Leicester Market celebrates St George’s Day

April 20, 2015


On Thursday 23rd April Leicester Market was witness to a very special St George’s Day pantomime.

From 11:00am onwards, market shoppers were able to witness the fable of St. George rescuing a damsel in distress from the clutches of an evil dragon.

The production was organized and performed by the University of Leicester Theatre Society incorporating their own specially made costumes and props.

The perfect way to celebrate St George’s Day, the event was certainly a popular one as families flocked to catch a glimpse of the valiant St.George overcoming his fiery foe.

The market was also privy to special guests from the Vale of Evesham, organizers of the Asparagus Festival, which coincided with the St Georges Day celebrations on the day.

The Asparagus Festival roadshow, which celebrates the start of the growing season for the popular English crop, came to Leicester this year to mark the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Evesham, at which Simon De Montfort , the 6th Earl of Leicester, was killed.

A man dressed as a spear of asparagus  and a cooking demonstration were amongst the other events taking place in honour of the Asparagus Festival in Leicester on St George’s Day.

See below for pictures of the day or for more details and post-event information about the day please visit: www.visitleicester.info/things-to-see-and-do/festivals-celebrations/st-georges-festival