THERE will be a host of activities taking place in Rubery to mark St George’s Day, the celebration of England’s patron saint.
The village, which has its own Rubery St George’s Society, have planned a week of events leading up to the big day next Sunday (April 23).
The society’s aim is to encourage members of the community to acknowledge England’s national day in a non political or nationalistic manner.
Pupils at Beaconside and Holywell First Schools have prepared paintings and other art forms representing the story of St George.
Many of the businesses in New Road will decorate their shop or office windows in a window dressing competition which will be judged on Thursday (April 20). The windows will also display the school children’s’ paintings.
A St George’s Coffee Morning will be held at St Chad’s Church, New Road, at 10am next Friday (April 21). There is no charge and everyone is welcome.
For the seventh year in succession there will be a St George’s Dinner and Cabaret next Saturday (April 22) at Kings Norton Golf Club. All tickets for this event have been sold.
And there will be a St George’s Day service at St Chad’s Church, New Road, at 10am on St George’s Day itself (Sunday, April 23).
A spokesperson for the Rubery St George’s Society, said: “It is hoped that the above events will involve individuals across all age ranges in the community and people will be more aware of the country’s national day.”