A programme of events will run at an East Lancashire ancient monument this weekend in the run-up to the celebration of England's patron saint, St George.

Clitheroe Castle Museum will run an action-packed event dubbed 'Slay Boredom', which will enthral visitors with a weekend of swordsmanship from experts in medieval combat.

The free event will take place the weekend before St. George’s Day on Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, from 11.15am to 3.30pm.

Claire Sutton, museum manager at Clitheroe Castle Museum, said: “We now have a tradition of running this event, where experts exhibit and utilise medieval combat techniques to give visitors a taste of how knights and warriors of old used their swords.

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“St George’s Day is on Tuesday, April 23, this year and for maximum participation, we are running the event the weekend before.

"The event is free to enjoy, so just call in.”

The 12th Century castle will welcome the popular Academie Glorianna from the British Federation for Swordsmanship, who are back for a programme of activities across the weekend.

Visitors can talk to the experts and find out about the art of European historical combat, see demonstrations, handle weapons and listen to bitesize talks about styles and techniques of swordplay.

Throughout April, young museum explorers can also enjoy searching for toy dragons hidden at the museum, with the winner receiving a goodie bag full of items from the museum shop.

There is also the chance to take part in the daily children's craft, in which children can decorate their very own ceramic dragon decoration to take home. Crafts are £2.50 and are available from the admissions desk.

Clitheroe Castle Museum is managed by Lancashire County Council's Museum Service, on behalf of Ribble Valley Borough Council.