Chester to celebrate St George’s Day with fire-breathing dragon and untold story 'with a twist'


Staff reporter (Chester Standard)

Chester will celebrate St George’s Day with the return of St George, the princess and a fire breathing dragon in a mediaeval street performance. 

Chester artist Russell Kirk will re-tell the St George legend through street tournaments held in the city centre on Sunday, April 23.

Spectators can expect “a few surprises as the updated story gets its own Chester twist”, according to the council.

Children from local primary schools will join the minstrels, knights and jesters bringing the story to life as it moves around the city in a pageant of colour and sound.

Alison Knight, director of place strategy at Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “We have invited St George to Chester. England’s Patron Saint has been called to protect us from Chester’s fire breathing dragon at the town hall.

“Local primary schools have made costumes and props for their part in the performance. Be ready to join in with booing and cheering as the story unfolds.” 

Russell added: “This rip-roaring, fast paced performance starts at Chester Town Hall Square at 11am and progresses around the city centre ending in a grand finale confrontation outside the Town Hall.” 

Local schools taking part are Hoole All Saints, Kelsall, Chester Bluecoat and Mill View Primary.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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