St George and the Dragon

Saturday’s the day, By George!


St George and the Dragon

Walsall will be awash with patriotic colour and life this weekend with residents and shoppers invited to enjoy a carnival of activity to celebrate St George’s Day.

Among the highlights will be a children’s face painter, three live music shows and a scouts-led church service.

Jon Burnett, Regeneration Officer for Walsall Town Centre Management, said the day would have something for everyone.

“St George’s Day is always a special occasion and we want people to enjoy it as much as possible,” he said.

“We have received great support from our partners who have helped to organise some fabulous activities. Now all we need is the weather to be kind!”

All market stalls in Walsall will, on Saturday, be decorated with St George’s flags and bunting. Pow Wow face painting will have their own stall where children can have their faces painted for free.

There will also be face painting at Bloxwich Market where some of the traders will be dressed up in St George’s red and white!

Meanwhile, 15 musicians, from the Heritage Lottery funded Bayard’s Colts project led and supported by Walsall Civic Society, have been recruited to perform three separate shows in Walsall town centre, between 12-noon and 2.30pm.

There will also be a special St George’s Day service at St Paul’s Church (The Crossing) in Darwall Street, starting at 10am. This will feature scout groups from across the borough.

St George’s Day falls on 23 April, which is also coincidentally William Shakespeare’s birthday as well as World Book Night, but street celebrations are generally held on the nearest Saturday.