It’ll soon be time to celebrate and have a royally good time in Peterborough as the Coronation takes place at the beginning of May.
His Majesty King Charles III will be crowned alongside the Queen Consort at Westminster Abbey on Saturday May 6 at a ceremony conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Various events are being held throughout the city over the bank holiday weekend so if you want to mark this historic event we will keep you informed.
The Burghley pub on Burghley Road in the city centre is just one of many that are screening the Coronation and will also be celebrating with live music over the bank holiday weekend with Johnny Quinn, The Tourettes and Salmon Dave – see our Gig Guide section.
Many other local venues will be getting involved and it’s hoped there’ll be a few street parties too, but Peterborough City Council in partnership with Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough Museum and St John’s Church have several things planned.
So far, the events will include...
Friday, 5 May
2pm – Royal Connections tour of the Cathedral - Tickets priced £8. Book tickets on the Cathedral’s website https://www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/143/section.aspx/142/royal_connections
Saturday, 6 May
10am-2pm – Screening of Coronation - Held both indoors and outdoors at Peterborough Cathedral. Free of charge and no need to book.
1pm – Community Procession - From the front of the Cathedral to the Guildhall.
1.30pm - Coronation Outdoor World Food Picnic - Held in the Cathedral grounds with a range of food vans available serving international cuisines. You can also take your own food and blankets.
4pm – Coronation Concert at the Cathedral - Featuring the stunning voice of Gabriella, mezzo-soprano and performances from Lucy’s Pop Choir, Peterborough Community Gospel Choir and Tu danse. Tickets £3. To book, visit the Cathedral’s website.
In addition, throughout the day there will be children’s craft activities taking place along with tours of the Cathedral available.
Sunday, 7 May
3.30pm - Choral Evensong – A special service of Choral Evensong at Peterborough Cathedral attended by civic dignitaries. All are welcome and no need to book a place.
Monday, 8 May
11am - Royal Connections tour of the Cathedral - Tickets priced £8. Book tickets on the Cathedral’s website.
2pm - Royal Connections tour of the Cathedral - Tickets priced £8. Book tickets on the Cathedral’s website https://www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/143/section.aspx/142/royal_connections
Every day (Sat/Sun/Mon)
10am-4pm – Coronation Exhibition – The Community Gallery will be showcasing memorabilia from past coronations. There will be a family trail around the museum exploring royal connections in the Museum's collections. https://peterboroughmuseum.org.uk/events
More details and information on other events for the Coronation weekend are currently in planning and will be announced closer to the date. Keep an eye on our what's on section and ESP social media for more.