St George’s Day celebrations set to make an interactive online return for 2021!

Saturday, 17th April 2021

THE famous Tamworth annual St George’s Day celebrations organised by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events team is set to make a virtual return for 2021.

This year’s fun-filled interactive online St George’s Day event will be taking place across Friday 23rd April and Saturday 24thApril and includes a great line-up of online workshops for you to enjoy safely at home or in the classroom at a later date.

Saint George’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint George, is celebrated annually on the 23rd April. The legend of St George, England’s patron saint, tells of a brave knight on horseback slaying a beastly dragon to save the princess from giving her life to the dragon, as the village had run out of treasures and livestock offerings.

It is a day that is widely celebrated with the raising of the St George’s Day flag which can be seen flying high at Tamworth Castle and is a celebration that usually draws a crowd of thousands of visitors to the Castle Grounds to watch re-enactments, jousting and to take part in medieval workshops.

This year, while the event can’t go ahead in the usual format due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, you are cordially invited to virtually partake in a great range of online workshops, suitable for all the family.

These include: dragon puppet making, purse making, a ‘dramathlon’, medieval game making, storytelling and heraldry. All workshops will be virtually accessible via the Tamworth Arts and Events social media channels and website.

A full list of workshops, times and details will be available across these mediums nearer to the time, and where needed, a materials list will be shared so as you can see what you will need to get involved, get creative and get crafting.

All activities are FREE of charge, and if you miss the original time slot for the online workshops, the link will continue to be accessible to come back and enjoy at a time that suits you.

Adey Ramsel, Theatre, Artistic and Events Manager for Tamworth Borough Council, said:

“As one of our most popular, anticipated and celebrated events, we are delighted to be able to bring a great range of online interactions for people to enjoy for this year’s virtual St George’s Day celebrations.

“Despite the pandemic and government roadmap meaning we are unable to host this event in our usual fashion at the Castle Grounds, we are happy to have been able to collaborate with great creative businesses to bring this event to life online.

“We hope that people enjoy it and can get involved and thank the businesses who have helped us to make this online St George’s events programme possible.”

For full details about the interactive St George’s Day, please visit here.