From Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022 Malvern is honouring The Queens Platinum Jubilee with a cracking calendar of activities. The events commemorate the The Queens reign for the last 70 years – so there’s a lot to celebrate! There will be beacon lighting, family fun days, lindy hop dancing and abundant opportunities for merriment. Fill your diary with these happenings taking place across Malvern to toast, honour and salute the occasion…
Great Malvern Celebrations – 5 June 2022 FREE
The afternoon starts off with Malvern Chase Brass Band playing an eclectic mix of well-known tunes, followed by vintage sounds from Candy and the Sound, towards the end of the afternoon there will be instrumental music from Trip for Biscuits. The finale will be soloist Amelia Arnold leader of Amelia K Academy singing Land of Hope and Glory and the National Anthem (during which everyone can join in). Revellers will also be joined by Coolmoves dance group who will showcase some lindy hop moves and get everyone dancing. There will be children’s entertainment and refreshments, handwaving flags and crowns will be on offer. The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations take place in Priory Park from 12noon – 4:30pm
Lighting The Worcestershire Beacon – 9:45 Thursday 2 June 2022
Historically used as a strategic tool of communication Beacon lighting is now often done as a symbol of unity and to mark royal occasions. Along with thousands of others across the country a specially designed gas Beacon will be safely lit on the Malvern Hills at the Worcestershire Beacon in this fantastic ceremony. From atop the Malvern Hills, you can usually see other beacons burning in the distance. Ahead of the beacon being lit by Vice Lord-Lieutenant Roger Brunt CBE, a local bugler will officially announce the lighting at 9.40pm with a unique Bugle Call written for the occasion called Majesty.
The Jubilant Queen’s Beasts with Malvern Theatres and The Cube – 2 June 2022 FREE
Join Malvern Theatres and The Malvern Cube for a specially commissioned afternoon of outdoor theatre. Against the backdrop of two community murals outdoor theatre company The Fabularium will create a “right royal rumpus” with their performances based on The Queen’s Beasts, ten heraldic statues representing the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II. After their 2 pm performance at the Theatre they will parade down to The Cube for a second performance at 3pm. This promises to be a jubilant start to a jam-packed weekend.
Barnards Green Cricket Club Jubilee Community Event 2 & 3 June 2022
Afternoon Tea Party – 2 June, 2 pm – 5 pm
Afternoon tea and entertainment from Community Choir Malvern, Morris dancing and singer Polly Edwards. Tickets £10
Family Fun Day – Friday 3 June, 2pm – 5pm FREE ENTRY
Bouncy castle & inflatable games, FREE fun sports and dancing sessions for kids, Take Heart stones and art/crafts, table sale and traditional fete games. Indian food and jacket potatoes available.
Entertainment continues over the rest of the weekend including DJ Russkins on the Friday evening, live cricket on Saturday with 80s/90s cover band The Lost Boys in the evening and more live cricket on the Sunday.
Jubilee Beer Festival at the Nags Head 2 – 5 June 2022
The Queens Platinum Jubilee sees the return of the Nag’s Heads popular annual beer festival. There will be an outdoor bar serving over 20 real ales, live music and tasty snacks from Veg Life.
Coronations of Queen Elizabeth II Concert at Malvern Theatres – 22 June 2022
The Armonico Consort and Baroque Players perform an evening of music to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the world’s longest reigning Monarch. The programme includes highlights of the Coronation Service of Queen Elizabeth II. The evening is narrated by former Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond. Programme highlights include:
- H. Parry | I Was Glad
- G.F. Handel | Zadok The Priest
- W. Walton | Coronation Te Deum
- R. Vaughan Williams | Creed (mass in G Minor)
- The National Anthem (arr. Jacobs)
North Malvern Community Platinum Jubilee Celebration – Sunday 5 June 2022
A day of celebration is planned in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church:
- 10.30 am Outdoor Service
- 11.45 am Jubilee Tree planting
- From 12.30 pm Bring & Share picnic lunch With BBQ – bring your own food
- 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Professional Magician for children and adults
- from 3.30 pm Tea, cake, Coronation Video in Church
- AND MUCH MORE – Ballet, Morris Dancing, Music and FUN FOR EVERYONE
The Queens Platinum Jubilee Picnic – Malvern Wells Sunday 5 June 2022
Pack a picnic and join Malvern Wells Parish Council for an afternoon of entertainment and celebration for all ages. Events run from 1 – 4pm in the grounds of Abbey College and include:
- A toast for The Queen at 3pm
- Morris and Folk Dancers
- Live Music
- Prosecco and strawberries
- Bouncy Castle and fun games
- Jubilee themed arts and crafts
- Face painting
- Photo booth
- Refreshments and cake available
Colwall Park Hotel Royal Garden Party – 4 June 2022
Join the Colwall Park Hotel in celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with a royal garden party. There will be Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Pimms, outdoor games and a bouncy castle, competitions and much more!
Jubilee Celebrations at The Cottage in the Wood – 4 June 2022
The Cottage in the Wood will be dressed up in its finery to celebrate the Queens Jubilee. Atmospheric tunes will be provided by Britain’s Got Talent finalist Julian Smith on the saxophone. Chef Rob will be putting on a sumptuous spread for the special celebration lunch including Black Bomber cheddar, bacon and leek quiche and sausage rolls with black pudding and a pickled walnut ketchup. Soak up the celebratory atmosphere in this fantastic location enjoying food, cake and perhaps a cocktail or two. Lunch begins at 12pm and is priced at £29pp, excluding drinks.