This May 2023 marks the Coronation of a new Monarch, His Majesty King Charles III. It is the first coronation since Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

It will be celebrated across the country and The Commonwealth and marked with a three-day bank holiday weekend from Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May 2023.

Bradford Council is encouraging people from across the district to get involved in organising and attending events and activities to celebrate this momentous occasion.

The Local Authority has launched a small grants fund to help local people to organise their own events. Local residents and community organisations will be able to apply for grants of up to £250 to put on events in their neighbourhoods.

The council has received funding from the Department of Culture Media and Sport via the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to help the district celebrate and flags and bunting will be going up in the city centre and in Bingley, Ilkley, Keighley and Shipley. City Hall will be lit up in red, white and blue and the bells of City Hall clock tower will ring out in celebration.

The Coronation Ceremony and the Coronation Concert will be shown live on the Big Screen in Centenary Square for those who want to join together to celebrate.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Martin Love, said: “It was great to see communities from across the Bradford district coming together to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee for her late Majesty the Queen, and many people would like to join in with celebrations for the Coronation in much the same way. This is a momentous event in our history and a great opportunity for everyone to have fun and get together to celebrate.”

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