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Coronation celebrations in Rushcliffe communities this weekend

Coronation events taking place around Rushcliffe.

Also see: This is where King’s Coronation Street Parties are planned in West Bridgford and Rushcliffe


The Village Coronation Committee are hosting a coronation Big Lunch Street Party

When: Saturday May 6

What: Meal at tables in the street. Dance band, music MC, quiz, sports and games for all ages, art activities for children, face painting, tattoos, treasure hunt and supervised bouncy castle.

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Where: Main Street between Spring Lane and Woods Lane, NG23 5LA

Additional: Disabled access with toilets available in the Boot and Shoe Inn. Planned prices – £2 per ticket, £5 to reserve a table. Tickets include street food supplied by the Boot and Shoe Inn.

Contact: or call 01636 385684

To share information about a public event you are planning in Rushcliffe email


Gotham Sunday Funday

When: Sunday May 7, 1pm to 6pm

What: Lawrence Marshall’s One Man Band, Laughter Yoga, Circus Workshop, The Wild Man of the Woods, Rocket Making and Arts and Crafts. There is also access to Gotham Village Cricket Club BBQ and Bar, Bakery, Gotham Thursday Group Refreshments and Gotham Pre-School Playgroup Sweet Stall at additional cost.

Where: Gotham Recreation Ground

Additional: Free entry. Bring your own picnic blanket and food.


Keyworth afternoon tea

When: Sunday May 7, 2:30pm to 4pm

What: Afternoon tea, freshly baked cakes and scones with homemade butter and jam. Donations to support the Keyworth Community Garden will be being taken.

Where: Exchanging Rooms

Retro Tea Set Hire:

Keyworth Abundance are launching retro China tea sets to hire to celebrate the Coronation.

They are available from Sunday May 7 at the afternoon tea party and afterwards by arrangement at the cost of a £5 refundable deposit and a suggested donation of £5 per set.

There are six sets available, each one comprising of six or eight place settings, some are mix and match designs. Lace tablecloths can also be provided.

To secure yourself a set, email Shelagh –


When: Sunday May 7, 1pm

What: Coronation Big Lunch

Where: Church Street, Orston

Fun-filled afternoon of food, drink, music, laughter, activities, competitions, a raffle and more!
Craft bags will be available for children, which will include face paints, colourings sheets and games.
Competitions will include, judged on Thursday May 4:  Best decorated house & garden
Judged on the day:
Best party & table
Best cake (3 categories: up to 11yrs, 12yrs+, adults)
Best crown (3 categories: up to 11yrs, 12yrs+, adults)
Best painted face (3 categories: up to 11yrs, 12yrs+, adults)
Played on the day: Human bingo and Coronation quiz


The Big Help Out – Lend a hand to make a change – Supported by Radcliffe Community Gardens

When: Monday May 8, 2pm to 4pm

What: Seasonal jobs – tasks for all ages and abilities, from watering, weeding and sowing to general allotment maintenance. You can also plant a herb seedling to take away with you!

Where: Lees Barn Road Allotments

Additional: Please note that there are no parking or toilet facilities on site. Please wear suitable, closed-toe footwear. For further information contact


Ruddington Village Market presents coronation screen on the green

When: Saturday May 6 from 9am.

What: Outdoor cinema showing live broadcast of the coronation and then The Lion King from 3pm. There will also be 70 stalls of street food, drinks (including the market bar) and gifts with music from the community choir. Listen to the storyteller, enjoy face painting and capture memories of the day in the photo booth.

Where: The Village Green, Ruddington, NG11 6DY

Additional: Free entry

Coronation Picnic

When: Sunday May 7

What: St Peter’s Church will hold its morning service on The Green, followed by the big ‘Ruddington Coronation Picnic’from 12pm onwards. Everyone is invited to bring their own food and refreshments but there will be ice cream available to buy. Nottingham Concert Band and other musicians will be entertaining those gathered, while resident Barbara Breakwell and the Ruddington Scouts will have games organised for children during the afternoon.

Where: The Green, Ruddington

The Big Help Out

When: Monday May 8

What: Ruddington Parish Council and Ruddington Scouts have organised a village-wide community litter picking day. If you’d like to take part, please contact the Council as soon as possible by emailing or calling 0115 914 6660 with your details.

The Village Museum will also be offering walking tours for all those who’d like to discover more about the history of Ruddington.

To add your event to these listings please email

Celebrations in other parts of Nottinghamshire

Nottingham County Council and Thoresby Park

What: Live screening of the Coronation

Where: Thoresby Courtyard, NG22 9EP

When: 10am-3pm

Picnic style, bring your own seats and chairs. Free lunchbox available for armed forces personnel, veterans and their partners.

Recipe for a local celebration quiche from Hickling WI!

King Charles and Camilla have made the Quiche their signature dish for the Coronation and Hickling WI which has the Clawson Dairy on their doorstep have developed a Quiche recipe using Clawson Blue Stilton and Red Leicester Cheese.

This Quiche can be made in advance and re-heated when required.


Pastry Base

125gm plain flour

Pinch salt

25gm butter

25gm lard

2 tablespoons milk

OR 250gm block ready-made shortcrust pastry

OR 2 x ready-made plain flan cases

OR FOR A SPECIAL PASTRY CASE USE WHOLEMEAL and WALNUT PASTRY- same method as shortcrust pastry.

50gm wholemeal flour

50gm plain flour

50gms butter

1 egg yolk [white can be added to the filling mix]

½ teaspoon mustard powder

20gm walnuts – ground

Water to mix


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large leek thinly sliced

1 stick celery finely chopped

3 eggs

350ml double cream


25gm grated RED LEICESTER

3 slices chopped ham – optional

2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

Pinch salt and black pepper


20cm metal loose bottomed deep flan tin [ this is best but any 20cm round ovenproof dish would do]

Sharp knife; scales; tablespoon; fork or hand whisk; rolling pin; mixing bowl; pan with lid; measuring jug;  cheese grater


To make pastry-

Sieve flour and salt in a bowl. Rub in butter and lard with fingertips until breadcrumb texture.

Stir in milk to bring mixture together into a dough. Knead very gently into a ball.

Put covered in the fridge for 30mins

Roll pastry out in a circle to line a 20cm flan tin.

Line the tin with the pastry ensuring there are no holes or the filling will leak.

Leave to rest for 30mins

Heat oven 180C 375F Reg 5

Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper and add baking beans to bake blind for 15mins. Remove paper and beans.

To make the filling

Heat oil in a pan and add leeks and celery and fry over a high heat for 3mins.

Reduce heat and cover pan and simmer gently for 20mins until tender.

Beat eggs and cream together and season with salt and pepper

Spoon the leeks, celery and ham into the pastry case.

Cover with finely crumbled Stilton and grated Leicester cheese and parsley

Pour over the egg mixture

Bake 200C 400F Gas 6 for 35-40mins until golden brown.

Serve hot or cold

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