A series of events will make the birthday of the Queen over the weekend of the 11/12th June:
On Saturday the 11th a party will take place in Chester market from 10-2. Dee106.3 will be broadcasting from the market along with the ever popular Chester the Cat. Activities include free face painting, goody bags, a quiz and High Tea, including sandwiches cakes and scones. The market has seen a revival in traders over the last month with the opening of 4 new stalls.
Also on the Saturday, the Garden Quarter are hosting a street party at Cambrian road from 12-6pm. Featuring live music, bar, tea room, games, crafts and curiosities, the event sounds like another hit for the GQ community.
On Sunday 12th June , community groups, Cheshire West and Chester council , Theatre in the Quarter and the Ch1Chester BID are joining forces to mark the Queen’s 90th with a large scale celebration and parade
The event will begin with an elaborate ceremony to open ornate gates placed for the occasion at Eastgate Clock. Performed by Roman soldiers, the event begins at 12 noon, and will feature “drums and chanting” and promises to be “a unique and historic moment to commemorate our sovereign’s special day.” That’s what it says here…
Following this unique ceremony, party goers will be invited to process with new The Lord of Mayor of Chester, Angela Claydon to Town Hall Square.
Accompanied by City of Chester Brass Band the procession will go straight to the square where the public can enjoy their own picnic while listening to entertainment by the City of Chester Male Voice Choir, The Chester Ladies Choir, Chester Rock Choir, Frodsham Manor House Primary School and their special young visitors from Ghana, A Handbag of Harmonies and Dee Sign Choir.
The finale of the event will be a parade led by Theatre in the Quarter’s Matt Baker and adult and school choirs, along Northgate Street to Eastgate Street. On arrival at Eastgate Street party goers will be taken on a musical journey through the Queen’s reign performed by 150 children from across the borough, followed by one of Matt Baker’s famous singalongs for both participants and audience.
Council Leader Sam Dixon said: “I am pleased we are going to celebrate the Queen’s birthday in a unique way.It will bring the city alive and showcase our great community spirit.”