Platinum Jubilee Programme

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Programme

All of the following events are free for the community. Please be aware the programme is still being finalised.

Thursday

jubilee market

Jubilee Market Day

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

On Thursday 2nd come along to the weekly charter market, admire the floral arches, grab a selfie with a 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 ceremony jubilee

Beacon Ceremony

Thursday 2nd June, 7pm until Late, The Playpark

Unite with Great Britain on Thursday 2nd June as communities light their beacons across the nation. Join us in the play park for live entertainment, including a special Jubilee poetry commission giving thanks to the queen for her service to our country.

Friday

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Live Music

Friday  3rd – Saturday 4th June, 11am – 6pm, Market Square and Jubilee Field

There will be two stages of live music, the “Street Party Stage” on Market Square and the “Busker’s Stage” in Jubilee Field. Everything from 50s rock n roll, blues, acapella, folk, Gaelic music, ceilidh bands, choral activities and buskers everywhere in town. All in all, a musical treat awaits!

Line up coming soon…

jubilee games in the park - games day

Games In The Park

Friday 3rd June, 11am – 5pm, The Playpark

Between dance workshops and music we will be offering some traditional games for all the family to join in with. These will include: egg and spoon races, sack races, tin can ally, the ladder game, dressing up races plus more!

Children’s Jubilee programme coming soon…

jubilee decades disco

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

live music jubilee

Live Music

Friday  3rd – Saturday 4th June, 11am – 6pm, Market Square and Jubilee Field

There will be two stages of live music, the “Street Party Stage” on Market Square and the “Busker’s Stage” in Jubilee Field. Everything from 50s rock n roll, blues, acapella, folk, Gaelic music, ceilidh bands, choral activities and buskers everywhere in town. All in all, a musical treat awaits!

Line up coming soon…

teddy bears picnic jubilee

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Sponsored by Booths

Saturday 4thJune, The Methodist Church and Gardens

On the Saturday 4th June there will be a Teddy Bears Picnic in Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church Hall & Garden aimed at families with toddlers. Enjoy toys, mask making, storytelling, and fun!

Children’s Jubilee programme coming soon…

Sunday

jubilee closing ceremony

Closing Ceremony 

Sunday 5th June, 10.30am, St Mary’s Church

Join the morning service at St Mary’s Church on Sunday 5th June. Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band will play and Matt Sowerby will close the celebrations with a final reading of the Jubilee poetry commission.

 
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Handbell Ringers

Sunday 5th June, 2.30pm, Market Square

Kirkby Lonsdale Handbell Ringers will make a joyful noise in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee. We will be ringing in Market Square on Sunday 5th June 2022. Look out for us!
 
In case of inclement weather we shall ring somewhere under cover.
jubilee musical quiz night

Musical Quiz Night 

Sunday 5th June, 7-9pm, St Mary’s Church

Could you name a song or artist from 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ….. just from the introduction?

Get a team together for the Jubilee Music Quiz Night in St Mary’s Church on Sunday 5th June from 7pm to 9pm!

 
Dancing Through The Decades Jubilee Programme

Platinum Jubilee Dance Programme

Kirkby Lonsdale CIC are pleased to announce they have received £5,000 from the Arts Council’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! Find out more about the Jubilee Dance 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 shown:

1.      Image of Jubilee 1897 supplied by Kirkby Lonsdale Archive

2.       Image of Underly Country Dancing 1936 supplied by Ruth Carling

3.       Image of Old Kirkby Lonsdale (National School Sports c1950) supplied by Michael Hastewell

4.       Image of QE2 Coronation 1953 supplied by Mike Hall