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MARKET LATES: Special coronation-themed event coming to Watford Market in May

 Published on: 13th April 2023   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

An event that will blend the best of local food, music and culture, all in honour of the new King, will be held at Watford Market next month.

Market Lates – Celebrate the King’s Coronation Special will take place from 6pm to 10pm on Friday, May 5, within the covered space. It will feature a line-up of local vendors offering a diverse range of food, drinks, and crafts – all fit for a king. From traditional dishes to modern twists on old favourites, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

To coincide with the era of the King’s birth, there will be two sets of live music from The Jivettes, an all-singing, all-dancing retro trio.

Costumes are not required, but those who come along are encouraged to dress up as knights, dames, nobles and other dignitaries. Visitors can also dress up in 1950s-inspired fashion, such as tailored dresses with full skirts, large overcoats with fur trim, polka dot prints, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, padded suit coats and double-breasted suits.

With King Charles busy preparing for his coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, he unfortunately will not be able to visit Watford Market like he did on February 21, 1978, when he attended the official opening ceremony of Charter House, the previous location of the market.

Market manager Calvin Poon said: “We are thrilled to be hosting this special event in honour of our new King. Our goal is to create a truly unique and unforgettable experience that showcases the best of our town’s culture and food. We invite everyone to come out and join us in this celebration of our community.”

Entry is free to Market Lates. For more information, please visit

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