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
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Free EventOn Soon
Brian Stanborough
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
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VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
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St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
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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
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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
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event > Concerts > Classical
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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
Free EventOn Soon
Brian Stanborough And Jonathan Story
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
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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
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event > Music
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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
 
Bach To Baby Family Concert In Covent Garden
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
Free Event 
City Lit
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
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VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
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St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
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Hungarian Cultural Centre Christmas Concert
event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  phone for prices
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VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
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