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Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond!

Visit Bury St Edmunds and join in with the special celebrations!

From picnics and processions to afternoon tea and parties, Bury St Edmunds & Beyond is going all out to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. So grab your flag and pop on your union jack hat and join us to mark this special occasion!

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Royal Afternoon Tea at Bedford Lodge Hotel - 1 June

Head to Bedford Lodge Hotel for a very Royal Afternoon Tea in the Squires Restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the beautiful rose gardens.

Available throughout the month of June, this celebratory menu has many subtle nods to Her Majesty The Queen. Enjoy a selection of traditional finger sandwiches and baked savouries, followed by delicious warm homemade scones and a selection of freshly baked cakes and pastries. Indulge in classics such as Victoria sponge cake, named after the Queen herself and Bombe Glacée Royale, a mini version of one of Her Majesty’s favourite desserts.

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Jubilee Storytime & Crafts at Waterstones - 1 June

This special Jubilee themed event takes place in the Children's section of the Gosnold Street store.

Recommended for children under 8 years old, listen to readings of some favourite royal picture books and enjoy a range of activities and crafts on offer. The fun starts at 10.30am and will last approximately 45minutes. No need to book, just turn up!

Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout this event.

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Abbey Gardens credit Paul Nixon 2

Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting - 2 June

Bury St Edmunds will be joining with others nationwide at 9.45pm on 2 June 2022 to light a beacon to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The schedule of events also includes Stephen Jones, Pipe Major Glenmoriston Pipe Band, Bugler, Chris Beard from Royal Air Force Honington Voluntary Band, The Voice Squad, directed by Birgitta Kenyon singing a song for the commonwealth and 'A Life Lived with Grace' composed by Lucy Keily, from Australia and Vincent Atueyi Chinemelu from Nigeria.

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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Oakes Barn - 2 - 5 June

Oakes Barn pub will be celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a series of celebratory events from June 2 to June 5.

On Thursday June 2 you can tuck into 'The Queen's Birthday Brunch' (10.30am-12.15pm) - celebrate with Trooping of the Colour televised live. Then on Friday 3 June, there will be a Jubilee Party with Good Vibes Sound System DJs.

On Saturday 5 June you can watch the Platinum Party at The Palace on the big screen, finishing the weekend of celebrations on Sunday 5 June with The Big Jubilee Lunch - a Vintage Tea Party and 1950s style with music.

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Jubilee Bell Ringing - 4 June

An attempt at the full peal of Elizabeth R Surprise Royal will be rung at The Norman Tower on Saturday 4th June starting at 10am and lasting a little over three hours. The composition is for 5070 changes to mark the occasion and has been especially composed by Brian Whiting who will be conducting the attempt.

Bellringers rang the same method and 5090 changes to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.

You will be able to hear the Elizabeth R Surprise Royal from many parts of the town around the Abbey Gardens and St Edmundsbury Cathedral area but particularly at Angel Hill and Crown Street areas of the town.

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Queen's Jubilee Street Themed Party - 4 June

On 4 June the Constitutional Club will be transformed into a street party for members and non members to enjoy.

The club will open at 12 noon until 5pm for an afternoon party, at which you will be able to enjoy a High Tea, entertainment from a 1950's singer, a table magician and a cocktail bar in the garden.

The Evening Party will start at 7pm and will offer two sets from our 1950's Singer, a Royal themed "Lizzies Quizzy", a "Goons Con Club Radio Show" and a 1950's disco.

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The Big Jubilee Lunch - 5 June

Head to The Great House in Lavenham for The Big Lunch taking place on Sunday 5 June for this regal event! Celebrate with friends and family whilst enjoying a delicious Josper grill BBQ from The Great House! Plus, you can also enjoy a royal feast at one of the tables located in the Market Place, for this event.

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RAF Freedom Parade and Platinum Jubilee Parade - 9 June

A special Freedom Parade will be held on 9 June on Angel Hill, for RAF Honington will be parading to mark the 50th Anniversary of being awarded the Freedom (they were awarded Freedom in 1972).

This will be followed by an all services parade and Sunset Ceremony on Angel Hill for H.M. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The schedule includes RAF Honington Freedom Parade, Glen Morriston Pipe Band, Platinum Jubilee Parade led by RAF Honington Voluntary Band, Parade General Salute outside the Atheneum and Parade to march off for dismissal in the Abbey Gardens.

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D-Day Darlings Jubilee Special - 10 June

Following their success on 2018’s Britain’s Got Talent and their hugely successful debut Album “I’ll Remember You” charting number 15 in the official album charts and receiving a BRIT Break through Award, the UK’s premier Wartime Act, The D-Day Darlings, 3 key members bring their brand new stage show to Lavenham Church for a special matinee show.

The show starts at 2pm, doors open at 1.15pm.

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The Queen's Baton Relay - 9 July

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will be visiting Bury St Edmunds on 9 July, during its final journey through England.

A busy schedule of activities and events are planned for the Queen’s Baton Relay, with opportunities to highlight untold stories from Baton bearers who are striving for change in their community.

During its time in Bury St Edmunds, the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit the award winning Abbey Gardens and will experience the historic precincts of the Cathedral, and Abbey celebrating its 1000th anniversary.

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St Edmundsbury Cathedral credit Shawn Pearce 3

Suffolk Jubilee Service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral - 12 July

To celebrate the Jubilee and as part of the Festival of Suffolk, representatives from Suffolk organisations gather at St Edmundsbury Cathedral for a special Service of Thanksgiving in honour of The Queen.

The Festival of Suffolk has a wealth of events for everyone to enjoy and we’ve noted these below. Their website also includes events happening in the capital for the Queen’s Jubilee weekend.

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