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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.

We recommend that you check this page often as it is updated on a regular basis.

Saturday 22nd April [News]
On The West Piazza, Covent Garden, London, Organised by The Royal Society of St. George, with support from The Mayor of London, The English Folk Dance and Song Society and St. George's Day Events, a St. George's Day Festival, with Morris Dancers, Mummers Plays, Punch and Judy, Battle Re-enactments, Marching Bands and More. A real family day out. 10.30 to 17.30. Free. Nearest Underground Covent Garden.

Thursday 13th to Sunday 23rd April [Event]
Celebrating St. George in Harrow. Artwork and Poetry on the theme of St. George produced in Harrow schools will be on display at the Harrow Museum, Pinner View, Harrow. Museum is free. Telephone for opening times.

Thursday 20th April [Event]
Just when you thought St. George's Day celebrations could go no further upmarket, Fortnum and Mason has teamed up with The Royal Society of St. George to offer a St. George's Day Lunch. Reception at 12.00 noon. Carriages expected at 14.30. The Roast Beef of old England with English Beer and English wines. 40 per head. Contact the St. James Restaurant direct. Telephone Ext. 2241.

Friday 21st April [Event]
Wooden Spoon (Rugby's charity supporting disadvantaged children & young people) has a St. George's Day dinner at Taunton RFC. Contact Allan Covey. Tel: .

Friday 21st April [Event]
At The Hersham Centre, Elmbridge (Surrey) a St. George's Day Lunch and celebration of The Queen's 80th birthday. Members 4, non-members 4.50 . Starts 12.00 noon. Details at web site.

Friday 21st April to Sunday 23rd April [Event]
At The George Inn, Bethersden, Kent, a St. George's Beer Festival with entertainment every evening. Friday 9.00 pm "Junk Mail". Saturday 9.00 pm "Skinners Rats". Sunday 4.00 pm. arrival of St. George. Sunday 5.00 pm "The Fling". Telephone: . E-mail
Friday 21st April & Sunday 23rd April [Event]
In Coventry Cathedral ruins (Friday 21st) and The Lower precinct shopping centre (Sunday 23rd) re-enactments of the St. George's confrontation with the dragon. More details from Mick McLaughlin. Tel: .

Saturday 22nd April [Event]
In Dudley Concert Hall (main hall) A St. George's Day Celebration with the Band of the Parachute Regiment. Tickets from 13 to 15. Box Office .

Saturday 22nd April [Event]
The St. George's Day Club. Maldon, Essex, has a St. George's Day Bash at the Berwick Suite, Maldon, commencing at 7.00 for 7.30. Dinner, comedy, music and more. Tickets 27.50 obtainable from the Swan Hotel, Maldon High Street and the Maltsers Arms, Heybridge. Tels: , and .

Saturday 22nd April [Event]
The White Hart Inn, Lydgate, Oldham has a St George's Day dinner dance. English menu with English wine 45 per person. Tel: .

Saturday 22nd April [Event]
The Royal St. George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin has it's annual St. George's Day Dinner. St. George can cross water.

Saturday 22nd April [Event]
Wolverhampton holds it's annual St. George's Day celebration in the Market Square, Dudley Street & Queen's Square, between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm. Free sausage (while stocks last), Punch Theatre enacting the slaying of The Dragon, Brass band and more. Details at web site

Saturday 22nd April [Event]
At the world famous ACE CAFE, come down and shake your booty to a eve of St.Goerge's Day Ska special, featuring One Step Behind and DJ 2 Tone Andy. For details call

Saturday 22nd April [Event]
Once again courtesy of The Royal Society of St. George, a Remembrance Ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. 10.30 to 11.45. Further details at Royal Society of St. George.

Saturday 22nd April [Event]
At Tarrant Keynston, Nr Blandford, Dorset. A grand St. George's Day Celiidh with the Shottsford Band and the Stourvale mummers. 19.30 to 23.30. Adults 6, Children 3. Telephone . E-mail

Saturday 22nd April [Event]
St. George will appear in Wealdstone Town Centre. Children's entertainment from the Franklin Street New Orleans Jazz Band. 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Saturday 22nd April [Event]
Water Eaton Church, Drayton Road, Bletchley, Bucks. A St. George's Day Concert by Music Makers of Milton Keynes. Popular English songs, quizzes, raffle prizes and free refreshments. Tickets 5 at the door. Telephone . E-mail

Saturday 22nd April & Sunday 23rd April [Event]
Chester's St George's Day Weekend. Morris dancing, medieval combat re-enactment, mummers, music and more.

Saturday 22nd April & Sunday 23rd April [Event]
Felixstowe in Suffolk will mark St. George's day with street entertainers and special window displays. St. George will ride into town. No contacts for this one, you will know it when you see it!

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April [Event]
Aylesbury has it's St George's day Celebration. On Saturday 22nd, in the Market Square, morris dancing, mummers. maypole dancing and street entertainment, fro 10.30 to 16.30. Sunday 23rd, a St. George's Day Parade through the Market Square and Kingsbury to St Mary's Church (parade commences at 14.30).
The Mayor's Charity Ball will be held at The Coach House, Green Park commencing at 18.30. Dinner, Band, Belly Dancers and Champagne Reception. Licensed bar. Tickets (40) and information from the Mayors office. Tel: .

