St George coming to save Chester

16 April 2018

Chester will be celebrating St George’s Day on Monday 23 April as George returns to rid the city of the dragon and save the princess in a Street Performance with local school children. 

Chester artist Russell Kirk will re tell the St George legend with street tournaments starting in Town Hall Square. Expect a few surprises as the updated story gets its own Chester twist.

Children from local primary schools will join the minstrels, knights and jesters bringing the story to life as it moves around the city in a pageant of colour and sound.

Lisa Harris, Director of Place Strategy, Cheshire West and Chester Council said:

“When the dragon returns to Chester we can rely on our Patron Saint to protect us. The final battle takes place in Town Hall Square on St George’s Day. 

“Local primary schools have made costumes and props for their part in the performance. Be ready to join in with booing and cheering as the story unfolds.”

Added Russell: “This fast paced performance starts at Chester Town Hall Square at 11am, we’ll have thrilling ‘sword’ skills in Eastgate Street, ‘archery’ in Bridge Street and the final battle outside the Town Hall.” 

Local schools taking part are; Upton Heath, Dee Point, Overleigh St Mary’s, JH Godwin, Hoole All Saints and UCF School.

St George at Town Hall Square (2017)
St George at Town Hall Square (2017) 

The Dragon in Town Hall Square (2017)
The Dragon in Town Hall Square (2017) 

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