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Government to invest £1million+ on King’s Coronation Big Screens


Big screens are to be installed across the country ahead of the King’s Coronation in May.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has revealed that more than £1m has been available to install the screens in more than 30 locations.

“The coronation will be a magical moment that brings people together to celebrate the best of Britain over a special weekend in May,” stated Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said:

“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.”

The cash can be used by authorities to invest in one large screen or multiple smaller ones – as is the case with Sunderland.

In the North they will be based at:

Glass Works, Barnsley

City Park, Bradford

Darlington Market Square, Darlington

Dewsbury Library, Dewsbury

Himley Hall, Dudley

Piece Hall, Halifax

St Peter’s Parish Church, Huddersfield

City Hall, Hull

Trinity Market, Hull

Millennium Square, Leeds

Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Newcastle Upon Tyne – location not yet announced

Northumberland – location not yet announced

Parliament Square, Oldham

Peace Gardens, Sheffield

Smithfield, Hanley City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent

Sunderland (several locations)

Pontefract Castle, Wakefield

The screens are expected to be a focal point for events including cultural festivals, live music and community workshops over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Some screens will also air the Coronation Concert, which will take place at Windsor Castle on the Sunday.

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