Lot's of events are taking place around the region to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Here's a selection of some those on offer:
Tuesday 5th June - To celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee on 5 June 2012 Bath is staging a major celebration in Victoria Park. A stage with two giant screens will be set up at the bottom of the natural gradient in Royal Victoria Park to allow the public to picnic and watch the Jubilee celebrations. The programme will feature performances including the Bath Philharmonia Orchestra and a host of young emerging pop artists. The evening climaxes with the leading ABBA tribute act Björn Again. The public are encouraged to dress up in retro cloths and styling from 1977 when the Queen celebrated her silver jubilee. Dancing shoes on please!
Saturday 2nd June: Jubilee Celebration Day at Cannington Walled Gardens, Bridgwater -Celebrate in the heart of the village from 10am.
Saturday 2nd June - Big Jubilee party at M Shed, 11am - 4pm. Bring a picnic lunch and join in the fun with family activities, a fancy dress competition, singing workshops, lots of bunting and entertainment from the Bristol Chamber Choir.Saturday 2nd June -The Bristol Jubilee Concert at the Mall at Cribbs Causeway. Pop starlet Pixie Lott will be headlining the exclusive event with a 45 minute set, supported by X Factor finalist Misha B and local Cheltenham band Young Kato, while Bristol born comedian and MTV presenter Joel Dommett will compere the two hour concert. Tickets to the concert are free of charge, but fans are asked to donate £1 in exchange for their ticket to raise vital funds for a Life for a Cure, Ryan Bresnahan's Meningitis Appeal; a local cause raising money in association with Meningitis UK to find the 'ultimate' vaccine to fight meningitis. Free tickets to the concert will be available to collect from The Mall's Information Desk during Mall opening hours. For more information check .The Bristol Jubilee, 7pm, 2nd June 2012 (gates open 4:30pm).
Sunday 3rd June - The Big Lunch at Millennium Square - a Big Lunch event starting at 12 noon, this will include trestle tables/chairs/bunting with a chance to watch the big screen, showing of events in London (two Bristol boats arein the flotilla - the Matthew & the Pyronaut), street entertainment &food market.
Monday 4th June - Jubilee event on The Downs from 3pm to 10.30pm. A family afternoon of children's activities and games. Expect something for everyone, from live music to hot air balloon rides, crazy golf, children's arts andcrafts, the Great Western Air Ambulance helicopter and guided walks. The event ends with a children's lantern and fancy dress procession at 9.30 pm followed by the lighting of a Diamond Jubilee Beacon at 10.30pm
Monday 4th June - Jubilee concert screening in Millennium Square
Tuesday 5th June - Screening of Jubilee Thanksgiving Service in Millennium Square
Saturday 2nd June: Jubilee Celebration Day at Cannington Walled Gardens, Bridgwater - Celebrate in the heart of the village from 10am.
Saturday 2nd June - Montpellier Street Jubilee Fete. The Montpellier Association traders group are holding a vintage inspired Jubilee Fete, free of charge and open to all. Attractions include a vintage car display, fancy dress parade, dog show, treasure trail, history tour, herb garden talk, mad hatters tea party, live music, food and lots of fun activities and novelty competitions for all the family. Activities run from 11am to 3pm, and normal trading hours apply to the shops. Sunday 3rd June - Cheltenham Olympix at Newlands Park, Southam. The Cheltenham Rotary Club, in association with Newlands Park and Cheltenham Rugby Club, is hosting the first Cheltenham Olympix. This event combines the Diamond Jubilee celebration with an Olympic theme by hosting 'the Newlands Decathlon' for individuals over 18. The decathlon consists of basketball, gymnastics, long jump, skittles, target golf, shotput, football shootout, rugby kicking, sprinting and welly throwing! There is a £10 registration fee to enter. There will be fun for all the family, with a barbecue and cream teas, lots of attractions, stalls including 'bric-a-brac', books, cakes, china, tombola and more!
