Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 11TH MAY 2014

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11th May 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
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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City LitCity Lit28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
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
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  phone for prices
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VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Seasonal music event.
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St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
Prisoners' Education Trust Carol Concert
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Fundraising Event
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VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Our annual carol concert will feature London choir Fever Pitch and guest speaker Terry Waite CBE. We will also hear from former prisoners supported by PET. Tickets £20 to include mulled wine and a mince pie!
RADA Christmas ConcertRADA Christmas Concert3rd December 2014Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
RADA Christmas Concert
event > Theatre > Musicals
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VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Xmas FactorXmas Factor5th December 2014Friday 5th December 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
Xmas Factor
event > Music
DATES  Friday 5th December 2014 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Christmas ConcertChristmas Concert11th December 2014Thursday 11th December 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
Christmas Concert
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  Thursday 11th December 2014 at 5pm-6.15pm and 8pm-9.15pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Sylvia Young Theatre School CarolsSylvia Young Theatre School Carols12th December 2014Friday 12th December 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
Sylvia Young Theatre School Carols
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Friday 12th December 2014 at 1.30pm and 4.30pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Vasari Singers ConcertVasari Singers ConcertThe choir performs a programme of classical works.12th December 2014Friday 12th December 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
Vasari Singers Concert
event > Concerts > Classical
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DATES  Friday 12th December 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
The choir performs a programme of classical works.
Concordia Foundation Christmas ConcertConcordia Foundation Christmas ConcertFundraising event with music in aid of the Concordia Foundation.13th December 2014Saturday 13th December 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
Concordia Foundation Christmas Concert
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Fundraising Event
DATES  Saturday 13th December 2014 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Fundraising event with music in aid of the Concordia Foundation.
Advent CarolsAdvent Carols14th December 2014Sunday 14th December 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
Advent Carols
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Sunday 14th December 2014 - 6pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
 

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