Search

Early St George’s Day celebrations will line the streets of Gravesend today

PUBLISHED: 09:21 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:01 21 April 2017

St George's Day parade through Gravesend in 2014

St George's Day parade through Gravesend in 2014

Archant

St George’s Day is this Sunday

Gravesend is set to continue its tradition of a St George’s Day parade today.

While the day celebrating England’s patron saint doesn’t fall until Sunday, festivities organised by Cohesion Plus are set to line the streets of Gravesend today.

Celebrations in Gravesham will start from 9.45am with the Bollywood Brass and Premier Brass bands playing in King Street and the High Street.

Entertainment will then move on to the Community Square at 10am where the Salvation Army Brass Band will perform a special concert.

Then, at 10.30am 600 children from 12 Gravesham schools will take part in the annual parade from St George’s Church heading toward the Community Square.

By 11.30am, the flag of St George will be raised in the Community Square.

Gurvinder Sandher is the CEO of Cohesion Plus, who organised the event alongside Gravesham Borough Council and Arts Council England.

Mr Sandher said: “We are really pleased to be again in a position to organise the Saint George’s Day celebrations in Gravesham and Dartford.

“I believe passionately that events like Saint George’s Day are a great way of bringing diverse communities together and celebrating our core values which makes England the country it is. As ever, I am very grateful to all our partners for their ongoing support and their belief in our work.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Gravesend Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Gravesend Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Gravesend Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News

08:45

Winter arrivals Heino Kuhn and Matt Henry helped Kent beat Durham in Division Two

The NSPCC’s top man visited a Gravesend primary school to see how the charity is helping to keep children safe from abuse.

Yesterday, 15:56

A hospice worker from Gravesend is delighted to have received an invitation to next month’s Royal Wedding.

Yesterday, 09:44

A friendly dragon flew into The Priory Shopping Centre on Saturday as Dartford celebrated St George’s Day.

Mon, 16:58

Gravesham Borough Council will begin an eight-week public consultation this month, to give everyone the chance to have their say about where development might occur in the future.

Mon, 10:10

A body was discovered yesterday (Sunday April 22) near Thames Way, Gravesend.

Most read

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder