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Royal Coronation Celebrations


6 May 2023



Family Friendly


To celebrate such an important day in history; to commemorate the Kings Coronation there will be a live screening from Buckingham Palace being shown from a large TV positioned on the City Hall balcony.

There will be street dressing on King Edward Street, the street will be adorned with Union Jack lamppost banners.

A full day programme of Royal themed activities/craft activities and street theatre and performance primarily focusing in and around Queen Victoria Square and King Edward Street.

Come along and have a go at making:

Union Jack helmets
Sand sculptures and workshops for those more adventurous maybe some circus skills/assault course
cargo nets
tug of war rope
hula hoops
pedal go’s
spinning plates
juggling balls etc.
Unique sand sculptures and workshops with a Royal theme.

Who knows what these could be could possibly be something prestigious like the frontage of Buckingham Palace or maybe a bust of King Charles III!

It is a day for the communities to celebrate in the coronation – a number of community workshops are to take place during April in several locations around the City building on the ongoing promotion of mental health and wellbeing.

Additional street theatre will be positioned in the Beverley Gate, Back to Ours has invited a very special guest to Hull on Sat 6 May. Come and meet Mr Gigglesworth by appointment from his Majesty The King to help Hull celebrate the Coronation. Expect all of the new King’s favourite things – music arts even a little bit of horticulture.

It’ll be the usual fun and frolics you expect from Back to Ours. What more fitting to have it in this location; The remains of Beverley Gate, where, in 1642, Sir John Hotham refused Charles I entry to the city, an act of defiance widely acknowledged as the spark that ignited the English Civil War.

Hull and East Yorkshire Volunteers The HEY volunteers will also be signposting the public into the key areas and will be handing out some giveaways as a keepsakes for this historical momentous day in history:
pin badges

From 10am street theatre and performance will bring Queen Victoria Square, King Edward St and Beverley Gate to life.

Sand sculptures, circus skills, royal-themed craft workshops and assault courses will provide something for all ages, whilst HEY volunteers signpost visitors to activities and hand-out keepsakes to mark this momentous day in history.

A picnic area complete with grassed area and benches will be created for families to enjoy lunch and may even receive a special royal cookie or an ice-cream!

Local art organisation Back to Ours will take over Beverley Gate, with a royal street entertainment treat for audiences of all ages.

Over in Hull Minster there will also be a screening of the coronation in a quieter session. The minster will also host a tea party on the Bank Holiday Monday (8 May), whilst in Trinity Square, a vintage market and car display will be on offer.

Royal-themed artworks and poetry provided by pupils at Hull’s primary schools will be on display in the minster across the weekend.

10am – 4pm                   City Hall balcony – Live screening from Buckingham Palace on the Big Screen.
10am – 4pm                   Beverley Gate – Royal themed street theatre by Back To Ours, meet Mr Gigglesworth.
10am – 4pm                   King Edward Street – Big Head puppets, flag making workshops, paint pouring artist, sand sculpture workshop, face painting, craft workshops and circus stills

10am – 4pm                   King Edwards Street/Queen Victoria Square – Royal themed street entertainers
11am – 11.45am            King Edward Street/Queen Victoria Square – Royal Guards stilt walkers
11.30am – 12noon        King Edward Street/Queen Victoria Square – Giant roaming Beefeaters
12noon – 12.30pm       King Edward Street/Queen Victoria Square – Giant roaming Beefeaters
12.30pm – 1.45pm       King Edward Street/Queen Victoria Square – Royal Guards stilt walkers
1pm – 1.30pm               King Edward Street/Queen Victoria Square – Musical stilt toy soldier
1.30pm – 2pm                King Edward Street/Queen Victoria Square – Giant roaming Beefeaters
2pm – 2.45pm                King Edward Street/Queen Victoria Square – Royal Guards stilt walkers
2.30pm – 3pm               King Edward Street/Queen Victoria Square – Musical stilt toy soldier
3.pm – 3.30pm              King Edward Street/Queen Victoria Square – Giant roaming Beefeaters

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01482 300300


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