Published: Tuesday, 17th May 2022
The Royal Borough of Greenwich invites residents to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee in style this June at our Platinum Picnic in the Park.
From 12 to 4pm on Friday 3 June, Royal Greenwich Festival performers will take over Charlton Park with activities reflecting royalty across the globe.
Pack a picnic and enjoy some right regal entertainment with friends and family throughout the day, as we celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
The African Palace by Black Female Entrepreneurs Greenwich will feature a fashion showcase of outfits fit for African kings and queens, all created by local and traditional fashion designers. There will also be live music, dance and arts and crafts workshops.
The Fresh Chances Commonwealth Tea Party will include regular performances of the national anthem in various languages from across the Commonwealth, as well as acrobatics and etiquette lessons.
Theatre fans will enjoy Global Fusion Music and Arts performance of Chinese myth, the Story of the Jade Emperor plus their children’s crafts.
In recognition of the Queen’s love of Balmoral, Greenwich Dance will bring a traditional Scottish ceilidh to the picnic, complete with dance and a live band. Budding ballet dancers will love The Princess and the Pea, performed by Let’s All Dance.
UK Latin Community CIC will present a fiesta featuring live music, dance, drumming and body percussion workshops, Spanish baby rhyme time, and a kids’ disco!
Elsewhere, TARU will run a crown making workshops, as well as Ciranda dance displays and a finale parade complete with Maracatu band.
Taking to the event’s main stage, will be singer/songwriter Tilly Pantlin, Citizens of the World Choir, Rhythm Foxes and Groove 101.
And finally our roving entertainers will include stilt walkers, the World’s Tallest Bubbleologist, 56 (Woolwich) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets band and our pearly King and Queen!
The event follows Royal Greenwich Together 22, which takes place on Thursday 2 June from 12 to 6pm in Charlton Park.
For more information visit royalgreenwich.gov.uk/summerevents