It’s Time to Celebrate St George’s Day!
Time to celebrate: It’s St George’s Day!
This year St George’s Day (April 23) falls on a Sunday and fervent St Georges Day fans will be celebrating with festivals, performances and plenty of flag-waving. There’s a host of festivities taking place across the capital this year – and here’s a quick roundup.
Trafalgar Square St George’s Day Celebrations
Celebrate the Feast of St George by heading to Trafalgar Square for free fun, delicious food and live music. The festivities will take place on the Saturday before the Saint’s day, on the 22nd April.
The Military Wives Choirs will be performing, plus you’ll be able to catch cooking demos by chef Theo Randall and Hackney Masterchef champion Natalie Coleman. Check out delicious English dishes at the food stalls and enjoy free tastings. Kids are in line to be thoroughly entertained too, in a ‘Magical Kingdom’ where wizardry rules and where a ‘magical’ owl resides.
The British Legion’s St George’s Day Concert
The British Legion are holding a St George’s Day Concert on Wednesday 26 April at St George’s Church, Hanover Square, London. The choir of St George and the Legion’s own band will be performing, plus there will be readings by celebrity guests including Dame Barbara Windsor and Robert Powell. Enjoy the concert and the surroundings – this beautiful central London church was Handel’s when he was in London. Tickets aren’t cheap at £40 – but for that you get to enjoy nibbles and wine before the concert – and it’s all in a good cause.
Charity St George’s Day Concert at Cadogan Hall
Cadogan Hall is also hosting a St George’s Day Concert on 22 April, compered by Alexander Armstrong and with the services of the Band of the Coldstream Guards (let off their duties at the Palace). The Commonwealth Children’s Choir and Mark Templeton on the trombone will be performing, and all proceeds will be donated to worthy charity ‘Combat Stress’
Host your own St George’s Day party (click here to read!)
If you can’t get to these events then stay close to home and host your own St George’s Day celebration. Make sure you order in some delicious traditional food for the bash – Arment’s pie and mash, stewed and jellied eels and mini buffet pies should fit the bill perfectly! Pop into the shop, call us on 0207 703 4974 or order online. Alternatively, why not celebrate St George’s Day with us – at the heart of authentic pie and mash – we we’d love to see you!! See our opening hours here.
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