A fire-breathing dragon, a princess and a medieval street performance are just some of the highlights of St George’s Day celebrations planned for Chester.

The legend will be retold by Chester artist Russell Kirk starting at 11am at Chester Town Hall Square and includes a few surprises as the updated story gets its own Chester twist.

Primary school children from Chester Bluecoat, Tattenhall Park, Wolverham, Frodsham CE, Winsford High Street, Charles Darwin School, Hoole All Saints and Tarporley CE will join minstrels, knights and jesters bring the story to life as it moves around the city in a pageant of colour and sound.

Alison Knight, head of places strategy for Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “Thanks to all of the schools joining us this year to celebrate St Georges Day, England’s patron saint.

“Each school has been hard at work making costumes and props for their parts in the event and there will be plenty of opportunity for audience participation. Booing and cheering is to be encouraged!”

Russell added: “This rip-roaring, fast paced performance starts at Chester Town Hall Square at 11am and progresses around the city centre, ending in a never to be forgotten finale outside the town hall.”