St George's Day Celebrations

Derby City Centre

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Sat 21 Apr

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About the event

Join us as we celebrate Merrie Olde England, with Morris dancing, a craft fair, a parade, and lots of English eccentricity.

This day of celebrating Merrie Olde England will include Morris dancing, a craft fair, a parade, and plenty of eccentricity.  From The Lost Boys Theatre Company’s tongue-in-cheek re-telling of St George and the Dragon, to a Flash Mob Ceilidh, to Sword Dancers there’ll be no shortage of fun.

The annual St George’s Day parade will start at St Peter’s Churchyard at 11:30am. St George will lead the parade, winding through the city like a dragon’s tail to the Market Place Waterfall where the great tale will begin at 12 noon.

St George’s Day Celebrations Programme

11am - Morris dance display at St Peter’s Cross.

11:30am - Starting at St Peter’s Churchyard, St George will lead the parade, winding through the city like a dragon’s tail to the Market Place Waterfall to start the great tale at 12 noon.

2:30pm - Morris dance displays at Sadler Gate and Corn Market

Waterfall Stage Show

11am - Threaded, Folk Trio.

12 noon - A tongue-in-cheek re-telling of the story of St George and the Dragon from The Lost Boys.

12:20pm - Civic welcome

12:30pm - Hubbub Theatre’s The Hub perform a new take on traditional dance, song and theatre.

12:40pm - Becket Primary School Sword Dancers, making their first appearance.

12:45pm - Morris dance display

12:55pm - No Limits Mummers’ Play. A Mummers’ play is a traditional form of street theatre; this one has a new twist

1:05pm - Wyndham Primary Academy Broom Dancers, returning again for their 6th year

1:10pm - Morris dance display

1:20pm - Creative Carers from Haven House will share traditional and new songs, followed by their own version of a traditional Mummers’ Play.

1:35pm - Morris dance display

1:45pm - Sing Viva, Sinfonia Viva’s Carers’ Choir will sing the Derbyshire May Carol and the Derby Ram.

1:55pm - Morris dance display

2:05pm - Maypole - You are invited to join us in a dance around the Maypole. No experience required just join in and have fun or watch as the ribbons weave around the pole.

2:20pm - Flash Mob Ceilidh – grab a partner and dance to a live band – the caller will tell you what to do – great fun! Musicians welcome to join in.

Market Place Events

•    Reach the Core are providing free Have A Go Long Bow Archery. 

•    The Arts and Craft Fair will return to the Market Place.

•    Displays of Armour and Medieval Combat from 14th century medieval combat group Team Falchion.

Market Place Programme

11am, 12:50pm & 2:10pm -      Circo Rum Ba Ba, Dragon Quest

12:30pm & 1:50pm -                 Team Falchion, medieval sword fighting display

1:20pm & 2:40pm -                   Hubbub Theatre, Village Green Antics