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King's Lynn May Bank Holiday weekend of events to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles includes live music, children's activities and fireworks





West Norfolk Council is planning or supporting events to mark the Coronation of King Charles over the extra May Bank Holiday weekend.

On Saturday, May 6 visitors can watch the Coronation in King’s Staithe Square and enjoy a right royal party afterwards.

There will be a big screen broadcasting the Coronation service from Westminster Abbey and this will be followed by entertainment, live music from artists including The Chebbs, and fireworks will finish the night.

King Charles III pictured on a visit to Castle Rising Church
King Charles III pictured on a visit to Castle Rising Church

There will be activities for children in the square from noon until 5pm organised by Rachael Williams, learning and engagement officer at Stories of Lynn.

As Royal Navy Minesweepers visited Lynn as part of the 1953 Coronation Celebrations, there will be a minesweeping game to play alongside crafts including crown making.

A lazy afternoon will follow on Sunday, May 7 with more music and entertainment on stage, along with activities for children between 12pm and 5pm.

Cllr Graham Middleton is deputy leader and cabinet member for business, culture and heritage at West Norfolk Council
Cllr Graham Middleton is deputy leader and cabinet member for business, culture and heritage at West Norfolk Council

The Big Help Out is on Bank Holiday Monday, May 8 where the council has issued small grants of up to £200 to help those organising their own Coronation related activities.

A fund of £13,500 was earmarked for the scheme, with funds being released to successful applicants in April and some of these will be held on the national Big Help Out day.

Cllr Graham Middleton, deputy leader of West Norfolk Council and cabinet member for business, culture and heritage, said: "There will be lots for families to enjoy across west Norfolk.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations were held on King's Staithe Square in Lynn
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations were held on King's Staithe Square in Lynn

"I’m keeping my fingers crossed for sunshine, we're planning a right royal party in King’s Lynn and am looking forward to everything we have planned."

In addition to the events in Lynn, the borough council is also providing support for events in Hunstanton and Downham Market where there will be local celebrations to mark this historic occasion.



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