People are set to gather in City Park this evening to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Bradford Great Jubilee Tea will be held in the city centre from 6.30pm to 9.45pm, with people of all ages encouraged to make the most of the extended bank holiday weekend and celebrate this exceptional moment in history.
The family-friendly event in City Park aims to feature the biggest free cake stall in the north.
It will also have free food, music and entertainment and will also have the lighting of the official Platinum Jubilee Beacon at around 9.45pm to coincide with the beacons that are being lit across the UK and the Commonwealth in celebration.
Official Platinum Jubilee flags will be flying in Centenary Square and in the town centres of Keighley, Bingley, Ilkley and Shipley.
The bells of City Hall will be playing the National Anthem at 3pm, 6pm and 9pm today June and the clock tower will be lit up in purple and white the official colours of the Platinum Jubilee for the whole of the bank holiday weekend.
The council’s libraries and museum services have also been helping people to relive happy memories of the coronation and also the Silver Jubilee in 1977 with displays of mementoes and events.
To celebrate the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, Bradford District Museums and Galleries have put together four displays across their sites using objects in their collection and photos from Bradford District Photo Archive.
Bradford Industrial Museum will be holding a street party on Saturday with outdoor games, a 1950s band, print and weaving demonstrations with visitors welcome to come in 1950s fancy dress.
Bunting, flags and red, white and blue umbrellas can be seen across Bradford. In Silsden, the pavement balls, which were decorated for the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014, have been given a makeover and painted like Union Flags.
A giant land art installation is being created in Haworth depicting two Buckingham Palace Guards and Her Majesty the Queen. An unused bowling green in Harold Park in Low Moor has been mown with the design of the Union Flag.
The Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Martin Love, said: “This is a momentous event in our history with Her Majesty the Queen being the first British monarch ever to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to have fun and get together after what has been a long two years.”.