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FOR the second year running, the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone,
is supporting a programme of events to mark St George's Day in
the capital (Saturday, April 23).
The world renowned Globe Theatre will throw open its doors for
a free family event marking Shakespeare’s birthday, which
is traditionally celebrated on the same day as St George’s.
Celebrations will take the form of a birthday party with a range
of games, tours and performances.
Visitors will have a chance to perform their favourite lines
from Shakespeare on stage whilst professional actors will be on
hand to give expert advice and share insights into their experiences.
The Mayor is also supporting events organised by the Royal
Society of St George. There will be a short service,
wreath laying and parade at the Cenotaph while at Convent Garden
there will be English music, song and dance.
Further events will mark the day
– details of which will be released shortly.
Ken Livingstone, said: "I am pleased to be supporting for
the second year, a range of events in London celebrating St George’s
"Following the success of last year’s event at the
Globe Theatre, Londoners will again have the opportunity to mark
St George’s Day in a fitting style by exploring the huge
cultural influence that Shakespeare has had across the world.
"This and other events, will ensure that St George’s
Day can be enjoyed by thousands of people across London."
The Globe - Venue: Shakespeare’s Globe,
21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT
Time: Open from 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry: 5pm)
The Royal Society of St George - Venue: Cenotaph.
Venue: Convent Garden. Time: 11am-4pm