We’re super excited to be trundling over to Lambeth this weekend to the glorious Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. They’re celebrating St George’s Day in style, with massive entertainments for all the family. And it’s FREE.
Presented by Vauxhall Trust CIC in association with the Tea House Theatre, the festivities kick off at 12 noon on Saturday 25th April and plays host to the inaugural London Tournament: international fighters from “Battle of the Nations” will congregate on the Queen Anne Field for a tourney of medieval combat. In a full-contact, armoured, singles competition, knights from around the globe will compete to be crowned the first London Champion. And in the Agincourt Memorial Melee, the English team takes on the French team for bragging rights in the oldest rivalry.
Throughout the day, visitors will be treated to Shakespearean performances, Mummers Plays of St. George and the Dragon, Greensleeves Morris Men, medieval folk-rock band Princes in the Tower, and Punch & Judy puppet shows. The Falconry Centre presents archery and falconry. There’s plenty to keep the whole family out of mischief.
But why are we at Pexmas so excited? Well, we’re taking along a medieval-esque market of course, with some of our favourite traders and street food hits to celebrate traditional crafts, materials and ingredients – and the diversity of talent and cuisine our fair island has to offer. It goes something like this…
Stalls featuring: Blackwoods Cheese Company ; SE Cakery ; Cherry Berry Juice Co ; The German Wholegrain Baker ; Hodmedod ; The Local Honey Man ; Mount Yeti ; Elite Transformations ; Blenheim Forge and MORE!
All set alongside the ‘Agincourt Arms’ (Tea House Theatre) where Traditional English Ale and Hog Roast are the order of the day.