The long weekend to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is fast approaching and Brent has an action-packed calendar of events.
Beacon Lighting on Wembley Stadium steps
To kick off the Jubilee celebrations, the Mayor of Brent, Cllr Abdi Aden will light a beacon in front of the iconic Wembley Stadium as part of the national event on 2 June. This is a long-standing tradition, and this year it will commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s 70 years of service.
Residents are welcome to join the event from 9pm. The Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band will be marching from the Civic Centre to the steps of Wembley Stadium, along with the Wembley & Sudbury Cadets. The beacon itself will be lit at 9.45pm.
Next weekend, roads across the borough will be buzzing with families, food and colour as neighbours come together at street parties. From the 2-6 June, around 50 residential streets play host to parties over the bank holiday weekend. Neighbours have teamed up to organise events packed with family-friendly fun, food and music.
Nearby neighbours have been consulted on street closures, and the council has helped out by waiving the closure fee and giving out Love Where You Live grant funding to help people come together.
Jubilee Dance Party
On Saturday 4 June, Wembley Park will be transformed into a dance floor for the giant Jubilee Dance Party. In collaboration with iconic dance institutions, including Rambert and Pineapple Dance Studios, the parkland will become its own studio and residents will have the opportunity to enjoy live music, street theatre, and family entertainment while dancing the night away.
The Great Brent Spring Clean
In the spirit of community and as part of the Great Brent Spring Clean, volunteers will be joining the #BigBagChallenge to help keep the streets clean and the local areas vibrant. Brent Council and Veolia will be supporting clean-up organisers with equipment and will be clearing the rubbish collected.
Libraries across Brent are joining the Jubilee fun with themed coffee mornings. Kilburn Library will look into the history and traditions of tea on 1 June at 11am while Willesden Green’s historic look into the clock tower in Harlesden will be on 16 June at 11am. There are also activities for children to enjoy, with a themed under 5s rhyme and story time where kids will get to make crowns, design castles and enjoy original theatre with Splat Entertainment specially written for the Jubilee on the story of retiring Long John Silver.