Chipping Sodbury Big Lunch returns with a Queen's Platinum Jubilee party

May 02 2022
Chipping Sodbury Big Lunch returns with a Queen's Platinum Jubilee party

FAMILIES are being invited to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at a street party in Chipping Sodbury.

The town’s Big Lunch event is returning after two years away and will mark the Queen’s 70th year on the throne with a street party in Broad Street on June 5, at the end of the jubilee bank holiday weekend. 

It is one of a series of big events in Yate and Sodbury planned for June, including the Yate rocks festival and Chipping Sodbury Festival.

The Big Jubilee Lunch promises to be "a traditional street party packed with free entertainment for all the family to enjoy". 

People are being invited to bring their own picnics, tables and chairs to watch live bands including party band For the Record, Winterbourne Winds and 1940s trio The Cat’s Pyjamas, dancing from Winterbourne Border Morris, Bristol Samba Band and Stapleton School of Dancing. 

Big Lunch pictures courtesy of Rich McD Photography

Alexandra Dent and Sarah Todd, from the voluntary committee which organises the event, said: "Walkabout acts will entertain you on unicycles and with juggling and The Queen may even be making an appearance on roller skates!

"For the little ones there will be free face painting and a royally red, white and blue fancy dress competition and for the bakers among us, a cake competition fit for royalty will be judged by expert local chef Ann Murray. 

“We are so excited for the Big Lunch to return this year! 

“The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a momentous national occasion and what better way to celebrate in Chipping Sodbury with the return of our popular, free community event.”

The event takes place from noon to 6pm. 

For more information visit the Chipping Sodbury Big Lunch Facebook page.