Locals in Carbis Bay are set to celebrate the King’s Coronation in style on Sunday, 7th May, with The Big Coronation Lunch, which will be staged at the Memorial Hall.

Carbis Bay Big Afternoon Tea
The fundraising tea in Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, ahead of the Coronation celebrations. Photograph: Carbis Bay Memorial Hall

Details were still being finalised as we went to press, but it could take the form of a barbecue or bring your own picnic. There would be drinks, and family entertainment, such as a bouncy castle and face painting.

Funding towards the event — some £300 — was raised at a Big Afternoon Tea, which attracted more than 50 people. The money came from a tombola and bric-a-brac stalls.

To start the celebratory weekend, on Friday, 5th May, Fore Street Methodist Church, in St Ives, will be hosting The Coronation Proms. It’s an evening of song with the St Ives Community Choir, under musical director William Thomas. It starts at 7.30pm and you’re encouraged to bring your flags and sing along. Admission is free – there will be a collection of donation for the church and The Prince’s Trust.

On Saturday, 6th May, Tregenna Castle will be serving a special Coronation Tea, between 2pm and 5pm. There will be tea and scones, sparkling wine, and a chef’s special Mini Fish and Chip side. Find out more via Tregenna Castle’s Facebook page.