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Areas with metro mayors and the next top 10 largest urban areas by population in England as well as councils in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have been offered cash by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to set up screens allowing thousands of people to congregate for the celebrations. Each local authority can decide whether to put the funding towards one big gathering place or a number of smaller screening sites.
Confirmed sites showing the ceremony on Saturday, May 6 include Cardiff Castle, Belfast City Hall, Piece Hall in Halifax, Jubilee Square in Brighton and Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester.
Some screens will also show the Coronation Concert live from Windsor Castle on Sunday, May 7.
Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said: “The Coronation will be a magical moment that brings people together to celebrate the best of Britain over a special weekend in May.
“These big screens, in major locations in towns and cities in the four nations of the UK, will make it easier for everyone to take part and have a memorable experience to mark this exciting and historic event.”
Many councils are expected to host celebratory Coronation events over the weekend including cultural festivals, live music, community workshops, art showcases and creative games and competitions.
Tens of thousands of Coronation Big Lunches and street parties will also be held and on Monday May 8 the Big Help Out will see thousands of people volunteering to support causes.
Here is the list of confirmed big screen sites so far.
- Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
- Parliament Square, Oldham; Sunderland (multiple locations across the city TBC)
- Newcastle Upon Tyne (Location TBC)
- Northumberland (Location TBC)
- Darlington Market Square, Darlington
- City Hall, Hull
- Trinity Market, Hull
- City Park, Bradford
- Piece Hall, Halifax
- St Peter’s Parish Church, Huddersfield
- Dewsbury Library, Dewsbury
- Millenium Square, Leeds
- Pontefract Castle, Wakefield
- Peace Gardens, Sheffield
- Glass Works, Barnsley
- Bristol Cathedral, Bristol
- Bristol and Bath Science Park, Bristol
- Lower Gardens, Bournemouth
- Baiter Park, Poole
- The Quomps, Christchurch
- Plymouth (location TBC)
- Jubilee Square, Brighton
- London (location TBC)
- Centenary Square, Birmingham
- Broadgate, Coventry
- Himley Hall, Dudley
- Sandwell Valley Showground, Sandwell
- The Core, Solihull
- Derby Cathedral, Derby
- Smithfield, Hanley City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent
- Nottingham (location TBC)
- De Montfort University, Leicester
- Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
- Scotland (Location TBC)
- Belfast City Hall, Belfast
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