Saturday, April 26, 2008

St George's Day Celebrations - 26th April 2008

Various activities took place in several places around Birmingham City Centre. But I have just concentrated on a few photographs (and 1 video) of some of the traditional dance events in Chamberlain Square. I say a few, because last year I took hundreds at the Big Birmingham Morris Caper
The weather held as children danced round the maypole and played on a bouncy-dragon.
The day ended in a well-deserved thirst-quenching session at The Wellington.
Pictured above are the Newcastle Kingsmen Sword Dancers.
The Jockey Morris Men in front of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
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Jockey Morris Men perform their final dance "Bonny Green Garters".
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The Earlsdon Morris musicians.
A potential recruit? This young man was dancing away happily.
Afterwards, in The Wellington, "Little Pete" heads to the bar for a half-pint of ale.