Ball celebrates coronation

Dust off those dancing shoes and get your glad rags ready — the time has come to celebrate the crowning of King Charles III.

In celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, Age Concern Otago is hosting a ball at the South Dunedin Community Hall on Tuesday, May 9, from 1.30pm-3.30pm.

You don’t have to be able to cut the rug like Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire to come along.

The Coronation Ball is perfect for anyone wanting to enjoy some music and raise a toast to Charles, who will be crowned King by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey a few days earlier on Saturday, May 6 (NZT).

As well as afternoon tea, there will be a cash bar, and live music from popular Dunedin group the Oxo Cubans.

"Our Coronation Ball promises to be a lot of fun," Age Concern Otago health promotion/projects team leader Kristen Beardsmore said.

"It’s not only a great chance to commemorate the crowning of Charles in style, but to get together with good music and dancing," she said.

Coronations don’t roll around every year — the last one, that of Queen Elizabeth II, was 70 years ago — so make sure you celebrate a piece of history.

Tickets cost $5 a person and can be bought from the Age Concern Otago office, 9 the Octagon.

For more information, email or phone (03) 477-1040.