The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
2022 marks the 70th year of Her Majesty The Queen's reign, meaning The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee.
In recognition of this historic milestone the Government has announced a four day weekend to celebrate this occasion. The late May bank holiday will move to Thursday 2 June and an additional bank holiday has been arranged for Friday 3 June.
Throughout the four day celebrations there will be national events and ceremonies which will be supported by community events taking place across the UK.
For more information, visit: royal.uk/platinumjubilee
Coronation Catwalk with Meridith Towne
Thursday 12 May at 6.30pm at Gateshead Central Library
Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in style with Meridith Towne as she plans her outfit for the Coronation. Whether you'll be at Westminster Abbey or in your own front room with a new telly, you'll want to wear an outfit fit for a Queen. Peruse the fashion mags and order your sewing patterns, it's time to treat yourself to some fabulous 1950s frocks. Grab your starched petticoats, hang up the bunting and get ready for the street party!
Pre-booking is essential: £7
Thursday 2 June - The Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)
Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen's official birthday.
Saturday 4 June - Platinum Party at the Palace
A special live concert, broadcast from Buckingham Palace, bringing together some of the world's biggest entertainment stars to celebrate significant moments from The Queen's seven decade reign.
Sunday 5 June - Platinum Jubilee Pageant
Involving 5,000 people from the UK and across the Commonwealth, the pageant will take place around Buckingham Palace and will include performers, military personnel and volunteers.
Sunday 5 June - Big Jubilee Lunch
People are invited to join in the jubilee celebrations by bringing together neighbours and local communities. Events can be big or small and can take place during the four-day bank holiday weekend.
Planning an event
The platinum jubilee celebrations provide the perfect opportunity to get together with neighbours to mark this historic milestone and anyone wishing to organise a party can do so over the extended bank holiday weekend.
For advice on street parties, community events, road closures and any required licences read our street parties and events guidance.
For further advice on organising a voluntary event, view GOV.UK's guide to organising a voluntary event.
If you're planning to host a jubilee event please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Some bin collections will be affected by the bank holidays.
View our bin collection day checker for more information.