How the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be marked in Stockton

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PLANS have been revealed for how the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be marked in the borough of Stockton.

A beacon lighting ceremony will take place outside Stockton Town Hall at 8.30pm on Thursday June 2, the first day of the bank holiday long weekend.

On Saturday, June 4, there will be a free musical event from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. In partnership with Tees Music Alliance and KU Bar, bands will perform songs from across the Queen’s 70-year reign. There will be a bar, food and the event will end with a fireworks display.

More details on the acts performed will be announced in due course.

Residents from across the borough and beyond will be invited to bring a picnic for a “Big Jubilee Lunch” at Tees Barrage on Saturday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The afternoon will feature marching bands, choirs, parades, poetry performances and a range of activities including flag making, cookie decorating and origami.

There will also be a range of royal activities online, including a poetry contest, songs to learn and video tutorials on how to make traditional treats.

Councilor Jim Beall, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Leisure and Culture, said: ‘The range of events we have planned for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is truly exciting – and he promises to be something for the whole family. It’s sure to be a fitting way to mark the platinum jubilee and anyone can get involved, whether in person or through our digital program. We will have more details as we get closer to June. »

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