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Free Event St Patrick’s Day London 2019

The London St Patrick’s Day Festival, now approaching its seventieth year, attracts more than 125,000 people to events across London and to the parade and festival in central London and Trafalgar Square. It’s become a destination event showcasing the best of Irish food, music, song, dance, culture, and arts.

This year’s theme is #LondonIsOpen. Join us in the festivities on Sunday 17 March as the parade sets off at midday from Piccadilly. The Trafalgar Square festival runs from 12pm – 6pm.

At London St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is welcome!

Saturday 16 March

Camden Market Music Trail

Time: 1pm – 7pm

Location: Camden Market

Entry: Free

Now in its third year of partnership, Camden Market is proud to be part of the official London St Patrick’s Day Festival. From 1pm – 7pm, follow a trail of up and coming Irish performers around the market, finishing with a headline special guest at the Dr. Martens Boot Room. Set to be a day dedicated to Irish music, food, drink and celebration, where better to toast the Irish patron saint than at Camden Market?

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Time: 12pm

Location: Green Park to Trafalgar Square

Entry: Free

The London St Patrick’s Day parade is now in its 17th year and attracts over 50,000 people lining the streets from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square. Full of elaborate floats, marching bands, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools from across the UK, Ireland and the USA, this parade combines community organisations and professional pageantry. The procession makes its way down Piccadilly, on a 1.5-mile (2.4km) route.

 

Sunday 17 March

St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Location: Trafalgar Square

Entry: Free

It is a pinnacle event in London’s cultural calendar that showcases the best of Irish arts, performance, culture, food, and music from both Britain and Ireland.

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    1. Wonders of London

      This is what is happening on Saturday 🙂

      London Irish Centre – KILA
      Time: 7-11pm
      Location: London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB

      We’re delighted to have Irish folk and world music legends KILA back at the London Irish Centre for a very special London show this St Patrick’s Day weekend!

      Following last year’s sold out show, KILA will headline a hugely exciting St. Patrick’s programme with tickets guaranteed to sellout.

      You can book your tickets at: https://www.londonirishcentre.org/Event/kila

      Irish Film Festival
      Film Screening: Zoo
      Time: 2pm
      Location: Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW

      Director: Colin McIvor | PG | Family/History/War | Ire/UK | 97mins
      Staring: Dame Penelope Wilton, Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Ian O’Reilly, Ian McElhinney, Amy Huberman, and Damian O’Hare.

      Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save ‘Buster’ the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941. Based on a true story.

      Workshop
      Time: 3.45pm

      Inter-generational puppet creatures craft workshop with Kabutar Arts. Based on the characters from the film Zoo, we invite families to come together to create their own 3D animals from everyday objects!

      Film Screening: The Man Who Wanted to Fly
      Time: 7pm

      Director: Frank Shouldice | Ireland/ UK |Documentary | 2018 | 82mins | PG

      Capturing the wonder of one man’s dreams, The Man Who Wanted To Fly tells the irresistible story of 80-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coote. He is determined to take flight. Even if it’s the last thing he does…

      Camden Market Music Trail
      Time: 1pm-7pm
      Location: Camden Market
      Entry: Free

      Now in its third year of partnership, Camden Market is proud to be part of the official London St Patrick’s Day Festival. From 1pm-7pm, follow a trail of up and coming Irish performers around the market, finishing with a headline special guest at the Dr. Martens Boot Room. Set to be a day dedicated to Irish music, food, drink and celebration, where better to toast the Irish patron saint than at Camden Market?

      Irish Walking Tours
      Time: 10.30am
      Location: The String Broke

      Where the String Broke (Irish Camden Town): From getting the start, going to the dance, finding a doss or just having a drink – Camden Town could claim to be the capital of Irish London. Discover ball rooms, pubs, churches, hostels and the characters that gave this amazing place its vibrant Irish reputation for so many decades. Lumpers, Impresarios, navvies, writers and musicians populate this fascinating walk. Meet at Camden Town tube station (Kentish Town Road exit).

      Free but booking is required – Call Tony McDonnell to book 07850 184790.

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Posted by Wonders of London on Friday, 5 April 2019