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Gilsland Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Green Croft Arts led a series of activities over the Platinum Jubilee Weekend 2nd June - 5th June 2022


Greenhead Scarecrow Trail: 27 May- 12th June 2022 

After a hiatus the Greenhead Scarecrow Trail returned for 2022 during the Platinum Jubilee Weekend. The two themes were

1. The Queen / Platinum Jubilee 

2. Commemorating 1900 years of Hadrian’s Wall - portraying the history of Greenhead / Gilsland in the last 1900 years. 


Workshops For Hadrian’s Wall Jubilee Beacon Event 

Monday 23rd May 6:00 - 8.00pm - Lantern Making led by Amanda Drago at Gilsland Youth Club, Gilsland Village Hall 

Saturday 28th May  10:00am - 12:00pm - Learn the Song For The Commonwealth led by Lindsay Hannon

Saturday 28th May  12:00pm - 2:00pm - Lantern Making led by Amanda Drago at Gilsland Village Hall  

Schools Workshops at Gilsland CofE Primary School

Lantern Making (led by Amanda Drago) and Song For The Commonwealth(Lindsay Hannon) workshops for children at Gilsland CofE Primary School. 

  • Materials and workshop delivery provided by Green Croft Arts 

  • Space provided by Gilsland Village Hall 


Hadrian’s Wall Beacon Event at Gilsland Village Hall & Willowford: Thursday 02 June 2022

7:00 - 9:00pm Swing Dance Taster Session led by The House Of The Black Gardenia. Vintage Swing Dance Band featuring Kit Haigh from Green Croft Arts. House of the Black Gardenia bring together the new generation of Newcastle's jazz, blues and swing scene for a raucous revival of old-fashioned good times.

9:00 - 9:30pm Community Lantern Parade. Follow the band New Orlean’s Style from Gilsland Village Hall, up to Willowford Farm.

9:35pm Bagpiper, Allen Clement plays Diu Regnare 

Allen is a prize winning solo piper who has played with various pipe bands over the years, including The Vale of Atholl and Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary bands. Allen’s cousin, Stuart Liddell, composed Diu Regnare as a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee, June 2022. 

9:40pm Lara Hopper - Trumpet Majesty

9:50pm Song Of The Commonwealth led by Lindsay Hannon 

9:45pm Light beacon / brazier (made by DNV Spadeadam). Beacon lit by the Ivor Riddell & Alfie Barwick, oldest and youngest members of the community. 

10:00pm Fireworks 


The Big Afternoon Tea Street Party at Gilsland CofE Primary School: Saturday 4th June 2022, 1.00 - 4.00pm.

Come and get to know neighbours a bit better. Bring a cake, biscuits or sandwiches to share. Join in with family friendly fun, games, arts and crafts activities. 


Old Skool Disco at Gilsland Village Hall Saturday 4th June 2022, 7.00 - 11.00pm

Smoke machines, strobes and music from the 50's, 60’s, 70’ all the way up to the present day playing music across the reign of Queen Elizabeth II


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