Happy Jubilee Weekend All
01 June 2012
This weekend marks 60 years of the Queen’s reign, with communities across the country enjoying an extended bank holiday weekend.
Not sure where to wave that handmade Britannia flag? Well, if all the baking and cocktail making seems too much like hard work, there’s lots of events taking place in Sheffield over the bank holiday too. Here’s my pick of the best bank holiday street parties and gatherings. We hope you enjoy the festivities.
The Broadfield, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield
Piggy Matron here, has also been invited to take part in the Broadfield’s Diamond Jubilee Summer Fète on Monday 4th June, starting at 12pm. They’re having a numerous of exciting bits and bobs going on throughout the day including a Punch and Judy show, live music comes from a brass band and a cake competition which I’ve been told is going to be one of the key features of their event. I am thrilled to have been asked to be a cake judge as part of their baking competition! An afternoon of cake eating, perfect!! :)
I’m looking forward to seeing some of you here and please come up to say “hello” to me if you see me gorging on cake or sipping some fruit punch – it’d be rude not to!
Urban Pantry, Crookes (@UrbanPantryDeli)
To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee weekend Urban Pantry, a new delicatessen in Crookes with a wide choice of locally sourced food and drink, will be having a ‘Best of British’ Tasting Day. Come in on Saturday to see them and taste some of their shop’s lovely delicious food offerings.
Sheffield, S10 1TE
The Jubilee Big Lunch at Our Cow Molly
Our Cow Molly will be hosting ‘The Big Lunch’ party on Sunday up at their farm in Dungworth. Quite simply, the idea of The Big Lunch is to get as many people as possible to sit down, have lunch with their neighbours and to meet new people. The Big Lunch is all about community, friendship and fun! So why not join in and enjoy some lovely Our Cow Molly ice cream too? Take a picnic, blanket and enjoy your lunch from 11am. Parking and entry is free.
Sheffield Pride 2012
Saturday June 2nd is the date for Sheffield Pride 2012 in Endcliffe Park. Organised a committee of elected volunteers, The Sheffield Pride Committee is dedicated to providing a free and inclusive event every year with a focus on the people attending. They understand that the LGBT community is wide and varied with an eclectic taste in music and entertainment. This year’s event will kick off with a Parade for the first time! All the way up Ecclesall Road to Endcliffe Park. Nice. For more information about getting there and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sheffield Weston Park Party (@WestonPartyFest)
This mini music festival started out in 2010 and has grown to its third exciting year. Weston Party aims to bring people together to celebrate beautiful live music from some of our city’s Sheffield’s finest and raise as much money and awareness for local charities. This year’s selected charity is Weston Park Cancer Hospital. There will be live quality Sheffield bands and artists performing including: Driftfield, Liberty Ship, The Ratells plus more…previous Weston Parties have seen the likes of Steve Edwards and Jon Windle perform too. Nice!
The event is free to attend, 11.45am – 6pm Sunday 3rd June. For more event information please click here.
Sheffield Graves Park
Will be having a fundraising Family Fun Day up at the park on Saturday. A fun day for all the family. There will be a Bouncy Castle, Games, Competitions, Diamond Jubilee events, Crafts, ACF recruiting tent, ACF Activities, bun and cake stalls, plus lots more. All money raised from the day will be donated to ABF – The Soldier’s Charity (@SoldiersCharity). More information can be found here.
Whatever you are all doing, and wherever you are doing it…have fun!