Join us for a weekend of commemorative events celebrating the historic occasion of the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla. There is something for everyone, from the chance to watch the Coronation and the Coronation Concert on the Corn Exchange big screen, to A Big Lunch in the Park, and a children’s Make & Play event.
Further details about some of the events are below:
The Coronation Screening in the Corn Exchange on the morning of Saturday 6th May will begin at 10am to include the procession to Westminster Abbey. Beforehand our Town Crier will deliver the official Coronation Cry in the Market Square at 9:45.
The Children’s Make & Play event offers the chance to create your own wooden Charles and Camilla peg dolls, finger puppets, a cardboard crown, or a red, white and blue ribbon twirler. You can take part in some colouring and puzzle activities, test your skill at sticking the gem on the crown, or dress up for some photos with our props and throne!
The Big Lunch at the Leys is a family friendly picnic with entertainment. Windrush Radio will be compering and broadcasting from the event. There is fun, free tennis and refreshments from the Coffee Shed, and children’s fairground rides and food stalls from Hatwell’s funfair.
Morris dancing and both broadcast music and live performances, including an Open Mic opportunity for the brave will take place in our performance area.
Thames Valley Police will be offering Cycle Security marking and generally joining in with the fun.
If you fancy learning a new skill, Witney Vikings will challenge you to the likes of football darts, and the Morris dancers may be looking to involve audiences which sounds amazing – both of these must be worth a video to capture the moment!
There are prizes for the best fancy dress for children AND adults and for those without a costume, plenty of photo opportunities, with our throne, crown cape and life size Charles and Camilla! Another chance to capture the moment.
Bring a picnic or buy some food at the event. We will be keeping our fingers crossed for good weather.
On the evening of Sunday 7th May the Corn Exchange Big Screen will be broadcasting the Coronation Concert from 8pm.
Aside from these weekend events we also have groups and individuals making sustainable cloth bunting to turn the town red, white and blue, we have an amazing window display of Coronation memorabilia being installed and we have schools working on commemorative book projects, so there is lots going on around the town.
Huge thanks go out to all the community groups, schools and individuals contributing to making all these events happen. We are looking forward to seeing lots of social media posts of Coronation memories.