10 March 2023

Lyme Regis invited to come together for the Big Coronation Party

Lyme Regis invited to come together for the Big Coronation Party

THE community is invited to come together and celebrate the coronation of King Charles III at an open-air party in Lyme Regis.

The Big Coronation Party will be held on Sunday 7 May at Lyme Regis Football Club from 3pm until 10.30pm, hosted by Lyme Regis Town Council.

The event will be free to enter and will include live music from local bands, free activities for children, a bar, and free food for local residents.

The coronation ceremony for The King will take place on Saturday 6 May and people from across the UK and the Commonwealth are encouraged to join in celebrations across the three-day weekend.

In a nationwide act of celebration and friendship, neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together at Coronation Big Lunches on Sunday 7 May.

Lyme’s Big Coronation Party is an opportunity to bring the community together and celebrate as a town.

The event starts at 3pm with a children’s disco and will be followed by live music from Ghosts, etc, Jess Upton & the Guilty Pleasures, and Under the Radar, ending with headliners WeFunk.

There will be lots of fun activities to keep the children entertained, which will all be free to join in with.

Various food options will be available and will be free to Gateway Card holders, including those with an Uplyme Shoppers’ Gateway Card, and others have the option to pay for their food.

Drinks will be flowing throughout the day with an outside bar provided by the football club.

Cllr David Ruffle, chairman of the town council’s Coronation Working Group, said: “As part of the celebration of King Charles's Coronation, Lyme Regis Town Council is inviting all residents to come and help us celebrate this momentous occasion by attending the Big Coronation Party.  

“Good music, good food, good company is assured, all we need is you! And maybe best of all, food is free for all Gateway Card and Uplyme Shoppers Gateway Card holders.

“The dancing will be supplied by you and is equally free so please come and join us at Lyme Regis Football Club from 3pm on Sunday 7 May.”

The Big Coronation Party is one of many events taking place in Lyme Regis over the special bank holiday weekend.

On Saturday 6 May, a Coronation Cream Tea will be held at Lyme Regis Baptist Church from 3pm to 6pm in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The Marine Theatre has a full programme of events over the weekend, including a screening of the coronation on the morning of Saturday 6 May with free admission, Mungo’s Hi Fi will offer an alternative reggae coronation on Saturday evening, and there will be a Kings and Queens’ fancy dress party on the morning of Sunday 7 May.

Full details are available at www.marinetheatre.com/whats-on

At 11am on Sunday 7 May, the mayor, Cllr Michaela Ellis will hold her Civic Service at St Michael’s Parish Church, which all residents and local organisations are invited to attend.

Lyme Regis Town Band will play at the Civic Service and will then perform a celebratory concert in the Marine Parade Shelters at 1.30pm.

On Monday 8 May, the May Fete will take place at Anning Road Playing Field from 1pm to 4pm, celebrating the Big Help Out, highlighting the valuable contribution volunteers make to the local community.