#ChesterCulture – Lord Mayor of Chester’s St George’s Day Celebrations and Family Workshops – 17th and 23rd April 2016

All you good folk of Chester Town
Come close and listen well
I have a tale of blood and gore
And bravery to tell
Of shiny knights with pointy swords
Of damsels fair and sweet
Of Kings of old with lots of gold
And very smelly feet

Saint George needs you to help fight the Deadly Dragon and save the Princess!

On Sunday 17th April 2016, Chester’s artist and pirate king in residence – Russell Kirk -invites you for a rare opportunity to join him in his workshop to make swords, shields, flags, banners and tabards and then join in on Saturday 23rd April with The True Account of Brave Saint George and  The Frightful Dragon. chsic230414george-11

Now in it’s 6th year Chester’s famous retelling of this timeless legend returns for another mediaeval romp through the City. Accompanied by minstrels, knights and fools this humorous slapstick extravaganza is fast becoming one of the highlights of the year. So ‘Cry God for Harry, England and St George’ polish up your shields, dust down your lance and come join the fun.

Workshops are free and suitable for the whole family but children should be aged seven years or over. Due to the nature of dragons occasionally eating unattended children, all children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must be available to take part on 23rd April.

Participants for each workshop are limited to just ten people, adults and children combined. Booking is required and is recommended to be done ASAP as Russell’s workshops are always very popular. The 10am to midday workshop is already full and very few places are remaining for the afternoon workshop, so hurry!  Click here for a booking form.

There will be pointy swords, shouting, falling over, bloodshed and DRAGONS!

Lord Mayor of Chester’s St George’s Day Celebrations:
The True Account of Brave Saint George and  The Frightful Dragongeorgedragon
Town Hall Square, Chester
Saturday 23rd April 2016

Family Workshops
Midsummer Watch Workshop
Forum Studio Theatre
Sunday 17th April 2016
10am to midday and 1pm to 3pm.
Edit: Please note that places for the family workshops are now full.


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