Keynsham lines up jubilee celebrations

May 06 2022
Keynsham lines up jubilee celebrations

KEYNSHAM is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with activities for residents of all ages.

An augmented reality High Street trail, a community film project and a picnic in the Memorial Park will mark 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

The film and trail are part of Keynsham’s new Local Cultural Programme, which brings fun, pop-up street events and activities to the town centre.

The programme is led by Keynsham Cultural Consortium with support from Bath & North East Somerset Council and funding from Historic England, as part of the High Street Heritage Action Zones scheme.

The consortium has teamed up with High Street Safari to run a free, augmented reality story trail on the High Street. The trail is already active and runs until June 12.

This experience lets families choose what happens in the story. As you discover characters at each of the seven stops, you can scan QR codes to collect stamps, meet the characters as they come to life in augmented reality and learn about one of the decades of the Queen’s reign.

All you need is a smart device. Information and a map can be accessed via the project website www.hikeynsham.co.uk/event/jubileebeacontrail

Meanwhile, residents of all ages and backgrounds are invited to join one of several filming sessions in the Memorial Park. Bring along a piece of memorabilia, a photo, or just a thought or memory about the Queen, the Royal Family, and jubilee celebrations gone by.

The film, Keynsham Jubilee Conversations, will be screened in Keynsham Baptist Church as part of the jubilee picnic in the Memorial Park on June 4. It will also be available to watch online after the event.

Filming takes place on the following dates next to the bandstand: Saturday May 7, 9.30am-10.30am; Sunday May 8, 1.30pm-2.30pm; Saturday May 14, 12.30pm-1.30pm; Sunday May 15, 1.30-2.30pm.

Organisers can be contacted via email at KeynshamHSHAZ@bathnes.gov.uk

• Pictured, the Queen making her silver jubilee visit to Keynsham in 1977 -  photo copyright Tom Harper