Photo by Chris Boland
There is of course one major event taking place this month. May 6th is the Coronation of King Charles III. At The Comet Hotel London Hatfield, we are in easy distance of central London with easy travel by train, so you’ll have no problem getting to town to celebrate in the capital. If you’d rather keep it local, we have two top recommendations to celebrate this historic event nearby.
King Charles III Coronation Weekend
St Albans Cathedral are hosting a Coronation Screening and Community Lunch, which takes place from 10am on May 6th. The processions and the Coronation service will be screened in the nave of the Cathedral. There will be activities for all ages and the Cathedral will be welcoming the wider community to celebrate this important day. Following the screening there will be a bring your own lunch and cash bar. Evensong will be sung by the Cathedral choir at 5pm.
You can find more information on the Cathedral and the Coronation event
Slightly closer to us here at The Comet, you may wish to head to Hatfield House on May 6th for their King Charles III Coronation Weekend Celebrations. They are welcoming the public to set up with picnics and games to enjoy a beautiful day on Palace Green and adjacent George’s Field. Watch the splendour of the Coronation on the big screen with seating available in Palace Green, a short distance from George’s Field. There will also be food available, and a bar, and it is possible to order cream teas. There will be a Commemorative Beacon Lighting in the evening.
For further info, please see their site HERE.
Returning to Hatfield House, you will find a packed calendar with many diverse events – from chamber music to punk rock, with some crafts for good measure.
May 3rd – Champagne House Tour – The Champagne House Tour explores over 400 years of Jacobean splendour with a personal guided journey of Hatfield House all to yourself.
May 5th – Living Crafts – Come and enjoy a celebration of creativity over the Coronation Weekend as Living Crafts brings together a community of specially chosen designer-makers to showcase exceptional craft. Discover the beauty of British craftsmanship through a series of demonstrations, talks, and workshops and don’t miss the food and drink pavilion with artisan producers.
May 25th – Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival Launch Concert – The 2023 Launch concert of the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival takes place in the Marble Hall on Thursday 25th May. Artistic Director, Guy Johnston, will be joined by his brother, Magnus Johnston violin and Mishka Rushdie Momen piano, in a carefully selected programme to suit the venue’s wonderful acoustics.
May 27th – Slam Dunk Festival – Slam Dunk South is the southern date of Slam Dunk Festival, the UK’s biggest independent Rock Festival.
May 28th – Slam Dunk presents NOFX Final UK Shows – Iconic US punk band NOFX’s final UK shows will take place in Leeds & Hatfield in May 2023. They will be held on the same site as the Slam Dunk Festival using one of the main stages.
For more details on this month’s eclectic events, visit their site HERE.
St Albans Market
Head over to wonderful St Albans on May 20th and discover some Mindful art activities. Mental health arts charity, H’arts in Mind, will be demonstrating simple, mindful art activities including Zentangle at St Albans Market. Head along and find out more at the pop-up activity space near St Peter’s Street.
More info can be found
Herts Executive Network
Join us for another of our popular business networking events at The Comet in association with Herts Executive Network on May 10th – John Acton: The Two Formulas for Business Success.
John will be sharing two simple formulas that result in a successful business, as well as the eight areas that all business owner entrepreneurs or business leaders need to cover in order to stabilise and scale their business.
For further details and future events see the Herts Executive Network site
That wraps up our events suggestions for May, and next month we’ll be back with more ideas to keep you busy when you stay at The Comet Hotel London Hatfield.