The Big Jubilee Lunch

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Bristol Cathedral
11 April, 2022

Bristol Cathedral and partners are delighted to announce a Big Jubilee Lunch on College Green on Sunday 5 June to celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

This full day free event is suitable for all ages and includes live music (curated by St George’s Bristol), food, and family-friendly games and activities, all on College Green. Bristol based live performance highlights include:

  • Lady Nade
  • Phil King
  • Freddie Lewis
  • City of Bristol Brass Band
  • Kala Chng
  • Kitty Lewis
  • Samantha Lindo

Local charities and good causes will be running activities throughout the day, including:

  • Build a royal paper flotilla with Bristol Cathedral
  • Make your own crown with Bristol Libraries

As a Big Lunch event we want to play our part in ending food poverty in the city and so will be asking for donations for local food charities.

A full timetable of events throughout the day will be released nearer to the event.

Peaches Golding OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of the City and County of Bristol said:

“The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone to thank Her Majesty for her 70 years of committed service to the country and Commonwealth.  Nationally, the Big Jubilee Lunch is one of the keynote events providing a time to build and increase bonds across our diverse communities.  Whether you celebrate at a street party, with friends in your garden, at neighbourhood location near you or join us at College Green, The Big Lunch will bring together millions of people worldwide for a truly memorable and remarkable event.”

The Very Revd Dr Mandy Ford, Dean of Bristol said:

“We are delighted to be hosting an event for communities across Bristol on College Green and look forward to a day making new friends and welcoming old ones as we mark this historic occasion.”

Peter Stewart, Executive Director of the Eden Project who are behind the Big Lunch said:

“The Big Lunch has been bringing neighbours and communities together to share friendship, food and fun on the first weekend in June for well over a decade. We’re delighted that Bristol Cathedral are holding a Big Jubilee Lunch so that the whole community can celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee together and that they are raising money for such good causes too. Everyone everywhere can join in The Big Jubilee Lunch where they live from 2-5 June – now is the time to gather your neighbours, rally your road and get ready to celebrate this historic moment! Find out more at "