As the whole of the UK gears up for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Kingston is planning its own unique celebration for this joyous occasion. The Town Centre will celebrate all things British in a truly timeless fashion with its ‘Through the Decades’ Jubilee Party covering all 6 decades of the Queen’s reign.
Kingston’s activities for this historic celebration will take place on Tuesday 5th June from 12-5pm. Areas of the Town Centre will travel back in time as they each explore a different decade ranging from 1950’s through to the present day. There will be a great mix of events happening all around the town including a traditional church fête and tea party, classic cars, vintage aircraft, live music, giant board games and more for the whole family to enjoy.
The Kingston Aviation Centenary Festival will be in the Market House and Market Place showcasing vintage aircraft. There will also be 50s dance group Surrey Jive performing live along with music and other retro entertainment.
Eden Walk will be adopting the “Swinging 60s” theme with local band Atlantis playing sounds from the era until 4pm.
Memorial Gardens and Memorial Square will be transformed into the 1970s & 80s with the chance to explore a classic VW Camper Van with amazing photo opportunities. The will also be live music from an 80s themed band and why not dust off your legwarmers and unleash your inner “Green Goddess” with some aerobics.
The Bentall Centre will be loving the 90s by celebrating this fantastic decade of the Queen’s 60 year reign with a Brit Pop Roller Disco. Come and get your skates on to Oasis and the Spice Girls and get the party rolling.
All Saints Church will be representing the present and future by hosting a community street party & fête on their lawns. They will also help us look to the future by collecting people's dreams, hopes and aspirations. These will be buried in a time capsule under the Church floor for future generations to discover.
There are also other exciting events happening over the Jubilee weekend, there is the Kingston Aviation Centenary Festival in the Market House which will be celebrating 100 years of aviation in Kingston. You can also pay a visit to The Bentall Centre’s ‘Ultimate Tea Party’ over the whole of that weekend for some really exciting activities.
No matter where or when you were born, Kingston is the place to celebrate the momentous occasion that is the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
For more information, contact Kingstonfirst on 020 8547 1221 or visit www.kingstonfirst.co.uk
More information on the individual events:
Kingston Aviation Centenary Festival - 2nd to 5th June 2012 - Kingston Market House & Market Place
This unique festival will celebrate Tommy Sopwith setting up his first factory in Kingston 100 years ago and the subsequent 80 years of the aviation achievements in Kingston.
The Festival takes place in Market House and Market Place.
• Market House will house an extensive exhibition
• Kingston Market Place will have exhibits and activities for all of the family
There will be jet aircraft cockpits for children and enthusiasts of all ages to sit in and a Sopwith Camel will be on display throughout the 4 days.
The Kingston Aviation Festival which takes place 2-5 June 2012 will be celebrating 100 years of aviation in Kingston. Kingston’s aviation heritage has never truly been celebrated and the Festival plans to engage with schools and the local community as a whole to raise public awareness of the thousands of people employed in Kingston’s aviation history. 45,000 Kingston designed aircraft have been built and since 1914 the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force have always had Kingston aircraft in service.
The Bentall Centre Jubilee Activities
Saturday 2nd June
Come and pose with The Bentall Centre ‘Palace Guards’ and have your photo taken for FREE by Snappy Snaps. Will you be able to make them crack a smile? If not, then you can always ‘meet and greet’ with our very own Beefeater!! Who needs to visit Buckingham Palace ‘eh’?!
Sunday 3rd June
Tantalise your taste buds at a Tea Tasting with Whittard, there’s nothing more British than a good old cup of tea and with over 130 varieties at Whittard, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If that wasn’t enough, have your tea leafs read by a top UK clairvoyant, what does the future hold for you?!
Monday 4th June
Do the kids need entertaining for FREE? Then bring them down to our ‘Jubilee Street Party’ workshop, where they can make bunting and British flags. With these homemade delights, your street party will be the toast of the town!
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