The Big Jubilee Lunch, Mowbray Park
Mowbray Park will be transformed on Sunday 5 June and will be making its own contribution to The Big Jubilee Lunch, a nationwide initiative to bring communities together.
The Sunderland event – a joint initiative between Sunderland BID and Sunderland City Council – will see a whole host of family friendly activities taking place in the park from 11am to 4pm.
An outdoor cinema will screen a number of movies on a royal theme, including The Queen’s Corgi, Royal Night Out and Downton Abbey.
A kids sports club will operate during the day, as will a number of special events including circus performers and circus skills workshops, crown making and even learning how to faint like a princess.
Music will be provided by a range of local buskers and popular band, Back Chat Brass, and there will also be a number of food vendors available, with space for picnics if people want to bring their own.
And anyone worried about over indulging will also have the opportunity to burn off a few calories with a silent disco-style clubbercise, Zumba and cardio blast sessions suitable for people of all ages.
A range of garden games will also be set up for the day, creating a real English country fete atmosphere.
The activities are also being supported by Cultural Spring, Sunderland Culture and Gentoo, which are working together to engage older people in the hope that they will take part in the event.