MORE than 120 street parties are expected throughout Worcester for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The special four-day Bank Holiday weekend will be held on 2-5 June and will see the city celebrating Her Majesty The Queen's 70 years of service on the throne.

Worcester City Council has supported the arranging of more than 120 street parties, providing set-up funding where required.

One of these is The Royal Garden Party in the city centre, taking place 11am-5pm on both Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June on New Street and Friar Street.

This event is a partnership with Worcester BID. Picnic benches will be positioned throughout both streets, food and drink can be ordered directly to the party, and there will be live music and children’s activities.

Celebrations at The Commandery run from Saturday, May 28 until Sunday, June 5, where visitors are invited to make their own crown and sceptre and follow the trail around the building to discover past Kings and Queens who have reigned during The Commandery’s history.

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum will be holding a Jubilee-themed Museum After Hours event between 5.30pm and 8pm on Wednesday, June 1, with live music and themed cocktails.

Sunday, June 5 will see the Mayor of Worcester host a special Big Jubilee Lunch. The event at the Guildhall will see the city’s first citizen joined by local residents who have contributed to the well-being of the city over the last two very difficult and challenging years.

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To mark the start of the Jubilee weekend, beacons will be lit across the country on the evening of Thursday, June 2.

Worcester’s beacon will be lit in Fort Royal Park at an event which will begin at 7.30pm with musical entertainment before a bugle announcement at 9.40pm, five minutes before the beacon is lit.