Stars headline Big Jubilee Lunch

BRISTOL-based singers and performers including Lady Nade and Phil King will be taking to the stage on College Grain for Bristol’s Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5th June, a partnership between the cathedral and local community groups.

This year’s Big Lunch is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It will be a full day free event, suitable for all ages, with live music (curated by St George’s Bristol), food and family-friendly games and activities.

The performers include Lady Nade, Phil King,  Freddie Lewis, City of Bristol Brass Band, Kala Chng, Kitty Lewis and Samantha Lindo.

Local charities and good causes, including Bristol Cathedral and the libraries, will be running activities throughout the day. A spokesman for the cathedral says: “As a Big Lunch event we want to play our part in ending food poverty in the city and so will be asking for donations for local food charities.”

Peaches Golding, Lord-Lieutenant of the City and County of Bristol said: “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone to thank Her Majesty for her 70 years of committed service to the country and Commonwealth. Nationally, the Big Jubilee Lunch is one of the keynote events providing a time to build and increase bonds across our diverse communities.”

The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual celebration for neighbours and communities. Every year in June, since the idea began in 2009, millions of people come together where they live to enjoy food and fun in a nationwide act of community and friendship. On average, the event raises £8 million each year for good causes.

Pictured: Singer-songwriters Lady Nade and Phil King.