Wed, May

Abbey Late: Crowns, Coronations and Creativity

4:30pm – 7:00pm
£13.00 (advance sales)

An evening of interactive storytelling, poetry and crafts at Westminster Abbey, Britain’s coronation church since 1066; the first coronation at the present Abbey was Edward I in 1274.

Dive right in and get involved in the Abbey’s royal background in this celebratory coronation year. Costumed performers will be wandering through the Abbey as past kings and queens, sharing stories from their lives, while staff from The National Archives will help you make your own personalised family seal. You can even take an up close and personal look at the handling collection of crown jewels at the sensory table of crowns, orbs and sceptres.

During the evening a poet will chat with visitors about what monarchy means to them, then write a poem based on those conversations which will form part of the Abbey’s reflections of the coronation year.

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