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2003 News and Events Archive

This page contains the news and events of 2003.

Please check out our news and events page for details of 2004 news and events.


20.10.2003 [NEWS]
Open Meeting A Big Success
Our meeting at The Wenlock Arms (Saturday, 27th September) was a big success and, amongst other things, we discussed including a charitable aspect to our work and made plans for 2004 events (including Covent Garden).

Our next open meeting will be held in January 2004 - details to follow.

24.07.2003 [NEWS]
St. George's Day Events Meeting Announced
We are holding an open meeting in central London on Sat 27th September at the Wenlock Arms, 26 Wenlock Road, London, N.1. The nearest Tube Station is Old Street and Wenlock Road itself is not far from the City Road, near to Moorfields Eye Hospital. (click here for map)

We will be meeting in the upstairs from 12 midday, until about 2 p.m. and all are welcome. We will be talking about grants and sponsorship from various organisations to put on an event on in 2005, when St. George`s day falls on a Sunday. We are looking for people to help us organise a cultural/musical event in a public open space, and those with relevant experience, or simply enthusiasm for promoting St. George`s Day would be a valuable asset.

More details From John, on .

29.04.2003 [NEWS]
Covent Garden event a huge success
Our launch event at London's Covent Garden Market was a great success. "All Boxed Up (And Ready To Go)", veterans of the Folk festival circuit, were watched by an appreciative crowd as their lively tunes filled the north hall.

Dave Jolly had the crowd up dancing and passers-by, both English and foreign, beamed with delight at the proceedings. The press were also in attendance.

We would like to thank Sue and Anne at Covent Garden and our agent Mary Panton for helping us make everything run smoothly. One thing's for sure, the potential for a larger celebration next year is certainly there!

Click here to view the Covent Garden photo album (49 pictures).

22.04.2003 [EVENT]
Wymondham Celebrates St. George

Venue: Wymondham, Norfolk
Admission: Depends on event. Mostly free!
Date: 19th to 23rd April
Enquiries: Tony Vale on
Details: An assortment of events over five days.
Programme available on

22.04.2003 [EVENT]
St. Georges Day Ceremony and Procession

Venue: St Mary's Church, Kirkby Londsdale, Cumbria
Admission: FREE!
Date: Wednesday 23rd April
Time: Starting at 12.00 noon
Enquiries: Kirkby Londsdale tourist information centre -
Details: After a ceremony at St Mary's Church there will be a procession
to the market square where there will be various entertainments
including, a brass band, minstrels, fire eaters, stocks, bouncy castle
and a re-enactment of St.George rescuing a fair maiden.

19.03.2003 [NEWS]
St.George & The Dragon Re-enactment
Coventry will be celebrating St. George's Day in style with a full re-enactment of the popular 'dragon slaying' legend on April 23rd. For further information please visit the BBC website.

18.04.2003 [EVENT]
Cubs & Scouts Parade

Venue: Luton Town Centren
Date: Sunday 27th April 2003
Time: 14.00 onwards
Details: Cubs and Scouts will be holding their annual St.George's Day Parade in the town centre.

18.04.2003 [EVENT]
St.George's Day Celebrations

Venue: Luton Town Centre
Date: Saturday 26th April 2003
Time: 10.00 - 16.00
Details: Luton Town Centre Partnership and The Councils Tourist Information Centre, have teamed up with Luton Scouts to present a whole day of English activities.

18.04.2003 [EVENT]
George & The Dragon

Venue: Luton Central library, Luton
Admission: £3 adults / £2 Children
Date: Wednesday 23rd April 2003
Time: 11.00 - 14.30
Details: A classic tale for St.George's day - A medieval legend of hungary dragons, knights and princesses.

18.04.2003 [NEWS]
Press Release

Please click the following link to download a press release from the Birmingham branch of the Royal Society of St. George: Download Press Release. The document is in Adobe Acrobat format.

17.04.2003 [NEWS]
Birmingham all set to celebrate in style

The City of Birmingham is one of the few cities in this country to celebrate St George's Day officially. Pop along to the official website for details of what's planned this year...

