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News bulletins & details of up-coming events appear on this page (in date order) as soon as the information becomes available.

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Covent Garden 2005
Covent Garden, St George's Day Events along with the RSoSG and the EFDSS aim to Present The biggest event to be held at Covent Garden on St George's Day, with performances including, Military Bands, Morris Dancing, Traditional English Folk Music, Mummers Plays and a re-enactment from the Sealed Knot, performances to run from 11:00am till 04:00pm, at the West Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2

St. Georges Day Parade, Whitehall, London
Under the auspices of the Royal Society of St. George. parade, Service and wreath laying. 10.30 am to 11.45 am.

Shakespeare's Birthday at the Globe Theatre, Globe Walk, London SE1
n Celebration of Shakespeare's Birthday and St. George's Day, supported by the GLA, The Globe is throwing open it's doors to the public from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (last admission 5.00 pm). A day with a birthday theme when you can see this famous theatre, find out what it's like on stage and meet your favourite Shakespearean character. Details at here . Telephone .

Bedfordshire, Luton
Scouts St.George's Day Parade on sunday April 17th, leaving St.George's Sq (nr Arndale) at 2:30pm then marching through the town.

20.04.2005, 22.04.2005 and 23.04.2005[Event]
Three's Company are doing a tour of English up to date modern English Folk Music,

  • The Wardrobe, Leeds April 20th
  • Cecil Sharpe House, London April 22nd
  • Sage Gateshead on the 23rd April

20.04.2005 to 24.04.2005[Event]
St. George's Day Beer Festival,The Willougby Arms, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
The Willoughby's 9th Traditional English Beers, Ales & Farmhouse cider festival at Willoughby Road, Kingston upon Thames. Entertainment on 22nd, 23rd & 24th April. Details here

21.04.2005 and 24.04.2005[Event]
Celebrations for St. Georgestide at St. George's Church, Hanover Square, Mayfair
  • 21.04.05 - An evening of readings and music, in aid of the British Legion, to celebrate England and all things English. hosted by Martyn Lewis, with readings by Jenny Agutter, Patricia Routledge and Samuel West. Music led by the Choir of St. george's Church and the Band of the Blues and Royals. In the presence of HRH the Duke of Gloucester. Tickets 35 (concert only), 75 (includes Post-Concert Champagne reception. Telephone:
  • 24.04.05 - Observance of the feast of St. George; Members of the Royal Society of St. George and the Royal British legion In Attendance. deatails here.
22.04.2005 and 23.04.2005[Event]
Sounds of St George. (In Oxford)
  • 22nd April: A concert, starting at 8.00pm, featuring The Demon Barber Road Show, plus John Spiers and John Boden a a duo, as well as four part harmony from The Witches of Elswick.
  • 23rd April: St. George's Day dance with Geoff Cubit and Momentum. Details from The English Folk Dance & Song Society: Tel:

22.04.2005 to 24.04.2005[Event]
A St. George's Day Weekend At the Woodland Lodge Hotel
Eat, drink, relax and be entertained at an English themed weekend on the edge of the beautiful New Forest. Details at this site. Telephone or

Middlesex, Lords Cricket Ground
The Home of Cricket will be having a St.George's Day Luncheon on friday April 22nd, guests include Mike Gatting & David Mellor, menu created by Marco Pierre White, so get your pads on!! for further information go to here.

St George's Day Luncheon - St. Albans District Chamber of Commerce
At OA Sports, Harpenden Road. Starting at 12.30, Lunch an after dinner speaker, charity auction and rousing English music 38 per head. Details here

Kenilworth (Warwickshire), the Lion Pub
Last year the Lion pulled out all the stops and, as a result, they were acclaimed as "St George's Day Pub of the Year 2004" by Sky Preview magazine.  Not only that but they made the front page of the Coventry Evening Telegraph too.  In previous years they promoted the day as an unofficial bank holiday, encouraging employers to give their staff time off which resulted in 200 punters in the pub before 12 noon.  This year - a Saturday - a 5 purchase of a St George t-shirt (50% to Cancer Research UK) will entitle you to your beer at VAT free prices.  Phone:  for info.

Wembley, the Heather Pub
The Heather will once again be having their annual St George's Day Stitch-Up Karaoke, from 08:00pm till late (could be very late) at The Heather Public House, Heather Park, Alperton, Wembley.

Harlesden, The Ace Cafe
For all you bike and car aficionados, the Ace will be holding a Ska Night (so get them 2-tone suits pressed) for further details go to here.

Salisbury, Town Centre
Fantastic events throughout the day, including the largest flag of St George, for further information go to here

Norwich, the George and Dragon
We the English Democrats for Norfolk, will be celebrating St George's Day at the George & Dragon pub, Thurton Nr Norwich ( along the A146 to Loddon and Bungy Road). We will be having a childrens balloon race, face painting, colouring competition, bric a brac stall, red roses and St George balloons for sale and a EDP info stall. We will have our own ' St George' present, and the pub landlord will be running traditional English food on the menu of course. It starts at 10.30am on the 23rd April

Surrey, Reigate

Ellesmere Port, Whitby Social Club
The Whitby Social Club will be holding a St George's Day Dance, from 7:30pm till 12:00 in aid of the Horizon's Children Charity, what better cause than to put on your dancing shoes than in aid of children.

Birmingham, Unofficial St George's Day Parade.
Saturday 23rd April 2005, Birminghams Biggest and Best Unofficial St Georges Day Parade. meet at-

  • Asda, Gt Bridge, A41, @6:00pm, all vehicles.
  • McDonalds, Bassets Pole, A38, @6:30pm, all vehicles.
  • Tesco, Shirley, Solihull, A34, @7:10pm, all vehicles.
The 2004 event was good, this one`s gonna be awesome! This is a non- racist, non-political event! All bikes, trikes, cars are welcome! All vehicles must carry al least one St George flag!

Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club Limited, Deal, Kent
Saint George's Day Dance with music by Chris Heathfield, for further details go to here.

Huddersfield, Parade
The town of Mirfield in Huddersfield will be having a St George's day parade starting at 11:00am for further details go to here.

Birmingham, Concert.
A charity Concert being held at the Symphony Hall by Birmingham St.George's Day Assoc,for further details go to here

London, Bombadier Bus Tour.
Charles Wells are taking thier Bombadier Tour around London, for further details go to here.

Somerset, Midsomer Norton
St George's Day Church Celebration from 9am to 1pm for further information go to here

Meeting blackpool north train station between 11-12. will be starting the day in 2 pubs 1 minutes walk from train station. Station Hotel Bar and Yates

London Wasps St George's Day Boat Party In support of Wasps FC and West London Sharks. Departs Richmond Bridge at 7.30 pm, returning by 11.30pm. Drinking and Dancing. Tickets 20 or 25 including fish & chip supper. Details at this site

The Scala, Kings Cross, London. Desire b2b
A St. George's day extravaganza of drum and base. Details and tickets through here.

Music for St. George's Day in Godalming, Surrey
In the Borough Hall, Bridge Street, Godalming, Surrey Brass will celebrate St.George's Day with a programme of music by English composers throughou the ages. Tickets 10 (5 concession). Details here.

The Grove Singers at St. James' Church, Picadilly, London
Starting at 19.30 a varied programme on St. George's Day, including the music of Benjamin Britten, Franz Joseph Haydn and Geoffrey Burgon. Tickets 12/10 from or on the door. Enquiries telephone or

Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
A members only event, but good to see that saints day traffic across the Irish Sea is not all one way. The Royal St George Yacht club holds it's annual dinner.

Dorset, Tarrant Keynston nr Blandford
St.George's Day Ceilidh, featuring the Shottsford Band, starts at 7:30pm for further information go to here.

Norfolk, Wymondham
Saturday April 23rd, the Norfolk village of Wymondham will be holding thier 5th St.George's Day celebrations for further info go to here.

23.04.2005 24.03.2005[Event]
Yorkshire, Keighley
A full weekend of events are planned to celebrate St.George's Day at Keighley, all particiants are encouraged to fly the flag, for further information go to here.

Kent, Broadstairs
A great night of eclectic music is taking place at the Pavillion-on-the-sands on the eve of the 23rd, for further information go to here.

Essex, Southend
The choirs of Southend will be performing on April 23rd for further information go to here.

Berkshire, Newbury
St.George's Day Celebration at the Donnington Valley Hotel, for further information go to here

St. George's Day Concert, Warsash Hampshire
The Warsash Brass band, in The Victory Hall, Warsash. Starting at 7.30. Adults 6.50, Children & Concessions 5. Details here.

St George's Day in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
This ancient market town will celebrate St. George in a day packed with events including morris dancing, face painting for children, historical characters in costume and much more. There will be a street party supper at Woodbridge School at 6.00 pm (tickets from ) and the Rotary Club is putting on a full traditional English Dinner at the Abbey School at 7.30 pm (tickets 25 from ). More details here.

St. George's Day at Abbots Ann, Nr Andover, Hampshire
7.30 pm at the village hall. Medieval supper and the Canberra Tales (freely adapted from Chaucer by Chester House Productions). Tickets available from the Village Shop, The Eagle, and members of the Abbotts Ann Village hall committee. More details here.

