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Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Norwich

Big Jubilee Lunch

This year marks 70 years since Her Majesty The Queen became Head of State, making her the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Here’s how you can celebrate this special occasion in and around the city.

Thursday 2 June

Lighting of the beacon

9.45pm City Hall, Norwich 

The extended bank holiday weekend will begin with the ceremonial lighting of the beacon outside City Hall at 9:45pm, along with landmarks around the country. 

Sunday 5 June

Big Jubilee Lunch, Norwich

11am to 3pm, City Hall and St Peters Street, Norwich

  • A Big Jubilee Lunch  will take place in the city centre on Sunday 5 June.
  • Joining in with celebrations around the country, residents can enjoy a traditional street party, complete with bunting and live music on the steps of City Hall. 
  • Performers include the African Choir of Norfolk, who will be singing ‘A Life Lived With Grace’, the official Commonwealth Jubilee Song, local sixties cover band The Austin Beats and The Garage. 
  • There will also be free activities such as a colouring wall and circus skills workshops to entertain younger guests.
  • You can take a seat at the 120m long picnic table any time between 11am and 3pm. 
  • Bring a picnic or enjoy the range of street food which will be available on Millennium Plain. 

Programme details will be announced nearer the time, so keep an eye on our website and social media channels for the latest information.  

Sign up to the Facebook event. 

Around the city

A range of other events are being planned for some of the parks around the city, more information to follow. 

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