Sunday 3rd June - Street party and disco at Reddings Community Centre, North Road West, GL51 6RF . The street party starts on Sunday from 2pm. There will be live music, entertainment for children, bouncy castle, tombola, fancy dress for children and adults and Jubilympics! The fancy dress themes are princes and princesses (children) and queens, kings and red, white and blue (adults). The Jubilympics will include a tug of war, egg and spoon race and sack race. You are welcome to take along a picnic and soft and alcoholic drinks and there will be no food or drink provided at the venue. The street party is free admission for everyone.
Saturday 2nd June - Pomp and Circumstance: A concert for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. In the perfect setting of Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester Choral Society sing music by Handel, Vaughan Williams, Parry, Howells, Walton, Elgar and Wesley - much of it sung at the coronation service itself. The concert closes with Britten's striking setting of the National Anthem, a single, sweeping, soul-stirring crescendo. Ashley Grote plays the organ and Adrian Partington conducts. Box office: online at the Everyman Theatre, or call the Everyman Theatre on 01242 572573, Monday-Saturday 9.30am-8pm.
FOREST OF DEAN:
Saturday 2nd June. 2pm - 10pm. Royal Forest Jubilee, Speech House. Includes family fun, entertainment, Proms in the Park and Fireworks. Tickets £8 adults, under 16s free.
Saturday 2nd June - Rodway Road Street Party, Patchway 12noon - 5pm. Patchway Royal British Legion and Patchway Community Centre are holding a joint celebration with a street party in Rodway Road with a variety of stalls, a BBQ and refreshments, including an open bar in the Legion. Live entertainment on stage features "Trouble on the Green" as well as local acts. This will be followed by live music in the Community Centre in the evening, with the popular local group, Riff Toads from 7.30-12p.m. A bar will be available. Tickets, £3 available from the Community Centre. Tel 01454 868 549.
Sunday 3rd June - A Jubilee street party will be held in Minchinhampton High Street with two life size cardboard cut out figures of the Queen. Bring and share lunch, activities, noon till 3pm. Ceilidh with fireworks finale 7pm. Villa Field off Selsley Road Woodchester Big Lunch parish picnic. Bring your own picnic, with games and live 50s music. Children's King and Queen parade and adults can dress up in 50s style. Family games, tug-o-war. Live music. Diamong Queen steam engine and showman's caravan. Noon - 4pm
From 26th May until 5th June - shoppers can take part in the Everyone's a Windsor treasure hunt to win a miniature set of the Crown Jewels - complete with glittering crowns and the obligatory orbs and sceptres. To win, shoppers must collect portraits of four different Royals from stores in The Parade and then enter their portrait card in Thorntons to receive a Jubilee pen, which will enter them into the draw to win the jewels.
Two of the biggest planned events will be held in Colbert Park,Abbey Meads and The Street, Liddington - where more than 150 people are expected to turn out. Swindon Council has approved 21 applications for street closures, for which there is no charge, over the extended bank holiday weekend between Saturday, June 2, and Tuesday, June 5.
Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June - Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, Ruishton Recreation Field
Monday 4th June - The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Spectacular, Oake Manor Golf Club
Monday 4th June - Diamond Jubilee Family Fun Day, 10.30am - 4.30pm, High Street and Fore Street, Taunton
Monday 4th June - Trull Party in the Park - Jubilee Celebrations, 2pm - 10pm, King George's Field
Monday 4th June - the Jubilee Party on the Cathedral Green. Think of the usual May Fair but bigger, more exciting, outsize fun from noon until 5pm.
WESTON SUPER MARE:
Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June - The Big Jubilee Event: The Winter Gardens, Royal Parade, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1AJ from 9am. Live music, bouncy castle and games. Tickets/price: Free. Live music, face painting, a bouncy castle and games. There will also be a special British-themed menu including everything from full English breakfasts to afternoon tea.