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Huge St George's Day celebrations planned for Thursday

PUBLISHED: 12:46 20 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:46 20 April 2015

Gravesham Borough Council leader John Burden, Saint George and Gurvinder Sandher, the CEO of Kent Equality Cohesion Council

Gravesham Borough Council leader John Burden, Saint George and Gurvinder Sandher, the CEO of Kent Equality Cohesion Council

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St George himself will be there

One of the country’s biggest St George’s Day parties will take place in Gravesham and Dartford on Thursday.

Brass bands, including a Bollywood brass band, dance troupes, dhol drummers and medieval court jesters will perform and there will be a town crier and St George himself in full armour.

The celebrations will take place in Gravesend town centre between 10am and 11.30am and in Dartford town centre between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Pupils from 29 schools in the area will take part in the parades.

Gurvinder Sandher, CEO of the Kent Equality Cohesion Council, which is helping to organise the event, said: “The aim of the events is to celebrate the patron saint of England and bring together the diverse communities in Gravesham and Dartford to celebrate this important day.

“I am very passionate about St George’s Day as I believe it is an excellent way for communities to come together and share our common values and celebrate what it means to be English today.”

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