King Charles III coronation events taking place in our area

While the eyes of the country and the world are on King Charles III’s coronation tomorrow, there are plenty of events taking place on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday to mark the historic occasion.

Please check with the event organisers if any are sold out.

1. Cam & Dursley

The coronation ceremony of King Charles III and Her Majesty the Queen Consort will be broadcast at St James’s Church, Dursley.

Afterwards events are taking place across Dursley town centre including a cake baking competition and shop front window competition.

Other activities and games have been planned, as well as food and craft stalls in the Market Place and Parsonage Street.

Meanwhile, Cam Parish Council has organised a family fun day at Jubilee Playing Fields with a dog show in partnership with Cotswolds Dogs and Cats Home.

Categories include His Majesty and Her Highness, Mini Royal and of-course Best in Show.

The coronation ceremony will also be broadcast at the fields on a huge LED screen.

There will be a regal fancy dress competition for children aged between four and 11.

Other activities include food and craft stalls, dance acts, face-painting and pony rides.

There is also the Coronation Running Festival 2023 taking place in Berkeley on Monday, May 8.

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The event at Jubilee Playing Fields will take place from 11am to 5pm.

Events in Dursley will take place from 11am to 4pm.

2. Uley

Villagers in Uley have been gearing up to celebrate the coronation this weekend.

Dozens of red, white and blue decorations have been put up throughout the village and inside the local shop Uley Community Stores and Post Office.

It comes ahead of the village’s Coronation Picnic on Sunday. The patriotic community also has a special reason to celebrate as well.

Villagers fondly recall the day 10 years ago when the former Prince of Wales visited and officially opened the much-loved shop in February 2013.

Angela Haddrell, a volunteer postmistress and store manager, said The King was “absolutely charming.”

“It was an unforgettable day,” she said.

“We will always remember when His Royal Highness described Uley as a ‘very special village’.

“He was only meant to stay for 20 to 30 minutes, but he was here for an hour, which was just wonderful.”

The village – which is 20 minutes away from The King’s home Highgrove, Tetbury – will host a large community get-together on the green outside the shop on Sunday, May 7 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

People are being urged to bring a picnic lunch and there will also be games and entertainment.

3. Parkrun

A coronation themed parkrun will be taking place in Berkeley Green on Saturday morning, just before the King’s coronation.

Runners can wear read, white and blue to celebrate the new King – there will also be coronation cakes following the run.

4. Thornbury is cancelled

One event we know will not take place however is the coronation community picnic in Thornbury which has been cancelled due to bad weather. 

The event in Mundy Playing Fields tomorrow, Saturday, May 6 was due to have a big screening of the historic event as well as royalty themed dressing up competition and various nature activities.

Staff and organisers from Thornbury Town Council say they are ‘absolutely’ gutted. 

5. Yate and Chipping Sodbury

The Chipping Sodbury Big Lunch will take place on Sunday, May 7 between 12 and 5pm on Broad Street.

A craft day will be the climax of the Coronation weekend at Yate Shopping Centre.

Organisers says the event at the Central Square will enable potential crown designers to have an opportunity to display their talents.

The free event takes place on Monday, May 8 from 11am until 3pm (while stocks last)

At the Horseshoe in Yate the coronation will be celebrated with a free buffet from 12pm to 4pm.  

The coronation will be shown live at Yate Methodist Church also.

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