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Summer Party as part of Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations

Bath is invited to Parade Gardens Summer Party as part of Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

Bath will be joining in with the Queen’s birthday celebrations this summer by hosting a party in Parade Gardens.

Tickets have gone on sale for the Queen’s Birthday Charity Picnic which will be a celebration of the monarch’s milestone, support small Bath businesses and raise money for three local charities – The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign, St John’s Hospital and The Volunteers Centre.

The city-centre summer party which will include live music, children’s entertainment and food and drink stalls takes place on Sunday, June 12.

Organiser councillor Michael Norton (Cons, Lyncombe) said: “All cities and major towns are doing something so this is what we are doing locally in Bath. “It’s a celebration, to raise money for local charities and to do something for the community. It will be a family event and child friendly.”

He added: “It’s a milestone. The party will be going on alongside the national celebrations and people love to celebrate these types of things so Bath shouldn’t miss out.”

Mr Norton was asked to organise a Bath event after being in touch with the team behind London’s Patron Lunch – the capital city’s larger party in aid of the Queen’s birthday.

He said: “I’ve been planning this for the last six to seven weeks and I’m now finalising the finer details and planning the day itself. Fingers crossed people buy tickets and the weather is good.

“It will be a family day with bands playing music from the band stand, there will be face painting, a bouncy castle and charity stalls.

“It’s about local businesses, local music and for everyone to have a great day. This is an opportunity to do something locally for the people, local businesses and charities.”

The gardens can hold a maximum of 2,000 people and entry will be monitored and ticketed to keep track of numbers.

Vendors on the day will include Yammo!, Choo Choo BBQ, with beer provided by Electric Bear and flavoured cocktails from The Tipsy Botanists. Bath Spa students will perform, along with other artists including the Sam Evans Band and Reece Hughes.

Tickets cost £10 and can be picked up from the Tourist Information Centre or by searching on www.visitbath.co.uk/whats-on. Children under 12 years old go free.

Plans are in the pipeline to make the summer party an annual event, tied into a different theme each year.

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