Dancing Through The Decades Jubilee Programme

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Dance Programme

Dancing Through The Decades

Kirkby Lonsdale CIC are pleased to announce they have received £5,000 from Cumbria Community Foundation and Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund to put on Dancing Through The Decades – an exciting a weekend of dance themed events so that the community can celebrate the Platinum Jubilee together! Dance with us at the Market Square “Street Party”, Jubilee Field Buskers Stage and other venues around town…

The Dancing Through The Decades programme was conceived and produced by Jayne Davies – Storybank Arts.

All of the events below are free and open to everyone – except the Miss Baines dance performance which will be free but ticketed and offered to members of the Community Cupboard first.

Don’t be shy, grab your shoes and join the dance!

Dance Programme

Thursday

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Jubilee Charter Market

Thursday 2nd June, 9am-4pm, Market Square

On Thursday 2nd come along to the regular weekly market, admire the floral arches, grab a selfie with one of the giant walkabout blooms and see which decade each trader is ‘grooving down to’. Follow the market on social media for a Tik Tok treat!

Beacon Lighting Ceremony 

Thursday 2nd June, 7pm until Late, Kirkby Lonsdale Playpark

The giant blooms will make a second appearance on Thursday evening at the beacon lighting ceremony in the Play Park where there will be live music and food & drink from Devil’s Bridge Snacks and The Little Barn Bar. 

Friday

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Live Music

Friday  3rd  June and Saturday 4th, 11am-6pm, Market Square

On Friday 3rd June there will be a “street-party” stage in Market Square with live music from local bands, local food vendors and more. The perfect place to connect, celebrate and share with your community!

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Choose Your Decade Disco

Friday  3rd  June, 7-11pm, Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club

Carry on dancing at the ‘Choose Your Decade Disco’ on Friday 3rd June at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club. Boogie to hits from the 1950s all the way up to 2022 and raise money for a good cause – we will be collecting donations for the #SaveTheBrow fund and Ukraine.

Saturday

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Live Music

Saturday 4th June, 11am-6pm, Market Square 

On Saturday 4th June there will be a “street-party” stage in Market Square with live music from local bands, local food vendors and more. The perfect place to connect, celebrate and share with your community!

Dance Performances and Demos

Saturday 4th June, 11am-6pm, Market Square (performances) and St Mary’s Church (workshops)

On Saturday 4th there will be a specially commissioned dance performance from Curious Dance Company. ‘Get your groove on’ as Curious Dance parade down main street to St Mary’s Church, where there will be free dance demonstrations so that you can learn some moves and dance along.

Performances and demos will be at: 12.15pm, 2.30pm & 4.45pm

Sunday

Miss Baines
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Miss Baines for The Community Cupboard

Sunday 5th June, 3pm (3.30pm start), Lunesdale Hall

On Sunday there will be a special showing of Miss Baines – an interactive dance for local members of The Community Cupboard. Miss Baines is performed by Louise Gibbons, Northbound Dance and was generously funded and supported by; Arts Council England, Great Place: Lakes & Dales, and Ludus Dance.

Don’t be shy, grab your shoes and join the dance!

Platinum Jubilee Programme

Platinum Jubilee Programme

Kirkby Lonsdale CIC have been working with the local community to put on a fantastic town event for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this Summer, Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5thJune. Dancing Through The Decades in celebration of Her Majesty’s 70 year-long reign, join in with music and dance to unite our community, jiving and boogieing with everyone in Kirkby Lonsdale! Find out more about the town-wide programme here.

Kirkby Lonsdale Archive

The Kirkby Lonsdale Archive have kindly given us permission to use many historic images of Kirkby Lonsdale in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. You can browse more photos on their website.

Credit for images above are as follows, in order show:

  1. Image of QE2 Coronation 1953 supplied by Mike Hall
  2. Image of Market Square Diamond Jubilee 1897 supplied by Ruth Carling
  3. Image of Market Square Diamond Jubilee 1897 supplied by Ruth Carling
  4. Image of QE2 Coronation 1953 supplied by Mike Hall
  5. Image Underly Country Dancing 1936 supplied by Ruth Carling
  6. Image of Jubilee 1897 supplied by Kirkby Lonsdale Archive

Cumbria Community Foundation

Cumbria Community Foundation is an award-winning charity dedicated to improving community life and tackling the most important challenges our county faces. It manages more than 100 grant making funds on behalf of individuals, families and organisations and supports more than 500 community projects each year. Since 1999, it has invested more than £50 million into 4,000 groups and 8,000 individuals, which has improved the quality of life for thousands of residents across the region.

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