YORK has celebrated St George's Day in colourful style with events spanning the weekend.

On Saturday, St Helen's Church on Coney Street staged an vibrant retelling of the story of "George and the Dragon" event for residents and visitors.

A crowd gathered in St Helen's Square to watch the performance, which including music from the City of York Council choir Cansing, dancing from York Dance Works and the Ravens morris dancing group.

It was introduced by Lord Mayor of York Cllr Ian Gillies, who welcomed people to "this blessed plot, this Earth, this York" and watched the show from the steps of the Mansion House alongside Sheriff of York John Kenny.

Maxine Waller, artistic director from St Helens for the event called it "story telling with a purpose" and said they hoped to help many more people experience St George's Day in a new way.

Yesterday, the city's traditional St George's event went ahead when hundreds of scouts and guides paraded through the city centre - in celebration of the work done by young people in groups all over York.

The parade, which is the largest in England, left the Castle Museum and wound its way through the city via Tower Street, Clifford Street, Nessgate and High Ousegate before its finish at York Minster.