Friday, 1 June 2012

Celebrating in style

Our Summer issue is out now and wouldn't you know it - just because we've got a feature on cooling summer drinks, the sunshine's disappeared! But everywhere I look there's bunting and balloons and people getting ready for the Jubilee matter what the weather, let's celebrate our local communities getting together and letting rip! (See below for details)


Stroud Valleys Artspace, Stroud Disco Sucks underground disco music plus lights, smoke and patriotic projections. 9pm to 3am. Tickets £5 from Trading Post or £7 on the night.
Whiteshill Playing Field music, attractions, stalls, competitions, barbecue and more. Teas, cakes and icecreams available at the village shop. 2pm to 6pm.
Frampton-on-Severn Street Party Phillimore Gardens. 2pm to 8pm.
King's Head Kingscourt, Rodborough live music featuring Four King Hell, Flee, Rollin' Sixes, Lost Monkey and Three Kicks. Entry free. From 6pm.
The George, Newmarket, Nailsworth right Royal Jubilee cabaret featuring John Broomhall at the piano with Andy Janik singing songs from 50s. Free entry. 8.30pm.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Nympsfield Jubilee Fair. Fairground rides, Punch and Judy, stalls with a Royal theme. 9am to 3pm.


Minchinhampton High Street Jubilee street party with two life-size cardboard cut-out figures of the Queen. Bring and share lunch, activities, noon to 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. Bring-and-buy cake stall and raffle. Family games and a tug of war between North and South Woodchester. Live music from two bands playing tunes from the 50s and later. Diamond Queen steam engine and showman's caravan. Noon to 4pm.
Under the Edge Arts, Chipping Hall, Wotton-under-Edge drop-in children's craft workshop. £3 per child. 10am to 4pm.
Holy Trinity Church, Amberley Celebration Service, 10am. Followed by The Big Lunch on the school green, noon. £6, £3 children.
Uley Village Hall Rock'n'Roll evening with Rhythm Slicks and DJ Simon Flintstone. Bar, 50s dress optional. Prize for best dressed male and female. 7.30pm. £9.


King's Stanley Jubilee Celebration. Starts Marling Close with a pageant by Stanley Players, then grand procession to the church, followed by a children's fancy dress competition. Bouncy castle, barbecue, beer tent, WI refreshments, King's Stanley Band, stalls and games. 2pm to 5pm.
St Mary's Church, Fretherne Grand Plant Sale and Crafts Fair. Plants, locally-produced jewellery, ceramics, turned wooden bowls and stained glass lanterns, wooden toys, handmade chocolates, local honey, farmhouse icecream and cheese. 10am to 4pm.
Conygres, Wotton-under-Edge Diamond Jubilee music festival. Bar and BBQ. Tickets from Ladies' Circle, Bear Street Garage, Paper and Cotton. 6pm to 10pm.
Eastington Community Centre and Owen Harris Memorial Ground Royal Diamond Jubilee Fun Day. Noon until 5pm.
Bisley Soapbox Derby from High Street to the wells. 10am to noon.
Arkell Centre, Nailsworth Jubilee Fun Day. Unicycling, stilt-walking, magic show, balloons and music. Burgers, hot dogs and icecreams. Noon to 2pm. Afternoon tea and cakes, 3pm.
1 Marling Close, Amberley Royal Garden Party. 2.30pm to 4.30pm.


Box Village Green Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. 4pm.
Stratford Park, Stroud Picnic Party in the Park. Bring a picnic and join the old fashioned fun and games outside the Museum in the Park. 11am to 4pm.
Throughout Jubilee weekend:
Nailsworth Garden Centre tips on Jubilee planting with patriotic baskets, tubs and containers.
National Arboretum, Westonbirt bring a picnic and bunting. Fun activity sheets for children. £8, £7 concessions, £3 under-fives. 8am to 8pm.
Under the Edge Arts, Chipping Hall, Wotton-under-Edge Jubilee Art Exhibition from Saturday to Tuesday. Work by pupils from local schools depicting themes from the past 60 years.
Cromhall Treasure Hunt. £5 a team.
Woodchester Mansion open Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Regular guided tours and tea shop will be open. On Tuesday, traditional English teas will be served in the drawing room. Minibus from car park.
All Saints' Chruch, Bisley display of flowers, arts and crafts and memorabilia from Coronation.

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