A beacon used for previous celebrations

Events to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne are being planned across the world, and Nottingham is no exception.

A series of events, activities, and installations will take place between Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 June across Nottingham that everybody can enjoy over the extended Bank Holiday weekend. The first events to be announced are those with more of a community focus.

On Thursday 2 June, as part of a chain of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee beacons, four Nottingham neighbourhoods will light their beacons, joining thousands of others throughout the nations and regions of the UK and across the Commonwealth.

  • Green’s Windmill (Sneinton): Event including live music, food and access to the Mill
  • Clifton Flower Park (Clifton): Local market stalls, and acoustic live music performances
  • Woodthorpe Park (Woodthorpe): Live Jazz band, bar, food and a children’s story tent
  • Bulwell Bogs (Bulwell): This event is by invite only and will recognise key workers who helped the community during the pandemic including live music, food, choir performance and tree planting

All beacons will be lit at 9:45pm.

The beacon at Green’s Windmill

There are a number of other events that are being organised by communities and neighbourhoods across the city. At the Queen’s Recreation Ground on Friday 3 June from 11am to 6pm, the Meadows Action Group and the Bridges Community Trust will be putting on games, and crown-making activities for the children.

Jubilee picnics are planned at Heathfield Park run by The Pythian Club on Friday 3 June, while the Stockhill and Ladbrooke Tenants and residents (Saltar) will be running an event on Sunday 5 June at Stockhill Park from 12 noon to 4pm.  In addition a Jubilee Family Fun Day at Clifton Central Park on Saturday 4th June between 11am and 5pm is also planned to take place.

A Queen’s Jubilee Picnic at King Edward Park organised by The Renewal Trust is being held a week early on Saturday 28 May between 11am – 2pm, where families and community members are invited to bring their picnic to the park to celebrate the jubilee.

19 applications have been received for residential Street Parties in Aspley, Bestwood, Basford, Bulwell, Sherwood, and Wollaton amongst other neighbourhoods. Street party applications received by Nottingham City Council before Monday 9 May were able to legally close residential streets without charge.

Councillor Pavlos Kotsonis, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Planning at Nottingham City Council said: “It is wonderful to see how our communities and neighbourhoods have come together to plan events for the Platinum Jubilee right across the city. We have been proud to offer support and advice and look forward to seeing many of our residents celebrating over the Bank Holiday, in our parks, at our heritage sites, and at their own street parties.”

For the latest information on Platinum Jubilee events and activities please check www.whatsonnottingham.com and
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 – Visit Nottinghamshire or look for updates on the listings for Nottinghamshire at: https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/get-involved/platinum-jubilee/nottinghamshire-events

Other Platinum Jubilee events and activities will be announced in due course.