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St George celebrations go ahead with activities at home
People in the Tamworth area of Staffordshire are still able to celebrate St George's Day in style despite the town's annual spectacular in memory of the saint having previously been cancelled. Tamworth's popular St George's Day extravaganza, due to having taken place in the grounds of medieval Tamworth Castle on Saturday 25 April, was recently called off as a result of the coronavirus crisis. But staff from Tamworth Castle and the local council's Arts and Events team are still getting into the spirit of the event and are also encouraging everyone to get involved. Together, they have put together a free timetable of crafts, games and activities in the hope of encouraging families to take part in their own home and have fun during the current lockdown.
Tamworth Castle's resident dragons celebrate St George's Day
Events and activities include a St George quiz that will be shared on Wednesday 22 April, with the answers to be revealed on St George's Day itself, April, 23. In addition, families can also visit the Tamworth Arts & Events and Tamworth Castle Facebook pages where a gallery of photos from previous St George's Day events are being shared, together with a series of video messages from special guests this Saturday, April, 25. People are also being encouraged to still wave the flag for St George, by making a St George flag at home and sending their flag-waving pictures to the Facebook pages referred to above. All activities will be on the Tamworth Arts and Events website: www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk and at the Tamworth Castle website, which is www.tamworthcastle.co.uk/activity-sheets.
St George's Day festival was due to have taken place at Tamworth Castle Grounds
People in Tamworth are therefore urged to get waving the flag, dress up, or even have their very own medieval themed back garden games and party! And don't forget to send those special photos in!