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Dance for the Queen Platinum Jubilee event

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The Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire invites you to join in the fun to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Dance for the Queen event

Place: Jubilee Square, Leicester, LE1 5LD
Date: Wednesday, 1 June 2022
Time: From 6.30pm

Join us for an exciting launch to the four-day Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend in the heart of historic Leicester, for what promises to be an exceptional musical party!

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee marks 70 years and seven decades of service from 1952–2022 and to celebrate this momentous occasion a spectacular dance extravaganza, featuring some of the best local dance performers, will take place from 19.52–20.22 (7.52pm to 8.22pm).

Seven dance groups have each choreographed a stunning dance routine to a medley of iconic music tracks from the seven decades of the Queen’s reign.

The performance will take place to a backdrop of Royal pictures from the last 70 years - including many of Her Majesty’s hugely popular visits to Leicester and Leicestershire stretching from her first in 1954 to her most recent in 2018.

The finale to the extravaganza promises to be an explosion of movement and sound right across Jubilee Square guaranteed to get everybody singing and dancing along!

A variety show featuring a diverse mixture of musical talent including choirs, bands, singers and dancers from the wonderful mix of Leicester’s ethnic cultures will provide a warmup to the main event.

The whole event will be broadcast by BBC Radio Leicester and the event is supported by both Leicester City and Leicestershire County Council, De Montfort and Leicester Universities and Curve.

Come along and join in the fun – and it’s all free!

See the latest updates on the Dance for the Queen Facebook event page

Getting to Jubilee Square

Plan your journey on the Choose How You Move website and see the different travel options available to you.

Park & Ride
For a relaxing and quick ride into city centre, use the Leicester Park & Ride service

Car parking
There are two public car parks both located within easy walking distance to Jubilee Square – NCP St Nicolas Circle with 715 spaces and the John Lewis Multi-Storey car park located off Vaughan Way with 2000 spaces.

Walking
Jubilee Square is right in the heart of the city centre - just 5 minutes’ walk from the clock tower, 10 minutes from Haymarket bus station, and 15 minutes’ walk from Leicester train station.

Cycling
There are cycle racks located around the city centre and at Jubilee Square.

Bus and coach
Haymarket Bus Station is less than 10 minute walk from Jubilee Square.
St Margaret’s Bus Station is closed for refurbishment, so coaches are stopping at various other points.

Leicester Railway Station
Jubilee Square is 15 minutes’ walk from the train station depending on your walking pace.

Contact information is available through Visit Leicester Information Centre

Huge thank you to our organisers, artists and volunteers

Jubilee event organisers
Overall Producers and Directors

Rosemary Conley and Dave Andrews

Stage Manager for the event

Nikki Strickland

Choreographer

Mel Knott (Curve/DMU) assisted by Liz Valentine (Leicester College)

Presenters

Ady Dayman and Aminata Kamara

​Production team for the event

Martin Ballard and Monica Winfield (ex BBC Leicester)

Sarah Stephens (Leicestershire Rock Choirs)

Sophie Cook (BBC Leicester Communities Editor)

Sam Plummer (ex DMU Media graduate – Technicals)

Kenny Burton-Mee (BBC Leicester engineer)

Liz Valentine (Leicester College)

Becky Valentine

Variety show performers

Leicester, Loughborough and Broughton Astley Rock Choirs

Sarah Stephens

The Enderby Brass Band

Tawande Magunde

The Simpletones

Lesia, Sophia and Natalka Smaditch

A young person’s group from Cosmopolitan Arts (details yet to be finalised)

Dance sequence performers

Curve Young Company

Moving Together

Leicester College

Shiamak Dance

University of Leicester Ballroom Dance

Our sponsors

Dance for the Queen would not be possible without the support of the following partners:

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