Join us this St George’s Day as Broadgate in the city centre hosts a FREE celebration of the Patron Saint of England with music, dancing, and animated walkabouts from St George and the dragon!
Music is being supplied by GreenMatthews, local musicians who specialise in traditional English folk music. They play this great music from hundreds of years ago and make it fresh and relevant to a modern audience.
As befits any St George's Day, the man himself will appear with his dragon, Quest, at various times through the event for walkabouts.
We also have Coventry's own Morris Men performing traditional dancing twice in Broadgate during the day.
Karen Aspin, Events project manager at Coventry City Council said,
“Once again we are proud to celebrate St Georges Day in Broadgate with a range of historical acts. Come along to this free event and celebrate England's Patron Saint day.”
The programme of events begins at 11am will finish at 3pm.
Coventry has a little-known connection with St George with the beautiful medieval Grade 1 listed, St John the Baptist church, Fleet St, having a unique 14th century sculpture of St George and the Dragon which survives from the times when St George was hyped as coming from Coventry. St John’s are also hosting St George’s Day events throughout the day.
Full Broadgate programme timing can be found at www.coventry.gov.uk/stgeorges