Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 11TH MAY 2014

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11th May 2014
 
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Sun, programme starts around 10am
 
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Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet FestivalThis annual Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival celebrates the red nosed stick-wielding puppet, bringing together dozens of puppeteers in a colourful, highly entertaining afternoon. The annual celebrations in Covent Garden draw puppeteers from all over the country as well as folk music, dancers, clowns, jugglers and stalls. The location is appropriately close to the spot where Samuel Pepys first sighted Mr Punch on 9th May 1662 and recorded the fact in his diary - which is why the birthday celebrations fall on or near to 9th May. The day's events start with a toast to Mr Punch, and a brass band led Grand Procession starting at St Paul's Church garden, a beautiful little oasis in the city centre. There follows a special service with a sermon administered by Rev Mark Oakley and Mr Punch himself. An integral part of British heritage, the puppet with attitude is a wonderful, anarchic figure and this is a top traditional family day out.

 

About St Paul's Covent Garden

Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. This beautiful church, built by Inigo Jones, has been here since 1633 and has regular worship, concerts, literary and theatrical events. More about St Paul's Covent Garden

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Brian StanboroughBrian Stanborough23rd October 2014Thursday 23rd October 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Brian Stanborough
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
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VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
All You Ever Wanted To Know About Opera!All You Ever Wanted To Know About Opera!Peter Knapp discusses the rich history of opera as singers and an orchestra perform popular works.23rd October 2014Thursday 23rd October 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
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On Soon
All You Ever Wanted To Know About Opera!
event > Concerts > Classical
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VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Peter Knapp discusses the rich history of opera as singers and an orchestra perform popular works.
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St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
Bach To Baby
event > Concerts > Classical
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VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Introduce your children to classical music in this concert series which aims to introduce babies to the works of Bach, Mozart, Chopin and many others in a fun and enjoyable way.
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St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
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event > Concerts > Classical
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VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
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St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
Covent Garden Anniversary Festival
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November 2014 - 7pm-11pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Brian Stanborough And Jonathan StoryBrian Stanborough And Jonathan Story13th November 2014Thursday 13th November 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Brian Stanborough And Jonathan Story
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 13th November 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
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St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
A Night Full Of Song
event > Music
DATES  Sunday 16th November 2014 - 7.30pm-9.45pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Bach To Baby Family Concert In Covent GardenBach To Baby Family Concert In Covent Garden24th November 2014Monday 24th November 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
 
Bach To Baby Family Concert In Covent Garden
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Monday 24th November 2014 - 11am-12noon
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
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St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
Free Event 
City Lit
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 28th November 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Hungarian Cultural Centre Christmas ConcertHungarian Cultural Centre Christmas ConcertSeasonal music event.1st December 2014Monday 1st December 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
 
Hungarian Cultural Centre Christmas Concert
event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Monday 1st December 2014
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
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