Trafalgar Square will next month play host to a day of free events to mark St George’s Day which will include traders from famous Borough market for ‘Food Glorious Food’ with the square decorated to suggest the atmosphere of a traditional English fete.
Organisers promise the square will “be transformed into a food lover’s delight”.
There will also be street theatre performances and cabaret entertainment with a humorous culinary theme andhot and cold food will be served all day interspersed with cooking demonstrations.
The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone said: “St George’s Day is an opportunity for Londoners and visitors to the capital to celebrate what English culture has given to the world. This year we will be focusing on English food, with a free event in Trafalgar Square that brings traditional English theatre, dance and street performance.”
To mark Shakespeare’s birthday, which coincides with St George’s Day, there will be a series of free at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Sunday 20th April will be a day of activities with a giant pass the parcel, balloons, cakes, a rare London visit from the acclaimed Footsbarn theatre company, plus the chance to perform on the famous Globe stage.
Activities on Wednesday 23 April will include the Globe’s floating theatre travelling up the Thames from Butlers Wharf to the Globe where entertainment will continue until 7pm.
Other activities include a festival for St George in Covent Garden and a short parade and wreath-laying event at the Cenotaph, both on Saturday 19 April.