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King’s Coronation: Full details of live screening & activities in Hull city centre

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Preparations are now underway in Hull city centre, where it will be awash with red, white and blue for the King’s Royal Coronation.

On Saturday 6 May, the coronation of King Charles III will be shown on big screens from Hull City Hall balcony and Trinity Market, alongside a full day of activities and celebrations planned across the city centre.

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.

Hull Minster will be hosting additional events for the Coronation on Bank Holiday Monday (Credit Merlin-UK | Steve F-E-Cameron)

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

As a key date in the country’s history, any child born in the Women and Childrens’ Hospital in Hull during the coronation month of May will be presented a commemorative coin when the baby’s birth is registered. 

Babies born in May 23 will receive a coin when the birth is registered.
Sat timesActivityLocation
From 10amLive screening from Buckingham Palace City Hall balcony Hull Minster
10am – 4pmRoyal themed street theatre with Back to OursBeverley Gate
10am – 4pmRoyal themed Static Activities including puppets, flag making workshops, sand sculpture live carvings, paint pouring artists, plus interactive family activitiesKing Edward Street
10am – 4pmRoyal themed street entertainment and dancersKing Edward Street/Queen Victoria SquareKing Edward Street/Queen Victoria Square
11 – 11:45amRoyal Guards Stilt Walkers
11:30 – 12noonMusical Stilt Toy Soldier
12 – 12:30pmRoaming Giant Beefeaters
12:30 – 1:45pmRoyal Guards Stilt Walkers
1:00 – 1:30pmMusical Stilt Toy Soldier
1:30 – 2pmRoaming Giant Beefeaters
2 – 2:45pmRoyal Guards Stilt Walkers
2.30 – 3pmMusical Stilt Toy Soldier
3:00 – 3:30pmRoaming Giant Beefeaters                                    
   
Monday 8 MayActivityLocation
11am – 3pmBig Tea Party and a volunteering celebration event in the Minster. Activities also include vintage market and vintage vehicles. Hull Minster and Trinity Square

Kath Wynne-Hague, Head of culture, place and city centre, said: “The royal coronation is a day for friends, families and communities to come together and celebrate history in the making.

“Visitors to the city centre will be treated to a whole host of activities to keep the family entertained all day long. It will be one to remember.”

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