Celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in South Yorkshire

Community groups across South Yorkshire are set to bring in Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in style from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June.

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation has given over £113,000 funding to community groups to deliver creative and cultural celebrations, including eye-catching dance performances, singers and people coming together at parties and events.

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  • Action for Autism and Asperger’s Barnsley (AfAAB) will run music-making sessions for their group members, raising their well-being and confidence when dealing with autism and Asperger’s.
  • All Saints Church Darton Ladies Group. Date and time: Saturday 4th June, beginning at 3pm. Venue: Darton Parish Hall. Pictures from their celebration event including performances, food and volunteers going all out to make it a successful afternoon
  • Barnsley Sea Cadets will host a celebratory Jubilee event to raise awareness of the sea cadets on both a national and international level, whilst also offering opportunities to the socio-economically disadvantaged in Barnsley.
  • Chol International Arts have consulted on to create the artistic and cultural activities that young people wish to be involved in, and then exhibiting what has been produced. The resulting aim is to widen participation in the arts across their area.
  • Grimethorpe Activity Zone focus their activities on engaging with young people and children and will use funding to create local creative arts and performances.
  • Mother Runners Barnsley will work with local creative businesses to host a community jubilee celebration and host individuals involved within the arts
  • Thurnscoe Regeneration CIO. Date and time: Sunday 5th June, from 12pm to 4pm. Venue: Thurnscoe Plaza, Thurnscoe Sports Ground, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S63 0JT. The purpose of the project is to celebrate the completion of our brand new Community Plaza space in the centre of Thurnscoe and at the same time invite all residents to a spectacular Jubilee event. The heart of the event will be the creative performances from theatre companies, music and dance groups, but will also feature sporting demonstrations and a pop up market. Residents are invited to bring along a picnic but there will also be catering stands and portaloos available. The event will be a unique opportunity to bring the community together in a spirit of togetherness and celebration.


  • Adwick Park Community And Sports Academies CIO. Date and time: Saturday 11th June, 10-4:30pm. Venue: Adwick Park, Adwick-Le-Street, Doncaster. They will bring contemporary art to new audiences and local residents, with the main event taking place this Saturday (11th) with showcase exhibitions to follow
  • Armthorpe Shaw Wood Academy. Date and time: Friday 17th June from 1pm to 7pm. Location: Armthorpe, Doncaster. A Jubilee celebration within Armthorpe, helping to foster a positive sense of community, engagement and partnership.


  • The Art Works Gallery CIC will fund educational and creative workshops for people with social and learning disabilities, funding necessary for promotional materials and staffing costs.
  • Nayi Zindagi will be funding a showcasing of cultural performances, to help celebrate differences and bring attention to marginalised groups within ethnic communities.


  • Archer Lane Allotment and Home Garden Society. Date and time: Sunday 5th June 10am – 3pm. Venue: Archer Lane Allotments, Sheffield, S7 2BU. Archer Lane Allotment and Home Garden Society want to bring people together and generate social connectivity (decreasing loneliness and isolation). The day aims to increase health and wellbeing through growing plants and produce, connecting with nature and achieving outcomes as a group with fun, creative activities for local families and the community. Pictures of creative activities being undertaken by young people and the amazing team who made it all happen!
  • Chance To Dance to deliver multicultural dance sessions in community hubs across Sheffield, developing themes and feelings of heritage and unity.
  • Ignite Imaginations Ltd to deliver creative workshops that pair primary schools with care homes in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, developing a sense of intergenerational understanding and community. Funding was required for both staff fees and creative materials.
  • Mums United Sheffield. Date and time: Saturday 4th June 1pm – 6pm. Venue: Israac Somali Community Association, 54 Cemetery Road, Sheffield, S11 8FP. Pictures from Saturday’s event with dance performances, including a video featuring the music and stage displays
  • Netherthorpe and Upperthorpe Community Alliance. Date and time: 2nd to 5th June. Venue: Winn Gardens Estate, Middlewood, Sheffield. Netherthorpe and Upperthorpe Community Alliance’s project to work with local artists to celebrate the past and present of local communities has a multifaceted purpose combining the following aims: Create a lasting memory of the whole community in honour of the Queens Jubilee; Engage members of disadvantaged communities in activities that they are unlikely to be able to experience otherwise; Encourage collaboration and relationship building across generations and cultures with these communities. They intend to launch the project over the Jubilee weekend, running through June and July with the end products to be revealed in August.
  • Sharrow Community Forum Ltd. Date and time: Saturday 4th June 1pm – 5pm. Venue: Highfield Adventure Playground. Pictures from the event that saw plenty of families and children attend the celebrations
  • St Mary’s (Bramall Lane) Community Centre will use funding for intergenerational singing activities, used by hiring musical ensemble staff and refreshments. Previous events similiar to this have proven successful in making people aware of other helpful community organisations.
  • Sparkle Sheffield. Date and time: Sunday 5th June. Location: Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, S2 3QE. Sparkle Sheffield’s Jubilee party is solely for Autistic children and their families, as often mainstream events are unsuitable for the neurodiverse children we support. Pictures from their event showcasing a range of activities for young people to take part in
  • Valley Recreational Activity Community Project will host a tea party for around 120 isolated and vulnerable adults aged 19 & over, investing in the communities wellbeing and increasing engagement with other people and groups across the area.