This year Her Majesty the Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. To celebrate this unprecedented year in our nation’s history, the City of Durham Parish Council, together with our partners Durham Markets Company and others, will be taking the lead on a series of events over the year. Some of the main highlights of events planned include:
Wednesday 1st June, 2022 | 11am – 2.30pm at Durham Town Hall
You are invited to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in style in the beautiful and historic setting of Durham Town Hall.
Enjoy a Platinum Jubilee Tea Dance followed by Afternoon Tea
The Tea Dance is hosted by Diane Ross Dance Academy, and open to all ages and all abilities, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never danced before.
Jubilee Afternoon Tea will be provided and served by New College Durham Catering and Hospitality Students. When purchasing your ticket(s) please do inform us if you or any member of your party has special dietary requirements.
Tickets are £7.50 each – and numbers are limited, so please reserve yours well in advance.
Tickets are available from Toast Coffee, unit 27 in Durham Market Hall or can be purchased via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/platinum-jubilee-celebratory-tea-dance-afternoon-tea-tickets-304059438967
Thursday 2nd June, 2022 | 9.45pm
The Jubilee Beacons is one of the official events of the Platinum Jubilee in 2022 as part of an extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. The Jubilee Beacons will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth, to kickstart celebrations for this historic milestone.
Durham City will be lighting a beacon on Thursday 2nd June 2022 at 9.45pm along with other areas across County Durham. The beacon lighting will be live-streamed via the Parish Council’s Facebook page on 2nd June. Please follow our Facebook page for more details via the link: https://www.facebook.com/CityofDurhamPC/
Friday 4th June, 2022 | 3.00pm at Durham Cathedral
Join our friends at Durham Cathedral for a special Service of Thanksgiving to Her Majesty the Queen. This will also be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the wonderful voluntary and community sector we have here in County Durham. The Service will feature a special performance by a choir of young singers from the region. Durham Cathedral Choir will sing the coronation anthem ‘I was glad’ by Hubert Parry. If you would like to attend, please reserve a seat via the the link: https://durhamcathedral.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173624846
Sunday 5th June, 2022 | 12.30 – 3.30pm at Durham Market Place
Join the national celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee by joining The ‘Durham’ Big Lunch on Sunday 5th June. Bring your family and friends, and of course your picnic, to Durham Market Place, and share the celebrations with lots of others.
Entertainment in the Market Place will include the Alan Owens Big Band, a steel drum band, a magician and free children’s entertainment.
More details of this event will be published nearer the time.