Celebrate royally in Tunbridge Wells

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A round-up of the Coronation celebrations taking place in our local communities…



Celebrations for the Coronation will be kicking off early on King Charles Square in Culverden at a community event run by The Wells Free School and Cripps.

On Friday May 5, children and staff from The Wells Free School will be hosting local residents at an afternoon tea to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. As well as the afternoon tea, supplied by Cripps, guests will be entertained with traditional games and music.

At the end of the afternoon, a tree in a specially decorated planter will be commemorated, and guests will be invited to join in a chorus of the National Anthem.

Liz Carter, Purpose and Impact Manager at Cripps, said: “Cripps feels very much part of the community and we are looking forward to partnering with The Wells Free School for this event. A coronation is a rare occurrence, and it’s a pleasure to be celebrating this momentous occasion with The Wells Free School, and with our neighbours around King Charles Square.”


Langton Green and Rusthall

Join the community as they come together on Sunday May 7, from 11am to 3pm in a treasure hunt around some key locations in the area.

To join in, register at: CoronationTreasureHunt.eventbrite.co.uk

Tickets are £2.50 each and are necessary if you wish to collect treasure and be entered into the prize draw. Download or print your map, which are available on social media and Rusthall Life/RVA websites.

On Sunday May 7 you will find treasure hunt information points around Langton Green and Rusthall. Your challenge is to use this map to visit each location between 11am and 3pm. At each point there will be puzzles for adults and children, each correct puzzle earns you treasure and an entry into the prize draw.

All entries will be collected and the prize draw will be held between 4pm and 5pm.

Prize draw winners will be notified by phone within 24 hours. Each location will be attended by a small local business, organisation or charity and they will provide games or food and drinks to help you along the way.



A Coronation celebration will be held in the Hawkenbury Recreation Grounds on Monday
May 8, from 11am until 3pm. Events include a face painter, dog agility show, gin truck, food trucks, cake stands, games, a book stall, a dance show and more.

The special event is free to attend and open to all members of the local community.



Raise a glass and join in to watch the Coronation ceremony on the big screen at the Crowborough Community Centre at Pine Grove on Saturday May 6, 12pm to 5pm.

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