Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Celebrating Mr. Punch's 350 Years
To celebrate the occasion of Mr. Punch’s birthday, the Punch & Judy Fellowship will be hosting a birthday party for Mr Punch on Sunday 13th May, 2012. In conjunction with this, a celebration called the Big Grin, which is being organized by Puppet Link with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund will take place across Britain.
“The Big Grin” starts on May 12th in Covent Garden Piazza in central London where our Mr. Punch was first seen by Samuel Pepys in 1662. A mass gathering of UK “Professors” will be joined by performers and guests from around the world and a very special appearance from Punch’s Italian ancestor, “Pulcinella” who will be coming all the way from Naples for the event. These festivities will be followed on Sunday May 13th by a special May Fayre in the churchyard of St. Paul’s Covent Garden - the Actors’ Church.
For more information visit, the Punch and Judy Fellowship’s web site or the official "Big Grin" web site.