Sunday 19 April
11.30 – 16.30
Ahead of St George’s day itself, come and stomp your feet with the dynamic and anarchic ceilidh and get dizzy in a Maypole dancing workshop in a day of music and dance. Work with artists to create your own art inspired by St George’s traditions from across the world and enjoy cakes from the East End WI.
Free, all ages
In partnership with London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Drop-in Art Workshops
Discover traditions from other places across the world where Saint George is also a patron saint. Make a rose to give to a loved one as inspired by the Catalan tradition or design a pattern inspired by Ethiopian geometric art.
Cut-a-Shine Ceilidh Workshops
Whilst the banjo and the fiddle set the tone, the callers instruct any audience until all are involved in this exhilarating, heart-thumping traditional dance.
12.00 – 12.40 Specifically aimed at under 5s and families, though all welcome
1.15 – 14.00 All ages
15.15 – 16.00 All ages
About the artists:
Cut A Shine are a London-based troupe of musicians and dancers. From Hoxton to Humberside, from Amnesty to Bestival, Cut A Shine are putting ceilidh dance back on the map.