Coronation celebration events in West Leeds: Street party, road closures, volunteering and bell-ringing

Farsley town street
Farsley Town Street. Photo: Google Maps/Street View

West Leeds will see a number of community events being held this bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. Here’s a selection of some of them…

Farsley Street Party

This is organised by Farsley Business Forum and the Main Street through Farsley will be closed from 1pm to 5pm on Monday, 8 may. The shops bars, restaurants, church will all be opening up for a Coronation celebration. Events are also taking place in Weavers Yard and Sunny Bank Mills, which is just off Town Street.

Take a break at St John’s Church Hall just off New Street where teas and coffees will be served.

Churches Together in Farsley will be setting up a table at the corner of New Street and Town Street for children to make a crown.

Olive and feta Restaurant will be open and we will set up a BBQ in Town Street.

Debra Austin will be setting up early outside Adrienne’s Florist. Look out for the blue Gazebo. Come see me for Face Painting and a dash of Coronation Glitter.

Kay from C&C Event Catering will be selling their delicious burgers by Farsley Cake Company on the day.

Farsley-based Yorkshire Pizza Company will be serving their pizzas in Andrew Square.

The Farsley Cake company (formerly Candied Peel Cake Company) will be launching their newly branded shop from 11am onwards, with giveaways.

Bash Khan and his ice cream van will be by Marsden Memorial Gardens.

Jaspers Coffee Bar will be open and will also have an outside bar selling Moretti and Fosters plus their Jaspers hot dogs. Inside they will be offering tea coffee, wine and homemade cakes, bakes and treats.

Farsley Working Mens Club will be open from 12pm.

St Jude’s and Grumpy’s Bar and Wood Fired Pizza will be open during the event

Croft Street Fisheries will be open during the event from 11.30am until 7pm

Box of Wiffs will have a stall up in Andrews Square and selling soy wax melts, soap filled sponges and lots more.

Starlights Cheerleading Team from Leeds West Academy will be having a stall in Andrew Square to help raise funds.

Ring for the King in Calverley

‘Ring for the King’ is taking place at St Wilfrid’s Church on Monday 8 May.

The bellringing team will ring a full peal, this will last about 3 hours but, if successful, it will be only the second peal this millennium! Whether or not they are successful is down to a large number of factors.

The peal band (in likely ringing order) will be: Cindy Maude (Wakefield Cathedral), Maurice Calvert (St Wilfrid, Calverley), Jane Lynch (All Saints, Bingley), Peter Kirby (St Matthew, Lightcliffe), Carole Kirby (St Matthew, Lightcliffe), Daniel Calvert (Emmanuel, Plymouth), Andy Sutherland (All Saints, Ilkley), Andrew Paterson (St Wilfrid, Calverley).

Armley activities

Check out what’s on around Armley area to celebrate the Coronation and the Big Help Out – with activities hosted by Armley Helping Hands, New Wortley Community Centre, Christ Church Upper Armley, St Bartholomew’s and Armley Action Team

Armley Action Team is part of the national Big Help Out designed to encourage more people to get involved in their community. There will be painting at the Gelder Road Pocket Park and litter-pick bingo.

Volunteer in Kirkstall

Monday 8 May is a national day of volunteering. Join the Kirkstall in Bloom team at 10.30am at the Drink & Be Grateful Fountain on Abbey Road. No gardening experience or expertise needed. The team provide tools, guidance and encouragement. Come and help and see your efforts bloom in the community garden in the heart of Kirkstall.

Coronation Market at the Beulah

A Coronation Market is being held at The Beulah in Farnley on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May, 10am-3pm. There will be about 19 stalls including food, scents, craft and arts, and clothes and jewellery.

Bramley Baths

A tree to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III will be planted at Bramley Baths community garden during a special celebratory event.

The community led Baths is hosting a Coronation ‘big lunch’ event on Sunday, 7 May 2023. 

Between 12pm and 3pm there will be a buffet lunch, fun swim, prize raffle children’s goody bag and arts and craft activities.

Special guest, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Kevin Sharp, will be joining the Baths at 1pm, to plant a tree to mark the occasion. All included in a entrance price of £2 per person. No need to book.

Rodley Social Club

Kids activities, food and watch the Coronation on the big screen, Saturday 6 May, from 10.30am.

Road closures

Saturday 6 May: South Parade in Pudsey, from 1pm to 8pm,  Westdale Road in Pudsey, from 3pm to 9pm. Sunday 6 May: Bradford Road in Pudsey, from 10am to 7pm,  Crawshaw Avenue in Pudsey, from 2pm to 5pm, Greentop in Pudsey, from 2pm to 5pm, Woodeson Court in Rodley, from 11am to 7pm. Monday 7 May: Farsley Town Street.

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