Hackney gets ready to celebrate coronation of King Charles III
Hackney is set to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla with three days of street parties, live music, food and entertainment.
During a bank holiday weekend from 6 to 8 May, a host of Council supported events are on offer for residents to enjoy, including a fun-packed celebration at Hoxton Street Market, a concert at Hackney Town Hall, as well as a number of street parties and Big Lunches.
Saturday 6 May
Hoxton Street Market and Hoxton Gardens hold a coronation celebration from 11am till 2pm, featuring performances by Grand Union Orchestra; a crown making workshop, a comic/zine making workshop, DJ workshops, and roaming circus performers. The coronation event will also be shown live on a big screen outside the Howl at the Moon pub.
A host of street parties will bring local residents together, with eight roads being temporarily closed over the weekend for neighbours to come together and celebrate Hackney’s cultural diversity. These are: Wilton Way, Middleton Road, Statham Grove, Elmcroft Street and Grayling Road on 6 May and Allerton Road, Ickburgh Road and Leagrave Street on 7 May.
At least 18 estate-based Big Coronation Lunch events will be held across the borough with a further 13 taking place after the coronation weekend. These are being supported by up to £750 in grants from the Council’s Housing Services as part of the national Big Coronation Lunch initiative. The Council received 51 applications for Big Lunch funding which is designed to bring local communities together to share friendship, food and fun.
Sunday 7 May
The coronation concert at Windsor Castle takes place from 7-10pm, broadcast live on the BBC. Performers will include Take That, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
St John-at-Hackney Church is throwing a community garden party from 1-5pm, in the walled garden in the Church Gardens.
Monday 8 May
The East London School of Music (ELSOM) is hosting a free concert in the Hackney Town Hall assembly rooms at 3pm, with the ELSOM Youth Orchestra, Hampstead Adventist Choral Society Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists also performing. To request tickets for the concert, email: email@example.com
In Hackney we pride ourselves on our community spirit. The coronation of King Charles III is a historic event which I have no doubt will bring all our communities together to enjoy a monumental celebration.