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Annual St George's Day celebration makes online return
The annual St George's Day celebrations in Tamworth, Staffordshire, are set to make a virtual return this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The event. organised by Tamworth Borough Council's Arts & Events team, will be taking place across Friday 23rd April and Saturday 24th April. But, this year, the Covid restrictions mean the fun-filled event will be interactive, including a great line-up of online workshops for people to enjoy safely at home or in the classroom at a later date. The traditional, pre-pandemic St George's Day celebrations drew thousands of visitors to Tamworth Castle Grounds to watch re-enactments, jousting and to take part in medieval workshops. This year, while the event can't go ahead in the usual format due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, people are invited to virtually partake in a great range of online workshops, suitable for all the family. These include dragon puppet making, purse making, a 'dramathlon', medieval game making, storytelling and heraldry. All workshops will be virtually accessible via the Tamworth Arts and Events social media channels and website. All activities are free of charge.
Medieval cookery demo at a previous St George's Day event
Adey Ramsel, Theatre, Artistic and Events Manager for Tamworth Borough Council, said, "As one of our most popular, anticipated and celebrated events, we are delighted to be able to bring a great range of online interactions for people to enjoy for this year's virtual St George's Day celebrations. Despite the pandemic and government roadmap meaning, we are unable to host this event in our usual fashion at the Castle Grounds, we are happy to have been able to collaborate with great creative businesses to bring this event to life online. We hope that people enjoy it and can get involved and thank the businesses who have helped us to make this online St George's events programme possible."