London’s five day celebration St George’s Day reaches a high point today as the capital marks the day with a free programme of classic film and television comedy culminating in a special screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and a ‘coconut orchestra’ world record attempt involving cast members of West End hit, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT.
Celebrations kicked off on Saturday with a Festival of St George in Covent Garden and a parade at the Cenotaph, both organised by the Royal Society of St George.
Sunday saw the start of two days of activities at Shakespeare’s Globe which including an evening of silent film screenings on Monday (23 April).
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said the celebrations, now in their fourth year, were “growing in popularity and are an opportunity to highlight the best in English culture.”
The celebrations continue with a photographic exhibition at City Hall featuring comedy heroes organised by Rex Features, which runs until Wednesday 25 April.