We are back! St George’s 2017 is coming to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens on 22nd and 23rd April.
Yes, a two day event with a late finish on the Saturday night. The medieval full contact fighters will return for the third London Tournament, bringing carnage back to Steel Henge to crown a new champion. For those of you who don’t know, that means men in armour clubbing each other with axes. There will be Morris dancers, Punch & Judy, an ale and mead tent, falconry, archery for all the family and a hog roast, traditional crafts and an evening performance of Shakespeare and a fire performance of the story of St George and the Dragon.
This is the fifth year of the St George’s festival on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. We have grown to take up two days, so that more traders, crafts people, performers and fighters can be involved. Come and join us, buy a wooden sword and relive a bygone era of chivalry. Here’s a video of last time:
Please watch this site. We will keep it updated from now on. If you’d like to be involved, drop us a comment.
We are deeply saddened to announce that the Fire Festival Vauxhall will no longer be taking place this year. We have been ever so lucky with our funding over the last 3 years. Unfortunately, choices have to be made by Arts Council England and we were unlucky this time.
We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this might cause.
Looking to the future, we would like to put together the ‘Friends of the Vauxhall Trust CIC’ who would be able to help us build a fund for our festivals, so we can plan more strategically and hopefully avoid having to cancel any more in our 10 year plan. If you would like to be involved, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very much looking forward to the St George’s Festival, which will be taking place on 22nd and 23rd April next year.
We are extremely pleased to announce that our hugely successful, annual Fire Festival is making a big return this year!
The Fire Festival will take place on 29th October in the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. This year’s theme is “The Music of Orpheus and the Jealousy of the Gods” (7pm start).
We dare you to find a better way of celebrating Halloween!