What’s on at Sunday’s St George on the Green event in Grantham

Maids of Clifton at St George on the Green.
Maids of Clifton at St George on the Green.
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Grantham will celebrate the patron saint of England on Sunday with its traditional family fun day and scouts parade.

Musical acts, fairground rides and entertainment will take over the St Peter’s Hill green for the annual St George on the Green event.

As well as the family fun day – this year sporting a 1940s theme – craft stalls will be set up in the Guildhall ballroom and Grantham Museum is inviting families in to help make a giant flag.

Not forgetting the popular parade through the town centre in the afternoon by the Grantham and district scouts and guides.

The family fun day kicks off at 10am, organised once again by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. There is plenty for youngsters to do, with rides including mini waltzers and swing boats, and games including ‘throw a ball in a bucket’ and cork shooter.

Entertainment for the whole family will come in the form of the ever-popular Allington Morris Dancers and Maids of Clifton.

A full programme of live music is split between a stage by the Guildhall and Ye Olde Tea Shoppe on the green (see the line-up below). Set up in a marquee, Ye Olde Tea Shoppe will be serving cream teas and other refreshments.

South Kesteven District Council is supporting the event, setting up Petticoat Lane – a collection of stalls – in front of the Guildhall, as well as craft stalls in the Guildhall ballroom.

And when you feel peckish, there will be a number of catering units to choose from, including a hog roast and sweets.

Completing the 1940s theme will be fancy dress. Organisers will be dressed in costume true to the era, courtesy of London Road-based Cinderella’s Costume Hire.

MUSIC LINE-UP:

** Performing on stage

Noon: Beth Cresswell School of Dance

1pm: Singer Sarah Jane

2pm: Rhesus Gene

3pm: Swing Nouveau

** Marquee

12.30pm: Douglas Gorin

1pm: Elite Dance School

2.30pm: Sarah Jane

All times are approximate and are subject to change.