CORONATION OF KING CHARLES III CELEBRATIONS
The Coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey. During the ceremony the King will be crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort. Following the coronation there will be an extra bank holiday on Monday 8 May to allow people to come together and celebrate.
OFFICIAL CORONATION SCREENING
Himley Hall and Park will be screening the live broadcast of the Coronation ceremony on Saturday 6 May.
Starting at 9.30am the screen will give people the opportunity to come together with their local community to celebrate this historic moment in the beautiful surroundings of Grade II listed Himley Hall.
Himley Hall Coffee Lounge will be open from 9.30am until 5pm.
This is a free and public event but usual carparking charges apply.
Red House Glass Cone
King's coronation trail - from 22 April
Join us for our special King's Coronation trail based on the new book by Sheila May Bird and illustrated by Mark Beech. Find all of the King's new hats around our site and then collect your prize, a special edition commemorative King's Coronation medal.
Luckily the King's good friend, Tom the Gardener, is there to show him that a King doesn't only wear a crown. He must wear all sorts of hats in his new job!
To book tickets - https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/red-house-glass-cone (£5 per child)
Competition – Design a crown fit for King
Download the design sheet below and draw a crown fit for a king! The winner will get to make their design in glass.
All entries will be on display for the Coronation – come and see if you can find yours (free) at the Red House Glass Cone, Wordsley.
STREET PARTY APPLICATIONS
Whether you are celebrating the coronation with neighbours and friends, hosting at work, or local community groups please see the guide below for advice and tips.
THE BIG HELP OUT
The Big Help Out will give everyone an opportunity to join in. From rolling up your sleeves to help a local group, to joining some of the UK’s best-known national charities - Monday 8 May will be your chance to get involved.
TV LICENSE DISPENSATION
A dispensation has been given to mark the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort and Live Ceremonial Coverage on Saturday 6 May and The Coronation Concert on Sunday 7 May 2023.
This dispensation allows events to be organised for communities in venues where TV is not usually watched to screen live programmes throughout the weekend without needing to purchase a licence. This includes, for example, community venues such as churches, town halls, community centres, libraries and streets across Britain as well as commercial premises acting as community venues such as concert halls, performing arts venues, cinemas and shops. It also applies to any outdoor venues which have the facilities to screen.
BBC coverage should be free to watch, so please don’t charge anyone for the viewing. Even if your screening is taking place at a venue which normally has a commercial purpose you must not charge for tickets, and the public should be allowed to bring their own food and drink. Venues and community groups requiring additional information can also visit the BBC website.