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30th Jun, 2022

Designs on celebrating the Jubilee on show at museum

Rob George 4th Jun, 2022

CREATIVE youngsters at Stanley Road Primary School helped the Museum of Royal Worcester celebrate 70 royal years in porcelain.

The museum was awarded a grant from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund, administered by Worcester Community Foundation, to ensure creativity plays an important role in local community celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Children from Stanley Road Primary School visited the museum in May for a hands-on creative workshop where they tasked with designing commemorative plates with help from local artist Fliss O’Neill.

And their efforts will be among the displays on offer as the landmark hosts a right royal celebration throughout the jubilee weekend and beyond.

Until September 4, the museum has a special exhibition exploring 70 royal years in Worcester Porcelain and the city’s connections to Queen Elizabeth II.

Museum director Sophie Heath said: “Thanks to the grant adults and children can get creative all summer at the Museum of Royal Worcester.

“We’ll be celebrating with an exciting programme of royal-themed creative activities. You’ll see samples of things made for her use, royal commemoratives marking milestones in her life, and records of her two visits to the Royal Worcester factory.

“Our ceramic studio is offering Jubilee shapes so you can choose to paint-your-own royal-themed mug, princess carriage or crown as a commemorative souvenir,” she added.

Darren Henley, chief executive at Arts Council England said “This June, we’ll see communities across England coming together to celebrate a historic milestone for this country.

“I’m excited to see these projects brought to life in villages, towns and cities across the country as our wonderfully creative communities celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”

The Queen is the first monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, having overtaken Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch in 2015.

Her reign has been marked by a commitment to public service, reflected by her extensive programme of engagements at home and abroad, and support for more than 600 cultural organisations, charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations.

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