St James’ school, New Cross Learning (www.newcrosslearning.org, which runs the local library), the Hobgoblin Pub and local church have got together to put on a Jubilee Street party in ‘Hatcham Village’, New Cross, on Saturday 2 June on St James (Road) in New Cross from 2-6pm.
The street will be closed for the family-friendly day and people are asked to bring food to share for a street party.
There will be organised games and entertainments with a stage put on by the Madcap Coalition, guest-starring local bands and schoolchildren, as well as a bar.
“We wanted to celebrate the Jubilee in style,” said Gillian Hart, Chair of New Cross Learning. “And this lots of local organisations coming together to put on a party. If you think about how you’d organise a street party in a village, you’d want the pub, library, church and local school involved. We’ve got a strong community in New Cross so we wanted to do the same thing here.”
Among the entertainments will be
-a tug of war
– human fruit machine
– stage with street dance, acapella, and bands
Local enthusiasts at two knitting groups have created a special celebratory huge knitted Union Jack, which will be on display. There are also original items from Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation on display in New Cross Learning, organised by the Local History Society.