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Cambridge and Area Jubilee Celebrations

Friday May 27Sunday June 5

FRI MAY 27th

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at IWM Duxford – Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Friday, May 27 to January 8, 2023. Free event with a general admission ticket. IWM Duxford will present a rich programme that explores the role of the Royal Family in conflict, tracing The Queen’s personal experience of war with an aircraft and object trail and a large-scale projection of recently digitised film from IWM’s archive. iwm.org.uk


Beacon lighting. Cambridge Mound. 9.45 pm. The beacon will be lit by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Julie Spence OBE QPM.

Grantchester village Platinum Jubilee party. Grantchester Village Hall. 6.00 pm-late, with children’s entertainment at 6.15 pm and a ceilidh at 8.00 pm. Ticket includes main course, pudding and first drink free. Adults £10, concessions £5 (under 18 and over 70 for Grantchester residents only) and £25 for a family ticket of two adults and two children under 18. E-mail grantchestermag@btinternet.com Tickets must be purchased in advance

Visit Ely Platinum Jubilee celebrations. St Mary’s Green. 11.00 am-9.45 pm. The Town Crier will cry The Proclamation at 2pm and Ely City Military Band will perform between 8.00 pm and 9.00 pm. The lighting of the beacon will take place at 9.45 pm. Refreshments will be provided by the Rotary Club of Ely outside Oliver Cromwell’s House


Cambourne Town Council – Picnic on the Green. Great Cambourne cricket field, Back Lane. 12.00 pm-6.00 pm. Come along and enjoy an afternoon celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a big picnic on the green in Great Cambourne. Live music, street food, bar, performances and plenty of activities for all the family.

The Jubilee Tearooms with the Young at Heart. Cherry Hinton Leisure Centre. 2.00 pm-5.00 pm. Expect a 1950s vintage ambience with live music, decorations and a selection of home-made cakes. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy time with friends and neighbours.


Coronation Anthem. Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge. 7.30 pm. Handel’s Coronation Anthem, performed by the acclaimed Eboracum Baroque. Tickets: eboracumbaroque.co.uk

Plaatinum Jubilee concert in Cherry Hinton. St Andrew’s Church, Cherry Hinton. 7.00 pm. Cottenham Brass Band in concert to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.


Choral Eucharist. Great St Mary’s Church. 5.00 pm. ​A Jubilee Pentecost Choral Eucharist celebrating both the Queen’s Jubilee and service and leadership throughout the church. Orders and decorations conferred by the Crown should be worn on this occasion, and it is a Scarlet Day for members of the University of Cambridge.

Girton Big Village Picnic. Girton Recreation Ground. 1.00 pm onwards. Bring your own lunch, rug and chair.

Great Shelford Jubilee Celebrations. Great Shelford Recreation Ground. 12.00 pm-3.000 pm. Great Shelford will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a bring your own picnic in the park. Tea, coffee, cakes and ice cream will be available throughout the event.


Friday May 27
Sunday June 5
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