“Diversity is indeed a
strength and not a threat.”

-Queen Elizabeth II

“Gratitude, respect and pride, these
words sum up how I feel about
the people of this country and the

-Queen Elizabeth II


In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II flies back to the United Kingdom from Kenya and is proclaimed Queen. At this time, Churchill is Prime Minister and is the 1st of 12 Prime Ministers to serve during Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

In 1964, Prince Edward is born. That same year, John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, are guests at Buckingham Palace.

The Silver jubilee is celebrated in 1970 and see’s a crowd of over a million people. The Queen renews her 1947 pledge and the Queen celebrates an exceptional period of popularity.

Prince Charles proposes to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. In July 1981, Prince Charles marries Diana at St. Paul’ Cathedral with over 600,000 people in the streets.

The Queen celebrates her Golden wedding anniversary with Prince Philip, proclaiming that he has been “my strength and stay all these years”.

In the year 2000, a Mirror reporter acquires an undercover job as a royal footman and reveals to the world the shocking secret that Her Majesty, The Queen, loves Tupperware.

At 81, Queen Elizabeth overtakes Victoria at the UK’s oldest monarch. She is also hailed as the first monarch to travel to the Republic of Ireland in 100 years, in 2011. In 2012, The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.

In 2022, the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee.

About The Big Platinum Festival

Around the park
• Street food stalls • A licensed Bar • TV & Radio studios • Fire engine and Police cars • Dj demonstration
• Grand Fun Fair • New car displays • Cricket, Saint’s Foundation & Unity 101 FC football workshops • Kids Zone and Circus performances
• Southampton Music Hub & Chinese Dragon Dancers procession • Large LED screens • And Happiness managers with a goody bag give away
On the Unity Stage
• The Reign, a musical drama with notable headlines and hit songs from every decade with dance, visual effects and costumes.
• Seven dance schools will perform dance numbers representing each of the decades that our queen has been a Monarch.
• The Big Platinum Band will perform songs from some of the 54 commonwealth countries. And top British-Asian, Caribbean, African Singers and dancers will create a vibrant atmosphere.
• Fun Party DJ’s  • The Tribute Band Forever Queen will perform hit songs from the musically legends Queen.
You can enjoy variety show on the theatre Stage
• The Introducing stage will feature upcoming local artists, along with buskers.

The Big Platinum Festival

Celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee
Mayflower Park Southampton SO14 2AQ
5th June 2022, 10am – 9pm

Sustainable Travel

We encourage everyone to attend the event via sustainable travel. This can be walking, on the bus, catching the train, or scooting! Below you will find information on all these methods:

If you do need to drive to the event, we encourage everyone to car share where possible, and please note that no parking will be available on site during the event. You can find details on local car parks here by typing in the postcode of
Mayflower Park (SO14 2AQ):

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