Waveney guide to Jubilee events

Waveney guide to Queen's Diamond Jubilee events.


Sunday, June 3 – live music, entertainers, display of Lotus cars, charity stalls, food and drink stalls, magicians in the town centre, noon-3pm.Monday, June 4 – flotilla , boat regatta, parachutes, entertainers, picnic in the park, 3-6pm, donkey rides, bar, live music, food at Beccles Quay, noon-11pm. Torchlight procession, 10pm, and beacon-lighting, 10.20pm.


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Saturday, June 2 – open garden and fete at Upland Hall, and an organ recital at St Mary's Church in the evening.

Sunday June 3 – community picnic and fete, street procession at Clay's car park in Scales Street from 1.30pm, finishing at the old grammar school field.

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Monday, June 4 – evening music and stalls at Castle Meadow leading up to lighting of the beacon, 7.30pm.

Tuesday, June 5 – slideshow of royal celebrations at the Fisher Theatre followed by a jubilee dinner.


Sunday, June 3 – St Peter's church, national jubilee service, 10am; parachuting teddies off the tower, 11.30am-noon; shared lunch, 1pm, fancy dress and stalls.


Friday, June 1 – nostalgic singalong at St Mary's Church.

Sunday, June 3 – jubilee buffet lunch with music and entertainment in Market Place organised by Halesworth Town Council. Uniformed youth organisations will march to the church in the afternoon to St Mary's Church for the civic jubilee service.

Monday, June 3 – Scout group building a bonfire on Millennium Green, music and food, 7-10pm.


Monday, June 4 – art, fancy-dress competition, tug-of-war, 1950s' sports, bouncy castles, village lottery draw, Punch and Judy, Africa Alive steel band, craft and table-top stalls, 11am-4pm. Evening beach entertainment near the sailors' home, 8pm. Laser show followed by lighting of the beacon, 10pm, at the community centre in Francis Road.


Saturday, June 2 – jubilee party with buffet and disco, Kirkley and Pakefield community sports and social club, Walmer Road. Tickets, adults �5, children �2.


Friday June 1 – jubilee church concert celebration and refreshments at St Benedict's church in Hollingsworth Road, 7.30pm. Tickets �5, contact Valerie Walker, Joanne Knight and Ian Prettyman or telephone 01502 573435.

Saturday, June 2 – Summer Bash Jubilee Music Festival at the Triangle Market, off High Street, with a traditional brass band concert at noon and a range of other performers. Thundercat racing Lowestoft seafront three-day Jubilee Powerboat Grand Prix.

Sunday, June 3 – church service and street party with children's activities, face-painting and balloon-modelling at Christ Church off Whapload Road – service at 11am, street party from 12.30pm.

Thursday, June 7 – jubilee charity fashion show and royal quiz at Bonmarch� store, with donations made to Macmillan Cancer Support, in London Road North, 6-9pm). The closing date for entering the quiz is June 4. The winner will be drawn at fashion show.


Sunday, June 3 – grand parade led by Funky Feet dance group and Royal British Legion, with local children dressed as kings and queens, taking place from Chedgrave to the Holy Trinity Church in Loddon ending with a civic service, 11am. Followed by picnic lunch in Fire Station Meadow off High Street.


Saturday, June 2 to Tuesday, June 5 – jubilee exhibition of Pakefield over the last 60 years with old photographs, stories and memorabilia at Pakefield Church, The Causeway, 10am-5pm.

Monday, June 4 – jubilee fete with beer tent, open garden, tug-of-war, puppets and cakes on the Green, opposite Oddfellows, Nightingale Road, 1-5pm). Clifftop candlelit service and beacon-lighting, 10pm.


Friday, June 1 – presentation of Southwold Town Council diamond jubilee mugs to the children at Southwold Primary School by the town mayor, 10.30am.

Electric Picture Palace, Blackmill Road – A Queen is Crowned. Doors open 7pm for 7.15pm start. To book tickets telephone the box office on 07815 769565.

Now until Wednesday, June 6 – sailing club at the harbour, photography, arts and crafts exhibition and competition open to all.

Saturday, June 2 – salsa dancing, musicians, buskers, painting competition, egg-and-spoon race, Punch and Judy, East Suffolk Morris Men along Southwold High Street, 11am-11pm.

Photographic Exhibition of Southwold and its People at the town hall, 10am-4pm.

Amazing Jubilee Bazaar, St Edmund's Hall, 10am-4pm.

Southwold allotment holders' – tree-planting on Hospital Green, 2.30pm.

Southwold Pier diamond jubilee sandwich filling competition Royal Launch in the Beach Caf�.

Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 – bell-ringing to begin jubilee celebrations, St Edmund's church, Saturday, 9am-noon; Sunday, 3pm.

Sunday, June 3 – flotillas processing from Southwold pier to the harbour, procession by town council from town hall to St Edmund's church, church civic service, Big Lunch at St Edmund's Hall, tug-of-war at the harbour, petanque at Harbour Inn followed by barbecue, 9.45am-4.30pm.

Monday, June 4 – Lions' spring bank holiday fete on The Common, Southwold and Reydon Corps of Drums, entertainment and stalls, barbecue, lighting of jubilee beacon, fireworks and firing of cannons at Gun Hill, 11am-10.15pm.

Tuesday, June 5 – Beating of the Bounds, skateboard display at Klondyke Skatepark, kite display and paddleboat races at the boating lake, 10am-4pm.

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