Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee

2:53pm - 11 May 2022
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Preparations are in full swing across North Somerset for the special weekend of celebrations to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

It’s 70 years since The Queen came to the throne and the first time a British monarch has reached this milestone.

A four-day weekend is taking place next month, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, and local communities are coming together to mark the historic milestone.

Lots of you are organising your own street parties and there are also plenty of larger events being planned.

You can see where road closures are planned on the roadworks map on our website.

Drill down the map layers to search for ‘public events’ and then ‘Queen’s Jubilee’, searching by postcode, road name, or town or village.

It only shows upcoming road closures for the next two weeks, though, so check back later for updates about the Jubilee weekend.

You could also create a profile on the site and set up alerts for a particular geographical area.

You’ll then receive alerts about future roadworks in your chosen area.

Here’s a snapshot of some of some other events. You can also search for events on the national website.

  • What’s your favourite memory of the last 70 years? Libraries in North Somerset are asking for contributions to a  ‘memory bunting’ project. Decorate a flag with a memory of a person, place or event, and it will be made into bunting to decorate the area’s libraries. Find out more and create a flag at a workshop at Portishead library tomorrow (Saturday). Book through Eventbrite, call 01934 426 040 or email portishead.library@n-somerset.gov.uk
  • Games, dancing, music and magic will be providing fun for all the family during the Portishead Jubilee Celebration, organised by Portishead Town Council, on Friday 3 June. Children’s entertainer Action Pussycat will be joined by other guests, such as North Somerset Scrapstore, a face painter and a live music stage. Join the fun from 1-5pm at Portishead Summer Showground.
  • Weston Brass will providing the sounds to the Jubilee Picnic in Ellenborough Park West, Weston-super-Mare, organised by Weston Town Council. Join the fun from noon on Sunday 5 June.
  • Enjoy a host of live music on historic Clevedon Pier during a day of celebration on Sunday 5 June. Sea-shanty band The Barnacle Buoys will kick off the day, followed classical-crossover star Teresa de Roberto and the 60-strong Rock Choir. The pier opens at 11am, with entertainment running from noon until 5pm.