Calderdale is preparing to make the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee an occasion to remember for years to come! Communities across the borough will come together to celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty’s service during the Jubilee Weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022.
Plans for events and activities throughout Calderdale are well underway, from music and performances to gatherings and displays, and many more are expected to be announced over the coming weeks. We’ll update this page with any new events as we receive details of them.
In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, on Sunday 5th June Tracy Brabin, The Mayor has made all bus journeys within West Yorkshire completely FREE so why not hop on a bus and travel anywhere in Calderdale and save the bus fare. You can find out more here.
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THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE BEACON TRAIL
Starting in May, this is a specially created, augmented reality, outdoor trail happening across the country. Key locations in Halifax will feature on the trail, including Halifax Borough Market, The Piece Hall, Halifax Minster and Dean Clough. People can visit each location, scan a QR code and see characters from Buckingham Palace come to life in augmented reality, learning about different decades in the Queen’s 70-year reign. Fun for all the family, players can collect digital stamps, engage with the stories, answer questions, choose how to progress their own journey and take selfies with digital prize badges.
HALIFAX MINSTER FLOWER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday 2 to Monday 6 June the Minster is planning a Flower & Music Festival, with stunning floral art installations (10am-4pm Thurs, Fri, Sat & Mon, 12-4pm Sun) , flower arranging demonstrations (Fri & Sat 2pm, free but booking required via Eventbrite) and concerts from Nicola Mills- Opera for the People (Sat 4th 12 Noon tickets free but booking required via Eventbrite) and Elland Silver Band (Sat 4th 7.30pm Adults £8, under16’s free, pay on the door).
Sunday 5 June, 6pm – 7pm: A Jubilee Civic Service to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Free entry, everybody welcome.
Refreshments are available and the Minster Shop will be open.
JUBILEE STREET PARTY
Thursday 2nd June 1pm-4pm
Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee at this FREE event with food & drink, entertainment, fun & games and ice cream! 1pm-4pm at The Space at Field Lane Community Hub, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT. Please book your free places here. For more information please ring 01484 556924 or email email@example.com
PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS AT THE PIECE HALL, HALIFAX
Thursday 2 June
10am – 12.30pm: Trooping the Colour (BBC content shown on the big screen)
2pm: The Town Crier undertakes the proclamation announcing the beacon lighting which follows that evening.
8pm: Procession of dignitaries from Halifax Town Hall
8.30pm; Speeches by the Deputy Lieutenant, the High Sheriff, the Mayor of Calderdale, the Leader and Chief Executive of Calderdale Council and the Vice Chair of Calderdale Interfaith Council
9.35pm: Piper playing ‘Diu Regnare’
9.40pm: Bugle Call, ‘Majesty’
9.45pm: Beacon on Beacon Hill being lit (footage will be shown on the big screen in The Piece Hall). The Calderdale Choir will sing ‘A Song for the Commonwealth’
Friday 3 June
The Piece Hall will welcome teams from the emergency services for a family fun day. They will be bringing some of their vehicles into the courtyard for children to see up close. There will also be musical entertainment throughout the day from a number of the emergency service bands.
Saturday 4 June
The Piece Hall’s courtyard will be alive with music as it hosts a Concert for The Queen, featuring a broad range of local and national talent.
JUBILEE CELEBRATION AFTERNOON TEA AT LIGHTCLIFFE TEAROOMS
Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June (inclusive)
£16.50 to eat in £14 takeaway. Pre booking required with a £5 per person deposit.
The Afternoon tea comprises (per person) six finger sandwiches, a slice of quiche , pork pie and chutney, salad garnish crisps, home-made scone w jam & clotted cream, macarons, brownie bite, strawberries, chocolate, slice of Victoria sandwich cake. Add some sparkle with a large bottle of prosecco for £15.
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org, via Facebook messenger or by calling in person to the tearoom.
101 Wakefield Road, Hipperholme, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 8SH
THE COMMONWEALTH QUEEN – ANNAPURNA DANCE
Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June
Calderdale’s only Indian dance company are celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with dance and music events across Calderdale – ‘The Commonwealth Queen’ celebrates the Queen’s long standing involvement with the Commonwealth of Nations and its core values of respect, tolerance and understanding. Performances take place across Calderdale at the following locations:
Performances are FREE and all are welcome. For more details please email: email@example.com
RIPPONDEN JUBILEE MARKET
Friday 3rd June 11am – 5pm
A family fun-filled food, drink and homemade market to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, with entertainment throughout the day. The Queen’s Jubilee market will be located on the car park opposite St Bartholomew’s Church, outside the Church building and in The Old Bridge Inn car park, to ensure safety for all visitors and to keep the event centrally located in Ripponden.
PLATINUM JUBILEE BUFFET LUNCH & GAMES AFTERNOON
Friday 3rd June 1pm-3pm
Come along and celebrate her majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s amazing 70 years on the throne. FREE entry and FREE food, Everyone Welcome. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boothtown & Southowram Methodist Church, Beverley Place, Akroydon, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6LS
PLATINUM JUBILEE RACE NIGHT AT CROW NEST PARK GOLF CLUB
Friday 3rd June 2022 7pm
Crow Nest Park presents a night at the races. Don your finest fascinator or top hat and dress for a night at the races to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Gates 7pm. Starters orders 7.45pm. 8 races each featuring 8 horses. Light supper provided. Buy a Horse £10 (receive a complimentary bottle of beer) Sponsor Race £20 (receive a complimentary bottle of wine).
PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS AT RASTRICK BOWLING CLUB
Friday 3rd June: 2pm-5pm Free entertainment for children; 5pm-7pm Fancy dress with a royal theme; from 8pm in the member’s lounge Children’s disco.
Saturday 4th June 2022: 3pm Fun bowling; Royal-themed quiz for all the family; 8pm onwards live music with local band Single Barrel.
Bar and food available. Please note all events are free but there will be collection boxes for Forget Me Not on Friday and Overgate Hospice on Saturday. Please give generously!
BRIGHOUSE 1940’S WEEKEND 2022
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June
Step back in time as Brighouse goes back to the 1940s! Enjoy vehicle displays, re-enactments, classic cars, a Saturday Night Dance, live entertainment from Natasha Harper, international pin up darlings The Satin Dollz, Punch & Judy, Luke Robson – the Spiv Magician and (weather conditions permitting) flypasts by a Hurricane (Sat 4th 13:34) and Spitfire (Sun 5th 14:35) and more!
HEBDEN BRIDGE ARTS OPEN SPACE 70 LAUNCH EVENT
Hebden Bridge Arts invites you to join them on Saturday 4th June at Hebden Bridge Town Hall for the launch of OPEN SPACE 70 – their exciting, new, year-long project. The theme for Open Space 70 is climate emergency and what creative action we all can take to tackle it. Enjoy taster workshops for all the family – making, walking, exploring the natural world (bookable and drop-in – all FREE), live music performed by young people from across the region, craft stalls and information stands from local environmental and community organisations.11am-4pm FREE
SKATE PARTY JUBILEE CELEBRATION, HALIFAX & DISTRICT YMCA
Saturday 4th June 4pm-6pm
Come and join us at the Halifax & District YMCA as we is celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a special fancy dress party. The fancy dress is open to your choice of theme, but we’d love to see a royal theme for the day. This is an all ticket event and there is no access on the day without one. £6 per skater includes (skate hire, slice of pizza or a hotdog, bun and a drink). No charge for spectators.
The Marlborough Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, HX1 1UG
QUEEN FEST AT THE MOORLANDS INN
Sunday 5th June 2pm-Late
You are cordially invited to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a fantastic family open-air festival at The Moorlands, with leading Queen tribute act ‘The Freddie and Queen Experience’ and special guest appearance by Ellie Sax. From 2pm ’til late. Tickets: £10 per person; Under 12’s £5. family ticket (2 adults and 2 under 12’s) £25.
Keighley Road, Ogden, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 8XD
To purchase tickets, please visit: https://moorlandshalifax.co.uk/whats-on/
RIPPONDEN PARISH COUNCIL’S JUBILEE BIG PICNIC
Sunday 5th June 2022 11am-2pm
Have a very British picnic with friendly Brass Band (1-2pm) and Sowerby Bridge Morris Dancers (11.30am-12.30pm). Bring your own sandwiches, have your face painted and send a message to the Queen!
Mill Fold Park, Ripponden, West Yorkshire, HX6 4DH
THE BIG JUBILEE LUNCH
On Sunday 5 June, people across the country will take part in the Big Jubilee Lunch. Why not have a cuppa with a neighbour on your doorstep or have a picnic, barbecue or street party with family, friends and neighbours? For more inspiration to enjoy this community-based event, click here.
Sunday 5 June also sees The Piece Hall welcome the whole community to come together to share friendship, food and fun with a traditional picnic-style Big Jubilee Lunch. There will be vintage musical entertainment throughout the day and the winner of the Calderdale Schools Jubilee plaque design competition will be revealed. The completed piece will be unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant that afternoon.
QUEEN ELIZABETH’S PLATINUM JUBILEE EXHIBITION AT BANKFIELD MUSEUM, HALIFAX
In June, the Council will hold an exhibition at Bankfield Museum; ‘The Queen and Calderdale’, to celebrate Her Majesty’s reign and how it has been marked in Calderdale. It will include objects from the museum collection relating to the visit by the young Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip to Halifax in 1949, as well as Royal memorabilia from the Queen’s Coronation and the Silver and Golden Jubilees
The display will be a colourful, nostalgic and uplifting celebration of the relationship between Her Majesty and the people of Calderdale. Pride of place will be a dress said to be worn by the Queen at a garden party in the 1960s.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 14th May until Saturday 16th July 2022. Bankfield Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am -4pm (closed Sundays and Mondays) with FREE admission.
CALDERDALE LIBRARY ACTIVITIES
The activities in Calderdale Council libraries will include crown making, a street party and cake competition, a Buckingham Palace cardboard craft session and an afternoon tea party. There will be special book displays and a display and activities showing what life was like in 1952. More events will be announced over the coming weeks.
ROTARY SOUTH WEST OF YORKSHIRE – THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE GARDEN
Rotary Clubs in the South West of Yorkshire are creating a centenary garden, with a commemorative stone at Crow Wood Park in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale.
PRINCESS TO QUEEN – AN ILLUSTRATED TALK BY DAVID GLOVER
Sunday 12th June 7.30pm. A Jubilee look at the early life of the Queen, from her birth through her youth and marriage, her succession to the throne, to her Coronation. At Halifax Playhouse Bar Studio. Tickets £8-£10.