Jubilee celebrations begin in Keynsham

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations have already begun in Keynsham with the launch of a fun High Street trail and a community film project run by the town council as part of Keynsham’s new Local Cultural Programme.

The programme is led by Keynsham Cultural Consortium with support from Bath & North East Somerset Council and funding from Historic England, as part of the High Street Heritage Action Zones scheme and brings fun, innovative pop-up street events and activities to the town centre.

The consortium has teamed up with outdoor geogame company High Street Safari to run a free, augmented reality (AR) story trail until 12th June.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail lets families choose what happens in the story as they explore the town to find QR codes, allowing them to collect stamps, meet the characters as they come to life in AR, and learn about one of the decades of the Queen’s reign.

The trail is located at seven stops – Keynsham Leisure Centre, Keynsham Library, Temple Street Canteen, Trigaci, Conscience Foods, Oxfam Bookshop and Dalia Cocina.

To participate you need a smart device. Information and a map can be accessed via www.hikeynsham.co.uk/event/jubileebeacontrail/

And a film called Keynsham Jubilee Conversations with memories of royalty and Jubilee celebrations gone by is being put together at a series of filming sessions in Keynsham Memorial Park.

Residents are asked to take along a piece of memorabilia, a photo, or just a thought or memory about the Queen, the Royal Family, and jubilee celebrations gone by.

The remaining sessions are next Saturday (14th May) from 12.30-1.30pm and Sunday from 1.30-2.30pm.

The film will be screened at Keynsham Baptist Church as part of the Jubilee Picnic in the Park on Saturday 4th June.

Colourful spectacle at church

There will be a special service at St John’s Church in Keynsham at 10.30am on Sunday 5th June to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

People are encouraged to red, white and blue to help make it a really festive occasion.

In the days before, the outside of the church will be illuminated in purple at night, and inside Keynsham and Saltford Local History Society will have a display about Keynsham from the 1950s.

The church will be open 9am to 5pm on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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