Jubilee Events in Melksham this weekend - Even more details!

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June 2, 2022

There are so many ways to join in celebrations for the Jubilee in Melksham!

Thursday 2nd June

Fun in East Melksham - Jubilee Party

3-6pm, Skylark Road on the Green

Family fun and games, bring your own picnic and chairs. Cakes will be available. Text Rev Alison on 07739712548

Thursday 2nd June

Boogie Wonderland 70’s & 80s Soul and Disco, 7pm, Assembly Hall
Join top local DJ Mister M for a night of classic disco, soul & funk from the 70's & 80's. Fancy dress highly recommended! Come down early, bring your boogie shoes and have some fun with us to get in the mood for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend. Tickets £5 in advance and £7 on the door (if available). www.melkshamassembly.co.uk or 01225 709887.

 

Thursday 2nd June

Jubilee Organ Concert at 7.30pm at St Michaels’ Church

St Michael’s Church invite you to an evening to remember! Local organists will treat you to a mixture of classical and popular music, on the recently redesigned and rebuilt organ at the Church. Tickets costing £10 (£8 for  students and those under 18), including refreshments, are available at the Tourist Information Centre or www.melksham.church/jubilee.

 

Lighting of a beacon

There is no beacon lighting in Melksham but there are beacons being lit in Semington (Somerset Arms at 9.45) and at Seend Community Centre on Thursday evening.

Saturday 4th June

Children's Jubilee Activities in the Melksham Library, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Family fun at the Library including crown making, activity sheets, colouring in and word hunting!

Suitable for ages 3-10. Call 01225 702039 for more details.

Saturday 4th June

Market Place Fair between 1pm and 5pm

Join the community in the Market Place for a festive afternoon with fairground rides, stalls and music. Sign up for your own Jubilee tree, drop in to see the Royal photo exhibition at the Town Hall and enjoy food and drink from our local businesses.

*Cream Tea at 'that meeting space'

*Fairground rides from Dany Tooogood

*Tombola

*Facepainting

*Special Jubilee menus at the Kings Arms and Market Tavern

For more information email townhall@melksham-tc.gov.uk.

Road Closure on Saturday

The whole road will NOT be closed on Saturday, it will be just the Market Place Car Park, between 10am and 6pm. Access through to Crown House/ Cricket Club will be maintained by marshals.

Saturday 4th June

Platinum Jubilee Village Fair, 1pm-5pm, Shaw Village Hall, just outside of Melksham

BBQ and food stalls, bar, tombola, raffle, dog show, classic cars, local history exhibition. Plus fun village games including welly throwing, bouncy castle, splat the rat, children's crown competition and much more!

For more details contact shaw_and_whitley@aol.co.uk

 

Saturday 4th June

Royal Silent Disco at the Assembly Hall from 8pm

Panda Events is bringing their foot-stomping, booty-shaking sing-along  anthems to Melksham this Jubilee. Let’s dress up and celebrate all together! Grab those headsets, flick that switch, cut some shapes and be prepared to sing your heads off. With three channels of music to chose from, led by talented local artists, it's time to strut your stuff and overindulge in the   latest Charts, Pop Classics, anthems of the decade, and House and Techno mashups. Advance tickets £8 (£6 for NHS workers) with £5 refundable deposit for the headsets. £10.00 on the door plus £5 deposit. The last entry is at 10:00pm. 16+ only.

 

Sunday 5th June

Big Jubilee Picnic on National Thank You Day, King George V Playing Field, 12-4pm

This will be a lovely afternoon event for all the family, with children’s entertainment and creative opportunities to express thanks to people you are grateful to, as part of National Thank you Day and the Big Jubilee Lunch. Bring a picnic, a blanket and your outdoor games for an afternoon of connection & community.  

*Royal Fancy Dress Competition

*Ice Cream and refreshments

*Games from Two Quarks Science Museum

*Hula Hoop workshop from SASS Events

For more information email townhall@melksham-tc.gov.uk.

 

Sunday 5th June

Music and Ballroom Dancing at Melksham Assembly Hall, from 2pm

Melksham Community Meals will be hosting their monthly Sunday Meals on 5tJune as usual at The Assembly Hall between 12:00pm - 2:00pm. Bookings advisable with Sue Mortimer on 07719 935 883.

ALL RESIDENTS (not only community meal users) are then welcomed to stay/join in for some/all the rest of the celebrations:

2pm: A Jubilee sing-along/tea dance with Sharon Wilshire on keyboards.

5pm: Bell’s Angels Morris Dancing.

6pm: The popular PSG Choir, performing pop, soul and gospel songs  guaranteed to get your foot tapping!

Due to the support of MTC and The New Resource Group’s generous donation there will be no charge for the afternoon/evening events. Donations will be taken throughout the day for Ukraine Appeal.

For further details contact Sue Mortimer on 07719 935 883.

 

The Royal Photo Exhibition - Saturday and Sunday at the Town Hall, 9am -5pm

Organised with the support of Melksham Remembers and the Melksham and District Historical Association, an exhibition will take place at the Town Hall throughout the weekend. This will feature photos of members of the Royal Family visiting Melksham over the years, the Town celebrating Royal events as well as Melksham people with Royalty around the world. To share your photos, please get in touch with Paul Carter on pjcarter731@gmail.com.

  

Shop Window Competition - the creativity of the Jubilee themed shop  windows throughout town will be recognised for their inventive skills. The trophy will be awarded at the Market Fair on Saturday 4th June.

Monday 6th June

Monday Movies - The Queen - at Melksham Assembly Hall, 2pm

Tuesday 7th June -  Jubilee Concert at the Riverside Club, 2pm

Lucy and Becky arrange popular songs and tunes for violins from opera to the Beatles and Dolly Parton - they play it all! This event is FREE but please book a place by contacting Sue Mortimer on 07719 935883

 

Plant a tree for the Jubilee!

As part of the Queen’s Green Canopy, the Queen is encouraging everyone to plant a tree in 2022 to commemorate her 70th year on the throne.

Melksham Town Council is arranging for residents in Melksham to have the opportunity to plant their own tree in their gardens.  To sign up for a tree that will be available in the Autumn, please email townhall@melksham-tc.gov.uk or call 01225 704187.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN MAKING THE TOWN LOOK BEAUTIFUL FOR THE JUBILEE

So many people have brought their skills together to enhance our beautiful town for this event, including some of the following:

Purple Flags in the Market Place

These were done by Terri Welch and her amazing team of flagmakers, all by volunteers, supported by the Melksham Bloomers, put up by our helpful Amenities team and Paul Weymouth.

 

Jubilee themed floral planting in the Town Centre

This was organised and planted by Melksham Town Council's Amenities Team, with the support of the Melksham Bloomers, completed with an impressive crown made for Melksham in the Market Place Roundabout.

Picture by Linda De Santiz
picture by Linda De Santiz

Town Hall illuminations and lighting up the crown in the Market Place

Done by Paul Weymouth, for which we are very grateful, to add to the excellent work of our Amenities Team in getting the Jubilee themed flowers (and impressive crown) on the roundabout and around town.

picture by Linda De Santiz

Bunting throughout town

So many people have done their bit to hang bunting around the town, all finished off beautifully by the high strings across the street, which were installed by Paul Weymouth and the Christmas Lights volunteers.

 

Thank you to everyone who is making this weekend memorable in Melksham. We look forward to celebrating this historic occasion with the community safely and responsibly, and we ask you to please not attend any of these events if you are displaying any covid symptoms.

For more details of Jubilee events in Melksham, please call 01225 704187 or email miriamzaccarelli@melksham-tc.gov.uk