Luton Borough Council
20/04/2023 - Luton set for weekend of celebrations for King's Coronation
There will be a whole weekend of celebrations in Luton for the Coronation of King Charles III next month with free events for all the family organised by Luton Council.
On Saturday 6 May St George’s Square will be home to Our Global Luton party, including a colourful parade of young people and volunteers from across Luton celebrating the different countries with links to Luton.
The parade will be followed by a screening of the coronation on a big screen and a party open to everyone in Luton, with entertainment, food and activities. Bring your own picnic or get food and drink from the stalls or town centre shops and cafes to celebrate with the whole Luton community.
On Sunday 7 May, the new Hat Gardens Pocket Park in Bute Street will be the location for The Big Movie Coronation Lunch. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic and enjoy a day of family films to celebrate the King’s Coronation, including Peter Rabbit 2, Moana, and The Lion King.
And across Luton, many people will be holding their own Coronation Big Lunch, with neighbours coming together at 16 street and park parties around the town.
Robin Porter, Chief Executive of Luton Council, said: “It’s going to be another great weekend in Luton as we come together to celebrate the coronation of King Charles. It was a great honour for Luton that the King chose to visit us for one of his first visits as King and it was wonderful to see so many people turn out to greet him.
“Our Global Luton Party will be an opportunity for us to celebrate our links around the world and to watch the Coronation at a party with people from across our town.
“I’m also looking forward to The Big Movie Coronation Lunch, our first event at the new Hat Gardens in the town centre. Bring along a picnic and enjoy some great family films!”
Luton Rising, the council’s airport company, is sponsoring Our Global Luton party and Mark Turner, Service Director at Luton Rising said, "We are excited to be supporting this event. It was a great day when we welcomed the King aboard the new Luton DART last year and we are looking forward to celebrating his coronation.
“Luton Rising is proud to support community events across the town and this is a great chance to come together and celebrate an historic day.”
Coronation - Our Global Luton, sponsored by Luton Rising
Saturday 6 May, 10am – 4pm, St George’s Square, Luton
- 10am – Our Global Luton Parade, local young people and volunteers will parade from Market Hill to St George’s Square ending with a flag display in the square. The parade will be headed by Dohl Drummers, supported by UKCCA and will include local dancers.
- 11am – Watch the Coronation live on the Big Screen on St George’s Square
- 1pm – 4pm – Our Global Luton Party with local performers, food vans and free children’s entertainment funded by Luton BID including Glitter Arty face painting, art and storytelling from A Children’s Story, and Coronation-themed stilt walkers.
The Big Movie Coronation Lunch
Sunday 7 May 2023, Hat Gardens, Bute Street, Luton
Bring your own picnic and enjoy a day of family films:
- 10am – Peter Rabbit 2 (U)
- 12pm – Moana (PG)
- 2pm – The Lion King (PG)
Deck chairs and bean bags available whilst they last – organised by Luton Council.
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