23rd April 2012
Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA
St George’s Day Festival
Every year people of a certain disposition, having seen the all-round revelry that accompanies St Patrick’s Day, loudly bemoan the fact that nobody makes that sort of effort for St George’s Day, and every year some plucky people do manage to make the effort and… well, not a huge number of people turn up.
You could argue that this particular year the weather wasn’t exactly spring-like, and a previous celebration at the same space a couple of years earlier seemed fairly popular (though admittedly there was also a fashion show taking place at the same time), but you do have to feel sorry for the heroic George and his friend/foe on their magnificent steeds out in the drizzle and the hardworking Devilstick Peat and team in the market itself.
And it’s also a weekday, which probably explains why there are so few people in Borough Market where the Lions Part are on their annual tour of local venues with their traditional George & the Dragon mini-theatre piece, which we’ll come back to at a later date.
And here’s a St George song you’re probably not that familiar with…