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Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla – Saturday 6 May

​All details of local events to celebrate the coronation are listed below. 

Garden Quarter Event 6 May  1pm – 11pm. 

  • Maypole workshop (all welcome to have a go, no experience necessary!)
  • ‘Best in show’ dog contest! -categories include waggiest tail, best trick, most like their owner, overall winner.
  • Fancy dress with the theme ‘kings and queens. Prize for best child, adult and family

Timings to be confirmed, guest judges to be announced!

Chester Cathedral Events 5-7 May 
Coronation Choral Evensong
Friday 5 May | 5.30pm
Join us for a special Evensong in anticipation of The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort.
The service will also be streamed to our Official YouTube channel.

BBC Coronation Service Livestream
Saturday 6 May | 11.15am
Join us for a special livestream of the BBC’s coverage of The Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort. The Cathedral opens at 11am, with the livestream commencing at 11.15am.

A Celebration of His Majesty King Charles III
Sunday 7 May | 11am
Join us for a service celebrating The Coronation of Their Majesty The King and The Queen Consort.
We kindly ask that you are seated by 10.30am. After this time, seats will be released to walk-ins. Seating is un-allocated and we will operate on a first come first served basis.
The service will also be streamed to our Official YouTube channel.

Coronation Picnic Boxes
Sunday 7 May | 12pm
Join us following the service celebrating The Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort for a Coronation Picnic.
Once booked, please bring your confirmation with you, and collect your box from the Cathedral Refectory, from 12pm onwards.
All boxes will include a selection of mixed sandwiches, a cream scone and cake.  Each box serves one person, and one tea / coffee will be available per box.

Coronation Afternoon Tea on ChesterBoat​ 7 May 12pm-2pm 

• A two-hour round trip cruise from The Groves in Chester, with sightseeing commentary
• Afternoon tea, served in individual trays (perfect for taking away any leftovers!)
• Refillable tea and coffee served with crockery
• A Fruit Shoot for children
• Colouring and activity sheets for children

Adult Ticket is £29

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Discounted Language Taster Courses

Are you looking to learn a new language? Enrolment is open for the six week taster programme commencing May 2023 (w/c 8th May – w/c 12th June).

The Taster courses are an Introduction to Language and Culture and is a short course designed to give you an introduction to the language and culture of a specific country. You will cover such things as basic greetings, numbers, weather, dining out as well as some cultural knowledge of the relevant country/countries. It is designed to be a precursor to the beginner courses which run on our main programme starting every September.

Students and Staff are entitled to a discount. They need to contact us to find out more

To see the full schedule of languages available including eligibility click here.

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