People from across Leamington are invited to enjoy a right royal day of celebrations featuring entertainment, activities, games and competitions to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
BID Leamington, in partnership with Royal Leamington Spa Town Council and Warwick District Council, is hosting a Right Royal Picnic which will take over the Pump Room Gardens on Saturday, June 4 between 11am and 6pm.
Families are invited to take along a picnic and enjoy live music and entertainment, fairground rides, cookery classes with ‘Get Cooking’ and tie dye activities, crown making and bunting making with ‘ArtLAB’ in the arts and crafts tent.
There will also be a range of competitions, and visitors can take part in a ‘Corgi Trail Treasure Hunt’, get involved in the ‘Best Dressed’ contest or put their baking skills to the test in the ‘Right Royal Bake Off’ competition.
BID Leamington is thrilled to be once again working with local artist and businesswoman Amelia Renfrew who has designed the artwork for this year’s event.
Amelia, founder of Regency Cleaning Company based in the town centre, was asked to get creative after designing the popular artwork for BID Leamington’s Jubilee Tea Party in 2012.
She has now made a return to create the artwork for the 2022 celebrations, and her latest design is being used not only to advertise the event but as part of a special colouring competition.
A black and white copy of the artwork has been produced and organisers are inviting children to download a copy of this to colour in and bring their creations to display in the competition tent at the event.
Amelia said: “I was absolutely delighted to be invited to design the Jubilee artwork for the town once again.
“I really love Leamington and it was wonderful to pick up my paints and pens again after so long – it reminded me how relaxing it is to tap into our creativity. I really hope everyone enjoys the celebrations.”
Stephanie Kerr, executive director of BID Leamington, said: “We’re delighted to be organising a Right Royal Picnic to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of service.
“It should be a fantastic day of fun and entertainment for all of the family, and we look forward to welcoming everyone along to the Pump Room Gardens with their picnic blankets on June 4.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Amelia once again after using her artwork at our Diamond Jubilee event, and it’s wonderful that we’re able to come together to celebrate 10 years on.
“It’s also excellent that we’re able to use her artwork as part of our colouring competition, and we’d urge families, schools and clubs to all take part in the competition.
“There will also be a variety of other fun competitions taking place at the event, so keep a look out for further details coming soon.”
For further information about the event and to download the colouring competition artwork, visit www.royal-leamington-spa.co.uk/whats-on/right-royal-picnic/