Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

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The annual Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival (which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015), 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 was first seen by Samuel Pepys 353 years ago 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.

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Gina K


The professors, the clowns and the Maypoleancers were full of life and enthused both young and old.