THE PLATINUM JUBILEE will include an extra Bank Holiday in June 2022. It will provide an opportunity to bring communities in Hedon together with the nation and entire Commonwealth in a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign.
The celebrations in Hedon are being organised by a Hedon Town Council Working Group that includes representatives from community groups, churches, schools and businesses in the town. The celebrations will take place over four days from Thursday 2 June through to Sunday 5 June. They will include public events and community activities. There will be national moments of reflection on the Queen’s 70 years of service.
RESIDENTS are invited to get involved in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations by decorating their homes in RED, WHITE and BLUE for June.
A COMPETITION is being held by Hedon Town Council to find the BEST DECORATED PLACE with a small prize to be won. Local pubs, businesses, and care homes are likely to ‘dress up’ too.
Hedon Town Council asks that you send ONE BEST PHOTO of your decorations to email email@example.com by Friday 10 June 2022.
And before the June events keep a lookout for the work of the town yarn bombers – explosions of knitted and crocheted colour around the town centre!
Those local school children taking part in aspects of the Jubilee Celebrations will be awarded a specially produced Hedon Platinum Jubilee Celebration badge.
And of course, Friday 3 June will be #Hedfest22 – Hedon Festival Day!
The Hedon celebrations currently in preparation (keep coming back here for updates) will comprise:
2pm Hedon Market Place – Hedon Town Crier proclamation:
Hedon will join in with the United Kingdom’s tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees with the lighting of beacons. This will be announced by the Town Crier.
8.30pm – 10.00pm Market Hill:
Gather around the Hedon Beacon to see the ceremonial planting of the special Jubilee Tree and enjoy the celebration entertainment.
9.35pm in coordination with other events around the country the Piper will play “Diu Regnare”.
9.40pm the Bugler will play “Majesty”.
At 9.45pm the Hedon Beacon will be lit and “Song for the Commonwealth” will be sung.
9.50pm St. Augustine’s Church bells will join the national peel of bells in celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
1.00pm Carnival Parade. Assemble at top of Ivy Lane/Market Hill in Hedon.
Theme: Royals and Rulers – Real & Mythical
Dress to the theme! Enjoy the atmosphere, mood and sounds of the carnival as the parade snakes its way around Hedon. A touch of Rio de Janeiro comes to our ancient town!
Parade Route: Church Lane, New Road, St Augustine’s Gate, right into Magdalen Gate, right onto Baxtergate, right at Fletchergate. AlongNew Road. Left onto Drapers Lane and Far Bank.
1.45pm Far Bank – Inter-Pubs Tug of War Competition!
2.00pm Far Bank – Bands, Entertainment, Fairground, Stalls, Food & Beer Tents.
2.00pm Stage at Far Bank opens. Runs until close at 10pm
The lineup – (Note: Subject to change):
- 2.00pm – 2.25 The Humble Bard
- 2.30pm – 2.50 Nicole Fewster
- 3.00pm – 3.40 The Arkut Brothers
- 4.00pm – 4.40 The Listening Club
- 5.00pm – 5.35 The Finest Hour
- 6.00pm – 6.45 Soul Patrol
- 7.15pm – 7.45 Cuba Drive
- 8.30pm – 10.00 From Gold to Rio
Stage managed by Africa Studios (Hull).
2.00pm Stage at St. Augustine’s Church opens. Runs until close at 9:30pm
Line-up – (Note: Subject to change):
- 2.00pm Beth Pilling
- 2.30pm Katrina Rae
- 3.00pm Pete Clarkson
- 3.30pm Rob Bywater
- 4.15pm Kobe Allenby
- 5.00pm Ed James
- 6.00pm American Daughters
- 7.00pm Brodie Milner
- 8.00pm Tom Gorringe
- 9.00pm Sam Connolly
Stage managed by Africa Studios (Hull).
3.00pm and 5.00pm STREET POETRY at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon, HU12 8HH.
3pm – 4pm
Open Mic – 30 mins. Are you a budding poet? Come and have a go!
Peter Knaggs – is a Hull writer/editor and workshop leader, the author of five poetry books, and has taken prizes in many competitions, including the National and Forward Prize. He is currently working on a novel to follow up the million-selling “Every Day is a Hawaiian Shirt Day”
Jimmy Andrex – co-founded Red Shed Readings, makes radio for ELFM and has been on the BBC 6 music. Last summer he performed “Stupidity is Not The Problem” and “Billy Baggins There and Back” a modern adaptation of The Hobbitt. Recently he wrote and performed Tree Talk for Wakefield Word Fest. He is currently promoting a book/album “9 Displacement Activities”.
5pm – 6pm
Helen Rice – A Sheffield poet, her work is funny, touching, honest, reflective, sensitive and holds up a mirror to our changing world.
Stan Skinny – A Sheffield power box of lyrical absurdity served with musical whimsy in a hat of heart warming originality, energy and a fox paw of glamour. A must see!
Ian Winter – Winner of numerous slams, he throws words at you like a madman throwing eggs at Cathedrals, in a rollercoaster of emotion of a beautifully observed world tinged with love and the comedic.
Five, different, very entertaining performers that will make you laugh, cry, think, and ask for more.
For everything to do with the Festival, visit: hedfest.uk
7pm – 9.45pm Celebration Concert at St. Augustine’s Church. Programme (subject to change)
- 7.00pm Welcome and City of Hull Pipe Band
- 7.20 Poetry/Prose and winning School entries
- 7.25 Reading from “My Coronation Book” 1953 “How the Queen Learnt to Serve”
- 7.30 Humber Harmony (barbershop style chorus). Features songs by John Denver, George Ezra, Gene Pitney, The Inkspots and The Beatles!
- 7.45 Three Crown Sound (female barbershop style chorus). Songs from ‘Chess’, Elvis Presley, The Drifters and One Direction!
- 8.00 Interval
- 8.20 Handbells – “Echos of the Music Hall”
- 8.35 The Larks. Helen & Stephanie present a 1952 themed “Dreamboats and Petticoats”
- 8.55 Hedon Mixed Voice Choir. Includes a “My Fair Lady” medley and a version of Hallelujah!
- 9.15 City of Hull Pipe Band
- 9.35 Reading from “The Queen`s Christmas Broadcast 1952”
- 9.40 The National Anthem sung to the mighty sound of the church organ played by Colin Sharpe.
1.30pm Civic Parade Assembles at Hedon Market Place
2.00pm Service of Celebration at St. Augustine’s Church
Image of the HM Queen Elizabeth and the official Platinum Jubilee logo courtesy of royal.uk.