St Patrick to save St George?

This year was a particularly good one for April Fools, with Digbeth being no exception in partaking in a little frolic, courtesy of the Birmingham St Patrick’s Festival Committee:

Organisers of the popular St Georges celebrations have turned to the St Patrick’s Festival committee for help in securing funding for this year’s event. Following another year of city council cuts to festivals, the fate of this year’s St George’s Day celebrations is left hanging in the balance.

This year’s St George’s event may be scaled down, or even cancelled completely as full funding is still yet to be found. Event organisers and Birmingham City Council have so far been unable to find a commercial sponsor for the St Georges Day celebrations, after Diageo and Sports Direct pulled out of negotiations two weeks ago…

Read more on the Birmingham St Patrick’s Festival website, and don’t forget to support the festival next year, as it may suffer the same fate as St George’s Day…

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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