Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Events over Twelfth Night in London
Twelfth Night is traditionally the last day of the 12 days of Christmas. Nowadays we tend to think the festive season is over as soon as we return to work after the New Year Bank Holiday, but in the past people celebrated Twelfth Night with mummers' plays and parties. Here are a couple of Twelfth Night events taking place in London.
Thursday, 5 January; Twelfth Night Revelries at Dr Johnson's House. An evening with music, dancing, costumed performances and quizzes. Tickets cost £16/£14 and include a glass of punch, pie and Twelfth Night cake. Venue: Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE. Time: 615pm - 9pm. For more details or to book tickets call 020 7353 3745 or visit http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/
Sunday, 8 January 2012; Twelfth Nigh celebration. Mummers' Play, the Bankside Wassail and more seasonal entertainment with The Lion's Part. Venue: Shakespeare's Globe, Bankside and Borough Market, Southwark, London, SE1 9DT. This is a free event . For details visit http://www.thelionspart.co.uk/twelfthnight/index.html
The photograph above shows last year's Mummers Play at the Twelfth Night celebration at Bankside, outside The Globe theatre, in London.
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