Celebrate the Jubilee Weekend across Kirklees!

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Taking place this weekend throughout Kirklees, is a range of wonderful music-based events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

The Big Jubilee Lunch at Oakwell Hall

Sunday 5 June: 11am – 3pm

Join Oakwell Hall for a right royal knees-up! Bring a picnic and find a spot on out lawns to enjoy some live music to make this Jubilee celebration one to remember – and don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Live music will be performed by the energetic swing band The Big Easy, who will be playing a selection of tunes throughout the day. You can create your own crown and other crafts fit for a Queen, try a Jubilee themed cocktail from the Oakwell Bar and tasty bakes from the Friends of Oakwell Hall. Fancy Dress encouraged!

The Queen’s Jubilee concert by the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunday 5 June at 5pm, Dewsbury Town Hall, Tickets £5

Join Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra for a rousing ‘last night of the proms’ style concert in the ornate surroundings of Dewsbury Town Hall.

The programme will include largely familiar music such as Pomp and Circumstance, William Tell Overture (The Lone Ranger!), Orb and Sceptre, I Vow to Thee my Country, Jerusalem, and more.

The Big Jubilee Lunch Family Fun Day at Greenhead Park

Saturday 4 June: 12pm – 5pm, lower grassed area

Get your picnic ready, choose a spot on the lawn and enjoy a fun day of free, fun, family activities at Greenhead Park.

Interactive street theatre, live music on the bandstand, Bhangra workshops, climbing wall, circus skills, craft activities and more! Music fans can enjoy music from a big band/swing band, a New Orleans type jazz band and Bhangra dance and dhol drummer!

Brass on the Grass

Saturday 4 June: 2pm

Join members of the Grange Moor Brass Community for a Jubilee performance on the green at Grange Moor, opposite the band room on Liley Lane.

Queen’s Platinum Celebration Weekend at Beaumont Park

Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June:  12pm – 4pm

Live music on the bandstand, children’s funfair, catering van serving burgers and hot dogs and the Visitor Centre will be open both days serving refreshments. Performers include JB Goode and Sundown Swing.

No matter where or how you are celebrating, we wish you a wonderful long bank holiday weekend!

The Shepley Band at Tolson Memorial Gardens

Sunday 5 June:  2pm – 4pm

Dating back to 1855 and the reign of Queen Victoria, the Shepley band have taken their unique local blend of brass and woodwind across Europe to Sweden, Italy and Germany. We’re delighted that they will be performing in the Tolson Memorial Gardens as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. Hosted by the Friends of Tolson and Ravensknowle.

Beacon Lighting at Castle Hill 

 Thursday 2nd June:  9:15pm – 10pm

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon is being lit by the Mayor of Kirklees. Performances include:

    • 21:15-21:35 – Musica Brass Quartet
    • 21:35 – Piper playing ‘Diu Regnare’
    • 21:40 – Bugle Call ‘Majesty’
    • 21:45 – Lighting of the beacon by the Mayor of Kirklees
    • Almondbury Ladies Choir, Honley Ladies Choir and Cleckheaton Community Choir singing ‘A song for the Commonwealth – A life lived with Grace’ and the ‘National Anthem’

No matter where or how you are celebrating, we wish you a wonderful long bank holiday weekend!

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