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The Oval Platinum Jubilee celebrations

PLANS to help Margate residents to celebrate The Queen’s 70-year reign have been unveiled – and they include a big Jubilee lunch, a bake-off competition, a ‘royal’ themed cinema screening, and live music.

This year marks The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a celebration of Her Majesty’s 70-years of service, and GRASS Cliftonville has announced plans to mark this very special occasion.

Planned activities at The Oval Bandstand & Lawns for this unprecedented anniversary include a huge community picnic on the lawns as part of the official ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’, live music at the bandstand.

Stephen Darrer, GRASS Secretary, said: “All our planned activities in Cliftonville, which honour The Queen’s incredible service to our country, have a real focus on bringing local people together to celebrate the occasion with a big picnic and other community events.”

A variety of events and activities for all ages will be taking place at The Oval Bandstand & Lawns during the June bank holiday weekend, and here is what you can expect from the GRASS Platinum Jubilee Celebrations:

The Big Jubilee Lunch

Our big picnic lunch at The Oval Bandstand & Lawns is from 12 to 5pm on Sunday, June 5. Bring a picnic blanket, make yourself comfortable, grab some delicious food from the stalls on site (or bring your own) and enjoy the funfair rides and activities for all the family.

Highlights will include performances from local bands.

GRASS Cliftonville is looking forward to welcoming you all to a right royal knees-up this June! For further details please visit

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