Community groups across Southampton sign up to celebrate the pride of England

Communities have answered the rallying call for St George's Day

Communities have answered the rallying call for St George's Day

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HUNDREDS of people have answered a rallying call to show pride in our nation.

Community groups across Southampton are supporting the city’s St George’s Day celebrations on Wednesday by organising a raft of events.

Among them is local charity Southampton Sight, which is holding an afternoon tea in Bassett Avenue at 2pm.

A spokesman said: “St George’s Day is a great opportunity for us to put on entertainment, afternoon tea and have a lot of fun with some of the visually impaired members of our community who don’t often get to socialise from one week to another.”

Polygon and Oasis Academy Mayfield will be holding themed games and tournaments, while afternoon teas are being held at Weston Court and Bassett Avenue for elderly residents.

Weston Church Youth Project is holding creative writing workshops with pupils at Chamberlayne College of the Arts, while bulb-planting takes place at 4pm at the Holyrood Estate.

Many events have been funded by the city council’s St George’s Day Community Chest.

Southampton Itchen MP John Denham said: “I’m delighted by the way communities across the city have backed the St George’s Day festival, celebrating all that is good about this great English city.”

A first ever St George’s Day Festival is being finalised and will see 16 short films from Southampton Solent staff and students about community groups screened at The City College’s Hub.

It is being organised by Mr Denham, city council communities chief Satvir Kaur, Southampton Festivals and Southampton Voluntary Services.

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11:29am Fri 18 Apr 14

bigfella777 says...

I'm sure the EDL types will be queuing up to go for afternoon tea and a creative writing workshop. It's a wonder anyone can contain their excitement leading up to these events.
I'm sure the EDL types will be queuing up to go for afternoon tea and a creative writing workshop. It's a wonder anyone can contain their excitement leading up to these events. bigfella777
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10:59pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Graeme Harrison says...

bigfella777 wrote:
I'm sure the EDL types will be queuing up to go for afternoon tea and a creative writing workshop. It's a wonder anyone can contain their excitement leading up to these events.
They'll be lining up to celebrate (if he actually existed) an ethnic Greek who was born in Palestine and who died in what is now Turkey.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: I'm sure the EDL types will be queuing up to go for afternoon tea and a creative writing workshop. It's a wonder anyone can contain their excitement leading up to these events.[/p][/quote]They'll be lining up to celebrate (if he actually existed) an ethnic Greek who was born in Palestine and who died in what is now Turkey. Graeme Harrison
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11:05am Sat 19 Apr 14

southy says...

HUNDREDS of people have answered a rallying call to show pride in our nation. And 100,000's don't,
The truth is its only the fanatics that would answer a call to show pride in a Saint that is all about religion enforce onto people. St George and the Dragon first question you should be asking your self is this " who or what was the dragon if you know your history then you will know the dragon was pagans who worship the wing serpent were murdered if they did not conform with Christianity.
HUNDREDS of people have answered a rallying call to show pride in our nation. And 100,000's don't, The truth is its only the fanatics that would answer a call to show pride in a Saint that is all about religion enforce onto people. St George and the Dragon first question you should be asking your self is this " who or what was the dragon if you know your history then you will know the dragon was pagans who worship the wing serpent were murdered if they did not conform with Christianity. southy
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2:59pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
HUNDREDS of people have answered a rallying call to show pride in our nation. And 100,000's don't,
The truth is its only the fanatics that would answer a call to show pride in a Saint that is all about religion enforce onto people. St George and the Dragon first question you should be asking your self is this " who or what was the dragon if you know your history then you will know the dragon was pagans who worship the wing serpent were murdered if they did not conform with Christianity.
Yes, we know Peter, you've just gone & said the same thing in the newer story...

Again, while history might prove you correct, the world has moved on.

You just come over as a bitter and twisted old man.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: HUNDREDS of people have answered a rallying call to show pride in our nation. And 100,000's don't, The truth is its only the fanatics that would answer a call to show pride in a Saint that is all about religion enforce onto people. St George and the Dragon first question you should be asking your self is this " who or what was the dragon if you know your history then you will know the dragon was pagans who worship the wing serpent were murdered if they did not conform with Christianity.[/p][/quote]Yes, we know Peter, you've just gone & said the same thing in the newer story... Again, while history might prove you correct, the world has moved on. You just come over as a bitter and twisted old man. Shoong
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