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By George, a new festival!

16 April 2013 by Louise

Child doing crafts

We’ll have lots of craft activities

Legend has it that St George saved a princess who was to be fed to a dragon that terrorised a village. Now, we can’t promise a real life dragon, but there will be plenty of medieval themed fun at Liverpool’s St George’s Day festival (the first of its kind!) on Sunday 21 April.

Children’s TV star, Mike the Knight will kick off the day at 11am when he’ll meet a special dragon at St George’s plateau. The Plantagenet Medieval Society will also be recreating the pageantry, excitement and action of medieval combat along with courtly dancing and music.

The festival will be hosted in areas around St George’s Hall and St John’s Gardens where there will also be a fun fair and various themed stalls including a hog-roast.

There will be lots of indoor fun too at the World Museum, Walker Art Gallery and St Georges Hall ranging from medieval arts workshops and storytelling to costume dressing and a knight’s trail.

Children can also come in fancy dress inspired by Knights, Dragons and Princesses with prizes for under-10s and under-5s. I also here on the grapevine that those who take part in fancy dress will be able to enjoy discounts at restaurants in Queen Square and discounted car-parking at Queen Square Car Park.

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