Lee Coronation Celebrations
4 Amazing events providing something for everyone celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.
We started our Lee Coronation Celebration events with the Night at the Races - on the 22nd April held at the Lee on Lee on Solent Community Centre (The Commy), what a fantastic evening it was with 98 people attending for a night of 6 horse racing and an auction pig race. We look forward to bringing another race night later in the year.
On the 7th May we have the big one, time for the community to come together and ‘let the music play’ at the free Lee Coronation Community Celebration street party on Marine Parade, Lee on the Solent.
Event Information and Overview
The event is being held on Sunday 7th May 2023 as part of the 3 day bank holiday weekend using and maximising the amazing seafront vista we have here in Lee on the Solent where we see the event being held on the area of Marine Parade Car Park, Marine Parade & the Promenade, all creating the event area.
Based around the concept of the previously delivered events where there will be a mixture of entertainment for the families to enjoy throughout the day with music, Harvo Entertainment - Punch & Judy, Nick Cook - Circus Entertainer / Performer - stilt man & balloons, Believe A Bubble, Face painting and others to create a party atmosphere supported with food and beverage vendors.
To create the safe environment for the public to enjoy the event, we will see the full closure of the Flower Building and Marine Parade Car Parks, Marine Parade (between Osborne Road & Cambridge Road, Milvil Road (Marine Parade to the Service Alley) and Pier Street. The Service Alley between Pier Street and Beach Road will be Bi-Directional throughout the event.
The car parks have been hired by Montserrat Events in full agreement with Gosport Borough Council.
The grass Headland west of the toilets and beach is where people can also sit. Additional temporary toilets will be situated next to the existing ones.
The main stage will be located at the junction of Milvil Road/Marine Parade at a slight angle facing the sea but towards the war memorial. Visitors are being encouraged to bring tables, chairs, blankets to create a BIG Street Party atmosphere. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol or purchase from local bars/shops - remember this is a family event so be safe and drink responsibly.
There will be a designated cleared area to allow the HMS Collingwood Volunteer Band to march and perform in front of the stage; this will be required and cleared by 1930 ready for their performance at 2000; we are asking for no tables and chairs to be placed here but the area can be used for dancing and gathering.
The event will be based around the previous successful events that the event team have organised and delivered ie: Summer in Lee, Lee Victory Festival and Christmas in Lee 21 and the Queen’s Jubilee, all planned, delivered, and managed by Montserrat Events, a (CIC) Community Interest Company; together with their amazing team of local volunteers.
Carpark Closures: 0001
Event Area Set up: 0700 with Stall Holders and Vendors from: 0800
Road Closures: Pier Street at the junction of the High Street from 0800 and Marine Parade between Osborne Road and Cambridge Road including the closure of Milvil Road up to the Service Alley From 0900.
There will be full access into Beach Road car park from either passing the Cambridge Road (access to Beach Road car park only)diversion or turning left only from Beach Road. There is no right turn from Beach Road on to Marine Parade.
All road closures are planned to be reopened at 0100 May 8th or sooner if safe to do so.
Bus Stops in Marine Parade (Solent Gardens & Osborne Road) and Milvil Road will be suspended during the event period. Notices from the bus companies will be announced on their diversions and the location of the temporary replacement stops.
The organisers will endeavour to keep any noise and disruption to a minimum whilst we setup and dismantle. For the road and car park closures will see diversions in place, this is being managed by Sunbelt Rentals Traffic Management.
It all starts at 12.00 midday, so like the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event last year please come down to the event area with your tables & chairs to form the big street party environment from 11.00
10.00 Market opens
12.00 Event Opening
Comperes - Its All In The Swing, Roy Coombes Sings Jennifer Parker-Lummis
12.10 Rocks N’ Groynes - Sea Shanties
13.00 Debbie C - Professional Vocalist - Multi-Genre music
14.00 Ken Wood and the Mixers - Red hot rhythm and blues
15.00 Jubilee Pitts Aerobatics
15.15 Sophie Irene - Mixed Genre
16.00 Black Smoke Rebellion - Blending Classic, indie and Contemporary Rock
17.00 Soul Queen - Aretha Franklin Tribute & Disco
18.00 The Redcatz - Vintage rock 'n' roll trio
18.45 Jubilee Pitts Aerobatics
19.00 Comperes - Gracie/Micky/Roy/Jennifer - Multi-Genre music
20.00 Patriotic Element with the Sunset Retreat, lowering of the Union Flag, lighting of the Iconic ME Beacon with HMS Collingwood Band, Royal Marines Cadets & Opera-Jen UK performing and finishing with God Save The King.
21.00 Tuto Tribe with Batala Portsmouth - Samba Rock and World Music
22.00 FUNK U UP - Mix of disco, funk, soul and pop classics
The event will be busy with music and visitors meaning there will be footfall in and around the seafront area throughout the day with it most likely to be at its busiest between 1300-1800, meaning there may be some congestion regarding the flow of traffic and parking; we are encouraging those who live local to Lee to walk, but if they drive to be patient and park sensibly if they are using the side roads around the seafront.
As organisers we are speaking with the council about opening the grass headland next to beach road car park, but this is weather dependant.
Our event team and volunteers, in high viz jackets, will be on-site throughout the day at the organisers tent and marshalling should you need to speak with anyone on the day.
Please do come and visit us on the day. You can keep up to date with all our events by visiting the following websites: www.leeonthesolent.uk and www.montserratevents.co.uk
We would like to say a big thank you to our Sponsor Marine Concepts and financial support form Hampshire County Councillors Cllr Graham Burgess & Cllrzoehuggins together from Gosport Borough Council. We also have a big announcement to be made during the opening of the event.
To complete the coronation celebrations, please don’t forget that we have the two amazing events being held on the 27th May were we see the:
- Philharmonic Concert from 17.00 - Ticketed £15.00 with beautiful music from the Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra and soloist Jennifer Parker-Lummis - being held at St Faiths.
Followed by a sumptuous Black Tie Dinner - 27th May 19.00 - Ticketed £60.00 - 5 Course meal with wine, Prosecco, entertainment with Colin Phillips - table Magician and DJ providing the entertainment - being held at the Bulson Hall.
Dress code: Gentleman - dinner jackets or lounge suits; Ladies - cocktail dresses
19.00 with dinner at 20.00
Tables of 10 with red and white wine on the tables. Options to buy more. Toast to the King with a glass of Prosecco for all guests.
Starter - Vegetable Soup with bread roll or Pâté with crisp bread, side salad & red onion chutney
Main Course - Braised steak in a mushroom sauce with potatoes and seasonal vegetables or Vegetarian Wellington
Dessert - Sicilian lemon meringue roulade
Cheese & Biscuits
Tea, Coffee & mints
Toast to the King - Glass of Prosecco or Soft drink
Carriages from 23.30
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