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St George returns to Coventry city centre

Published Thursday, 18 April 2019

Celebrate St George’s Day in Coventry city centre with a FREE event including music, dancing, Punch and Judy and of course, the man himself with the dragon.

St George's Day 2019

Broadgate hosts the celebration of England’s patron saint from 11am to 3pm on Tuesday 23 April.

The celebrations start with a mixture of medieval and folk music from excellent local musicians Green/Matthews. This is followed by St George and the fearsome dragon doing walkabouts around Broadgate square. Come and get a selfie with these legends!

Children and adults alike will enjoy the traditional Punch and Judy show that takes place following St George then stay to see the Coventry Morris Men perform traditional folklore dancing.

The whole programme is then repeated until a final St George and the dragon walkabout at 2.35pm. The event finishes at 3pm. 

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 entertainment for all of the family.   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 from 10am until 4pm 

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