How was your weekend? I hope you all managed to get out in the sun and soak up some Vitamin D! I went for a lovely walk with a friend and her Son who is 1 and just starting to wobble about. Somehow I managed to burn only one of my arms so I’m looking rather interesting at the moment!
This week, I’ve got lots to share with you…I hope you enjoy.
WHAT CAN I SHARE WITH YOU TODAY?
46th ANNUAL COVENT GARDEN MAY FAYRE & PUPPET FESTIVAL – ONLINE
Celebrating Mr Punch’s 359th Anniversary
SUNDAY 9 MAY 2021
Once again the Annual Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival cannot take place as a live event due to the current coronavirus pandemic restrictions and so we will be celebrating online.
Punch & Judy Professors and Puppeteers from across the country normally gather to perform in the garden of St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden on the second Sunday in May. This highly enjoyable historic occasion is always so popular that there will be a SPECIAL ONLINE FESTIVAL on SUNDAY MAY 9. The very day upon which Samuel Pepys made the first recorded sighting of Mr Punch in Covent Garden in his famous Diary of 1662.
The Punch & Judy Fellowship and The Punch & Judy Club are creating the Special Online Festival Celebrations with shows, stories, exhibitions and interviews which may be viewed free on:
Sunday 9 May at:
There are also videos of previous May Fayres if you search on Google for ‘Punch and Judy Covent Garden Videos Online’
With best wishes from Maggie Pinhorn and Amy Dyke-Coomes – on behalf of The May Fayre Committee
‘On The Post’ – An Intergenerational Oral History Project
Are you a retired postal worker? Would you be interested in taking part in an interview about your time at the Royal Mail?
For more information click HERE
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Phil received this message and called O2 who confirmed that this was a phishing scam.
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Thank you to Phil for sharing this information with us.
Thanks to Gerald for sharing some great memes with us. There were lots to choose from, so here’s a selection of my favourites!
Click on thumbnails for larger images.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s newsletter and I look forward to sharing more with you next Monday. In the meantime, take care and have a lovely week!
Covent Garden Food Bank
Please do contact us if you need a food parcel – CCGG @7Dials can provide you with a free food package each week.
If you need help with shopping, collecting medication or just want someone to talk to by phone – please let us know. You can contact Amber at email@example.com or you can reach John either at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency.
Can You Help Dragon Hall Trust?
Your donation will support vulnerable members of our communities with food via Covent Garden Food Bank, calls via the phone support line and assistance to get online for those who are digitally disadvantaged.
Please do contact us if you need a food parcel – CCGG @7Dials might be able to provide you with a free food package each week. If you need help with shopping, collecting medication or just want someone to talk to by phone – please let us know.