Celebrate our national day in the town centre! Plus, watch the Best of Swindon Talent peformances.
Swindon town centre will come alive with a St. George’s Day Festival on Wharf Green on Saturday 23 April from 11am to 5pm.
A free family fun packed day of traditional activities including: May pole dancing, Morris dancers, arts, crafts and face painting. Come along and meet the Court Jester, St. George and his famous dragon as they walk about the town to meet and greet visitors.
Everyone is invited to join St. George and the Bluebell Majorettes at our St George’s Parade through the town centre, meeting at the Town Hall, Cenotaph at 11.45am. Don’t forget you can arrive in fancy dress and bring your England flag!
The Best of Swindon Talent Competition
As part of the celebrations, inSwindon BID company want to recognise the best talent Swindon has got to offer – we are inviting all dancers, singers, actors, illusionists, comedians, bands, contortionists, musicians and even jugglers to submit and showcase their skills at our talent competition.
On the day of the festival between 2pm and 4pm inSwindon will be hosting the final of ‘Best of Swindon’ talent competition which will showcase 8 finalists that have been selected from entries received.
The winner will be chosen on the day by inSwindon talent spotting judges and will receive a fantastic prize – the chance to perform at the Swindon Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch In at the end of November, which is attended by over 10,000 people.
£250 worth of shopping vouchers to spend in the town centre is also on offer. Interested in entering. All you need to do is upload your entry performance via Youtube or Vimeo and send the link via www.swindontowncentre.co.uk
Di Powell, inSwindon BID Manager, said: “St George’s Day gives us a great opportunity to celebrate in the town centre, whether you’re seeking the great English breakfast, best of shopping or a free family fun day then head for the town centre this St George’s Day.
“We are also delighted to be hosting the ‘Best of Swindon’ talent show as part of the day’s activities, the competition is aimed at giving Swindon people of all ages a unique opportunity to showcase their skills and talents. We might even find the next Jahmene.”
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