St George’s Day will be marked at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells on 23rd April when the Palace’s official Dragon Slayer, Lady Elizabeth Dragonsblood, will be telling tales of how Bishop Jocelyn slew the fearsome beast that lived on Worminster Slight in 1206.
She’ll also be conferring knighthoods on any visitors who wish to join the fight against evil dragons, plus dragon colouring sheets and hints on how to write your own dragon stories.
She’ll be accompanied by Agent Green who will be live via video link from the secret base at Dragon Conservation Headquarters, captivating everyone with her thrilling Dragon Tales from around the world.
Dragons can be daft, delightful — and deadly dangerous – and Agent Green has survived them all. Between stories she’ll also share her knowledge of dragon management: feeding, stabling and veterinary ailments.
From the first Welsh Red to the great yellow dragon of China, each 45 minute show at the Palace will be packed with vivid folktales and legends. Look out for naughty hatchling Bitey Bob!
All dragon-related activities at the Palace are suitable for age 8+. The live link for stories will be at 11am and 2:30pm.
To add a musical note to St George’s Day activities, from 12pm Somerset folk duo Nathan Lewis Williams and Caelia Lunniss will be performing on the South Lawn of the Gardens.