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Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival Welcome to St Paul’s Churchyard in Covent Garden, London. The diarist(/ daı rıst/тот, кто ʹ ə ведёт дневник) Samuel Pepys noted seeing «Mr Punch» near here in May 1662: a plaque (/plæk/дощечка с фамилией или названием учреждения) has been put up at the front of the church to commemorate this. Since 1976 this has become the location of an annual May Fayre and Puppet Festival.
Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival Traditionally this event starts with a colourful procession, led by a brass band, which starts and ends in the churchyard
One of the organisers is a ventriloquist(/ve n trıl kwıst/ʹ ə чревовещатель)Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival
Traditional entertainment at this event often includes Morris dancing and folk music. Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival Maypole dancing is sometimes performed in front of the church
Puppet performances take part in the garden throughout the afternoon. The space nearest to the front is reserved for children, but adults can enjoy the shows as well. Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival
The Mime Festival London International Mime Festival is the Capital’s longest established international theatre season. Inspired by Cologne’s Gaukler Festival and Amsterdam’s Festival of Fools, the first edition took place in 1977 to showcase the work of British visual theatre artists
The Thames Festival is an annual free event which takes place in September along the banks of the River Thames in London. It celebrates the importance of the river to the life of the capital, and reflects the multicultural nature of the city.
A wide range of bands take part in the festival. Some perform on the pavements, while others play on stages.
Street performers entertain the crowds St George and the Dragon (in Hay’s Galleria) Transe Express play drums and bells (in the air, next to the London Eye)
Stalls line the riverfront, selling many types of food and crafts
The Thames Festival has plenty to entertain children as well as adults, with everything from bubbles to beach balls
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