Let’s Create – Jubilee Bunting for Summer Festival


Cockpit was awarded £8,623 from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by the London Community Foundation

We are delighted to announce that Cockpit has been awarded £8,623 from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by the London Community Foundation – ensuring that creativity plays an important role in local community celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will ensure that thousands of people from communities all 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.

The Cockpit Jubilee is an open access, creative, community bunting project celebrating place. We are working with our local communities, schools and the public to craft bunting that will wind around our buildings at our free Summer Festival event on the 10 to 12 June at Cockpit Bloomsbury and the 17 to 19 June at Cockpit Deptford.

We are very excited to be working with photographer Ope Odueyungbo for the project and we are looking for local musicians to join us on Sunday 12th June and Sunday 19th June to share their music with us, so stick around and enjoy the celebrations.


Do you belong to a community organisation or school and want to take part?
We can post out a box of templates and material for you to join in.
Get in touch today by emailing maxine@cockpitstudios.org or download the templates below.

Pick up a template using the link below and bring your flag along or drop-in at the Summer Festival to work with a some of our 150 makers for more inspiration. Cockpit is home to some of the most exciting makers in the world. Spanning every kind of craft, the Cockpit makers are united by their extraordinary skill and imagination.


If you don’t have a printer, follow the link below for instructions using anything that’s A4 size.


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.

Maxine Clark, Projects Coordinator at Cockpit said: “We are so thankful for the let’s Create Jubilee Fund, the opportunity to involve our Makers within our communities is so valuable, this project is the start of long lasting partnerships and paves the way for more access to Cockpit and to craft.”

Annie Warburton, Chief Executive at Cockpit said: “This June, join us in Cockpit’s vibrant studios to create your very own bunting flag. Everyone’s invited.
You can learn from expert craftspeople how to create something beautiful – and it’s all for free. Each flag will be unique expression of your creativity. Together, the bunting will be a celebration of everything that unites us. We’re thrilled to have support of the Jubilee Fund for this celebratory experience during our Summer Festival.”

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.


For more information about this project, please contact Maxine Clark.