St George’s Day – The untold Chester Story

14 April 2016

‘All you good folk of Chester Town
Come close and listen well
I have a tale of blood and gore
And bravery to tell’
‘Of shiny knights with pointy swords
Of damsels fair and sweet
Of kings of old, with lots of gold
And very smelly feet’


Chester celebrates St George’s Day on Saturday 23 April with the return of St George, the Princess and a fire breathing Dragon in a Mediaeval Street Performance.  

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
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.

Said Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Culture Leisure and Wellbeing:
“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.” Added Russell: “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

Russell Kirk – St George’s Day 2015
Russell Kirk – St George’s Day 2015

St George in training for his battle
St George in training for his battle 

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