Coronation party to arrive in Manchester

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To mark the Coronation of His Majesty the King Charles the III and Queen Consort Piccadilly Gardens will host a party, fit for royalty next weekend (6-7 May).

To celebrate the historic occasion, the Council are inviting residents to come along to Piccadilly Gardens, where there will be two large screens live streaming events from London over the Coronation Bank Holiday Weekend. 

Saturday 6 May 

Fun seekers will be able to soak up the party ambiance and watch the BBC Live Coverage of the Coronation in Piccadilly Gardens on large screens.  

There will be an array of vendors in Piccadilly Gardens selling food, coronation treats and tipples- plus, there will be face painting for little ones keen to join in the fun. 

There will additionally be a large screen in Manchester Cathedral, where people can watch the Coronation Events free of charge in one of Manchester’s most historic buildings.  

After the Coronation ceremony and traditional procession, the platforms in Piccadilly Gardens will remain open until 11pm. Offering up food, drinks and entertainment for all into the night.  

Sunday 7 May 

The Coronation fun continues into Sunday 7 May, where Piccadilly Gardens will be transformed into a picnic space for the Coronation Big Lunch.  Complete with picnic tables, benches and food stalls, everyone is invited to join in the Coronation Big Lunch.  

The event will be taking place in cities, towns and villages across the nation and is the perfect opportunity for families and friends to come together to celebrate His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen Consort.  

In the evening, the Coronation Concert will be live streamed in Piccadilly Gardens and residents are invited to enjoy the world-class entertainment and the historic event in the city centre with family and friends.  

Starting on Monday 8th May, to mark His Majesty The King’s Coronation, thousands of organisations across the country will be participating in the Big Help Out. The Big Help Out is a scheme encouraging people across the country to volunteer and help out their local communities.  

For Manchester based volunteering opportunities, please visit:  

For more information on the national programme: The Big Help Out | Home 


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