Free creative Platinum Jubilee events this May for local residents

Join in a 1950s sing-a-long, come along on an artist-led beachcombing session and enjoy afternoon tea with organic strawberries planted by local volunteers – all to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

On Saturday 28 May and Sunday 29 May, local people can get involved in free creative activities, suitable for all ages, hosted at Wallasey’s former market gardens.

For the Saturday event, join artist Peter Rix on a beachcomb for pieces of ocean plastic and sea glass, and learn how human waste makes an impact on the environment. These pieces will be collected for an afternoon workshop with local creative Susan Goligher. Here participants can learn about crowns of the world, and use their collected materials to make their own special crowns. Artist Tony O’Connell will then lead a printmaking workshop using vintage printing equipment. 

On Sunday join in a free vegetarian and plant-based afternoon tea party served with strawberries and cream. Local drag performers, singers and dancers will provide entertainment, including a 1950s sing-a-long, a Drag King workshop, eco-crown fashion show, face painting, bunting crafting and badge making session. Artist Tony O’Connell will be doing a live life-sized mixed media installation throughout the day inspired by one of Britain’s first Queens, Boudica, that visitors can watch and ask questions about.

Peter Rix, artist leading the beach-comb said, “This weekend of free events will enable people to have a go at different types of creative methods while learning about the environment – we will provide found and eco-friendly materials to help people make their creations. Everyone is welcome and there will be free refreshments on offer, don’t miss out, make sure to come along.”

Saturday 28 May

10am Beachcombing for sea glass and plastic pieces for crown making workshop at Wirral North Coastal Park meeting at Gunsite beach car park, end of Green Lane, CH46 2RH.

11.30am Free refreshments of vegetarian and plant based sandwiches, and tea and coffee at Earth Moves site on Green Lane.

1pm Crown making workshop with creative Susan Goligher using reclaimed sea materials and inspired by crowns of the world at Earth Moves site on Green Lane.

2pm printmaking workshop with artist Tony O’Connell using vintage printmaking equipment at Earth Moves site on Green Lane.

Sunday 29 May

12noon-5pm Jubilee afternoon tea party: Artist Tony O’Connell will be doing a live art installation, strawberries and cream, free vegetarian and plant-based afternoon tea party, Drag performances, Drag King workshop, badge making workshop, eco-crown fashion show, 1950s sing a long, dance performances, face painting and crafting. Free and fun events for all ages.

Funding for this project is thanks to Community Foundations for Merseyside. Thanks also to Wirral Council.  

To sign up for these free events, please fill in this online form  You can also come along on the day itself and a volunteer will help you fill out the form. 

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