Friday, 25 May 2012

Jubilee Celebrations in London

Morning, I hope you have all had a fab week and been able to enjoy some of this gorgeous sunshine.  This week has seen the union jacks hung across the streets of London as the Jubilee weekend fast approaches.  Have you hung up your bunting yet? I hope to hang some around the garden this weekend!  With London being the focus of the celebrations next weekend I thought today I would round up the main events happening especially for the Diamond Jubilee

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant

 
With over one thousand boats joining this amazing pagent on Sunday 3 June, the River Thames will be brought to life with this huge flotilla. Starting up river at Battersea Bridge at 2pm the flotilla will travel along the river to Tower Bridge, however the boats will be seen further along the river as they muster in Hammersmith and disperse to West India Docks. Rowing boats, working boats, steam boats, pleasure vessels, Police, armed forces and Fire crews will all be sailing along the River Thames adorned with union jacks and streamers in celebration of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. There will also be passenger boats carrying up to 30,000 flag waving well wishers. As if this wasn't enough there will be music barges and boats spouting geysers.
 
Jubilee Family Festival
 
 
 
On the 2-3 June Hyde Park will be turned in to a extravagnza of family fun to celebrate the Jubilee. The Jubilee Family Festival has been organised by Sainsburys and will be open to 50,000 ticket holders each of the two days
 
Inspired by the great British tradition of street parties and village fetes, The Jubilee Family Festival will not disappoint. Themed on the past 60 years of our British heritage and influences from around the Commonwealth, visitors will be treated to an array of live music and entertainment, culminating in a daily 70 minute Disney concert finale. This concert has been specially produced to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and will include favourite Disney songs and characters a plenty.
 
For more information visit the Jubilee Family Festival website.
 
The Diamond Jubilee Concert
 
Monday 4 June will see Buckingham Palace become the backdrop for a star studded concert.  Gary Barlow and the BBC have bought together an amazing array of stars to perform for a once in lifetime concert.  Tom Jones, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder and many, many more will perform at the Diamond Jubilee Concert to celebrate The Queen's sixty years of reign.  
 
 
V&A Museum Of Childhood
 
During the Jubilee weekend the V&A Museum of Childhood will be hosting a Royal Rumpus.  Families can drop in for storytime, 'The Princess and the Pea' being the tale of choice, arts and crafts including flag and crown making, then ending in a Royal Promenade to show off your crafty skills.
 
 
So what are your plans to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee?  We would love to share your celebrations here on the blog so be sure to send your photos to me (zoe@lesenfants.co.uk) and I will put together a round up in the week after the bank holiday. 
 
Have a fantastic weekend,
Zoe
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