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Cambridge prepares to mark the coronation of King Charles III

4 May 2023

Communities across Cambridge will be coming together to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen Consort this  weekend.

On Saturday 6 May there will be free screenings of the coronation service at two of Cambridge City Council’s community centres.

From 10.30am residents are welcome to go along to the Clay Farm Centre on Hobson Square in Trumpington or the new Meadows Community Centre on Arbury Road.

As well as the live screening of the coronation service which starts at 11am, at both centres there will be complimentary refreshments and cake for visitors, coronation-themed craft activities to take part in, and a ‘royal’ photobooth and dressing-up props.

These events have been made possible thanks in part to funding from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority via a government grant.

Additionally in Cambridge, more than 30 community groups have received grants allocated by the council’s King Charles III Coronation Celebration grant fund, which will help them to celebrate with street parties and other activities.

Across the weekend, the Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr Mark Ashton, and the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Jenny Gawthrope Wood will be dropping in to join the celebrations at a number of these community events.

Cllr Mark Ashton, Mayor of Cambridge, said: “The King’s coronation is sure to be a very special occasion for the country and the Commonwealth. It’s great to see that so many events and parties will be taking place across Cambridge and along with the Deputy Mayor, I’m looking forward to visiting as many as I can.

“It promises to be a truly historic and memorable weekend, with friends, neighbours and families coming together in a variety of imaginative and inclusive ways to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles and the Queen Consort.”