Parties and celebrations planned for Queen’s jubilee

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The whole of the UK is gearing up to celebrate 60 years of the Queen’s reign and this week there are a number of events taking place locally.

The 1950s will be remembered as the decade that introduced the television, the first leak-free ballpoint pen, the photocopier machine and the world’s first nuclear power plant.

Sir Winston Churchill was Prime Minister and the Queen came to the throne in February, 1952.

In celebration of her reign, SEARCH Museum in Gosport is hosting a Jubilee House event tomorrow.

During this special hands-on event, visitors can head back in time to the 1950s and find out what life was like when she took the throne.

Families can handle items from this era, explore the 1950s kitchen, set the tea table, visit the old corner shop and see the timelines of objects.

There are period outfits to dress up in, plus craft activities for all ages.

The event runs from 10am until 3pm and is free to attend (donations welcome).

SEARCH Museum is at 50 Clarence Road, Gosport.

Over in Portsmouth, kids can show their patriotism by creating their own Union Jack flags during a workshop session.

Taking place at the Beneficial Foundation in Anson Road, Fratton Industrial Estate, Portsmouth, children can also design their own crowns during the Jolly Jubilee event.

The session costs £3.50 per child and runs from 10.30am until noon tomorrow.

It is designed for children aged three to 12, all of whom must be accompanied by an adult.

For further information, call (023) 9283 0056.

Looking farther ahead, Dodgy and The Lightning Seeds will headline the UK’s largest free vintage and music event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard next weekend.

They will be joined by over 250 performers providing entertainment on four different stages and across the site, at a venue which the Queen herself has visited on numerous occasions.

Victorious Vintage is set to be fun for all the family and there will be children’s area rides, trampolines, hook-a-duck and face painting.

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Many areas across the community are holding their own parties, but if you can’t get your street jolly for the Jubilee, then the Big Screen is hosting its very own street party in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth.

The square will be decorated and everyone is encouraged to arrive in fancy dress.

Live entertainment, a DJ and the chance to make a paper boat are some of the attractions at this free event, running from 11am until 2pm on Sunday June 3.