Coronation events taking place around 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.
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.
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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 – email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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Celebrations in other parts of Nottinghamshire
Nottingham County Council and Thoresby Park
What: Live screening of the Coronation
Where: Thoresby Courtyard, NG22 9EP
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.
125gm plain flour
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
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
350ml double cream
100gm BLUE STILTON
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