The professors, the clowns and the Maypoleancers were full of life and enthused both young and old.
St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Sun May 11
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Posted: Thu Apr 17 2014
The annual Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival (it has its 39th anniversary in 2014), brings together Punch and Judy professors from around the country for a day of jolly old-fashioned fun. The grand procession at 11am is led by a brass band, and culminates with a birthday toast to Mr Punch, who turns 352 on the day. Mr Punch also takes pride of place in the pulpit during the special church service at noon, and the afternoon (12.30pm-5.30pm) will be filled with puppet shows and workshops, folk music from The Lost Marbles String Band, maypole dancing and clowns. Admission is free.