Over the Jubilee Weekend (June 2nd - 5th) there will be various events to mark the Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Below we highlight
- Events in Mile End
- The Big Jubilee Lunch in Eric Street - on Sunday 3rd June
- The official Tower Hamlets Jubilee Party in Mile End Park - on Monday 4th June
- The Mile End Beacon - on Monday 4th June
- Other events and celebrations elsewhere in London this weekend - including the Big Jubilee Regatta on the River Thames.
Eric Street Big Jubilee Lunch - Sunday 3rd June 2012
The Annual Eric Street Big Lunch Party will this weekend become a Big Jubilee Lunch for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - and will start at 12 midday.
The idea behind the Big Lunch is that people bring food to share with their community - and get to share in food brought by others.
FoodThe event has been sponsored by a number of national and local organisations
Keep it simple! A bring-your-own picnic is a good option as it requires little preparation in advance or you could ask everyone to bring one dish to share. Just make sure you find out what people are bringing so that you don’t end up with lots of the same thing! Simple crowd cooking recipes can be found here .
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Mile End Park - Monday 4th June 2012
The main festivities in Tower Hamlets will be hosted by Mile End Park.
In Mile End Park (south of the Green Bridge) there is to be an official Jubilee Party from 1.30pm until 8.30pm.The attractions will include arts and crafts, fun fair rides, sports team games, storytelling, face painting and a coconut shy.
In the Art Park (north of the Green Bridge) there will be a a fire themed performance starting at 8.45pm
At 10.25pm, the beacon (one of 4,000 beacons to be lit across the UK) will be officially lit by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman.
Elsewhere in Tower Hamlets and London
This is the official Diamond Jubilee website
Sunday 3rd June
The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant: This event will take place on the Thames and consist of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will travel in the Royal Barge which will form the centrepiece of the flotilla. Find out more
- the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant takes place on the River Thames on Sunday 2nd June. Approximate timings are as follows:
- 14:30BST – The Queen embarks the Royal barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, near Albert Bridge
- 16:15BST – The Royal Barge comes alongside HMS President (Royal Naval Reserve Unit), near Tower Bridge
A Big Jubilee Lunch, can be anything from a few neighbours getting together in the garden or on the street, to a full blown party with food, music and decoration that quite literally stops the traffic.
- The Big Jubilee Lunch People are being encouraged to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. This may take the form of a traditional street party or a picnic lunch in small or larger groups. This event is being organised by the Big Lunch
- Parkview Neighbourhood Watch are hosting a special event open to everyone. The Parkview Big Jubilee Lunch and street party will take place on Sunday, June 3 on the Parkview Estate, Parkview Playground and Glasshouse Community Centre in Old Ford Road.
- there will also be at least 35 street parties in the borough over the weekend funded by grants from Canary Wharf Group
- A Concert is to be held at Buckingham Palace. This is organised by the BBC and will feature some of the biggest name in music. The concert will be broadcast live from 7.30 pm on BBC One, Radio 2, and on big screens in Hyde Park, St James's Park and The Mall. Big screens are also at
- Waltham Forest, London - Walthamstow Town Square
- Woolwich - General Gordon Square
- The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons: A network of 2,012 Beacons will be lit by communities and individuals throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Commonwealth. As in 2002, The Queen will light the National Beacon. Find out more
- Approximate timings are as follows: 19:30BST – Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace begins After 22:30BST – The Queen lights the National Beacon outside Buckingham Palace
- A national service of thanksgiving is to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.
- To purchase the programme online, visit the Royal Collection Shop
- The Official Diamond Jubilee Programme is available to download on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with the free iBooks app, or at www.itunes.co.uk