Published 01 April 2023


The Lexicon and Bracknell Forest Council have teamed up to host a number of activities in the town centre to mark the historic occasion of The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.  The Coronation Celebrations, taking place on Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7 2023, aim to bring the community together for a weekend of fun, entertainment and community spirit.

To start the celebratory weekend, on Saturday, visitors are invited to Bond Square to watch the Coronation ceremony on a live screen from 11am, followed by an afternoon of live music and dance until 7pm. 

There will be free facepainting, opportunity to enjoy a glass of pimms or if you prefer strawberries and cream and throughout the day, visitors will be entertained by a fabulous line-up of performers, hosted by local musical impresario Richard Whennell:-

a saxophone octet based in Berkshire who play sax covers of tonnes of crowd pleasers! Pop, Rock, Jazz, Disney, TV themes, Film themes and more!
👑The Rock Choir
if you love to sing, you’ll love Rock Choir! No auditions and no musical knowledge needed. It’s all about singing, fun, community, friendship and life-changing experiences.
👑BARTA Theatre Academy
a performing arts academy that delivers the highest level of dance, vocal and drama training in 2 and 3 hour sessions for our students from the age of 6 to 21.
👑BWCB Liquorise Allsorts
a clarinet ensemble formed in 2011 comprises soprano and bass clarinets. Our extensive, varied repertoire includes well known classics, arrangements from musicals, easy listening pieces and old time musical hall sing-alongs. 
👑Reading Gospel Community Choir
an award winning group that is warm, friendly and passionate and love learning, singing and sharing gospel with others.
a unique and modern approach to childhood training that excels within the arts. Through our day school, after school classes, academies and recreational classes everything has been carefully developed to give all types of pupils the best possible training and experience.
a friendly community choir open to anyone aged 16 and over, and we're all about singing. Singing for fun, singing for your health, both physical and emotional, singing to feel good and stay young!
👑The Dani Harmer Academy
is for children and young adults who want to develop their skills, or those who are just shy and looking to gain in confidence.  The Academy offers a safe, friendly and fun environment to learn and explore the performing arts, from drama classes and singing lessons to dance workshops and much more.
👑The Candy Girls
professional performers who have been working in the industry for a number of years - from the West End to international tours including Les Miserable, Starlight Express, Thriller, Magic of the Musicals, Abba Mania International Tour, Spirit of the Dance and Rat pack Live in Concert.

The celebrations continue with a Coronation Tea Dance being held in Princess Square on Sunday 7 May between 11am and 12noon and again from 2pm until 3pm. 

At the Tea Dance, shoppers can pause for a while and join in the dancing led by KL Dance Steps.  Spectators and participants alike can enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee provided by Starbucks. There will also be delicious free Coronation Crown biscuits (while stocks last)

Performing at the Tea Dance will be the ‘Una Noche’ Duo comprising of female and male vocals and piano, who will have you dancing in no time.  The activity is free but donations to The Lexicon Charity Fund will be welcome.

👑 Count the Crowns to win a £75 gift voucher...

As from Monday 1 June you will also have a chance of winning a £75 gift voucher from Fuego in-store at Fenwick.  

All you have to do is to count the crowns on the fashion pod located opposite River Island and Hotel Chocolat on Braccan Walk North and scan in the QR code.  Closing date for entries is midnight Tuesday 9 May  t&cs apply

The times above are approximate and may differ on the day.  

Please note there will be photographers and/or videographers in town for the Coronation Celebrations. Images taken will be used by The Lexicon and Bracknell Forest Council for publicity and marketing purposes.

Event dates

Between 06 May 2023 - 07 May 2023

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