Birmingham’s Big Jubilee Lunches are streets ahead

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Birmingham City Council is encouraging residents and communities throughout the city to hold Big Jubilee Lunch street parties on Sunday 3 June.

Birmingham City Council is providing plenty of information to help people prepare their celebrations on their website at birmingham.gov.uk/jubilee.  The page includes information on all aspects of organising a street party from how to request a road closure to what costs may be involved in organising an event.

As well as events taking place throughout the city, there will also be a Big Jubilee Lunch taking place in the grounds of St Philip’s Cathedral.  Other Big Jubilee Lunches will also be taking place in care homes throughout the city and at Aston Park and St Martin’s Church.

The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations include Lord Mayor’s Show, Birmingham Pride and the Young Readers Book Bash. The four day celebrations will also see vintage parades and nostalgic live music in Birmingham city centre and 1950’s themed entertainments at the annual Spring Festival in Cannon Hill Park.

Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Anita Ward said: “The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will give local communities the opportunity to get together with friends and neighbours to celebrate together with Big Jubilee Lunch street parties.  Birmingham City Council want to make sure that organisers have all the relevant information to hand in order ensure their parties go with a swing”

The Big Jubilee Lunch builds on the already popular ‘Big Lunch’ initiative which was created to bring neighbours and friends together for an annual celebration.  Now in its fourth year, the Big Lunch is led by the Eden Project and made possible thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund and partners MasterCard, EDF Energy and Kingsmill http://www.thebiglunch.com/

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Media contact: Jason Lewis 0121 303 4266 jason.lewis@birmingham.gov.uk

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