Birmingham’s St George’s Day celebrations

By on 08/04/2014 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News

Expect to see St George and his Dragon along with Morris Dancers, knights, musicians and a mini farm as Birmingham celebrates St George's Day on Saturday 19 April from 11am - 5pm in Victoria and Chamberlain Squares.

Cllr Ian Ward

Cllr Ian Ward

In Victoria Square there will be live music from 'Like a Rolling Stone', one of the UK's premier tributes to one of the world's biggest bands, along with Birmingham pianist and singer Jake Henry and Britain's Got Talent singer Rosie O'Sulllivan.

There will also be Morris dancing displays by the Glorishears Morris Dancers, free face painting and craft making workshops, balloon modelling, a mini farm experience and a display of MG cars. An English food and drink area with a bar serving traditional English ales and ciders will ensure visitors are kept refreshed throughout the day.

Meanwhile Chamberlain Square will be taken over by a Norman Living History Encampment who will demonstrate crafts such as coin striking and give some combat displays with English knights.

Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council, Cllr Ian Ward, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for people to join together and celebrate England's heritage in the heart of the city. The programme offers something for everyone, including a rare chance to see some knights in battle!”

The St George's Day celebrations are organised by Birmingham City Council in partnership with Birmingham St George's Day Association and Heart FM. The Association has also organised the annual concert at Symphony Hall in the evening. Tickets start from £5 and are available from Symphony Hall and the Birmingham Town Hall box office on Ticket Hotline 0121 780 4949 or online on www.thsh.co.uk. Visit http://events.birmingham.gov.uk/events/st-georges-day-celebrations-2/ for more information about the event during the day.

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For more media information contact Debbie Harrison on 0121 303 4476

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