Bradford Libraries celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

    A whole host of fun and creative activities and events are being held at Bradford libraries across the whole district to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    Activities include tea and cake parties, art and craft sessions, rhyme and story time, a teddy bears picnic, a knit and natter session with karaoke, biscuit decoration, afternoon teas, book and film club evenings, a quiz, a Children’s Royal Brunch and even a Queen’s Knickers Party.

    All the events are free, although booking is essential for the Children’s Royal Brunch.

    Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places said: “There are almost 30 events taking place in libraries across the district, so there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved in the celebrations.”

    • Monday 23 May at Great Horton Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Tea and Cake Party 1pm to 3pm
    • Tuesday 31 May at Addingham Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Craft Activity Session 10.30am
    • Tuesday 31 May at Manningham Library Story Performance Experience with Jenna Drury and The Queen’s Hat by Steve Anthony 10.30am to 11.30am
    • Tuesday 31 May at City Library Story Performance Experience with Jenna Drury and The Queen’s Hat by Steve Anthony 1.30pm to 2.30pm
    • Tuesday 31 May at Shipley Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Story Time with crafty crowns 2pm
    • Wednesday 1 June at Silsden Library Story Performance Experience with Jenna Drury and The Queen’s Hat by Steve Anthony 10.30am to 11.30am
    • Wednesday 1 June at Silsden Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Teddy Bear Picnic 11.30am to 1pm
    • Wednesday 1 June at Ilkley Library Story Performance Experience with Jenna Drury and The Queen’s Hat by Steve Anthony 1.30pm to 2.30pm
    • Thursday 2 June at Heaton Hub Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Story & Crafts 10.30am to 4pm
    • Saturday 4 June at Silsden Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Scratch Art Crafts 10am to 12 noon
    • Saturday 4 June at Clayton Library Queen's Jubilee Outdoor Story Time with face painter and quiz 10am to 12 noon
    • Saturday 4 June at Keighley Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Rhymes and Tea Party 11am
    • Saturday 4 June at City Library The Queen's Knickers Tea Party 11am to 2pm
    • Saturday 4 June at Queensbury Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Children's Royal Brunch – booking essential
    • Saturday 4 June at Menston Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee activities - all day
    • Saturday 4 June at Café West Allerton Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Fun Day 11am to 4pm
    • Saturday 4 June at Wyke Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Outdoor Tea Party
    • Monday 6 June at Idle Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Story Time Session 9.30am
    • Monday 6 June at Laisterdyke Library Queen's Jubilee Knit and Natter Tea Party with music and karaoke 1.30pm to 4pm
    • Monday 6 June at Eccleshill Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Fun Time 2pm
    • Monday 6 June Manningham Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Story time and Crafts 4pm
    • Monday 6 June at City Library Big Jubilee Read Booklist Book & Film Club – Life of Pi 6pm  
    • Tuesday 7 June at Laisterdyke Library Jubilee Rhymes and Story with crafts and biscuit decorating 9.30am and 10.30am
    • Wednesday 8 June at Idle Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee All Day Afternoon Tea
    • Wednesday 8 June at Manningham Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Tea Party 3.30pm to 4.30pm
    • Wednesday 8 June at City Library Big Jubilee Read Booklist Book & Film Club – Clockwork Orange 6pm 
    • Thursday 9 June at Laisterdyke Library Jubilee Story Time with crafty crowns and jubilee biscuit decorating 1.30pm
    • Friday 10 June Manningham Library Queen's Platinum Jubilee Rhyme time and Crafts 1.30pm

    City Library and Keighley Library will have on display local items of Royal interest including news cuttings, local photographs and memorabilia selected from the special collections in the Local Studies Libraries.

    For more information and details about booking arrangements for all library events, contact the hosting library.

    As well as events in libraries and community organised events and activities there are also events across the district organised by the council including the Bradford Great Jubilee Tea event in City Park on 2 June which include the lighting of a Jubilee Beacon and family fun events in five parks across the district.

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