Saturday, April 25, 2009

St George's Day Birmingham - 25th April 2009

Fun, frolics, fighting and capers was the order of the day in Birmingham as thousands of people celebrated St George's Day. A craft and farmer's market in New Street provided an opportunity for visitors to buy unusual gifts and fresh produce.
In Victoria Square the Radio WM roadshow provided a variety of acts. A beer tent and pig-roasts added to the atmosphere. In Chamberlain Square traditional entertainment was provided by various Morris sides including the Jockey Men's Morris, Glorishears, and more. Just see below.
Thes sun shone which made the day just perfect.
Earlsdon Morris Men band and dancers in Chamberlain Square.
Earlsdon Morris provide a floral display.
Fiddlesticks perform a garland dance.
Fiddlesticks dancers exit after one of their performances. The large audience in Chamberlain Square was remarkable considering that just round the corner in Victoria Square....
.... crowds of people were watching the acts on the Radio WM stage.
One of the main acts of the day was The Fab Beatles who looked and sounded like the Fab Four.
A huge smoking, multi-coloured dragon oversaw the proceedings from the front of the Council House.
Back to the traditional entertainment in Chamberlain Square, and the arrival of The Knights of Middle England.
This damsel was not in distress until the arrival of the knights, one of whom kidnapped her.
St George on his horse just before leaving.