The 2010 Festival

The fourth St George in Southwark Festival started on Thursday 22 April and ran till Sunday 25 April 2010.

Thursday 22 April

6pm-7pm at St George the Martyr Church (map)

Doors open 6.45, performance begins 7.15pm at Southwark Cathedral

see www.southwarkmysteries.co.uk or go to Southwark Cathedral shop to buy tickets

Signs of Ethiopia / Znaki Etiopii:  Photographs of Ethiopia by Richard Szydlo

Ethiopia is the one African country which celebrates St George as a patron saint. Runs until Sunday 25 April.

Friday 23 April :: St George’s Day

Local shops and stalls in Borough Market will be decorated to celebrate St George.

From 12noon  stalls will be selling themed foods, including St George magic cakes from Konditor & Cook to take away and street musicians will entertain.

12.30pm at Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB (map); £3.50

Roast lunch followed by open-air theatre performance (see below). Phone Tina Johnston on 020 7928 9521 to reserve a place for lunch. Supported by United Charities of St George the Martyr.

2.30pm outside Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street SE1 0RB (map)

4pm at Red Cross Garden, Redcross Way, SE1 1HA (map)

4.45pm in Southwark Cathedral churchyard, SE1 9DA (map)

5.30pm  outside the Market Porter, Stoney Street

Open-air theatre with the Lions part. Featuring our hero St George and a magnificent dragon created by the company, the Ballad celebrates our national day in 12 exciting musical minutes

Doors open 6.45, performance begins 7.15pm at Southwark Cathedral

see www.southwarkmysteries.co.uk or go to Southwark Cathedral shop to buy tickets

6.45pm Gather at the gates of Crossbones Graveyard, Redcross Way, SE1 - a simple ceremony to remember the ‘outcast dead’ of our Borough.

Saturday 24 April

Mosaic Workshop run by Janet & John Mosaics

10.30-1.30pm, St Hugh’s Church, Crosby Row, SE1

Make your own St George ‘keepsake’.

book a place in advance, info@stgeorgefestival.org.uk or 020 7633 0766, free

Supported by CCF Grassroots Grant.

2pm St George Festival Fun Day

Come and discover what St George means to some of Southwark’s diverse communities. With dance, music, food and gardening.

St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, SE1

Crypt Events (map) from 2pm

Other happenings

Last night of Southwark Mysteries by John Constable,

Doors Open 6.45, performance starts 7.15pm, Southwark Cathedral

see www.southwarkmysteries.org.uk or Southwark Cathedral shop to buy tickets

Sunday 25 April