Mansfield Central Library to hold Indoor Street Party to Celebrate The Platinum Jubilee

Published 26th May 2022

The event will take place at Mansfield Central Library on Saturday 28 May, 10am – 3pm.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of free and fun Jubilee-themed activities for all the family, including craft activities, a story time session with a local author, board games, a Dementia Friendly film screening of The Queen’s Corgi and much more. Inspire Learning and Mansfield Townscape Heritage Project will be in attendance for visitors to find out more about their services.

There will also be several music performances throughout the day at the following times:

  • 10.30am – Performance from the Inspired Voices Choir
  • 12.00pm – Performance from The Red Hot Band (swing band)
  • 1.30pm – Performance from soprano singer Lily Taylor-Ward

Mansfield Central Library’s new café Mrs B’s will also be open throughout the day serving hot drinks (including local 200 Degrees Coffee), snacks and light refreshments.

Run by Inspire on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council and located in the heart of the town of Mansfield at the Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Mansfield Central Library provides a vibrant central focus for inspiring the enjoyment of reading, creativity, learning, information, heritage, community, and culture for all.  

"Mansfield Central Library was opened by The Queen during her Silver Jubilee in 1977 and is one of the jewels in our crown at Inspire, so I am delighted to welcome the local community to this event to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. With events also in many other libraries across the county and a virtual exhibition of the Queen's reign in the Inspire Picture Archive, I am proud of the way my colleagues are celebrating such a momentous occasion".

Peter Gaw, Chief Executive Officer at Inspire 

“The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is an historic occasion and where
better to celebrate than at one of our wonderful libraries?

Libraries really are at the heart of local communities, and are
the perfect venue for local people to come together to celebrate special
occasions. It is wonderful to see so many activities to mark the event across
Nottinghamshire. I hope that residents and visitors of all ages will be able to
take part and enjoy celebrating with an excellent programme of events.”

Councillor John Cottee, Cabinet Member for Communities at Nottinghamshire County Council 

Jubilee celebrations continue across Inspire throughout the Jubilee period with many of Inspire’s 60 libraries hosting activities for children and adults, and The Inspire Picture Archive has been updated with a special collection of images of the Queen in Nottinghamshire throughout her reign. Customers can find out more about what is happening at their local library by visiting inspireculture.org.uk/jubilee.

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