Tuesday, 16 April 2013


This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
Lord Mayor set to launch St George's Day parade
Little knights and princesses can take part in a parade to celebrate England's patron saint.
The St George's Festival takes place on Saturday in and around the Cultural Quarter in Orton Square, Leicester.
Lord mayor Abdul Osman will launch the event at midday, with the Leicester Morris Men performing the first of the day's dances.
This year's theme is knights and princesses, with prizes on offer for the best children's costume.
Youngsters who arrive in fancy dress will be invited to take part in the festival's parade at 2pm, with prizes for the best costumes.
Visitors will be able to take part in Maypole dancing sessions, craft activities, circus skills and a St George's Festival dragon hunt.
There will also be live music and dance performances in Orton Square, and at The Ale Wagon and The Exchange pubs, in Rutland Street. Visitors can also take part in street art workshops in the Ramada Encore hotel.
The celebrations continue on Sunday with three traditional medieval St George's Day plays at Jewry Wall Museum, from 11.30am until 3pm.
The Scouts' annual St George's parade will begin at Market Place at 1pm.
To find out more information, visit: www.visitleicester.info

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