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Save the date for Horsham's weekend of Coronation celebrations

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People across the Horsham District are being invited to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King in a weekend of free special events from 6 to 8 May, courtesy of Horsham District Council.

The Coronation will be screened live in The Capitol theatre on Saturday 6 May and will include a special feature showing the broadcast of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation from 2 June 1953.

The fun starts on Thursday 4 May when Benson’s Mini Funfair makes a popular return to Horsham Park with a selection of rides throughout the weekend until 8 May.

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May sees a special Majestic Market come to Horsham town centre, hosted by Coden Events and Food Rocks, offering a fantastic collection of local produce, a great food and drink offer, and a King Charles Spaniel dog competition!

Sunday is when the street party springs to life across the town featuring free live music from 12 noon to 9pm, a host of community stalls, a vintage double decker bus bar and live performances throughout the town including roaming ‘Royal Palace’ guards.

Look out too for local favourites including Horsham’s Diva Sarah Esser-Haswell and Big Notes Choir, traditional dance from Mythago and Magog, as well as performances from HAODS and the Root and Branch Theatre. The Sussex Band of the Royal British Legion will be performing in Horsham Park from 2-4pm.

For the little ones don’t miss the chance for them to make their own royal crowns or colourful windmills at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery where coronation crafts and a free children’s trail will be on offer.

Events will be happening throughout the Horsham District, with each Parish and Neighbourhood Council offered to £200 towards the cost of their Coronation celebration. Residents should contact their parish council to see what’s planned in their local area. Further details will be announced over the coming weeks.

By Gavin Hewins

Published March 29, 2023, 4:15 p.m.