Coming soon : St George’s Day parade

The latest event in Chester’s calendar of parades and street performances will be the St George’s Day event on the 23rd April. The Mediaeval Street Performance will feature the return of St George, a Princess and a fire breathing dragon.

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The St George legend is being retold by Chester artist Russell Kirk and includes a few surprises as the updated story gets its own Chester twist. The 2014 event saw the then Lord Mayor Jill Houlbrook stepping in at the last minute to slay the dragon after St George was beaten by the Dragon.

Children from local primary schools will join the minstrels, knights and jesters bringing the story to life as it moves around the city in a pageant of colour and sound.

Councillor Louise Gittins invited the public to come along and enjoy the show. “Please join us to celebrate St George’s Day, England’s Patron Saint. This unique performance is part of our programme of inclusive leisure and culture helping to make West Cheshire such a great place to live and visit.

“Each school has been making costumes and props for their parts in the event. We will certainly be encouraging audience participation with booing and cheering as the story unfolds.”

hooray
Russell Kirk

 

Added parade master and puppet maker  Russell Kirk : “This rip-roaring, fast paced performance starts in Chester Town Hall Square at 11am and progresses around the city centre ending in a grand finale confrontation outside the Town Hall.”

Local schools taking part are; Hoole All Saints, Guilden Sutton, Delamere, Tarvin, Kelsall and Ashton Heyes Primary Schools

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The dragon in 2015

 

Sat 23rd April 11am Town Hall

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