Town centre gears up for St George’s day


Swindon town centre is set to celebrate England’s patron saint with an action-packed day.

On Sunday the town centre is set to come alive with the annual St George’s Day Festival and the Best of Swindon Talent Competition will return to Wharf Green for the second year.

The event is being organised by inSwindon BID Company and will officially open at Wharf Green from 11am. Visitors will be welcomed by the festival host, the ‘Mischievous Court Jester’ who will entertain the crowds with his traditional children’s games, balloon modelling fun and prizes.

To add to the celebrations, local musicians and singers will perform on the main stage throughout the day.

A special free Arts & Crafts Zone will be located at Central Library from 11am – 12.15pm, where children can make their own knight shields for the parade.

St George will also lead a Parade through the town centre from 12.30pm, meeting outside at the Cenotaph. The procession will continue down to Regent Street, Canal Walk and finish at Wharf Green.

inSwindon BID is on the hunt to find the best talent Swindon has got to offer. They are inviting all dancers, singers, actors, illusionists, comedians, bands, contortionists, musicians and even jugglers to submit and showcase their skills for the annual talent competition, where eight finalists will battle it out on the main stage in front of our panel of judges and the audience.

This year’s event is sponsored by the Swindon Wyvern Theatre.

For more information about the St. George’s Festival please visit