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Crawley St. George’s Day a huge success

Those who attended the event enjoyed a food fair with music, dance, theatre and workshops all to celebrate England’s Patron Saint.



St. George's Day celebrations in Crawley High Street. Photo: Peter Smith

The weather managed to stay on the brighter side for those attending the St. George’s Day festival in Crawley High Street and Queens Square yesterday (22 April).

It was a great turnout and attendees enjoyed a food fair with music, dance, theatre and workshops all to celebrate England’s Patron Saint.

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A variety of food and craft stalls sold cakes, crepes, ice cream, sweets, sausages, falafel, flatbreads, woodturning creations and more.

Crawley Councillor and Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, Peter Smith attended the event. He said:

“I was delighted to see how successful the event was in the High Street with many residents and their children having a great time.

“It’s thanks to Crawley Borough Council’s increased investment in events that we are able to put on such spectacular gatherings.”

Hundreds of people gathered in Queens Square to see the proceedings for the day which included the Scouts annual St George’s Day service.

Photo: Helen Mclaren

Photo: Helen Mclaren

Crawley MP Henry Smith also attended the celebrations:

Crawley Borough Council took to Twitter yesterday to build excitement for the event.

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Crawley restaurant, Mio Gusto launches 50% off for residents and front line workers



Whilst COVID-19 still causes disruption across the town, one local restaurant owner has taken the decision to offer residents and front line workers a huge 50% off on their menu.

While the government launched the ‘Eat out to Help out’ scheme, the new Mio Gusto was still under renovation which meant potential customers were unable to take advantage of the scheme. Now owner Yashar Koksal, owner of Mio Gusto, has taken the decision to give his customers an even better scheme to promote and offer their whole menu at an even greater discount of 50% off all food (drinks not included).

Crawley Mayor Francis Guidera officially opens Mio Gusto.

The Pizzeria has already gained rave reviews from customers since it was opened by Crawley Mayor Francis Guidera.

Executive Chef Yasar Koksal is working alongside his Head Chef Francesco Furrielo to create the exciting menu.

Head Chef Francesco Furriello preparing some homemade mouth watering Italian pasta.( pappardelle fiiletto di manzo e pecorino cheese , Tagliolini al granchio e pomodorini siciliano)

But Mio Gusto is a much more exciting concept than a traditional Pizzeria. It’s elegant menu has taken customers by storm with dishes you would usually expect to find in a Michelin Star venue.

The relaxed setting of the restaurant based underneath Rhythm Nightclub at 107 High Street, Crawley, has been completely redesigned with an elegant style that, even with the social distancing rules, still makes you feel comfortable and engaged with the ambience.

Mr Koksal said:

“It is vital that we keep our local economy moving and don’t just give up. This is why I am launching this offer to everyone.”

The offer is open to any customers and applies to all their food, starters, mains and deserts.

Mr Koksal said that the offer will be reviewed for residents after two weeks, but will remain in place for all front-line workers till the end of the year.

Mio Gusto is open seven days a week from 12pm to 10pm with last orders at 9.

Sittings are available at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm.

To make a reservation call 01293 514120 or go to

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