LIVERPOOL is rolling out the red carpet for the Coronation of King Charles III this weekend.
The events taking place in Liverpool to mark the Coronation include: a screening of the historic ceremony at the Pier Head, street parties, two church services and the lighting up of the Town Hall.
The celebrations come just a week after His Majesty and The Queen Consort visited Liverpool to unveil the Eurovision TV stage, and for the twinning of Central Library with Odesa Regional Scientific Library in Ukraine.
Screening of Coronation – Saturday 6 May
The Coronation will be screened in the Eurovision Fan Village at the Pier Head.
Doors open at 10:30am and everyone is welcome to come along and watch the historic event, broadcast live from Westminster Abbey.
Street parties – Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May
Liverpool City Council has waived the normal temporary road closure fee, enabling residents to mark the Coronation with friends and neighbours.
A total of 22 street parties are being held across the city on Saturday and Sunday:
Saturday 6 May
David Street, L8
Bodmin Road, L4
Cleveley Road, L18
Canterbury Street, L19
Harold Newgass Drive, L19
Swainson Road, L10
Ampthill Road, L17
Thornton Road, L16
Lenthall Street, L4
September Road, L6
Sunday 7 May
Alcester Road, L12
Granard Road, L15
Redwing Lane, L25
Meredale Road, L18
Minver Road, L12
Tulip Road, L15
Addingham Road, L18
Cumberland Avenue, L17
Dunsdon Road, L25
Alverstone Road, L18
Garden Lane, L9
Masters Way, L19
In addition, two church services are being held which the public are able to attend:
• A vigil mass at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on Friday 5 May at 5pm
• A civic service at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on Sunday 7 May – people needed to be seated by 10am
Liverpool Town Hall will be lit up red, white and blue on Saturday 6 May.
Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Roy Gladden said:
“The Coronation is a once-in-a-lifetime event and we are really keen for as many people as possible to come together to mark this historic occasion.
“We know that we have many international visitors here for Eurovision who will have an interest in the Coronation, which is why we are screening the ceremony in the Fan Village at the Pier Head.
“Hundreds of our residents will be attending street parties with their neighbours, friends and relatives, and it is sure to be a weekend to remember.”