On May 6th, SUNDERLAND’s city centre will join millions of people across the UK in commemorating the coronation of King Charles III with its own unique celebration.

As part of a diverse lineup of free entertainment arranged by Sunderland BID and Sunderland City Council, the momentous occasion will be broadcasted on Keel Square’s massive screen.

Guests will be treated to a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, face painting, puppet shows, children’s rides, workshops, mini-golf, and walkabout characters, all contributing to the merriment.

The event is taking place between 10 am and 4 pm, with a number of food and drink stalls also being lined up offering cuisine from around the globe.

Companies such as Burger Bros and Mexican food trader, Don’t You Know I’m Loco, will be providing food, as well as outlets selling noodle dishes, ice cream and sweet treats.

Sharon Appleby, Chief Executive of Sunderland BID, believes it will be a fantastic day.

“Nearly everyone across the country will want to do something memorable on this historic occasion, and to watch the coronation on a big screen will be extra special,” she said.

“Hopefully, our programme of events will have something for people of all ages, and we are sure people will enjoy coming together and celebrating King Charles III’s official ascension to the throne.”

For full details of the programme for the day, visit www.sunderlandbid.co.uk/big-coronation-lunch.

Sunderland’s Coronation Big Lunch is part of a national initiative taking place from 6-8 May, where neighbours and communities are being encouraged to come together in “food, friendship and fun.”

Other celebrations will be taking place across the city, including in the Bridges which will be hosting singers performing songs from across the years and a giveaway of Coronation cookies.

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