Coronation celebrations: events in South Leeds round up

King Charles III is being crowned in Westminster Abbey on Saturday (6 May 2023). To mark the occassion many community groups in South Leeds will be holding events over the weekend, which includes an extra bank holiday on Monday 8 May.

On Friday 5 May, 12-3pm, Holbeck Together are organising a Coronation Afternoon Tea Party at St Matthew’s Community Centre. The event is free, but please book on (0113) 245 5553.

There will be a community celebration on Coronation Day, Saturday 6 May, at the St Andrew’s Community Centre, Cardinal Road, Beeston, LS11 8AQ. The day will begin at 10am, running through until approximately 3pm, featuring stalls and games, and then there will be a live streaming of the coronation itself on a big screen, indoors. A very reasonably priced barbecue lunch with scones, jam and cream for dessert will be available added to which there will be a raffle, tombola, cakes and a decorate the crown competition.

The Friends of Hunslet Moor will be holding a celebration barbecue at the their community hub behind Crescent Towers (the purple flats). Join them on Sunday 7 May, 12-4pm.

The James Farrell Concert Band will be performing live at The Holbeck’s Coronation party on Sunday 7 May from 2:30pm. Jenkinson Lawn, LS11 9QX.

You are invited to join the celebration of the King’s Coronation at Cottingley Community Centre with food, music, games and fun on Monday 8 May, 11am-2pm. This is a ticketed event costing £1 adults, 50p children.

Middleton Railway will be closed on Coronation day to allow its volunteers to join the celebrations, but it will be open on Sunday 7 and Monday 8 May.

The Royal Armouries Museum in Hunslet have a range of free events over the Coronation weekend, including armoured knights will parade around Leeds Dock on horseback, in a one-off recreation of the Ceremony of the King’s Champion on Saturday at 2pm. There will also be a display of replica crown jewels direct from the Tower of London, all weekend. Decorate your own crown craft activities 10am-4pm each day. Plus they are running a competition to design a modern armour suitable for a modern monarch.


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