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April [Event]
At Wells in Somerset, a St. George's Day Celebration Weekend. Competitions, mummers, morris men, music and more.
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April [Event]
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council plans a St. George's Day weekend. On Saturday there will be The Riverboat Days band in the indoor market and Jukalo will host frolics on Dalton Road and Portland Walk. On Sunday there will be Furness Clog Dancers and traditional English dance from 1.15, within Barrow park, followed by a concert by The Barrow Steelworks Band at 2.00 pm. Telephone Barrow Park. .

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April [Event]
From 11.00 am on Saturday to 5.00 pm on Sunday, The Rotary Club of Cowes Isle of Wight is offering a range of entertainments at Northwood Park and House in Cowes to celebrate St. George's Day. On Saturday there will be a massive classic car display and on Sunday a procession from East Cowes Town Hall. Throughout the weekend there will be re-enactments, art exhibitions, local craft stalls and traditional food for all the family. Telephone . Website.

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April [Event]
Wymondham in Norfolk once again plans a weekend of St. George's Day celebrations. Dragon Day, Music Festival and more. Details at www.wymondham-norfolk.co.uk/community/stgeorge

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April [Event]
In Keighley Town Centre, Yorkshire, a weekend of celebrations in honour of St. George. Fair rides, games, stalls and more. Further information from Keighley Town Council. Telephone .

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April [Event]
Manchester. Saturday, 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm, in preparation for St. George's Day a special English Market in Picadilly Gardens, with costumed traders, Knights and Damsels, Robin Hood, Morris Dancers, Belly Dancers and more. Sunday, 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm, a St. George's Day Parade starting at Nicholas Varley school, Miles Platting, thence via Oldham Road through Picadilly Gardens for the second day of the English Market.

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
Garry Bushell is holding a fund raising St George's Day variety show at The Circus Tavern, Purfleet,featuring Brian Conley, Right Said Fred, Secret Affair and The Cockney Rejects. More info

Sunday 23rd April [Event]
Royal British Legion Downs social club will be having a Saint George's day disco. 5-11 King Street, Deal Kent, CT14 6HU web site.

Sunday 23rd April [Event]
Ramsgate Royal Naval Association will be having a Saint George's day barbecue weather permitting.

Sunday 23rd April [Event]
At the Symphony Hall Birmingham commencing at 5.00 pm, a St George's Day concert and English celebration. Tickets 6.50. Box Office .

Sunday 23rd April [Event]
Commencing at 2.00 pm at Leicester Cathedral, the annual St. George's Day Parade. Tel: .

Sunday 23rd April [Event]
At The Anvil Basingstoke, a St. George's Day concert by Basingstoke Male Voice Choir. Starts 7.30 pm. Tickets 10/12. Box Office: .

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
Doncaster. A St. George's Day Road Run. Starting 09.00 to 09.30 from St. George's Car Park. Cars will drive from Doncaster to Elsecar Heritage Centre for a day to enjoy. Admission free. Details at web site

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
Salisbury (Wiltshire) will celebrate St. George's Day with street theatre, pageantry, dancing, wandering minstrels and dragon slaying. For details contact Salisbury City Centre Management. Telephone

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
Castle Howard (Yorkshire). To celebrate St. George's Day, The Minster Strays Morris Dancers will perform in and around the grounds between 2.00 pm & 4.00 pm. Details at web site

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
In The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Raymond Gubbay offers a concert to celebrate St. Geoge's Day. From Handel to Colonel Bogey this is one not to miss. Starts 7.30 pm. Tickets 16.50 to 29.50. Box office or book online through here. Further details at web site.

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
At the Heather Park Hotel, come and join us for a St.George's Day celebration party, starts at 14:00 till late, with a buffet and home made pizzas between 15:00 and 19:00, music to suit all tastes in cluding Karaoke, Tickets adults 3, children 1.50 for info call

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
With the support of the Mayor of London The Globe Theatre, Southwark, London, will mark St. George's Day and Shakespeare's Birthday with a Roman theme. See Cleopatra's barge arrive and gladatorial combat, participate in dance and voice workshops, enjoy the Shakespearean tradition in every way. 10.00 to 16.00. Free. Nearest Underground London Bridge. More details at http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
Another one supported by the Mayor of London. A big screen in Leicester Square will celebrate the work of Charlie Chaplin, plus street entertainment and activities for children. Free. 12.00 to 18.00. Nearest Underground Leicester Square. Further details at http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
The Holne Chase Hotel, Nr Ashburton, Devon (Dartmoor National Park) offers a St. George's Day Lunch with an English themed menu. 27.50 per person. Tel: . E-mail

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
Ipswich Corn Exchange. The Trianon Symphony Orchestra presents Trianon on St. George's Day. Commences 14.45. Tickets from 5.50 to 9. Box Office telephone or e-mail

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
At Wells Next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Dancing on St. George's Day from King's Morris of King's Lynn. 11.30, 12.30 & 13.30. Further information from David Jackson. Tel: . E-mail:

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
Celebrate St. George's Day at Snibston Discovery Park, Leicester, by helping to build a huge dragon. Telephone . E-mail

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
At the St. George's Centre, Harrow, Traditional English dance from The Merrydowners Morris Dancers, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm.

