Redditch comes together to celebrate Kings coronation - The Redditch Standard

Redditch comes together to celebrate Kings coronation

Redditch Editorial 11th May, 2023   0

CROWDS braved the British weather to take part in the coronation celebrations in Redditch.

As well as street parties throughout the town, residents descended on Mercia Square for Redditch BID’s music festival.

Huge crowds of music lovers from all walks of life gathered over three days to celebrate the King`s Coronation.

There was an array of live entertainment with local performers captivating the crowds with their music and dance routines, showcasing the exceptional talent and cultural diversity of Redditch.

This was backed by a line-up featuring several bands including, The D- Day Darlings, Second City Soul, West End Jerseys and the magnificent Princes of Motown, attendees were treated to an unforgettable weekend.

The King`s Coronation Celebration was a vibrant, colourful, and cultural showcase of the town that brought the community together.

This event was part of Redditch BID’s efforts to promote local businesses and showcase the town’s array of talent and scenery.

The Continental Food Market included a vast array of international delicacies alongside cocktail stands and quirky craft items.

Visitors had the opportunity to indulge in various cuisines from different countries, including dishes from Europe and Asia, hallmarking the diversity of the town.

The festival’s organisers were thrilled with the turnout and the enthusiastic response from attendees and businesses.

Muj Rahman, BID Manager said: “We couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out, we set out to create an environment where people could come together to celebrate the King`s Coronation and enjoy the power of music, and I think we accomplished that goal.

“Seeing so many smiling faces enjoying themselves was truly rewarding.

“Redditch has so much to offer, and this this event was part of Redditch BID’s efforts to promote local businesses and showcase the town’s talent and diversity, and to promote Redditch as a vibrant and go-to location for all.”

Elsewhere in the district, Alcester had a celebration fit for a King – complete with typical British weather.

Big screens were set up for communities to gather to watch the historic event and miles of bunting was hung for street parties across the UK.

St Nicholas’ Church on Alcester High Street invited people to watch the live-stream of the ceremony, with lots of make and do activities available.

The church bells rang out for two-and-a-half hours for King Charles.

Tower captain of St Nicholas Church, Katie Wheeler, was joined by other local bell-ringers and the Coventry Guild President, Mike Chester.

Alcester Court Leet also celebrated by holding a street party.

The even included rides, a parade and competitions.


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