If your royal wedding invite seems to have been lost in the post then the next best place to be on Friday is the Jubilee Centre, Bradley Stoke [BS32 8HL, map].
Having already been listed in The Times’ guide to Royal Wedding celebration events, Bradley Stoke’s community ‘street’ party will be featured on BBC Radio Bristol for four hours and local VIPs will be in attendance throughout the day.
Funded with help from Bradley Stoke Town Council and organised by Friends of Jubilee Green with events management group Re-energize, this community ‘street’ party looks set to be the biggest and best celebration of the Royal Wedding in the area.
BBC Weatherman Ian Fergusson is set to open the event, which starts at 10am, and live coverage of events in London will be beamed to a giant outdoor TV screen ensuring party goers get the best possible view of all the action.
Then, as the future King and Queen of England wave to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, the party will be just beginning with live dance performances and a free wedding reception disco all planned as part of the afternoon’s festivities.
Catering units, children’s rides, community stalls and a beer tent will all be on hand and there’s even a giant wedding cake expected courtesy of the Aztec Hotel. A free puppet show, other commercial stalls and the local Fire Brigade are also expected to attend.
Local ‘celebrities’, also without an invite to the Abbey, will be joining the party and Jack Lopresti MP will be joining South Gloucestershire Council Chairman Janet Biggin to judge a Prince and Princess fancy dress competition.
BBC TV newsreader and broadcaster Ali Vowles will front BBC Radio Bristol’s coverage of the wedding, broadcasting live from the Bradley Stoke event between 10am and 2pm.
Friends of the Jubilee Green trustees and event organisers Michele Dent and Helen North commented:
“The Royal Wedding is a great excuse for a party and we want the event to be something the whole community can enjoy. We hope local families will make the most of the extra bank holiday and come along to the Jubilee Centre and join in the fun.”
Photo: Jubilee Green, Bradley Stoke (Community Festival 2010)
Elsewhere in Bradley Stoke, local street parties have been organised in Garrett Drive and Pursey Drive and local pubs are staging special wedding day promotions.
Bradley Stoke’s monthly Farmers’ Market, which normally takes place on the last Friday of the month at the Willow Brook Centre, has been brought forward to Thursday (28th April) because of the Royal Wedding Bank Holiday.
- Bradley Stoke Royal Wedding ‘street’ party (The Journal)
- Media in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)
- Pubs in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)
- Bank Holiday Opening Times (The Journal)
- Official Royal Wedding website (Clarence House)
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