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Colchester Chinese Cultural Society awarded funding from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by Community Foundation

Colchester Chinese Cultural Society (CCCS) awarded £8500 from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by Community Foundation – ensuring that creativity plays an important role in local community celebrations for Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. CCCS will work in partnership with National Portfolio Organisation Essex Cultural Diversity Project to deliver the event and community engagement and participation.

The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will ensure that thousands of people from communities across England will have the opportunity to take part in exciting creative events – all in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. From puppetry and story creation, through to making crowns, carnival and art trails, there will be a huge range of exciting activities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in.

Colchester Chinese Cultural Society will host several events as part of the national Platinum Jubilee Celebrations to mark this historic moment in history. Jubilee Celebrations will start from 2nd June to 5th June 2022. We will hold several events in Tendering through the following programmes:

  • Arts at the Allotment - Thursday 2nd June 

Arts at the Allotment will promote women from different communities to participate in Rangoli mural from Bangladeshi and Chinese groups through food and art.

  • Bhaji on the Beach at Jaywick Martello Tower - Friday 3rd June 

 Various communities to bring picnics and traditional food from their own culture to host a community picnic on the Jaywick Sands Beach

  • Chinese Cultural Programme- Saturday 4th June

Chinese Cultural Programme at the local Community Centre showcasing the talent Essex based Chinese artists and community groups including Chinese Lion dance.

  • Chinese Street party Banquet -Sunday 5th June  

Residents will be invited to a street party to share food and culture and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with Chinese food and music

Made possible thanks to National Lottery players and administered by UK Community Foundations on behalf of the Arts Council, the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will support a huge range of projects throughout England. 44 community foundations have been awarding grants across the country.

Simone Xue Director of Colchester Chinese Cultural Society said ‘this is excellent news that we have been awarded funding to celebrate the Jubilee celebrations in Tendering and Colchester with a range of diverse communities’

Darren Henley, Chief Executive at Arts Council England said “The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is a wonderful example of our ambition to give everyone the opportunity to participate in and experience the arts, culture and creativity – made possible thanks to National Lottery players. 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.”

Rosemary Macdonald, CEO, UK Community Foundations, said: “For community foundations, people and places are the priority and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee is a unique opportunity for people to get together and celebrate in their communities. We are proud to have connected Arts Council England with local organisations whose imaginative and exciting projects and collaborations with professional artists will bring communities together to enjoy marking this milestone moment in our history.”

HM The Queen Elizabeth II 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 over 600 cultural organisations, charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations.

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