St George's Day Celebrations

City Centre

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Sat 22 Apr 2017

About the event

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

Derby LIVE are working in association with FOLK 3D and Lost Boys, along with local schools and community groups to bring you a feast of family fun for St George’s Day.

11am - Performances from Wirksworth Step and Clog, the Morris Dancing Daleks and Sir Foxley at The Spot.

11:30am - Starting at The Spot St George will lead a parade which will wind its way through the city, picking up traditional dancers at different sites: St Peters Cross, HSBC and finishing at the Market Place waterfall at 12 noon.

Market Place events (11am - 3pm)

  • 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.
  • Have a go at making a well dressing.

Waterfall Stage Show (British Sign Language Interpreted)

11am - Swift Nick Folk Artist.

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

12:20pm - Welcome and civic speeches.

12:30pm - DeDa Academy perform Jump, a contemporary dance piece based on Dragons and Monsters.

12:35pm - Wyndham Primary Academy and Becket Primary School Broom Dancers. Students will be adding a new twist to this old English traditional dance style.

12:50pm - Simon Read Broom Dancer followed by Wirksworth Step and Clog.

1:05pm - Dalek Invasion, Morris Dancing Daleks.

1:10pm - Traditional English Dance, Ripley Green Garters, North West Morris Dancers and more.

1:30pm - Flash Mob Ceilidh, join in with this easy form of dancing or stay and watch the fun.

1:50pm - Maypole Dance with Folk Friendzy, you are invited to join us in a dance around the Maypole. No experience required just join in and have fun or watch as we weave the ribbons around the pole.

2:10pm - Folk Friendzy Dance Group.

2:20pm - Swank, Bard Women, Lady Mac and Mistress Much skilfully and comically re-enact beloved scenes and sonnets from William Shakespeare in homage to the Bards’ birthday.

Prices & Offers

Free entry