E-Newsletter 26th April 2011
Our Final Newsletter before the Royal Wedding on Friday!
E-Newsletter 26th April 2011
1 million to enjoy a Street Party on Royal Wedding day
The largest number of people to have a street party since 1981 are holding one on the day of the royal wedding.
The biggest neighbours' day for 30 years will be on the day of the royal wedding. This mass street sociability is part of the tradition of holding a street party for a royal or national event. Only some residents in each street actually 'celebrate' the wedding - for most it is just an excuse.
Chris Gittins, Director of Streets Alive said "We are really proud to be at the forefront of making this happen by helping residents get organised and by encouraging the Government and councils to minimise red tape over the last 10 years."
Read more: 1 million will enjoy Street Parties
Thousands of street parties confirmed for Royal Wedding and Breakdown by Area
The nation looks set for a right royal knees up on Friday as the number of road closure requests for street parties tops 5,000.
London?s boroughs alone have now dealt with more than 800, and outside the English capital, Bristol has received 54, and Cardiff 53. Top counties are Hertfordshire with 298 requests, while Surrey has also proved a hotspot with 205.
Read more: 5000+ Street Parties for the Royal Wedding
Alternative Ways to Party
An estimated one million people will take part in street parties rather than the 10 million seen at the Silver Jubilee in 1977 - and many events on 29 April will take an alternative or modern twist.
In London, which has the highest proportion of single people in the country, some events will bring strangers together to celebrate the royal wedding.
Read more on our street party site here: Alternative Ways to Party
Alternative Royal Wedding Party at Trinity Centre, Bristol
Here is Bristol the Trinity Centre is holding an Alternative Royal Wedding Party, which is basically a fun day with picnic from 12- 6 pm. For more information see their event page on Facebook: Alternative Royal Wedding Party
Royal Wedding Street Party Joke Quiz: Who do you want as the head of state?
As a bit of fun, you can have a joke quiz to see who you and your neighbours want as a Head of State?
Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling:
- The Queen
- Stephen Fry
- Dawn French
- Prince Charles
- Eddie Izzard
- Fiona Bruce
- Richard Dawkins
- Prince William
- Joanna Lumley
- Katie Price
Other- Your ideas here!
Tell us how you get on and who you think the head of state should be?
Request for photos from your Royal Wedding Street Parties:
We want your photos from your street parties. We?re looking for best dressed brides and grooms, best cake and best crowns! And any other themed games and activities you want to share. If you or your friends capture some particularly great shots of your big day, then send them through to us or add them directly to our Flickr group.
Just for the love of it!
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