Fun day of events to celebrate Coronation

THERE will be a fun-filled day of entertainment on Wells Cathedral Green on May 7 to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.

The Coronation will take place on Saturday, May 6, at Westminster Abbey in London when the King will be crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort.

The following day, Sunday, May 7, there will be fun activities for all the family on Wells Cathedral Green to celebrate the Coronation. Local organisations in the community are coming together to offer a range of attractions including live music, family games and craft activities, and children’s races.

Food and drink stalls will open from 10am. At noon the event will be officially opened by the Mayor of Wells, Councillor Stewart Cursley, after which the live music will start. There will be an exciting programme of music including Wells Cathedral Song Squad, Mojo Working, Wells City Band, Blue School Folk Group and Wells Cathedral School Jazz Combo.

The celebrations are being organised by Wells City Council working in partnership with Wells Cathedral. Mayor Cllr Cursley said: “Sunday, May 7, will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with friends and relatives on our historic Cathedral Green, whether enjoying family games, races and crafts or listening to a great musical line-up. Come along, bring a picnic and join in the fun.”

As part of the celebrations, an art exhibition will take place in the Cathedral Cloisters from Tuesday, May 2, to Friday, May 12. There will be exhibits by local artists covering a variety of media including paintings, Raku fired ceramics, kiln fused glass, stained glass, mosaic, stitched textiles, recycled/reclaimed steel and willow sculpture.

Art students from the Blue School and Wells Cathedral School will be taking part in the exhibition. Shilen Tanna, Academic Recovery Director and Leader of Art at the Blue School, said: “The Blue School are thrilled to have the opportunity of sharing the visual outcomes from a few of their Year 12 students. We hope everyone will enjoy seeing their exhibited art in such a wonderful environment during a time of historic change.”

For more information, contact Wendy Ray: 07787 874198.

Pubs, clubs and bars across the country will be able to stay open for an extra two hours on Friday and Saturday of the Coronation weekend.

There will also be an extra bank holiday on Monday, May 8, to mark the Coronation.