a celebration of St George in theatre, music, poetry and inspirational talks
Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 7.45pm
FREE! Doors close when performance begins 8pm. Please arrive in good time.
England’s patron saint and Dragon Slayer is the patron of lands and cities around the world – from Palestine, Georgia and Ethiopia to Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro.
The 23rd April Cross Bones Vigil is dedicated to St George as ‘Our Lady’s Knight’ and the protector of spiritual works. This month marks the 215th Vigil to be held at the gates at 7pm. Others will be tuning into Jacqueline Durban’s gathering on Zoom or from their own hearths and shrines.
We’ll be connecting as we seek to liberate St George from his rusty armour in Glastonbury Town Hall from 7.45pm
This celebration places St George in the heart of Glastonbury’s mythic landscape.
John Constable, poet, playwright and performer, author of ‘The Southwark Mysteries’ and ‘Grail’.
On Healing The Dragon
Dr Sam Riches, cultural historian at Lancaster University, author of ‘St George: a saint for all’.
On the internationalist St George
Pok the Bard of Ynys Witrin. A song for Dragons
Paul Weston, author of ‘William Blake and the Glastonbury Gnosis’.
Jenny Bliss Bennett, singer and multi-instrumentalist of Queen Space Baroque.
Songs and dances for St George
The event will culminate in the first public reading of The Glastonbury St George Mummers Play – with Jacqueline Haigh as the Three-fold Divine Feminine and Michael of Paddington Farm as George.
The Mayor of Glastonbury, Jon Cousins, will introduce the evening and play the part of the Doctor in the Mummers Play. The Mayor says:
‘Continuing our exploration of the Sovereignty of this sceptred isle during The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Glastonbury celebrates the legendary connection between England’s Patron Saint and ‘the Holyest Erthe’ during an evening of theatre, music, poetry, and inspirational talks at Glastonbury Town Hall.”
Funded by Glastonbury Town Council.
NB Doors close when the performance begins at 8pm. Please arrive promptly at 7.45 to be sure of admission.
To protect others, please do not attend if you feel unwell.
Masks welcome, optional