Nottingham’s traditional St George’s Day celebrations will, this year, take place in Bulwell as well as the Old Market Square.
Nottingham City Council is organising St George’s Day activities in Bulwell town centre on Saturday 22 April to mark the public realm improvements in and around the market place. Activities will include performances from Carlton Brass, with a traditional English-themed set list, free face-painting and the chance to meet and take a selfie with ‘St George’ and the dragon. Activities will take place between 11.30am and 2.30pm.
On St George’s Day itself (Sunday 23 April), the focus moves to Nottingham city centre, with the traditional parade by the Royal Society of St George from the Forest Recreation Ground to the Old Market Square. The parade, departing from the Forest at noon, will be headed by ‘St George’ on horseback and is expected to arrive between 12.30 and 12.45pm. A range of entertainment will be staged in the Old Market Square, including traditional morris dancing by the Ripley Morris Men. More information is available at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/stgeorgesday.
Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “We are proud to be putting on these activities to allow everyone to come together for our national day. Nottingham has one of the best St George’s day celebrations in England and now we’re extending them to Bulwell. Since 22 and 23 April are at the weekend, this year, it means many more people will be able to take part.”