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Calling courageous creatives for St George competition

Can you create a story, song, poem or art work on the theme of courage? The St George in Southwark Festival is holding a competition in advance of next week's celebrations of England's patron saint.

St George and the Dragon
This image of St George and the Dragon can be found at Southwark Cathedral. A fridge magnet can be purchased at the cathedral shop

The St George in Southwark Festival, now in its third year, aims to establish St George as a multicultural patron saint with connections to many of Southwark's diverse communities.

"The story of St George is all about courage and standing up for justice," says festival coordinator Marion Marples.

"We're hoping to showcase some of Southwark's rich creative talent and we hope as many people as possible will have a go."

The competition is open to people of all ages and entries will be displayed at the St George Festival International Picnic on Saturday 25 April.

Prizes have been donated by Newcomen Collett Foundation & Southwark Chamber of Commerce. There is a first prize of a 50 voucher in each of the four age categories (under 7, 7-11, 12-17 and adult).

Entries can be submitted until this Friday 17 April.

For details of how to enter, see

• This year's St George in Southwark Festival runs from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 April. Highlights include open-air theatre, storytelling, a bike ride and morris dancing.

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