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A right royal weekend: Spinningfields prepares for Diamond Jubilee celebrations on big screen

By Kevin Benson & Ian Silvera

Spinningfields is to host a weekend of celebrations in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next month.

On Monday June 4, enjoy the royal revelries from the exclusivity of your own Raj tent, a traditional picnic bench or a good old British deck-chair.

With live screenings of the Jubilee Concert in Hardman Square, and a special matinée showing of The Queen starring Helen Mirren, Spinningfields is THE place to spend the royal bank holiday.

Kelly Briggs, Marketing Co-ordinator at Spinningfields, said she was looking forward to the weekend’s festivities.

She said: “Spinningfields has become renowned for being a place for people to come together to celebrate big events, whether it’s a sporting occasion, a film at Screenfields or a one-off event like the Queen’s Jubilee.

“Having enjoyed a fantastic night at Labyrinth this week, with over 2,000 people coming down, we’re excited about the Jubilee and looking forward to welcoming everyone to a regal celebration!”

Spinningfields has created a variety of corporate and public packages fit for a king or queen.

On Saturday June 3 Spinningfields will host a picnic on the square, alongside the screening of the Jubilee Thames River Pageant. Entry is free.

The Mojito Bar and Spinningfields’ new pop-up bar, The Yacht Club, will be serving up a variety of royal tipples and a mouth-watering selection of BBQ food from Southern 11’s Meat Shack BBQ will also be available.

James Golding, 22, admitted he is a big fan of the monarchy and was at Albert Square when the Queen visited Manchester earlier this year.

He said: “I’m really excited about the Jubilee Party. I was there when the Queen visited Manchester in March and I’ll be here at Spinningfields to celebrate her 60 years on the throne.”

Angela Brentnall, 27, said: “It’s really nice to have Spinningfields because Manchester City Centre doesn’t have that much greenery, and it’s just a nice place for people to come to and relax, especially when the weather is like this.”

Public packages:

The Gold Package (£150 – £25pp). This package for six people includes a reserved picnic bench in the public area of Hardman Square plus a hamper of treats, champagne and union jack flags and hats.

The Silver Package – (£10pp).  Ensures you are reserved a deckchair and includes a glass of champagne.

Entry is also available on the door on the day at £2 per person, but this does not guarantee a deckchair. Deckchairs (charged at an additional £2) will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Corporate packages:

The Diamond Package (£1500 – £100pp) This package for 15 people includes a private raj tent with clear view of screen, deckchairs to relax on, a ‘royal spread’ with champagneand union jack flags and hats.

The Sapphire Package (£390 – £65pp) This package for six people includes a reserved picnic bench situated within a VIP enclosure with great views of the screen, plus a hamper of treats, champagne and union jack flags and hats.

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