Goudhurst will celebrate the coronation of King Charles III with a series of family events and activities for all residents on the Village Green over the weekend of 5th – 7th May 2023.
This is an ambitious project and we hope memories of the Coronation weekend will remain in the memory of our community for generations to come. The ‘Bash’ is a community event and it will need support from the community to make it a success.
This will be an inclusive event and we want it to be possible for all families to come along and enjoy the activities across the weekend.
What do we want from our community
The weekend will only be a success if the community gets behind and supports it.
- If you have time, get involved in the organisation as individuals or as a group. We need people to help out before the event and particularly over the weekend – give an hour of your time and help make this a success for our community
- For those who can – contribute by making a donation: Donate on the day, take a seat or a table for Friday’s Goudhurst Ball or sponsor one of our events
- Turn up, bring your family enjoy the entertainment and help make the weekend memorable
There will be a large marquee on the Village Green which will host more formal events with other activities across the field.
Saturday the marquee will host ‘Saturday Morning Pictures’ for children of all ages before screening of the Coronation on a large screen. GADS (Goudhurst Amateur Dramatic Society) will be performing ‘Monarchy and Mischief’ and there will be a Kings and Queens competition followed by a children’s disco, The evening will host a barn dance for all the family followed by fireworks. Other activities will take place on the field through the day.
On Sunday the day begins with a yoga and fitness session in the marquee followed by the Junior Park Run which for one day will be open to all. The Market will set-up and will move onto a music from the Kilndown choir followed by ‘Goudhurst’s Got Talent’ an open mike session for those who are brave enough to take to the stage! Our celebrations will close with a ‘Tea Dance’ featuring ‘Marvellous Mo and the Back-Line Ferrets’ who will take us through on into the evening.
All events on Saturday and Sunday are free for residents