THE Bradford district is gearing up for King Charles III's coronation and there will be plenty to do and see to mark the historic occasion. 

Here's a look at what will be happening across the district.

Where you can watch the coronation

The big screen in Centenary Square will be live-streaming coverage of the coronation ceremony on Saturday, May 6, as well as the Coronation Concert on Sunday, May 7.

People will also be able to watch coverage of the coronation ceremony at Bradford Cathedral where it will be live-streamed on a big screen.

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There will also be the opportunity to take part in an act of worship before the ceremony and refreshments will be available.

Other venues showing the events on a big screen include Bingley Arts Centre, The Clarke Foley Centre in Ilkley, The Hive Silsden, Woodside Village Centre and Wibsey Methodist Church. 

Flags, bunting and bells ringing out

Flags and bunting will be flying in Centenary Square and in the town centres of Keighley, Bingley, Ilkley and Shipley.

The bells of City Hall will ring out and City Hall clock tower will be lit up in red, white and blue for the whole of the bank holiday weekend.

In Silsden the pavement balls, which were decorated for the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014 and painted with Union Flags for the Platinum Jubilee are being given a fresh coat of paint.

The Addingham Ducks painted on the road for the Tour de Yorkshire in 2017 have had a coronation-themed makeover.

Family events to mark the coronation of King Charles III

Family fun events will be held at Cliffe Castle Park in Keighley Sunday, May 7, and at Lister Park in Bradford on Monday, May 8.

The activities at these events are all free and include a climbing wall, inflatables, sports, games, dance arts and craft and will run from 11am to 3pm.

The Council's libraries are also holding many events right up until May 14, whilst Bradford District Museums and Galleries will be holding events and activities at their venues on May 6 and 7.

Some highlights include a family trail based on the children’s book The King’s Pants as well as crown-making and decorating.

'Ring for the King'

A Civic Service of Thanksgiving for the coronation will be held at Bradford Cathedral on Sunday, May 7, from 3pm until 4pm. 

The cathedral will also be taking part in ‘Ring for the King’ where a quarter peal of the cathedral’s bells will be rung ahead of the Sunday Civic Service.

Volunteers coming together

On Monday, May 8, people across the district will be taking part in ‘The Big Help Out’.

The initiative will see thousands of people across the country getting together to volunteer and lend a hand.

Bradford Cathedral has organised a litter pick on the streets around the cathedral in conjunction with ‘Don’t Mess with Bradford’.

People are invited to gather at 10am in the cathedral grounds - equipment and guidance will be provided.

The session will conclude at 12.30pm with a shared lunch. Those taking part are invited to bring their own packed lunch.