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Jubilee events in Nottingham

Jubilee events in Nottingham – The special Jubilee bank holiday is upon us and there are plenty of ways to mark and celebrate this historic milestone of a British monarch’s 70-year reign.

From today (June 1), a replica Coronation crown measuring 4.2m wide x 3.8m high will adorn the front of Nottingham’s Council House. Sponsored by Capital One, inspiration for the crown has come from an image used in the photo exhibition of Old Market Square in 1953, when it was elaborately dressed for the Coronation.

Below, in Old Market Square a giant floral jubilee-themed 70 will be created with over 5,100 silver, blue and purple plants. The display has been sponsored by Nottingham BID.

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Covering a total surface area of 57m, all the plants were grown at the city’s Woodthorpe Park Nurseries. Post-installation, on 10 June, all the plants will be bought back to Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop to be sold to customers with some to be donated to local care homes for the elderly.

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Also in the square from today will be a large-scale, open air photo exhibition to celebrate the jubilee. Images chosen by a panel of experts from the city and county archives have been collected from a range of partners. The exhibition is sponsored by Geldards – one of the country’s leading law firms.

A collection of 22 images, celebrate the Queen’s visits to Nottingham over the last 70 years from the Coronation tour in 1955 through to her most recent visit for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The images also look at how Nottingham people have celebrated significant royal occasions over the years.

The exhibition will open to the public in Old Market Square between 8am and 8pm daily.

Tomorrow evening, 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. All beacons will be lit at 9.45pm. The fourth event is by invitation only at Bulwell Bogs.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
S​​​​at 28 May to Sun 5 June

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 Friday 27 May – Sunday 5 June across Nottingham that everybody can enjoy over the extended Bank Holiday weekend.

Weds 1 June to Thurs 9 June

70 Glorious Years – The Queen in Nottingham – Large-format open air exhibition in Old Market Square
Crown and floral display in Old Market Square – a giant crown on front of the Council House and a floral 70 tribute to visit

Sat 28 May
Blossom Together – Lenton Recreation Ground

Tues 31 May
Blossom Together – St Mary’s Rest Garden

Thurs 2 June to Sun 5 June
Nottingham Castle Jubilee Garden Party

Thurs 2 June – Beacon Lighting Events
Woodthorpe Park
Green’s Windmill
Clifton Flower Park

Sun 5 June
Service of Thanksgiving at St Mary’s Church

Communty events – Sat 28 May to Sunday 5 June

Commmunity events are being run by independent groups – please check at the venue or with the local organiser for further details.

Saturday 28 May

A Queen’s Jubilee Picnic at King Edward Park organised by The Renewal Trust is being held a week early on Saturday 28 MayRead More

Opening Times

70 Glorious Years – The Queen in Nottingham1 June 2022 – 9 July 2022
Monday – Sunday08:00 – 20:00
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Event – crown and floral tribute1 June 2022 – 9 July 2022
Monday – Sunday08:00 – 20:00
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Beacon Lighting events2 June 2022
Thursday19:00 – 22:00
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event – Nottingham Castle Jubilee Garden Party2 June 2022 – 5 June 2022
Thursday – Sunday10:00 – 16:00
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event – Queen’s Recreation Ground3 June 2022
Friday11:00 – 18:00
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event – Heathfield Park3 June 2022
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event – Family Fun Day at Clifton Central Park4 June 2022
Saturday11:00 – 17:00
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event – Stockhill Park 5 June 2022
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event – Service of Thanksgiving 5 June 2022
Sunday11:00 – 12:00


Pictures: Nottingham City Council

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