Liverpool honours St George

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St George’s Hall

Liverpool is to host its first ever St. George’s Day Festival in celebration of the patron saint of England.

The one-day free festival has been organised by St. George’s Quarter Group and will include fun activities and themed food stands that are located around St. George’s Hall and St. John’s Gardens. Queens Square and Williamson Square will also be key venues for the events.

The festival will host a fun fair as well a hog roast and a fancy dress competitions for youngsters.

A programme of themed activities for the public to get involved in will be presented by The Walker Art Gallery, the Royal Court and the Playhouse Theatres. The event on Sunday April 21st will aslo see the attendance of CBeebies’s Mike the Knight and will bring music to the city centre.

Liverpool City Council, City Central Business Improvement District (BID) and others are supporting the festival which hopes to raise awareness of the iconic ‘St. George’s Quarter’.

Gillian Miller, the chair of St George’s Quarter Group, told JMU Journalism: “This will be a family friendly event for families to enjoy. We hope that this event will be the first of an annual celebration for the city around St George.

“St George’s Hall is a magnificent backdrop for the event and the businesses and cultural organisations within the St George’s Quarter have worked hard to make this event happen.”

About Michaela Routledge, JMU Journalism