AN MASSIVE four-day “street party” will be taking place in Stratford to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
Organisers are confident that the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Festival – which will run throughout the Bank Holiday from Thursday 2 until Sunday 5 June – will attract tens of thousands of visitors and could be one of the biggest events of its kind in the UK.
They are promising that those attending the free event will be royally entertained with everything from: a huge artisan royal themed market; a mass public picnic by the river in the shadow of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre; an interactive concert by the world famous Orchestra in the Swan; a royal themed exhibition; a Jubilee Poetry Trail by Coventry City of Culture Poet Laureate Emilie Lauren Jones; a chance to “drive” an F1 car in a hi tech simulator; a caving experience; royal themed art activities for the whole family from making a crown to “punking” a corgi; a funfair with traditional carousel; street entertainment from royal themed stilt walkers and jugglers; and crazy golf in the town centre, just metres from Shakespeare’s Birthplace!
The event has been put together by: Stratford Upon Avon Business Improvement District (SUA BID); LSD Promotions; the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC); the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT); Escape Arts; Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council. It is hoped that not only will the event royally entertain tens of thousands of people but also provide a much needed boost to the local economy after the pandemic.
Diane Mansell, Stratford Upon Avon BID Manager said:
“We are thrilled to be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the town centre and it’s fantastic to have so many businesses getting involved. There are a wealth of Platinum Jubilee themed offers being provided by businesses in the town centre, so please do support them by shopping local and enjoying all that they have to offer.
“We look forward to seeing lots of visitors getting into the spirit of the event and celebrating this once in a lifetime achievement by Her Majesty, The Queen”
Jon Holliday, Business Development Manager for LSD Promotions added:
“We are delighted to be a part of delivering the Platinum Jubilee Festival in Stratford Upon Avon, in celebration of her Majesty’s 70th year on the throne. We have worked closely with various partners in town to produce the four-day event, which boasts a huge range of activities for all the family. You can view everything that’s coming up at the Festival by joining the Facebook event, which you will find by searching ‘The Stratford-upon-Avon Platinum Jubilee Festival 2022′”
There are road closures in place for the event and there is an Accessibility Statement to guide your visit with references to public transport including the Park and Ride at CV37 0RJ, which will be available throughout the event sponsored by Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwickshire County Council. There is also Stratford Town Station, bus services, blue badge parking around town (on street and in car parks), taxis, public male, female, and accessible toilets (which require a Radar key), a Changing Places toilet, Shopmobility, baby changing facilities www.accessiblestratforduponavon.co.uk has additional information.
For full information about the events and timings go to Stratford Upon Avon BID www.stratforduponavonbid.co.uk or check out social media stratforduponavonbid.co.uk | @stratforduponavonbid . Don’t forget to tag us on your photos! #SUAJubilee2022