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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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden events

 
Palomino String QuartetPalomino String Quartet3rd September 2014Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Palomino String Quartet
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 3rd September 2014 - 2pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Concert In Aid Of Charlotte's HelixConcert In Aid Of Charlotte's HelixA fundraising concert for genetic research into eating disorders.25th September 2014Thursday 25th September 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
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Concert In Aid Of Charlotte's Helix
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Fundraising Event
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VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
A fundraising concert for genetic research into eating disorders.
Memorial Concert For The Late John Shirley-QuirkMemorial Concert For The Late John Shirley-Quirk27th September 2014Saturday 27th September 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Memorial Concert For The Late John Shirley-Quirk
event > Music | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 27th September 2014 - 3pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Bach To Baby Presents: Family ConcertBach To Baby Presents: Family ConcertIntroduce 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.29th September 2014Monday 29th September 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
Free Event 
Bach To Baby Presents: Family Concert
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 29th September 2014 - 11am-12noon
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.
London Firebird OrchestraLondon Firebird Orchestra14th October 2014Tuesday 14th October 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
 
London Firebird Orchestra
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 14th October 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Lunchtime ConcertLunchtime Concert16th October 2014Thursday 16th October 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
 
Lunchtime Concert
event > Music
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Thursday 16th October 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Lunchtime ConcertLunchtime Concert17th October 2014Friday 17th October 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
 
Lunchtime Concert
event > Music
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Friday 17th October 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Brian StanboroughBrian Stanborough23rd October 2014Thursday 23rd October 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
Free Event 
Brian Stanborough
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 23rd October 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
Bach To BabyBach To Baby27th October 2014Monday 24th November 2014 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
 
Bach To Baby
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Monday 27th October and Monday 24th November 2014 - 11am
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 Event 
Brian Stanborough And Jonathan Story
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
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VENUE  St Paul's Covent Garden 
 

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