Last updated 25 May 2022
Get ready to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend with Stockport Libraries!
The 2nd of June marks the start of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, and Stockport is celebrating in style with some exciting events!
Not only is the borough taking part in a Secret Street Party, but as part of these celebrations libraries around Stockport will also be hosting some special events during the week!
On the 30th of May, High Lane Library and Marple Library will be holding special story time mornings from 11 am. Families can pop down and get involved with the Storytime and extra craft activities to keep your little ones entertained – all hosted outside in traditional Jubilee fashion (weather permitting)!
On the 1st of June, join your neighbours for a coffee and a chat at Heatons Library. From 10:30 am – 11:30 am fresh coffee will be served, so have a brew, discuss the latest books or simply enjoy a moment of respite amidst the celebrations.
Stockport Together have announced their Jubilee celebration community fun day on the 4th June. Stockport Libraries will have a stall at the event, where there will be the chance to make origami crowns and swans, and story time events for children of all ages. Come down to Adswood Young Peoples Centre from 12pm – 4pm for free entry.
In addition, to coincide with the Jubilee Street Party on the 4th of June, Stockport Central Library will also be taking part in a story time and craft event, from 10:30 am – 11:30 am.
Bring the whole family down and get involved in this historic weekend in Stockport!
Following the Jubilee weekend, on the 21st of June, One Stockport Hub will be delivering a unique project with the help of artist Thomas Byrn.
Funded by Time to Read and over fifteen library authorities, ‘Jubilation’ is the name of the project set up to collect celebratory stories from library users and community groups based in North West England.
Come and visit for an all-day drop-in session at the ‘Jubilation Station’ for tea and biscuits, a friendly chat and the opportunity to participate in and share your story via a gentle writing exercise about celebrating a special occasion.
This project will be touring fifteen libraries throughout the North West, and the culmination of these stories will result in the publication of a book called ‘Jubilation: A Collection of Celebration Stories’. This book will then be available to borrow and read both physically and digitally from Stockport libraries!
Attendees are encouraged to share their stories, as your tale could end up being featured in this special publication.
Councillor Grace Baynham, Cabinet Member for Highways, Parks and Leisure Services said: “There is so much to look forward to with The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend, we are excited to celebrate with communities across the borough with a range of events that everyone can join in with! It’s shaping up to be a truly spectacular Jubilation period and I encourage all residents and their families to come along and experience this historic weekend in Stockport.
“The Jubilation Station project is the perfect opportunity to become a real part of history, and have a tangible souvenir of your involvement in the Jubilee weekend.”
To find out more about what’s on in Stockport for the Jubilee, visit the Stockport Council newsroom.