Friends plan Jubilee Extravaganza for Middleton Park

Friends of Middleton Park are proud to invite you to our Platinum Jubilee Extravaganza on Sunday 5 June 2022, 12–4:30pm in the Park near the visitor centre (LS10 3SH).  This is a free event, open to all.

Working with the Balbir Singh Dance Company, the Friends successfully applied to Leeds Community Foundation for a grant from Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee fund to put on this event.

In the week leading up to the event, Balbir Singh and other dancers will be visiting local groups to gather ideas, practice dances and write speeches. There will also be the regular Friends’ play sessions 1-3pm Tuesday 31 May and Wednesday 1 June where children up to the age of 16 can come and get involved.

The event will celebrate the whole of the Queen’s reign from her accession to the throne in 1952 to the present day.  Working on material from her annual Christmas address to the nation, the Balbir Singh Dance Company will create a series of dances, incorporating everything from classical Indian dance to old-fashioned hopscotch!

Around the performance area will be games, balloon modelling, face painting and henna. There will be an exhibition of photos by the Leeds Co-operative Photographic Society, the cafe will be open and the Friends will be selling their delicious home-made cakes.

At 2:30pm we will be joined by Corpus Christi Band with a special playlist of Jubilee themed music, sponsored by our local councillors Sharon Burke and Paul Truswell. They will pause their playing at 3pm for the Queen’s speech, as written by community groups and spoken by local people.

Rachel Darton from Friends of Middleton Park said:

“We are thrilled to put on this event to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s long and eventful reign, and to celebrate our diverse and vibrant local community.  Please come and join us!”

Programme

Join us in Middleton Park to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

FREE fun for all the family!

Tuesday 31 May and Wednesday 1 June

Play sessions for children up to the age of 16 – activities, dance, creative writing

Sunday 5 June

12pm    bring your picnic and your teddy bear

12:30–2:30pm        Games with ACE from Health for All

Face painting

Balloon modelling

Arts & Crafts with The Tetley

Henna with Hamara

Dance and music with Balbir Singh Dance Company

2:30pm                     Corpus Christi Brass Band

3pm                          Community groups give their very own Queen’s speech

3:30–4:30pm          More music from the Band

This event has been put on by Friends of Middleton Park, in partnership with

  • Balbir Singh Dance Company
  • Hamara
  • The Tetley
  • Middleton Park Knit’n’Natter
  • Middleton Park Bowling Club
  • Middleton Park Estate volunteers
  • Leeds Co-operative Photographic Society

 

This post is based on a press release issued by Friends of Middleton Park

 

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