City set for a Jubilee weekend to remember

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Big Jubilee Lunch

Published on Wednesday, 18th May 2022

Take your place at the top table as the city comes together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’ will take place on St Peters Street from 11am to 3pm on Sunday 5 June.

Joining in with celebrations around the country, residents can enjoy a traditional street party, complete with a street-long picnic table, bunting and live music on the steps of City Hall.

Performers include the African Choir of Norfolk, who will be singing ‘A Life Lived with Grace’, the official Commonwealth Jubilee Song, local sixties cover band The Austin Beats and The Garage.

There will also be free activities such as a colouring wall and circus skills workshops to entertain younger guests.

Bring your own picnic or enjoy the range of street food which will be available on Millennium Plain. You can take a seat at the 120m long picnic table any time during the event.

The extended bank holiday weekend will begin with the ceremonial lighting of the beacon outside City Hall from 9:30pm on Thursday 2 June, along with landmarks around the country. Introduced by a speech from the Lord Mayor, this moment will also be marked with a performance from a bugler.

Across the weekend, visitors to city parks will be treated to a range of music, the perfect backdrop to a summer picnic.

Councillor Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council said: “This is a special weekend for the whole country and an opportunity for us all to come together to celebrate this historic milestone here in Norwich.

“We are so very lucky to have an array of talent based in the area, and it will be wonderful to enjoy a range of performances during this occasion.”

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