Annual May Fayre & Puppet Festival

Sunday, 12th May 2024.  11am to 5.30pm in St. Paul’s gardens.

The nearest thing that we have to a Village Fete in Covent Garden.

Everyone is welcome to this beautiful, fun, free event in the garden of St. Paul’s by the piazza.

The weather is forecast to be almost entirely sunny!  Please come, chat to your neighbours and get in the mood for Summer.


Local volunteers for CGCA will be at our stall all day.  We always have some plants for sale … but that’s just a front for catching up with everyone.

There are plenty of other stalls, games, food and perfomances to enjoy.

Of course, the main event is Mr. Punch’s 362nd anniversary – since Samuel Pepys first recorded seeing him in May 1662.


Punch and Judy ‘professors’ come from all over the UK, and even internationally, to present their versions of the more-than-incorrect puppet drama.

Things kick off with a Grand Procession and band at 11am, followed by the special church service at 12 Noon with Mr. Punch in the pulpit.  Then music, workshops and dance performances continue until 5.30pm.

More information can be found at these links for Alternative Arts and St. Paul’s.

We hope to see you there.



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