We have started collating the many events and activities taking place across Chippenham to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Please let us know if we have missed any. You can add events onto our event calendar here and we will ensure they get added to this blog.
14th May till 23rd July at Chippenham Museum – Queen and Country exhibition
A dual exhibition that celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of our Queen and informs about a more turbulent time for the monarchy during the English Civil War. Free entry. A time which is the subject of a re enactment in the town by the The English Civil War Society in July.
21st to 22nd May – Monkton Park Royal Scarecrow Trail
23rd May – Happy Days Platinum Jubilee Show at the Neeld Community & Arts Centre
Happy Days Productions are delighted to bring you their Celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Come and join them for a street party on stage, have a good old sing song and a good laugh.
30th May to the 4th June at the Yelde Hall – 70 years – 70 faces exhibition
Chippenham Museum’s after school Photo Club has embarked on an ambitious project to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee through the faces of 70 people from the town. Club members, aged 11-18, have taken a photograph of someone from the community born every year of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Their photographs form an exhibition giving a snap shot of Chippenham at the point it celebrates 70 years of her Majesty the Queen’s reign.
You can also see the ‘Joy of Community’ bunting being displayed at the Yelde Hall during the 70 years – 70 faces exhibition. Decorated triangular flags are displayed as bunting. Created by local people in various mediums – the flags are a personal and artistic response to what our community means. Free entry.
31st May at Chippenham Museum – Party hats & crazy crowns
The Museum offers a quieter session before the museum is open to the public, ideal for those who would find the busy nature of drop-in activities uncomfortable. These sessions are also free, but spaces are limited and booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book a place for all attending here.
2nd June at the Bandstand, John Coles Park – The Mary Lou Revue Revue Bandstand Cabaret
Chippenham Borough Lands Charity are bringing this free event to Chippenham to help us celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A postponed Fringe February event, this promises to be a great way to kick off the weekend events for all the family.
The Mary Lou Revue brings vintage song and dance to one and all. Classic Swing Jazz, Music Hall and Hollywood Musical favourites, with a few extra surprises thrown in. It’s a heartwarming, toe-tapping show for all ages, full of great songs, nifty dance sequences with plenty of encouragement to sing along and swing along. Guaranteed to put a spring in your step and a song in your heart! Bring a picnic and enjoy!
2nd June – Jubilee Market High Street and Trooping The Colour, Live stream in the Neeld, 10am – 12.25pm. Free entry.
3rd June – Jubilee Afternoon Tea with the Mayor, Neeld, 1pm – 3pm
Charter Market, High Street
4th June – Chippenham Sports Club
4th June – Civil War Re-enactors, High Street
Charter Market, High Street
4th June – Platinum Jubilee Party
Entertainment, food and cocktails to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Saturday 4th June from 3pm.
05 June Platinum Jubilee Celebration Bandstand concert at John Coles Park: Bring a picnic! Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet 1pm-3pm, Chippenham Hospital Radio 11am-5pm
If you have a Chippenham based Jubilee event planned we would love to add it to our website – please add your information here.