About the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Thame
Thame Town Council, working in partnership with local community groups and businesses, invites you to join the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Thame. The programme of events is as follows:
Saturday 28 May
10.00am to 4.00pm – Taste of Thame
Taste of Thame is a new event taking place in the heart of the historic market town of Thame.
The event will promote the independent and diverse food and drink offering available in the town, as well as showcase a range of local food & drink producers from the surrounding areas.
In 2022 the event will also launch the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Thame.
Central to Taste of Thame is a food trail for you to explore. Pick up a map from participating venues or Thame Town Hall and take a journey around venues in Thame town centre to discover free tasters, workshops, demonstrations, pop-up producer stalls and more.
Thursday 02 June
From 8.30pm – Beacon Lighting outside Thame Town Hall
The event will start with performances from Thame Concert Band and Thame Choral Society, who will be joined by members of the Oxford Male Welsh Choir.
The Beacon will be lit at 9.45pm, and the event will end with the singing of the National Anthem.
Friday 03 June
6.00pm to 9.00pm – Sports in the Street
This event brings people together to enjoy live sports demonstrations and activities to try out new sports and get information about joining a new sports club.
This year MP Sports Cricket Academy and Sports Development Trust have planned a charity ‘Sports Week’ from 02 to 05 June in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
As well as this ‘Sports in the Street’ event on the 03 June, MP Sports Cricket Academy will be hosting cricket tournaments for local children at their ground at Kingsey Road, Thame.
Their Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 100 ball tournaments will run as follows:
10 May – Primary School (Y4)
05 June – Under 13s
12 June – Under 11s
10 July – Under 15s
Saturday 04 June
Noon to 4.30pm – Thame Carnival
Thame Carnival returns this year with a ‘Queens Platinum Jubilee’ theme.
The parade will start at Elms Park and process through Thame Town Centre, ending at Southern Road Recreation Ground for a traditional Summer Fete.
All proceeds will be in aid of Lord Williams’s School Young Carers, Thame Guides and Thame Senior Friendship Centre.
Expect Live Entertainment, Food & drink, Big bouncy castle, Egg throwing, Pimm’s tent, Children’s rides, and lote more activities fir kids and adults.
Saturday 04 & Sunday 05 June
7.45pm – Jubilations
Thame Playes present “Jubilations” – A Revue of a Remarkable Reign at The Players Theatre. Thame Players has often marked significant milestones by performing a revue with songs, sketches and stories of the events.
In there latest revue marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, they will remember the many of the milestones from the Queen’s birth in 1926 to this year’s truly remarkable jubilee. Indeed, a cause for joyful jubilation. And half the proceeds will be donated to the British Red Cross.
Sunday 05 June
10.30am – Thame & District Round Table Duck Race
Join Captain Ducky and his pirate crew and see the spectacle of thousands of rubber ducks being poured into the River Thame on a race to victory! Starting on the Old Long Crendon Road Bridge, access via Priest End, behind St Mary’s Church, this much-loved event raises money for local charities.
The ducks will be helped along by the high-pressure hoses of the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Fire Engine, with Oxfordshire Lowland Search and Rescue team making sure no duck is left behind! Alongside the professionals, local Pirate celebrity Captain Ducky will attempt to navigate the river with an entertaining but less than seaworthy vessel.
Numbered tickets corresponds to individual ducks. The first three ducks to cross the finish line win John Lewis vouchers.
Tickets costing £2.00 per duck are available from duckrace.thameroundtable.org, at the Thame Carnival, or at the start line on the day.
Gates open at 10.30am, and the race begins at 11.00am.