VE Day Celebrations Friday 8th - 10th May

On Friday 8th May, we shall host our
VE DAY Celebrations on our
facebook page @banburytowncouncilevents

Around the country many towns and cities will be adapting planned VE Day events:

If participating in the 'Stay at Home Street Party' please ensure you adhere to social distancing rules:-

* Only those in your household to participate within your boundary, whether it be your garden, driveway or balcony.
* If your neighbours are joining in, ensure the 2m distance applies. Ideally everyone will be in their own gardens, adjacent or opposite. Please do not wander between each other.
* Please don't travel to communal areas to do this.

The Stay at Home Street Party can be made up of what best works for you:

* Decorate your garden or just your windows with red, white & blue.
* If space is tight, perhaps your balcony or a tea-party/singalong indoors for the children, or even adults!
* As part of home-schooling perhaps honour VE Day with a history lesson.
* Involve the children with posters, flags, bunting & hats. Cake making perhaps?
* Play some 1940's music, but please be respectful to your neighbours!
* Consider some children's activities to keep them occupied, perhaps hold a quiz?
* Hold your event online via House Party, Zoom or similar.

Ideas for your "stay at home party"

How are your red, white and blue decorations coming along?

Make your own decorations, posters or bunting.

Click on the following links for templates:

BBC Great British Bunting 

Bunting Tool Kit 

Need help to plan your party?  What are you going to eat?  Try some recipes from the 1940's.

Fancy learning how to Lindy Hop? 

Click on the following links for ideas:

English Heritage VE Day 75 

The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from HOME.

With members of the public unable to attend VE Day 75 events, The Royal British Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activity.

Visit their website for live-streams, learning resources and much more.

Leave your VE Day Message here on RBL website