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Liverpool Celebrates St George’s Day April 22, 2009

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St GeorgeLiverpool will be celebrating St George’s Day in style this Thursday (April 23).

The nation’s patron saint will be the cause for a wealth of festive activities at the city’s famous St George’s Hall, from Morris Dancing and live music to a special deal for war veterans.

Celebrations will begin at 10am, with friends of St George’s Hall to welcome visitors by issuing red roses in the Heritage Centre.

The corridors of the Grade I listed building, which reopened on St George’s Day in 2007 after a 10-year revamp costing £23m, will be decked with bunting of St George’s Flag.

The festivities get underway from 12.45pm – 1.30pm with Professor Ian Tracey providing a FREE organ recital of “Pomp and Circumstance” on the Willis Organ, the third biggest organ of its kind in the UK after Liverpool Cathedral and Royal Albert Hall.

From 2pm – 5pm there will be a tea dance held in the Great Hall which recently hosted the Spring Ball, attended by more than 400 people. Admission for the tea dance is at £2. Entrance for this event is at the William Brown St end of the building.

At 3.00pm The Mersey Morris men will provide a Morris Dancing display and live music, both of which are supported by Friends of St George’s Hall.

War veterans who display their medals will be able to experience all the activities for FREE.

As well as the St George’s Day celebrations, St George’s Hall is currently hosting Daring to be Different – From Taxi Driver to Ocean Racer – a photography exhibition by Lisa Pover, in the Dickens Gallery. The next event at The Great Hall is The Antiques Fair on Saturday, April 25. The next event in St George’s Concert Room is Music for the Mind, Body and Soul as part of MILAP on April 25.

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