PEOPLE will be able to watch the Coronation of King Charles III on a big screen while having a picnic in the park at Himley Hall.

The historic Royal occasion will be shown on a giant screen in Himley Park on Saturday May 6 thanks to funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), made being available by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The Dudley Council hosted event is one of a number taking place across the region to bring people together to watch the momentous event.

Sandwell Council is also planning a live, free to access screening at Sandwell Valley Showground, West Bromwich.

Screens will also be set up in Birmingham’s Centenary Square with the Coronation shown on Saturday May 6 and the Coronation concert from Windsor Castle on Sunday May 7.

More details about events being staged across the region and how people can join in are available at

Claire Dhami, the WMCA’s head of systems change and inclusion, said: “The coronation will be an historic moment and a wonderful showpiece of British pageantry and tradition.

“So, it’s great to see these big public events taking place. They will bring thousands of people together and help make the coronation an even more memorable occasion.”

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands and chairman of the WMCA, will represent the West Midlands at the Coronation.