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Your guide to the events happening in Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee



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We're entering a Royal extravaganza with events being held across the area.

Highlights include the Rutland County Show, an extended Bourne Beer Festival and a party in Stamford.

Here's your guide to everything going on.

Her Majesty The Queen
Her Majesty The Queen

Thursday, June 2

Bourne Beer Festival - 6pm until 11pm at the Wellhead Field, Manor Lane, Bourne. Live music, fairground rounds, real ales and ciders. £3 (£7 for all four days). Organised by Bourne and District Round Table.

Sacrewell Farm, 9am to 4.30pm. Family friendly activity days to celebrate the Jubilee including an inflatable assault course, live music, children’s games, many craft activities, a Jubilee trail and an outdoor performance.

Redhill Lodge in Barrowden opens its gardens for the National Garden Scheme from 6.30pm to 9pm. More details at www.ngs.org.uk

10th Annual Rutland Cider and Sausage Festival at the Grainstore Brewery in Oakham. Runs until June 5

Jubilee tree planting - 10.30am, The Elms, Uppingham. Residents will plant trees to create a jubilee garden.

Outdoor music event at Riverside Park, Market Deeping, in the afternoon including a service of thanksgiving

St Nicholas Church in Bulwick, from 6pm parishioners will come together to raise a glass, the church bells will be rung, the flowers arrangers will have the church decorated with floral tributes, and jubilee bunting which has been produced by individual parishioners will be on display.

Car boot sale at Ketton Sports and Cricket Club, 7am to midday, at Pit Lane, Ketton. Entry - £2 per car, £6 and £10 car boot pitch, depending on size. Bar and refreshments available. All funds shared by KSCC and associated village sports clubs.

Songs of Praise at All Saints’ Church, Dunsby, at 6pm. A collection afterwards.

Beacon lighting events

Stamford’s jubilee celebrations - 5pm until 10pm - Recreation Ground Park. Music, entertainment, fair rides and much more for all the family concluding with the lighting of the beacon. Bring a picnic or refreshments available. Walking to the event is recommended if possible as parking is limited.

Collyweston jubilee celebrations - at the Collyweston Slater pub. 2pm Proclamation by the Village Crier; 2.30pm Seniors afternoon tea (a free event!); 4pm children’s maypole dancing in the car park; 6pm barbecue/street food at the Slater. Community singing; 9.30pm Bugler to play ‘Majesty’, a tune especially commissioned for the nation; 9.45pm lighting the beacon!

Great Casterton - Activities and refreshments at the church starting 8pm, and then procession to the beacon which will be lit at about 9.15pm on the triangle by the Primary School in Great Casterton.

Gretton - Recreation Ground Gretton Silver Band will entertain from 8pm prior to the lighting of a beacon at 9.45pm.

Ketton beacon lighting, 9.45pm at Holmes Farm. Access by the gate at the top of Aldgate.

Barrowden beacon lighting - village green, 9.45pm.

Market Deeping beacon lighting - Jubilee Park, 9.45pm

Corby Glen beacon lighting on the village green, 9.45pm

Irnham beacon lighting at the Griffin Inn, 9.45pm.

North Luffenham beacon lighting at the Fox Inn, followed by fireworks, 9.45pm

Swayfield beacon lighting, near the village hall, 9.45pm.

Uffington Beacon Lighting on the corner of the Main Road and Casewick Lane, at 9.45pm.

Langtoft beacon lighting at the Waggon and Horses pub, 9.45pm.

Market Overton beacon lighting, 9.45pm

Uppingham beacon lighting at Tod’s Piece, 9.45pm.

Barrowden beacon lighting on the village green, 9.45pm

Pilton beacon lighting, 9.45pm

Hambleton beacon lighting, 9.45pm

Wing Village Hall, 8pm to 10.30pm beacon lighting, music and bring your own food and drink

Oakham beacon lighting, 9.45pm Cutts Close, Station Road by Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Sarah Furness and mayor of Oakham Sally-Anne Wadsworth. Performance from the Cottesmore Military Wives Choir and Mr Bean will be selling hot dogs for local charities.

Bourne beacon lighting at Bourne Wellhead on the Bourne Beer Festival site, 9.45pm

Barleythorpe beacon lighting, 9.45pm

Caldecott beacon lighting - 9.45pm

Easton-on-the-Hill beacon lighting, Blue Bell gardens - 9.45pm

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Friday, June 3

Rocks By Rail open day – Take a trip on the Rutlander train and Ironstone Quarry Railway Day marking the 50th anniversary of the closure of Storefield Ironstone Quarry, Northants. Tel: 07873 721 941 or visit www.rocks-by-rail.org

Bourne Beer Festival - midday until 11pm at the Wellhead Field, Manor Lane, Bourne. Live music, fairground rounds, real ales and ciders. £3 (£7 for all four days). Organised by Bourne and District Round Table.

