THE Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend will take place from Thursday, June 2 until Sunday, June 5. 

Many celebratory events have been scheduled to take place over the coming months, and include everything from picnics to live music. Here's a roundup of events taking place near Hexham.

On Friday, May 27, Hexham Rotary Club will be hosting an event in Hexham Abbey, which will include a narrative of the Queen's reign, a variety of musicians, and a chance to enjoy drinks on the Cloister lawn.

Coun. Suzanne Fairless-Aitken said: "After two years of no parties and no landmark celebrations, it feels so good to finally come out of hiding into Hexham celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Beacons are being lit, we are replanting and rededicating the avenue of trees on the Corbridge Road, and having several community picnics around town. The Queen is an amazing person and we have been lucky as a country to have her, whether you are royalist or a republican. She is an historic life worth celebrating."

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Hexham Market Place will see the lighting of beacons and live ceilidh music at 10pm on Thursday, June 2.

Stocksfield Golf Club will hold an event on Friday, June 3 from 4pm until late evening, with live music, food and drink, and a raffle. It is open to both members and non-members. 

The Miners Lamp Cafe and Community Hub in Eastwoods Park, Prudhoe, will hold a picnic in the park on Sunday, June 5. 

On Sunday, June 5, Friends of Eastwood Park are hosting a picnic in Eastwoods Park in West Wylam, with bouncy castles, face painting, a fancy dress competition, and music and entertainment, from 1pm until 4pm.

Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana will perform at the Queen's Hall on Saturday June 4.

Hexham Jubilee Regatta is on Saturday, June 4 and refreshments will be available for spectators. 

On Sunday, June 5, 'The Big Jubilee Lunches' will be held at Fore Street, Priestlands and Hexham Middle School. More details are to be announced.