Shepton Mallet's Annual Sheptopoly Event, Platinum Jubilee Celebration
It’s the return of Sheptopoly, a unique and interactive one-day event full of theatrical performance and fun, created by the Art Bank in Shepton Mallet! This year we are also celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, so there is a ‘7 Queens for 7 Decades’ theme. In addition, we’re launching our new, year-long project, ‘Community Spirit,’ funded by the National Lottery Platinum Jubilee Fund.
Sheptopoly uses the town like a 3D boardgame. Teams of friends and families will have the opportunity to meet Queens from history and imagination at various locations in the town centre, complete various tasks in order to win tokens and progress to the next location. There will be a cash prize for the team that records the most creative Sheptopoly journey through photos and/or videos. Teams need to register (it is free to take part) at www.artbank.org.uk then turn up at the Art Bank at 1pmon the day of the event, Saturday 4th June, to collect maps. Game play is from 1 till 3.30, with the finale at the Market Cross at 3, where Shepton’s Tall Tails Theatre will host a Victorian style music hall extravaganza.
At close of play, the Dr Love Vinyl Revival will commence his ‘Jubilee Jukebox’ in the Art Bank itself, playing 70 years of British hits into the night!
Some of the Queens players will meet on the way include the legendary Boudica; Queen Mab, Chief Controller of the Fairies; Alice in Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts and an on-the-move mermaid queen. The game includes elements such as treasure hunting, dress-up, riddle-solving and games of skill.
From 13:00- 15:30, Saturday 4th June
It's Free! Just register online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/platinum-jubilee-sheptopoly-tickets-330752839647
The Art Bank, 13 High Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5AA
Sat 4 June