Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations 2022

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Be part of the biggest party Standish has ever seen!
It’s only two months until The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! 

Together with Deputy Lord Lieutenant Martin Ainscough CBE and Wigan Council, My Life has put together an incredible weekend of celebrations at our base at Thompson House in Standish. 

Featuring the relaunch of the Standish Carnival on Friday 3rd June and the Big Jubilee Lunch picnic on Sunday 5th, there’s something for all the family, from a food and drink festival to a funfair, tribute bands to vintage car show, all based in the 85 acres of magical green land that My Life is so lucky to call home.

Whether you live here, have your own local business or run a community group, there are so many ways you can get involved in one of the biggest events Standish has ever seen.

Best of all, funds raised will support My Life’s important work and the Standish Community Fund. Entry to the Jubilee festivities is free, with parking just £5 per vehicle.

Come down on the day and enjoy the celebrations! Food and Beer Festival tickets need to be bought in advance. Make sure you buy early to avoid disappointment!  
  
Calling all the community to the Standish Carnival! 

The Standish Carnival is one of the main strands of our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration. On Friday June 3rd, the parade winds its way from Standish to the carnival field at Thompson House Equestrian Centre. Community groups, organisations, businesses and individuals have already begun to think about how they will be involved, and we’d like everyone in Standish to feel they can participate.

Traditionally, local pubs all took part in Standish carnival, too!

Taking inspiration from any of the seven decades of the Queen’s reign, there will be floats, vintage vehicles, Morris Dancers, May Queens and much more.

We can help you with ideas for vehicles and decorations – if you would like to know more or book your space in the parade please call 01257 472 900 or email info@my-life.org.uk
  
The Jubilee Food, Drink and Music Festival Weekend 

With over 100 beers and ciders, lager, gin and prosecco bars, the best live bands and mouth-watering hog roast, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Food & Drink Festival is a not-to-be-missed three-day summer celebration at Thompson House in Standish.

Buy day tickets or enjoy the whole weekend! 
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Friday June 3rd
 
Afternoon session 

Enjoy a fun Friday afternoon at the festival for just £5.

Featuring music from local singer-songwriter The Quaintest Show On Earth, The Yorkshire Volunteer Corp of Drums and the Scots Guards Volunteer Pipe Band. 
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Evening session 

While you enjoy the huge selection of beer, ale, cider, lager, gin and prosecco, dance the night away to the Best of British tribute bands, including The Spice Girls Experience, Suggs: A solo tribute to Madness and top Beatles tribute act The Cheatles. £10 
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Saturday June 4th
 
Afternoon session 

Race Day! Dress up for a day at the races, joining the Queen at the Epsom Derby on the big screen while enjoying the incredible range of food and drink on offer. And in between races, The Graduates Trio provide the soundtrack. £10 

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Evening session 

Jubilee Food & Beer Festival Soul and Motown Music Night. Amazing soul tunes from Sacramento-born Robin Lee and legendary Motown hits from Made In Motor City soundtrack another night of incredible food and drink. £15 

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Sunday June 5th 

Jubilee Food & Beer Festival Big Jubilee Lunch

Bask in a very British summer experience! 

Enjoy live music and lunch in the form of the ultimate British picnic hamper, brought direct to your table. This big festival finale is all set in our indoor arena, amid the countryside surroundings of Thompson House Equestrian Centre. £10 
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Calling all the food makers! 

If you are an independent food-maker or provider, this is a weekend event you won’t want to miss. Our food and drink festival runs throughout the weekend, offering your business the chance to reach over 10,000 hungry and thirsty people.
From cheese to chilli sauce, bread to chocolate, cakes to artisan dips, if you make it you can sell it at one of Wigan and Standish’s biggest ever events.

You might be a farm shop spying a pop-up store for the weekend, a barista with a cool coffee van or an artisan pizza shack – we can make room for you!  Get in touch to book your space for just £50 today on 01257 472 900 or email info@my-life.org.uk.
 
Calling all the local businesses! 

It’s not just food and drink suppliers who have booked pitches at our Platinum Jubilee weekend.

We’re delighted to welcome suppliers as diverse as eco friendly baby products providers and wooden toy makers – but we’ve got room for more. If you are a local business looking to raise your profile, the Jubilee weekend is the perfect place to do it.

If you sell country ware, or are a crafter or artisan maker, get in touch.

You might make jewellery or be a wood sculptor – whatever you do, if you want people to know about it, then book a weekend pitch today for just £50!

  
Programme listings

Thursday June 2nd from 7pm
Beacon Lighting, bonfire, fireworks, children’s activities, band and Community Commonwealth Singing

Friday 3rd June 2022 from 1pm
Standish Carnival begins from Wigan Road, Ashfield Park to Pepper Lane, Thompson House followed by Fun Day, Funfair, Beer and food festival, bands and activities at Thompson House

Saturday 4th June from 12pm
Fun Day, Funfair, Race Day and Beer and Food Festival at Thompson House

Sunday 5th June 2022 from 12pm
Big Jubilee Lunch Day: Live Music and Family Lunch 
CONTACT US Standish site: 
Thompson House Equestrian Centre, Pepper Lane, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0PP
Phone: 01257 472 900 Leigh site:
My Life @ Future Steps, Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY
Phone: 01942 318 051 www.my-life.org.uk
Email: info@my-life.org.uk