A CELEBRATION to mark the coronation of King Charles III will be held in a town centre park.
The event at Caldecott Park on Saturday May 6 – the same day that the coronation takes place – will feature live music, street entertainers, inflatables and the chance to watch the coronation service together on a giant screen.
The coronation of His Majesty The King takes place at Westminster Abbey that day, the centrepiece of a Coronation Weekend which aims to bring the country together in celebration.
On Sunday May 7, the Coronation Big Lunch takes place, an opportunity for family, friends and communities to share food and fun – and Rugby residents are invited to hold street parties to mark the occasion.
Rugby Borough Council also plans to dress the town centre with Union Jack and official Coronation Flags to mark the historic occasion.
The council’s leisure and wellbeing spokesman Coun Howard Roberts said: “The Coronation Weekend marks the first coronation of a British monarch in nearly 70 years and we want to ensure our communities have the opportunity to join together in order to share the experience.
“Whether family, friends and neighbours celebrating with a street party for the Coronation Big Lunch, or residents joining together at the community event in Caldecott Park to watch the coronation service on a giant screen, the weekend gives us all the opportunity to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III together.”
Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/coronation before the deadline of 5pm on Monday March 27 to apply to hold a street party and/or a temporary road closure to celebrate the Coronation Big Lunch.
Visit www.coronationbiglunch.com to request a Coronation Big Lunch pack, including ideas, tips and practical help to plan a community event.