April 22, 2012 By David
Saturday April 21st saw hundreds of people gather and party on Plymouth’s Piazza for a St George’s Day celebration!
Despite weather that saw three seasons appear in one day the event went ahead and a multiracial party was enjoyed by all.
Plymouth’s Drake Foundation were the charity involved in the event..
Chaz Singh and David Saunders organised the event, as they did in 2011 and are already planning on a larger event for 2013!
Chaz said “ What a fantastic day for Plymouth to come together and celebrate St George’s Day I’d like to thank each and everyone who attended and helped make it possible”
Among the live entertainment were stalls selling ale, hog roasts, curry, tea, scones Thai and Jamaican food.
Captain Jack Sparrow thrilled young and old with his mischievous antics and amusing dance to the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”
The fabulous Plymouth Life Centre attended the event and a prize for a £1200 family membership was drawn by Captain Jack Sparrow – the winner was Pedro Blanco! Entries were taken over the past weeks by Plymouth Buzz and the Life Centre in the marquee on the day.
The Diggurz, Devonport Dance Den, Drummers and Cadets Field Gun Crew, MC General Gapps and VW from London, 32nd Cornwall Regiment, Nik Brookson of Stone Soup Storytelling, Quad Core, 50 Shilling Tailors, Chelsea Glover, The Rising and Ten Zero One. The event was “held together” with Jack the Town Crier, DJ Davy and Chaz Singh (Deputy Lord Mayor designate) manning the stage.
Love Plymouth Hate Racism held a flash mob dance along to Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People” which DJ Davy decided to extend with KC and the Sunshine Band’s “That’s the way I like it” – great fun with Captain Jack Sparrow leading a huge line dance.
The Original Pasty House were present and gave away pasties and baguette’s.
It was noted by the organisers that many people attending the event were from foreign climes – China, France, the United States, Germany, Australia, Ghana and Norway all enjoyed joining in the party!
Good news for Plymouth and a positively English multicultural party!