Digital map to share details of Coronation weekend events

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People have been encouraged to share how they will celebrate the King’s Coronation on a digital map set up by the Government.

The public will be able to share events they are hosting over the Coronation weekend from Saturday May 6 to Monday May 8 so others in the local community can find out what is happening and get involved.

This could include Coronation Big Lunches, street parties and volunteering activities.

It comes as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak confirmed he will be hosting a Big Lunch at Downing Street, with community volunteers from across the country to be among the guests.

Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said: “We want everyone up and down the country to have the opportunity to get involved in the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.

“Whether you’re hosting a street party, planning a Big Lunch, a screening or activity for the Big Help Out, we want to hear from you.

“This is a fantastic occasion to come together with friends, family and your local community to mark this historic moment.”

The map can be found on

The Coronation of the King and Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on the Saturday morning, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Tens of thousands of street parties are expected to be staged during the weekend, with people urged to come together across the nation for the Coronation Big Lunch on Sunday May 7.

On the same day, musicians and stars will descend on Windsor Castle for the Coronation concert which will be broadcast live on the BBC.

The Government has already launched a consultation on extending pub opening hours throughout the coronation weekend.

It could mean pubs in England and Wales being allowed to stay open until 1am on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

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