King Charles III Coronation
Ards and North Down Borough Council is pleased to announce that several celebratory and community events are planned to mark the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen in May 2023.
The programme includes grant-supported community events, a school engagement programme, tea dances, tree planting, traditional craft workshops, and a Coronation exhibition.
Commemorative Birthday Cards
Calling all residents who celebrate their birthday on 6th May!
To mark the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen on 6 May 2023, Ards and North Down Borough Council would like to celebrate with each of our residents who were born on 6 May by presenting them with a special commemorative birthday card. To nominate either yourself or a relative or friend, email firstname.lastname@example.org detailing:
- Recipient name
- Date of birth
- Postal address
Closing date 5pm on 14 April 2023.
Council will host several celebratory and community events to mark the Coronation. The programme includes grant-supported community events, a school engagement programme, tea dances, tree planting, traditional craft workshops, and a Coronation exhibition.
Tea Dances **NOW FULLY BOOKED**
Coronation Tea Dances Friday 5 May | 2pm to 5pm | Includes light refreshments
To mark the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla, join us for Tea Dances in Bangor and Newtownards on Friday 5 May 2023, 2pm to 4pm in Aurora Leisure Centre, Bangor and Queen's Hall, Newtownards.
Everyone welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.
Booking essential as spaces are limited. Please contact Sharon Murphy by Friday 28 April to reserve your place: Email email@example.com / Telephone: 0300 013 333 ext 40348
Workshops and craft-based activities
To mark the crowning of the 62nd Monarch King Charles III, the Arts and Heritage service will host a series of workshops and craft-based activities. King Charles is an ambassador of heritage craft preservation and we invite you to celebrate his Coronation with us.
Irish Linen, a Heritage Textile
North Down Museum Thursday 11 May | 7pm | £5 includes refreshments
An illustrated talk on the history of Irish Linen by textile specialist Fiona McKelvie.
Linen occupies a special place in the world of textiles – a strong and long-lasting fabric with some exceptional properties, and all the while delighting the eye with its designs, whether woven or embroidered. As well as exploring the journey from flax flower to table linen you will learn about the design and manufacturing heritage of the industry that once contributed to Belfast being called Linenopolis. In addition, there will be an opportunity to see and discuss some rather special examples of linen and artefacts, many of museum quality.
Crafters at Work
Bangor Castle Walled Garden Saturday 13 May | 12noon-3pm | Free Admission
King Charles is an ambassador of heritage craft preservation, and we invite you to spend the afternoon watching talented crafters at work. Demonstrations include spinning, wood turning, boat building, leather making, ropemaking, and willow weaving. There will be a range of free traditional craft demonstrations throughout the afternoon with musical interludes. Why not bring a picnic, enjoy a coffee from Coffee Cure and experience the beautiful Walled Garden in early summer bloom! The event is outdoors, weather permitting.
History in the Making
North Down Museum | Praeger Gallery Tuesday 25 April - Sunday 30 July | Free Admission
To mark the crowning of the 62nd Monarch, King Charles III, North Down Museum will host an exhibition to honour the first Coronation to be held in Great Britain in 70 years. This momentous occasion provides an excellent opportunity to showcase the museum’s fascinating objects with Royal associations. An array of paintings, photographs and memorabilia from past Coronations and Royal visits to the borough will be on display to evoke a sense of celebration for this extraordinary event.
Coronation Activites at North Down Museum
Come to North Down Museum for a weekend of Coronation fun and be ‘King for a Day’ by creating your own crown with their Coronation Craft Packs! There will also be stained glass windows to colour and some additional activities and dress-up in the museum's family space for children. Why not use some of the available props and get your photo taken with the new King too.
Be sure to check out the museum's Coronation exhibition during your visit.
Activities available from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May.
North Down Museum Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm | Sundays: 12noon - 4pm
Admission is free.
For a full list of arts and heritage events to celebrate the Coronation, visit https://andculture.org.uk/whats-on