Free St. George's Day concert in Trafalgar Square - Saturday 25th April
Posted: 24th March 2009
In a statement that had every right-winger toasting the Mayor of London with their teacups, Boris Johnson unveiled plans last Sunday regarding his ambition to better celebrate St George's Day in the capital. Claiming that "St George's Day has been ignored in London for far too long" (and ignoring the fact that the Greater London Authority has supported celebrations of the festival since 2004), Johnson announced details of a "major" concert in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 25th April starting at 12.30pm.
The patriotic day-festival entitled 'Contemporary Music, English Roots', will take place two days after St George's Day and will see artists such as singer-songwriter Seth Lakemen, Jim Moray, and violinist Eliza Carthy amongst others. Other artists are expected to be announced over the coming weeks so as to provide revellers with "some of the finest music coming out of England today for free" in the shadow of the St George flying high over City Hall.
As part of other festivities organised in the capital, Johnson will travel on an iconic Routemaster bus to London's a food and drink festival at Leadenhall Market, and a Shakespeare day will also take place at the Globe theatre.
Boris adds, "We have much to be proud of in this great country; England has given so much to the world politically, socially and artistically." And so we have.