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England's patron saint to visit Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 15:32 18 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:32 18 March 2015

Gravesham Borough Council leader John Burden, St George and Gurvinder Sandher

Gravesham Borough Council leader John Burden, St George and Gurvinder Sandher

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St George's Day celebrations will be among the biggest in the country

Gravesend is preparing to host some of the biggest St George’s Day celebrations in the country next month.

There will be entertainment in the Community Square and the town centre from 10am on April 23, including a parade featuring hundreds of schoolchildren at 10.30am, brass bands, morris dancing, drummers, medieval court jesters, a town crier and St George himself, dressed in full armour.

Cohesion Plus, the Kent Equality Cohesion Council and Gravesham Borough Council are organizing the festivities.

Organiser Gurvinder Sandher said: “We want to bring together the diverse communities in Gravesham to celebrate this important day.

“Over time this event has grown to become one of the biggest of its kind in England and this year we intend to make it even better.”

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