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
At The Queen's Head. Pinner 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm , English roast beef, stalls, fun fair, morris dancing, jazz and a St. George and Dragon re-enactment.

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
A celebration concert to mark St George's Day is being held in Chandler's Ford, An evening of triumphant music from the Band of the Royal Logistics Corps and the Tudor Rose Barbershop Corps is being organised by the Rotary Club of Chandler's Ford and Itchen valley. The event, which will be atttended by the mayors of Eastleigh and Southampton, starts at 7.30pm in the Thornden Hall, in Winchester Road. Tickets cost 8 and proceeds from the night go to the Royal British Legion and the Rotary Club's chosen charity, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. To purchase tickets or for further information call Alan Foster on or the Royal British Legion on .

Sunday 23rd April[Event]
The Worlds Biggest Unofficial St.Georges Day Parade. Sunday 23rd April 2006. The Parade will be starting out from Notcutts car park @ 6.15pm. Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4EN. A34/ Junction 4, M42. The Parade will take approximately 1 hour. Please arrive early!! Before 6.00pm. This is not to be missed ppl ive been to this for the last 2 years and its a top night and an awsome sight......... The night will also been finished off with us all having a pint in a pub..................see ya there.

Thursday 27th April to Sunday 30th April[Event]
St. George's Early Music Festival. A series of concerts over the week after St. George's Day at St. George's Church, Cullercoats (between Whitley Bay & Tynemouth). Details at http://music-room.freewebspace.com/earlymusic.html

Thursday 27th April to Sunday 30th April[Event]
At St. Mary's Church, Attleborough, Norfolk. A St. George's Day concert by The Norwich City Concert Band. Starts 15.00. Adults 6, Children 3. Telephone .

Friday 28th April[Event]
The University of Essex, Conservative Future will be holding a St. Geoge's Day Reception. Starts at 7.30 pm, finishes at around 9.00 pm.. Simon Burns MP will be guest speaker.

English Heritage Events


Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April[English Heritage Event]

English Heritage is hosting a range of family orientated events over the St. George's Day weekend at the following locations:-

  • Wrest Park Gardens (Bedfordshire)
  • Bolsover Castle (Derbyshire)
  • Peverill Castle (Derbyshire)
  • Berry Pomeroy's Castle (Devon)
  • Portchester Castle (Hampshire)
  • Carisbrooke Castle (Isle of Wight)
  • Dover Castle (Kent)
  • Kenwood House (London - Hampstead)
  • Wellington Arch (London -Hyde Park Corner)
  • Castle Acre Priory (Norfolk)
  • Farleigh Hungerford Castle (Somerset)
  • Hastings Abbey & Battlefield (Sussex)
  • Old Sarum (Wiltshire)
  • Scarborough Castle (Yorkshire)
Full Details at English Heritage or telephone .

National Trust Events

Saturday 22nd April [National Trust Event]
Igtham Moat (Kent). A St. George's Day Celebratory dinner. Taste Kent's local produce and wines and beers from the region. 7.30 pm onwards. 25 per head. Telephone or

Saturday 22rd April & Sunday 23rd April [National Trust Event]
Eastriddlesden Hall (Yorkshire). To celebrate St. George's Day a weekend of dragonology for children. 3 or 5 per head. Telephone or

Sunday 23rd April [National Trust Event]
Hanbury Hall (Worcestershire). 11.00 am to 4.00 pm . Celebrate St. George and discover other exciting myths and legends. Normal admission charges apply. Telephone or

Sunday 23rd April [National Trust Event]
Killerton (Devon). St. George's Day lunch. 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm. Adults 15, children 7.50. Telephone or

Sunday 23rd April [National Trust Event]
Oxburgh Hall, Garden & Estate (Norfolk). A celebration of St. George with an armour trail and mask making. Meet the saint on his steed. 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Normal admission charges apply. Telephone or

Sunday 23rd April [National Trust Event]
Castle Drogo (Devon). St. George's Day themed amusements. Chivalry, knighthood and mercenaries. Discover chivalric knights and their darker side. Normal admission charges plus 1 per head. Tel: or

Sunday 23rd April [National Trust Event]
Corfe Castle (Dorset). St. George & Dragon Family Trail. 10.30 am to 4.00 pm. Normal admission charges. Telephone or

Photo Gallery for 2006 [Archive]
To view the 2006 photo gallery held at Convernt Garden click here.
Year 2005 [Archive]
To view the 2005 archive of news and events click here.
Year 2004 [Archive]
To view the 2004 archive of news and events click here.
Year 2003 [Archive]
To view the 2003 archive of news and events click here.

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