17.04.2003 [EVENT]
St. George's Day Celebration

Venue: Warwick Castle, Warwick
Date: Wednesday 23rd April 2003
Details: Come to Warwick Castle and see the St. George's Knight celebrations. Come and listen to the legends and learn more about St. George and Guy of Warwick.

16.04.2003 [EVENT]
St. George And His Fearful Dragon

Venue: Battle Abbey, East Sussex
Admission: £20 for a family ticket, or
£8 adults, £6 concessions, £4 children (FREE for under 5's)
Date: Monday 21st April 2003
Time: 11.00am onwards
Details: Staged on the site of the 1066 battlefield, St George will demonstrate his strength and courage as the highlight of a day of pageantry and celebration. Visitors can also enjoy displays of living history and military might by two top re-enactment societies, 'Regio Anglorum' and 'The Medieval Siege Society'. Additionally, there will be a chance to watch demonstrations of traditional crafts such as weaving, spinning, rope-making, basket-making and lace-making, with activities for children and music from 'The 1066 Band'.

15.04.2003 [EVENT]
St. George's Wreath Laying

Venue: Derby Market Place
Admission: FREE!
Date: Wednesday 23rd April 2003
Time: 12.00 noon
Details: Wreath laying by the Royal Society of St George, Derby branch. Mummers' play 'St. George' performed by the Three Shires Medieval Society in medieval costume. All are welcome!

15.04.2003 [NEWS]
St. George's Day Auctions

On 23rd April at 8pm BST, a series of auctions will start, spanning 3 weeks, of 'George' Chubbley Bears (white bears with the St George's Cross on their chest) each of which has been signed by a celebrity who has represented England in some special way. The auctions can be found on under user ID sue_owen and all proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK. The bear signed by Sir Bobby Charlton will raise funds for The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. These auctions have been organised by 'CHERISH Collect For Life' who raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

15.04.2003 [EVENT]
St. George's Day Parade

Venue: Richmond Upon Thames (parade starts in Whitton High Street)
Admission: FREE!
Date: Sunday 20th April 2003
Time: From 11.30 am
Details: A parade followed by other displays and activities. Charges for some of the latter, with all proceeds going to the Mayor's charities.

15.04.2003 [EVENT]
St. George's Day Supper

Venue: The Moat House Hotel, Bolton
Admission: £7.50 per person (proceeds to the Mayor's charities)
Date: Wednesday 23rd April 2003
Details: A hot pot supper and Lancastrian and English themed entertainment.

15.04.2003 [NEWS]
Publicans supporting St. George's Day

The following link leads to a petition which has been signed by English Publicans, all of whom support the value of St. George's Day. No doubt their pubs will be packed to the rafters on April 23rd, with happy punters all celebrating the day! Click here to view the list, you may find one in your area that's worth a visit on April 23rd.

12.04.2003 [EVENT]
St. George's Day Celebrations

Venue: High Lodge Forest Centre, Thetford Forest
Admission: FREE!
Date: Saturday 26th April 2003
Time: 11.00am onwards
Details: An all day family event with lots going on.

09.04.2003 [EVENT]
St. George's Day Festival

Venue: Wrest Park Gardens, Silsoe (10 miles South of Bedford)
Admission: £7, £5 concessions, £3 children
Date: Sunday 20th - Monday 21st April 2003
Enquiries: (weekends) or (weekdays)
Details: An annual celebration of English Heritage.

09.04.2003 [EVENT]
7th St. George's Day Annual Beer Festival

Venue: Willoughby Arms, 47 Willoughby Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Admission: FREE!
Date: 23rd April 2003
Details: Features live music in the evening.

09.04.2003 [EVENT]
St. George's Day Folk Concert

Venue: Covent Garden Market Building (North Hall)
Admission: FREE!
Date: 23rd April 2003
Time: 12.00 - 12.45 and 13.15 - 14.00
Details: 3 extremely talented musicians called "All Boxed Up (And Ready To Go)" performing an hour and a half of traditional English Folk music.

25.03.2003 [EVENT]
St. George's Day Sponsored Pub Crawl
Ending at the Heather Park Hotel, Heather Park, Alperton, Wembley on April 23rd at 08.30 pm. Karaoke/Disco will take place and all monies raised in aid of the Local Children's Ward.


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