Metro Mayor Dan Norris is off to London tomorrow to represent us all at the Coronation of King Charles III.
Speaking ahead of the event Mr Norris said: “Tomorrow I’ll be representing the million fantastic people of the West of England at the Coronation in London’s Westminster Abbey. This very rare event is a real moment in the history of our country.”
Thousands of local people are expected to attend a series of local and regional celebratory events over the bank holiday weekend.
The West of England Combined Authority secured £45,000 from the government which Bristol City Council and South Glos council are using to fund giant screenings at Bristol Cathedral and Bristol and Bath Science Park over at Emersons Green.
Among the other public events taking place in Bath and NE Somerset are the Batheaston Coronation Street Party at Riverside Park and Keynsham Picnic in the Park at Keynsham Memorial Park on Sunday, while Bath Abbey have a host of events planned for the weekend like their patriotic printing craft activity for Bathonians young and old to enjoy on the Monday.
Many other events in towns, villages and cities across the region are also taking place this weekend so people can come together. Locals can join in natural crown-making workshops over the weekend at Wild Place Project while Bristolians can enjoy a free exhibition looking back at different coronations over the years at All Saints Church in Clifton. Plus there are street parties planned at Kingston Road and elsewhere across the city – and region – on the Saturday and Sunday.