.

A host of various activities and entertainment are planned across Wells City centre bringing a joyful and memorable day for the whole community. These include music, dance and drama, many children’s activities, exhibitions, stalls and sideshows, a procession, a tea party and Songs of Praise. Venues will include Wells Cathedral and Cathedral Green, the Recreation Ground and Bishop’s Barn, the Bishop’s Palace and Bishop’s Green, the Market Place and Wells Museum.

Music, dance and drama will feature a brass band, jazz and folk groups, and local choirs who will come together for a finale. There will be Morris dancing, children’s dance displays, and short performances by local theatre groups.

Children’s activities will include sports and races, craft making, fun workshops in cookery and circus skills, a fancy dress competition, and rides and slides.
Photographic exhibitions will include “Changing shops of Wells over 70 years” and other local exhibits, and students’ artwork will also be displayed.

Stalls and sideshows will include food stalls, charity stalls and some market traders and sideshows.

The Procession around the city will be led by a brass band followed by children and families in fancy dress, and representatives of uniformed organisations and many other local groups.

The Tea Party and later Songs of Praise entitled “God Bless the Queen” will both be held in the Cathedral Nave.

All day there will be ample opportunity for Bring Your Own Picnics and the chance to enjoy the cafe culture of the Market Place where a vintage fire engine will be on display.