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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


Join us on Friday 3 June at 12.45pm to celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty, with a special event joining together communities from across Royal Tunbridge Wells and the wider borough.  Look out for our colourful carnival style parade starting at the War Memorial in the centre of the town carrying on to the nearby Dunorlan Park for a fun afternoon jam-packed with family entertainment, music, bars, and food stalls!

1.00: Military Parade at the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial, attended by the Mayor and Vice Lord Lieutenant of Kent.

1.30: Fun procession to Dunorlan Park Events Field through Monson Road, Calverley Road and Bayhall Road.

2.00: Big Jubilee Lunch at Dunorlan Park Events Field.

Throughout the afternoon there will be attractions and free performances that not only entertain the family but also celebrate The Queen’s 70 years as monarch.

Lovers of music and dance will be entertained by a diverse selection of artists representing musical styles from across the Commonwealth and beyond:

  • Music from the Caribbean is celebrated by the ever-popular Bloco Fogo band and dancers.
  • The Tunbridge Wells Orpheus Choir will perform some of The Queen’s favourite classical tunes with an accompanying display by the town’s Royal Scottish Dancing Society.
  • A special appearance from Jazz quartet, The American Songbook.
  • The Queen’s regular visits to India will be acknowledged with an amazing Kings of Bhangra dance display as seen at the Tunbridge Wells Mela.
  • A taste of musicals will be provided by the UK’s leading musical theatre concert, Beyond the Barricade who will also, with the Orpheus Choir, lead everyone in a Proms style tribute to close the afternoon.

There will also be loads for families and children to enjoy:

  • A car show with a vehicles from each decade of The Queen’s reign.
  • Face painting, balloon modelling, Punch and Judy shows, diggers and tractors to investigate and even a full-size fire engine to explore!

So come and help us mark this historic moment together. Join the carnival, visit one of the food stalls in Dunorlan or simply enjoy a picnic sitting on a bale of hay! This will be a fantastic occasion for families, friends, and enthusiastic flag waving individuals, so come along, enjoy the parade and all the events in Dunorlan!

This event is a collaboration between Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and the local branches of The Round Table, Rotary Club, Masons, Sea Cadets and is kindly sponsored by G Collins, Thompson, Snell & Passmore and Berkeley Homes

For further information email QPJInfo@tunbridgewells.gov.uk.

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Picture of children waving union jack flags
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List of Parish Jubilee Celebrations

ParishDateEventLocationDetails
Capel Thursday 2 Jun, 9.35am Beacon Lighting in Capel St Thomas à Becket, Capel TN12 6SX Unticketed
Pembury Sun 5 Jun, 2-8pm Jubilee Picnic in the Park Lower Green Rec, Pembury, TN2 4DZ Unticketed
Goudhurst 2 - 5 Jun Flower Show Christ Church, Kilndown Unticketed
Goudhurst Thu 2 Jun, 6pm Family Film and Cockney Knees Up Church Rooms Goudhurst Ticketed
Goudhurst Thu 2 Jun, 7.30pm Beacon Lighting and Fireworks Goudhurst Village Green Unticketed
Goudhurst Friday 3 June Family Fun Sports Day Goudhurst Village Green Unticketed
Goudhurst Friday 3 June Screening of National Service St Mary's Goudhurst Unticketed
Goudhurst Friday 3 June Teen Gig Goudhurst Parish Hall Ticketed
Goudhurst Saturday 4 June Seven Decades Car Rally Kilndown Cricket Club Unticketed
Goudhurst Saturday 4 June 50s Singer and Fizz The Goudhurst Club Unticketed
Goudhurst Saturday 4 June Jubilee 50s Dance Goudhurst Parish Hall Ticketed
Goudhurst Sunday 5 Jun, 10am Parish Service of Celebration St Mary's Goudhurst Unticketed
Goudhurst Sunday 5 Jun, 10am Big Lunch Picnics The Plain, Kilndown, Curtisden Green Unticketed
Goudhurst Sunday 5 Jun, 10am Pond Flotilla Goudhurst Pond Unticketed
Goudhurst Sunday 5 June Community Choir Concert Christ Church, Kilndown Ticketed
Cranbrook Sunday 5 Jun, 11am-5pm Queens Platinum Jubilee Street Party Cranbrook High Street and a Band in The White Horse Public House Unticketed
Paddock Wood Sunday 5 Jun, 1-7pm Community Picnic with music and activities Putlands Field, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood Unticketed
LamberhurstThursday 2 Jun, 8.30Winners and presentation of Best Dressed House CompetitionLamberhurst DownUnticketed
LamberhurstThursday 2 Jun, 9.45Lighting of the BeaconLamberhurst DownUnticketed
LamberhurstFriday 3 Jun, 4-6pmTea DanceLamberhurst Village HallTicketed
LamberhurstFriday 3 Jun, 8-10pmShot to Bits (Local band)Chequers FieldUnticketed
LamberhurstSaturday 4 Jun, 10-4pmLamberhurst Open GardensAll around the villageTicketed
LamberhurstSaturday 4 Jun, 6pm - 9pmShowing Singing in the Rain, originally premiered in 1952, recently re-masteredLamberhurst Film ClubUnticketed
LamberhurstSunday 5 Jun, 1-4pmBig Jubilee LunchChequers FieldUnticketed
LamberhurstSunday 5 Jun, 4-5pmEntertainment form the Pantomime SocietyChequers FieldUnticketed