St. George's Day

Birmingham will again celebrate St George's Day with a family friendly festival where everyone is welcome!

19 April, Centenary Square and Chamberlain Square

This year there will be a festival to celebrate England's patron saint here in Birmingham! It promises to be a great day out for the whole family with free entertainment including, music and dancing. The festival will be kicking off in Centenary Square and Chamberlain Square followed by fundraising charity concert in Symphony Hall in support of Troop Aid. Entertainment for this family friendly event is provided by Malcolm Stent and Don Maclean two of Birmingham's best loved comedians, they are joined by celtic rock band "Quill", The Birmingham Community Gospel Choir, Sovereign Brass (sponsored by Spal Automotive) A Massed Male Voice Choir made up of 5 local choirs Birmingham Icknield MVC, Worcester MVC, Gentlemen Songsters, Solihull MVC and Newport and district MVC. A selected junior school will also be representing Birmingham Schools with a special act commemorating Englishness. 



Birmingham St. George's Day Association - Annual Concert, Symphony Hall,
19 April, 6pm

Join the Birmingham St. George’s Day Association for a truly memorable evening of entertainment celebrating England’s patron saint.

Find out more about the concert here



Celebrate St. George's Day by discovering the Dastardly Dragons! 22-23 April

Enjoy a fun day with the kids at The Barber Institute of Fine art by discovering some truly incredible drawings and sculptures of mythical Dragons, just like the creature the legend St. George fought. On day one children can design their very own magical dragon and on day two bring it to life with a sculpture! 

Find out more here.



St. George’s Day Dragon Stories, The Library of Birmingham, 19 April

Meet the magical Dragon specialist Julius Drake; listen to his tales of all the miraculous and mysterious creatures he has encountered.

This time travelling Dragon hunter will blow you away with his amazing stories.

Meet the incredible Fran O’Boyle (Julius Drake) who is a professional storyteller and illustrator, who has perfected the art by performing in a vast range of schools and libraries.

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