Norfolk: Big Jubilee Lunches

In celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, a number of Big Lunches will be taking place all over the county this Sunday.

Here's just a taste of what's going on in your area:

Stoke Holy Cross and Caistor St Edmund in Norwich will be holding a Big Family Picnic around St Edmund's Church on Sunday 3rd June from Noon. There is a 'back to the 1950's' theme, with sideshows, fancy dress, children's races and music, as well as a communal barbecue.

Celebrations will be held at various venues on King Street in Norwich on Monday 4th June. Tudor Hall Community Gardens will be have a barbecue and gardening workshops from 12.30pm, along with stalls and plant sales. There will also be a children's' fancy dress procession from Dragon Hall to St. Julians at 2.45pm. The Julian Centre and St Julian's Church garden will be open for picnic lunched, with a tea party at 4pm.St Etheldreda's Artists Studios, also on King Street, will be open from 10am to 5pm to show work by member artists and also act as a picnic venue.

Wellington Road in Norwich has planned a Big Jubilee Lunch, where people are invited to dress up as their favourite monarch, Olympian or 1950's character. Connaught Road will also be holding an event, and the road is likely to be closed for races with other nearby Big Lunches.

Hevingham, just north of Norwich, will see volunteers serving hot meals to elderly and vulnerable people in the area at the Hevingham Laurel Club on May 30th. 

Hethersett Memorial Playing Field are hosting a Jubilee Fayre from 12-til late on 3rd June featuring old fashioned games, cake decorating, music and dance, as well as a barbecue and lots of other food. Evening entertainment kicks off at 7.30 with live music until 10.30pm. Entry is free.

Diss plan to hold their Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 3rd June in Diss Park, featuring a barbecue, an Indian and Chinese restaurant stand, fish and chips and many more choices for visitors. The day's entertainment includes live music, bouncy castles, a puppet show, and free games with prizes.

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