Music, crafts, children’s races and more at Coronation celebrations

PREPARATIONS are in full swing for the activities on Wells Cathedral Green on Sunday, May 7, to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.

There will be family games and craft activities, a wide variety of food and an exciting programme of live music.

The event will be opened at noon by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wells, Councillor Stewart Cursley and June Cursley, followed by a number of music performances on stage until late afternoon. The order of performances will be:

12pm-12.30pm: Wells Cathedral Song Squad

12.45pm-1.30pm: Mojo Workin’ Blues Band

2pm-2.45pm: Wells City Band

3pm-3.30pm: Meg Curl, singer, student at Wells Cathedral School

3.45pm-4.15pm: Woody Collins, singer/songwriter + keyboard

4.30pm-5pm: The Blue School Folk Group

5.20pm-6pm: Wells Cathedral School Jazz Combo (main picture)

Mojo Workin’ Blues Band

Edward Leaker, Head of Jazz and Popular Music at the Cathedral School, said: “I am delighted that our wonderful Jazz Combo are able to be a part of the celebrations.

“The group currently features a particularly talented crop of young jazz musicians. They seize any opportunity to perform but they are all particularly pleased to be part of such an important occasion.”

There will be children’s races for all ages at 1.30pm and 3.30pm, such as Egg & Spoon, Obstacle Race and Football Dribbling. Winners will receive a special Coronation medal.

Artists from Wookey Hole Circus

Artists from Wookey Hole Circus will perform periodically on the Green.

The food available will include Thai, Mexican Burritos, Japanese, burgers and sausages, quiches, and cakes. Wine and soft drinks will also be available.

People can take their own picnics if preferred, and a fold-up chair or rug, and enjoy the fun.

There will also be an Art in the Cathedral Cloisters Exhibition that opens on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 2, and continues until May 12.