Nelson Town Council have pulled out all the stops to celebrate the King’s Coronation on Saturday 6th May 2023 with the biggest event in East Lancashire including a spectacular procession, live music, a big screen showing the Coronation live, competitions, entertainment for all the family and much more. Local residents and those further afield are all invited to mark the momentous occasion together as a community from 10:00am-3:00pm.
The activities for the day are all in place and can now be revealed. The highlight of the day is of course the live stream of the coronation of King Charles III, being shown on a giant screen by the Shuttle. The day starts with the Town Cryer at 10am, followed by a procession led by the world famous Accrington Pipe Band leaving from Nelson Library and ending at the Shuttle.
Following the Coronation, the day continues with a fantastic stage show hosted by BBC Radio Lancashire’s Hussnain Hanif. The winner of the children’s Design A Crown competition will be judged by the Mayor at 12pm, with the winner receiving a trip to London worth £400!
Other acts on stage include local acoustic band OdAll, The Take That Experience, a fabulous Bollywood style dance show by Desi Nach, and finishing with Hussnain Hanif performing as a Nasheed artist.
Throughout the day from 10-3, there are a large number of completely FREE activities to entertain all the family. These include four fairground rides, Henna artist, face painting, a crown making workshop, roaming street artists, a throne and backdrop for selfies, and an appearance by Nelson Fire Station with a fire truck.
Other delights on offer include various food stalls including Mama Shar’s Caribbean Food, High Tea, ice cream from Slater’s Ices, traditional Hook a Duck and a stall with caricature artist Akinyemi Oludele.
There is a specially designated grass picnic area where you can bring your own food around the famous Shuttle, or eat locally from one of the many local eateries.