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Covent Garden May Fayre 2019
May 12 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pmFree
Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival
This annual fair brings together Punch and Judy professors from all over the world in the garden of St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden. St Paul’s Church is unofficially known as the Actors’ Church, owing to the numerous theatres in the area.
The festival celebrates the first sighting of a Punch and Judy show by Samuel Pepys in the year 1662. You’ll find a commemorative inscription to this effect in the Piazza.
Mr Punch takes pride of place in the pulpit during the special church service at noon, and from 12.30pm, the garden is filled with puppet shows and workshops, folk music, maypole dancing, clowns and refreshments.
In the garden of St Paul’s Church, Bedford Street WC2E 9ED
Admission is free
Organised by Alternative Arts