10th Annual Rutland Cider and Sausage Festival at the Grainstore Brewery in Oakham. Runs until June 5.

The ‘Great’, Great Casterton Jubilee Jamboree behind the Crown Pub in Great Casterton, from 1pm. Opened by Colin Furze. Stamford Brass Band, games, stalls, dog show, children’s trail, vintage cars and steam engines, ice creams, bar and food. From 6pm a Beer and Live Music Festival

Sacrewell Farm, 9am to 4.30pm. Family friendly activity days to celebrate the Jubilee including an inflatable assault course, live music, children’s games, many craft activities, a Jubilee trail and an outdoor performance.

Living Heritage Game and Country Fair at Burghley House from 10am to 6pm. Tickets cost £16 adults, £15 over 65s, and £6 children (five-15) from https://www.livingheritagecountryshows.com/

Collyweston jubilee - All events are in the Playing Fields and Pocket Park; 2pm presentation of commemorative oak tree to the village; 2.15pm teddy bear hunt and family picnic. Sports activities

Platinum Proms - Jubilee concert With Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues, Mezzo-Soprano, 7pm, Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom. £13.90 (£10.90 under 18s). https://www.stamfordartscentre.com/

Irnham Parish Party - Stamford Stompers Jazz Band. All parish children to receive commemorative mug

Jubilee flower festival - St Andrew’s Church, Collyweston daily from 10am.

Thanksgiving service, 2pm, at Bourne Abbey Church. There will also be a formal carvery dinner at Bourne Corn Exchange, which will be decked out in red, white and blue.

Choral recital, 7pm, Ketton Sports and Community Centre. Free admission.

Jubilee village fun day, from midday, The Oval, North Luffenham. Sports and games including frying pan rounders and wellie wanging, dog show, inter-street tug of war, live music featuring Dan Jones.

Easton-on-the Hill, 2.30pm cricket match at the Playing Fields and 7.30pm Easton’s Got Talent- a Royal Variety Show, in the Blue Bell marquee. Tickets £3.50 adults £1.50 children

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Saturday, June 4

Jubilee festival at Bourne Elsea Park, 12pm to 5pm. Residents encouraged to bring picnics. Bar, live music, the Great Elsea Park Bake Off, free entertainment for residents, hog roast for ticket holders. Details at elseapark.co.uk/platinum-jubilee.

Bourne Beer Festival - midday until 11pm at the Wellhead Field, Manor Lane, Bourne. Live music, fairground rounds, real ales and ciders. £3 (£7 for all four days). Organised by Bourne and District Round Table.

10th Annual Rutland Cider and Sausage Festival at the Grainstore Brewery in Oakham. Until June 5.

Street Market in North Street, Bourne, 10am to 4pm, to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Two stages for live entertainment, and a static display by Delaine Buses. British Racing Motors (BRM) will display in the Bourne Corn Exchange car park and show films and memorabilia in the Old Town Hall.

Rutland County Show, - Rutland Showground, 9am. Tickets £11, £2 for under 15s. Tickets from www.rutlandshowground.com

Sacrewell Farm, 9am to 4.30pm. Family friendly activity days to celebrate the Jubilee including an inflatable assault course, live music, children’s games, many craft activities, a Jubilee trail and an outdoor performance.

Living Heritage Game and Country Fair at Burghley House from 10am to 6pm. Tickets cost £16 adults, £15 over 65s, and £6 children (five-15) from https://www.livingheritagecountryshows.com/

Cheese and wine tasting, 5pm Palace Gardens, Collyweston

Party in Billingborough Village Hall at 7.30pm

South Witham Jubilee picnic, entertainment and dog show

Uffington Village Rounders at the cricket club and a barn dance at Croft farm from 7pm. Tickets are £5 per person (children under 5 are free) from Nick Kimberley on 07527 134303.

West Deeping Epsom Derby Racing Afternoon at the Red Lion Pub. Afternoon tea and evening Platinum Party concert from Buckingham Palace with hog roast

Big lunch and music festival at Cutts Close, Oakham, from midday to 6pm. Includes music by the Cottesmore Military Wives Choir, Vesper and RAW.

The Wednesday Singers will be presenting a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert at 3pm. If the weather is fine and warm, this will take place in the garden of The White House, Fen Road, Dunsby PE10 0UE, but if it is wet or cold, the venue will be All Saints’ Church, Dunsby. Pre-book by calling 01778 440234 if you would like to attend, and to help with seating and catering.

Wing 10am cake competition with judging at midday, 2.30pm to 5pm teas in the village hall.

Village fete, 10.30am - 2pm, Market Overton Bowls Club. Games and free refreshments.

