St George’s Day marked in Birmingham


St George will appear in Birmingham on horseback as the city marks St George’s Day on Saturday, April 25.

To celebrate the patron saint of England’s day, the Knights of Middle England will be giving sword fighting displays in Centenary Square.

There will also be a food and drink area offering traditional English fare, ales and cider, while events and attractions will include traditional games such as hook-a-duck, hoopla, roll-a-penny, coconut shy and test of strength.

Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Shafique Shah, who will be in attendance on the day, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for the city’s residents to join together to celebrate England’s wonderful heritage.

“This is yet another fantastic free event taking place in the city and I hope that as many people as possible come along to help us celebrate.”

The day will be followed by the traditional St George’s Day concert at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall at 6pm, featuring performers and choirs from across the region.