Bracknell Forest's coronation celebration

Bracknell Forest Council and The Lexicon have teamed up to host a number of activities in the town centre to mark the historic occasion of The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

The coronation celebrations will take place on Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May 2023. The events aim to bring the community together for a weekend of fun, entertainment and community spirit.

On Saturday, visitors are invited to Bond Square to watch the coronation ceremony on a live screen at 11am, followed by an afternoon of live music and dance until around 7pm.

Throughout the day, visitors will be entertained by a fabulous line-up of performers including The Rock Choir, BWCB Liquorice Allsorts, Saxcelerate band, BARTA, Reading Gospel Community Choir, Vocalese and The Candy Girls. It will be hosted by local musical impresario Richard Whennell.

The celebrations continue with a tea dance in Princess Square on Sunday 7 May between 11am and midday and again from 2pm until 3pm. It will feature dancing led by KL Dance Steps and free delicious coronation crown biscuits and a cup of tea or coffee provided by Starbucks.

Susan Halliwell, Chief Executive at Bracknell Forest Council, said:

 “There are a number of events taking place across the borough to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles, including two days of activity in The Lexicon. We hope these events give people wishing to commemorate the occasion the chance to do so with family, friends and the wider community.”

Sue Boor, Head of Marketing at The Lexicon, said:

“We are thrilled to be able to bring the community together with a weekend of fun to make memories of this momentous occasion.”

Bracknell Forest Council will also be unveiling a commemorative bench later this year in Bond Square as a permanent reminder of the coronation. A  time-capsule will be placed under the bench to mark the historic moment in time.

For more information and timings for the coronation weekend, visit The Lexicon's website.