Easton-on-the-Hill, 2.30pm until late, music and beer festival in the Blue Bell marquee

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Sunday, June 5

Rocks By Rail open day – Diesel Driver for a Fiver. Tel: 07873 721 941 or visit www.rocks-by-rail.org

Bourne Beer Festival - midday until 8pm at the Wellhead Field, Manor Lane, Bourne. Live music, fairground rounds, real ales and ciders. £3. Afterwards, a fireworks finale. Organised by Bourne and District Round Table.

Fancy dress street parade from 12.30pm, gather at the bus station in North Street, Bourne, from midday. Every participant gets a free ice cream. £50 cash prize for best fancy dress.

Great Casterton, from 11am Songs of Praise in marquee in the field. Midday. Bring your own picnic in the field. Bar open in the Marquee. 3pm “Casterton’s Got Talent”.

Big Jubilee Lunch Street Party along Kirby Road, Gretton, from midday to 5pm. Bring your own food and drink for a right Royal party. A best dressed/decorated house competition is open to all residents to participate in. Judging will be done in the morning of June 5 with prizes awarded at the street party.

Ketton hog roast, lunch and fete from midday, Ketton Sports and Community Centre. Open to Ketton residents only.

10th Annual Rutland Cider and Sausage Festival at the Grainstore Brewery in Oakham.

Sacrewell Farm, 9am to 4.30pm. Family friendly activity days to celebrate the Jubilee including an inflatable assault course, live music, children’s games, many craft activities, a Jubilee trail and an outdoor performance.

Living Heritage Game and Country Fair at Burghley House from 10am to 6pm. Tickets cost £16 adults, £15 over 65s, and £6 children (five-15) from https://www.livingheritagecountryshows.com/

Collyweston jubilee - From midday, St Andrew’s Church annual Village Fete including Grand Collyweston Bake-off, children’s games, tombola, bric-á-brac, bar, afternoon tea, barbecue etc. Held in the gardens of The Hermitage (across from the Community Shop on High Street). Free entry. There will be a flower festival in the church, open all day, along with a display by Collyweston Historical and Preservation Society.

Barrowden Village Green - community picnic to mark the jubilee.

Platinum party in the park at the John Eve Field in Market Deeping, from midday to 5pm. Displays by Fen Falconry, RAF Lancaster flypast, live music, fancy dress through the decades competition for adults and children.

A garden service at 3pm at South View, Mill Street, Ryhall to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Pentecost Sunday.

Langtoft Picnic in the Park - East End Park 12pm-4pm, memorial tree planting, fancy dress, royal cake competition

Big lunch in Billingborough Village Hall 1pm to 6pm.

West Deeping Church Service at 11am in St Andrew’s Church followed by Big Jubilee Lunch Street Party, bake-off competition, children’s activities and competitions in the Tinsley Field.

Annual village fete with bar, barbecue, teas raffles, tombolas and games in the Hermitage Garden, Colsterworth, from midday.

Big lunch and music festival at Cutts Close, Oakham, from midday to 6pm. Includes music by CJ Hatt and the Midnight City Band. There will also be a floral tribute at Oakham Castle.

Uppingham Platinum Jubilee Luncheon - the garden terrace of The Falcon Hotel, 2.30pm., organised by the Rotary Club of Rutland in partnership with The Falcon. Email mjs@clara.co.uk or call 01572 823465 to book or for more information.

Whissendine, 1.30pm parade of children in 1950s dress or for a coronation, 2pm to 4pm, traditional playground games and model steam engine display, 4pm to 5pm, bring your own plate party on the Sports Field, 6.30pm, hog roast and barn dance at Whissendine Sports Club. Tickets £5 from Whissendine Village Shop or The White Lion. Contact Sue Lammin: whisspcclerk@gmail.com for more details.

Manton big lunch, 3pm to 5pm, St Mary’s Road, Manton. Bring your own food. Tea and squash will be provided. Red, white and blue dress code.

12.30pm onwards street party in Top Street, Wing. Including childrens’ activities

Morcott big lunch - midday in the paddock behind village hall. Games, wacky races and tug of war. Wear something red, white and blue.

Ryhall Methodist Church invites you to a garden service at 3pm taking place at South View, Mill Street, Ryhall to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Pentecost Sunday.

Village street party - midday, Church Street, North Luffenham. Bring your own picnic supported by Good Companions, live music, fancy dress.

Big jubilee lunch, 2pm, Ridlington Village Hall. Pudding competition, children’s games.

Big Jubilee Lunch and Field Party - noon-5pm, St Matthew’s Church, Stretton. Barbecue and village games including tug of war, time capsule.

Jubilee picnic - Whitwell. Family festivities, piper to play medley of anthems at St Michael’s Church from 4pm with refreshments.

Cottesmore big lunch barbecue and gala between 9am and 6pm with fair rides and stands between the village hall and the Sun Inn

Easton-on-the Hill Big Jubilee Lunch 12.30pm until 2.30pm; bring your own food to share, in the Blue Pub garden and marquee, ukulele band, bouncy castle, face painting



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