St George's Day Festival of Aston Martin, Royal Windsor
Organised by the Aston Martin Owners Club, one for the petrolheads. 300 Aston Martins will gather and parade through Windsor Castle for a Royal Inspection by HM the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh who will take the Royal salute. The parade will be led by St.George on horseback and will end with a public display of all the Astons at Frogmore in Windsor Great Park, as well as a special display by the Light Cavalry of the Honorable Artillery Company. Proceeds to the Prince Philip Trust. details here.

Music for St. George's Day at St. Peter's Church, Petersfield
The Kent Chamber Choir, conducted by Alan Vincent, presents a varied programme of English Choral music fron six centuries, including works by Holst, Elgar & Vaughan Williams. Commences 19.30. Tickets 7 (5 under 16's & over 60's) available from box offices and on the door. Box office telephone numbers (Petersfield) or 01622 (Maidstone).

St. George's Day with Chas & Dave
8.00 pm to 1.00 am at the Rotunda Club, Kingswood Bristol. tickets 11.50 (advance) 13.00 0n the door. Book early. Telephone: .

St. George's Day Celebration in Fleckney, Leicestershire
Proudly presented by Fleckney School Association, events including fancy dress parade, beer festival, family disco and much more. Full details here

St. George's Day Concert, Andover, Hampshire
From 19.30 at St. Mary's Parish Church, Andover Choral Society and others present a programme of music for St. George's Day. Details here. Tickets 7.50 or 7.00 in advance from choir members. Telephone enquiries:

St. George's Day at the Bald Faced Stag, East Finchley, London
Special English menu and live music from 8.00 pm. 100 yards north of East Finchley Underground station. Telephone: .

London, Euston
The 'Head of Steam Pub' will be holding a St.George's Beer Festival, the list of real ales for your consumption are too many to print here, but there should be something for everones palet for further info go to here.

St. George's Day Party in Prestbury, Cheltenham, Goucestershire
3.30 to 5.30 at St. Nicolas Church, Swindon Lane. Games for all ages. A short time for worship. Bring food and share. Details here or telephone Fr Michael Cozens '

St. George's Day Fete, Cowes Isle of White
Cowes is hosting a major revival of the tradition of St. George. The event will start with a procession from through Cowes from East Cowes Town Hall to Northwood Park where ther will be a party, floats and bands, beer and mead tasting, St George and dragons, and much more besides. Full programme costs 1 in local shops. Proceeds to charity.

St. George's Day Street Market, Beccles, Norfolk
10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Contact market organiser on

St. George's Day at Chessington World of Adventure
Are you a George, a Georgia or a Georgina. Is your surname Knight, or Slayer? You might get in free. details here. Adults must be accompanied by a child.

St. George's Day Event in Wealdstone
Organised by Wealdstone Active Community from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Children's dragon painting, music from the Franklin Street New Orleans Jazz band. St. George and his knights will ride down the high street at 1.30 pm. Weadstone High Street outside Holy Trinity Church. Telephone contact:

Bletchley Park. St. George's Day Parade.
Milton Keynes Enigma Scouts will hold their traditional St. Georges Day parade. Leaves Lord Grey School at 1.00 pm. Arrives at Park approximately 1.45 pm. Service from 2.00 pm to 2.45 pm. Timings may be subject to variation.

St. George's Day Dragon Hunt at the Moira Furnace Museum, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
2.00 to 4.00 pm. Suitable for children from three to ten years old. Parental supervision required. Activities include Dragon Hunt, face painting and boat trip. For costs and details contact Wendy Robinson. Telephone .

Hertfordshire, Potters Bar
Scouts St.George's Day Parade on sunday April 24th, starting at 'King Charles the Martyr', Mutton La, Potters Bar

Manchester, Miles Platting
Sunday 24th April at 12:00pm, St.George's Day Parade starting at Varley Street School Miles Platting, all monies raised will go to Francis House Childrens Hospice and Child Line.

National Trust Events
23.04.2005[National Trust Event]
Shakespeare's Birthday & St. George's Day - Charlecote Park, Warwickshire
A personal appearance by the Bard, Sonnets, Shakespeare scenes, Childrens' Make & Take a Quill. 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm. Telephone: .

