A guide to Coronation Celebrations 6th, 7th and 8th May
The Official Programme...
Saturday 6th May 2023
The Coronation Service will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11 am. The King and Queen Consort will arrive at Westminster Abbey in procession from Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee Coach. Following the ceremony the King and Queen Consort will return to Buckingham Palace, joined in the procession by other Members of the Royal Family. Once at Buckingham Palace, The King and The Queen Consort and other members of the Royal Family, will appear on the balcony.
Sunday 7th May 2023
The Coronation Big Lunch
Neighbours and communities across the UK are invited to have street parties and get-togethers in a ‘Coronation Big Lunch’, a nationwide act of celebration and friendship.
A special Coronation Concert will take place in the evening at Windsor Castle, produced, staged and broadcast live by the BBC. The Coronation Concert will feature global music icons and contemporary stars together in celebration of the historic occasion. The concert will be attended by a public audience including volunteers from The King and The Queen Consort’s many charity affiliations. The concert will include the ‘Lighting up the Nation’, which will see the country join together in celebration as iconic locations across the UK are lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.
Monday 8th May 2023
The Big Help Out is being organised by The Together Coalition and a wide range of partners such as The Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service and faith groups from across the UK. The Big Help will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas and is hoped to highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the nation. Find out more about volunteering for the Big Help Out.
Coronation Events taking place in Purbeck...
Corfe: The Parish Council is planning to hold celebrations on the 6th and 7th with a large screen live viewing of the Coronation on the 6th in the Village Hall, and then a ‘Big Lunch’ event in the grounds of Corfe Castle on the 7th (local parishioners only).
Swanage: It is hoping that residents will get together with neighbours and have their own parties over the Bank Holiday weekend. There are also plans to show the Coronation live on a big screen, at the White Horse. The Purbeck Flower Group will decorating the shops, Swanage Railway Station and the Mowlem Theatre with displays. On Monday volunteer and charity groups will have stands on the terrace at Shore road as part of ‘The Big Help Out.’
Wareham: The Town Council have been given permission to close North Street and locals will be invited to bring a picnic and celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III there will be live entertainment.