This day of celebrating Merrie Olde England will include Morris dancing, a craft fair, a parade, and plenty of eccentricity. From The Lost Boys Theatre Company’s tongue-in-cheek re-telling of St George and the Dragon, to a Flash Mob Ceilidh, to Sword Dancers there’ll be no shortage of fun. Take a look at our video from last year at the foot of this page to get a feel for what's in store.
The annual St George’s Day parade will start at St Peter’s Churchyard at 11:30am. St George will lead the parade, winding through the city like a dragon’s tail to the Market Place Waterfall where the great tale will begin at 12 noon.
St George’s Day Celebrations Programme
11am - Morris dance display at St Peter’s Cross.
11:30am - Starting at St Peter’s Churchyard, St George will lead the parade, winding through the city like a dragon’s tail to the Market Place Waterfall to start the great tale at 12 noon.
2:30pm - Morris dance displays at Sadler Gate and Corn Market
Waterfall Stage Show
11am - Threaded, Folk Trio.
12 noon - A tongue-in-cheek re-telling of the story of St George and the Dragon from The Lost Boys.
12:20pm - Civic welcome
12:30pm - Hubbub Theatre’s The Hub perform a new take on traditional dance, song and theatre.
12:40pm - Becket Primary School Sword Dancers, making their first appearance.
12:45pm - Morris dance display
12:55pm - No Limits Mummers’ Play. A Mummers’ play is a traditional form of street theatre; this one has a new twist
1:05pm - Wyndham Primary Academy Broom Dancers, returning again for their 6th year
1:10pm - Morris dance display
1:20pm - Creative Carers from Haven House will share traditional and new songs, followed by their own version of a traditional Mummers’ Play.
1:35pm - Morris dance display
1:45pm - Sing Viva, Sinfonia Viva’s Carers’ Choir will sing the Derbyshire May Carol and the Derby Ram.
1:55pm - Morris dance display
2:05pm - Maypole - You are invited to join us in a dance around the Maypole. No experience required just join in and have fun or watch as the ribbons weave around the pole.
2:20pm - Flash Mob Ceilidh – grab a partner and dance to a live band – the caller will tell you what to do – great fun! Musicians welcome to join in.
Market Place Events
• Reach the Core are providing free Have A Go Long Bow Archery.
• The Arts and Craft Fair will return to the Market Place.
• Displays of Armour and Medieval Combat from 14th century medieval combat group Team Falchion.
Market Place Programme
11am, 12:50pm & 2:10pm - Circo Rum Ba Ba, Dragon Quest
12:30pm & 1:50pm - Team Falchion, medieval sword fighting display
1:20pm & 2:40pm - Hubbub Theatre, Village Green Antics