23.04.2005[National Trust Event]
Knights & Dragons, Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk
A celebration of St.George's Day with an Armour Trail and mask making. 11.00 am to 4.0 pm. Normal admission charges apply. Telephone: or

23.04.2005[National Trust Event]
St. George's Day Dinner, Trelissick, Cornwall
Celebrate the evening of St.George's Day with a special dinner at Trelissick restaurant, with accompanying music by Edward Elgar. Booking Essential. 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm. Telephone Catering Manager or

24.04.2005[National Trust Event]
Musical England, Brownsea Island, Dorset
A music recital. Enjoy English music to celebrate St.George and England. 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm. Normal admission charges apply. Telephone: or

23.04.2005 & 24.04.2005[National Trust Event]
St George's Weekend, Castle Drogo, Devon
A mixed celebration of St.George's Day. Includes childrens' flag and shield making workshops. Normal admission charges apply (plus small addition for workshops). 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. Telephone: or

23.04.2005 & 24.04.2005[National Trust Event]
St. George's Day Celebrations, Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire
An invitation to brave knights across the country to hunt for dragons in the gardens of Snowshill. 1 per adult or child per trail, plus normal admission charges. 11.00 am to 4.30 pm. Telephone or

23.04.2005 & 24.04.2005[National Trust Event]
Saints and Legends Trail, Upton House, Warwickshire
Learn about St. George and other great legends on the Upton House Trail. 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Normal admission charges apply. Telephone:

English Heritage Events
23.04.2005 & 24.04.2005[English Heritage Event]
St. George's Day Festival, Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire
Fun for all the family at historical Wrest Park at English Heritage's biggest St. George's Day Celebration. Activities include:-
  • St. George slaying the dragon;
  • Victorian equestrian displays;
  • Norman falconry;
  • Children's theatre, craft studio and donkey rides;
  • Feats of fire breathing and other death defying acts;
  • Historic craft market & food stalls.
Gates open 10.00 am and close at 6.00 pm (last admission at 5.00 pm). Adults 8, Concession 6, Children 4, family tickets 20. Reductions for EH members. Wrest park is just of the A6, 10 miles south of Bedford.

23.04.2005 & 24.04.2005[English Heritage Event]
The Dragon Who Lost His Home - Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
The family show from the Storytellers Theatre Company for anyone who thinks dragons get a bad press. One hour performances at 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm, also seek out mini dragons in the Dragon Trail, with a small prize for every child. Adults 8.50, Children 3.20, Concession 4.50, Family 14.50. Free to English Heritage members. Belsay is of the A696, north of Ponteland.

23.04.205 & 24.04.2005[English Heritage Event]
Medieval St. George's Day at Scarborough Castle, North Yorkshire
Opening the master gunners house with new displays of the castle's 3000 year history. Feast preparation, games, music, dance & mummers plays, archery and skill at arms. Adults 4.00, Children 2.00, Concesssion 3.00, Family 10. English Heritage members free.

24.04.2005[English Heritage Event]
Stories of St. George at Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
11.00 am to 5.00 pm. Medieval knights and stories of St. George. Adults 6.60, Children 3.30, Concession 5.00, Family 16.50, Free to English Heritage members.

23.04.2005[English Heritage Event]
St. George's Day Talk, Wellington Arch, Hyde Park, London
2.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Philip Godfrey-Knight examines the myth behind the legend and looks at it's origins. Pre-booking available.Telephone . Adults 3.00, Children 1.50, Concession 2.30. Free to English Heritage members.

23.04.2005 & 24.04.2005[English Heritage Event]
Medieval Murder Mystery & Dragon Trail, Carlisle Castle
In honour of St. George, Buckingham's Retinue have devised a medieval murder mystery. Hel find the culprit and discover living history. Also seek out mini dragons on the dragon trail with a small prize for every child. Trail 10.00 am, Murder Mystery 11.30 am. Adults 4.50, Concession 3.50, Children 2.25. Free to English Heritage members.

Dates as indicated below
St George's Day Dragon Trails
For all young dragon hunters. Help St. George follow the trail around the castle and find the dastardly dragon. Prices vary. Adults between 2.90 and 8.95. Check main English heritage site for individual details.
  • Old Sarum Wiltshire: 23rd & 24th April, 10.00 am
  • Hungerford Castle, Farleigh, Somerset: 23rd & 24th April All day.
  • Witley Court, Worcestershire: 23rd April, 10.00am to 5.00 pm.
  • Kenwood House, Hampstead, London: 23rd & 24th April, 11.00 am to 4.30 pm.
  • Castle Acre priory, Norfolk: 23 & 24th April, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire: 23rd April, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • Dover Castle: 23rd & 24th April, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • Pevensey Castle, East Sussex: 23rd & 24th April, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • Peveril Castle, Derbyshire: 23rd & 24th April, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens, Northumberland: 25th to 29th April from 10.00 am. Telphone .
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