Preparations are under way for the Saint George’s Day celebrations which will be taking place in Gravesham on April 22 between 10am and 11.30am. The festivities have been organised by Cohesion Plus in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council supported by Gravesham Borough Council in what will be some of the biggest celebrations taking place in England on the day itself.
There will be entertainment on the Community Square and in the Town Centre from 10am and a parade featuring 15 local schools and some 700 local children from 10.30am. The celebrations will climax on Community Square at 11.30am. Entertainment will include the Premier Brass Band, Bollywood Brass Band, Four by Four Dhol Drummers, a Town Crier, a Saint George in full armour and Medieval Court Jesters.
The aim of the events is to celebrate the patron Saint of England and bring together the diverse communities in Gravesham to celebrate this important day.
Gurvinder Sandher who is organising the celebrations commented “I am very pleased that with the support of Arts Council England and Gravesham Borough Council that we are in a position to organise another fantastic community celebration for Saint George’s Day. Over time this event has grown to become one of the biggest events of its kind in England and is an excellent example of how the arts can be used to bring communities together as one.”
Timetable of Activities:
10am – 10.30am Free concert on Community Square by local brass band
10am – 10.20am Entertainment on the High Street and King Street by the Town Crier, Brass Bands and Morris Dancers
10.30 – 11.30am Schools parade in Town Centre and entertainment on Community Square at the climax