18th Sep, 2019

St George's day celebration at Commandery will be a knight to remember

Lorna Morris 20th Apr, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER’S historic Commandery will hold a celebratory St George and the Dragon event this weekend.

In celebration of St George’s Day, the feast day of England’s patron saint who died in 303AD, visitors will have a full weekend of activities to enjoy including living history, children’s games and a Mummer’s play.

Running from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, April 23 and 1.30pm to 5pm on Sunday, April 24, the journey will start in the Medieval Great Hall, where there will be an opportunity to learn more about who St George was, before visitors are taken back in time to meet the characters themselves.

Celebrated nationally, The Commandery will put its own special 17th century spin on the day, weaving folklore with Worcester’s Civil War past and visitors can explore Worcester Militia’s living history camp in the beautiful grounds around the building and learn about the life of a Civil War soldier.

Young knights and princesses who visit will have a host of activities to entertain them during the weekend from shooting fireballs into the dragon’s mouth, to crafting their own wooden-spoon dragons or, for those who want to improve their swordsmanship, attending St George’s Knight School.

Kerry Whitehouse, Commandery Interpretation Assistant, says: “There will be something for everyone during our St George and the Dragon weekend as The Commandery will be bursting with theatre, crafts and living history. We are especially looking forward to working with Worcester Militia as they recreate 17th century life in the grounds.”

Entry to St George and the Dragon Weekend is free for Worcester City residents. For those outside the city an adult ticket, which includes entry to The Commandery, is just £5.50 and children £2.50.

For more information contact The Commandery on 01905 361821 or for event details and visitor information see www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

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