07.04.2013 UPDATE: Cino de Mayo Mexico’s National holiday is coming to London, get over to the Courtyard on the weekend of 3 – 5 May with your sombrero to Fiesta in style.
St Martin’s Courtyard, London’s newest shopping and dining destination celebrates the Great British summer with the ‘St Martin’s Courtyard Garden Party #smcgardenparty – A Thoroughly Modern Affair’.
Pop singer ‘Sunday Girl’ will open the event and perform two acoustic sets during the day. There will be lots to see, do, eat and drink including free fairy cakes from Bill’s market barrow, plus magicians, facepainting and silhouette cutting. Celebrating the original heritage of the garden party, strawberries and cream will be available in the courtyard which will be dressed with bunting and balloons.
The central meeting point will be a bandstand on which a salon show will take place showcasing the fashion from the boutiques and flagships of St Martin’s Courtyard. The team at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers are creating a show-stopping finale dress made entirely from flowers. The models will mingle with the crowd as they parade their outfits along a grass catwalk.
The St Martin’s Courtyard fashion expert, The Wardrobe Consultant will be on hand to offer one-to-one style consultations following the shows.
The St Martin’s Courtyard Garden Party introduces 21st century mediums of communication and social media to this traditionally British occasion.
Twitter savvy partygoers are invited to tweet about the St Martin’s Courtyard Garden Party using ‘#smcgardenparty‘ to be entered into the ‘Fashion tombola’. The 1st, 10th, 25th, 50th, 100th, 200th and 500th tweets will win one of many fantastic prizes from the shops and restaurants.
What’s happening at the Garden Party
|12pm||Sunday Girl opens the event|
|12:30pm||Melvita skincare demonstration|
|1pm||Salon fashion show|
|1:45pm||‘Create a summer posy’ at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers. £20 per person|
|2pm||Live music from Sunday Girl|
|3pm||Salon fashion show|
|3:30pm||Free fairy cakes fro mBill’s market barrow|
|3:30pm||Melvita skincare demonstration|
|3:45pm||‘Create a summer posy’ at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers. £20 per person|
|4pm||Live music from Sunday Girl|
|4:30pm||Salon fashion show|
St Martin’s Courtyard is located in the heart of Covent Garden, just a minute’s walk from Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations, both of which have excellent transport links throughout London.
- Image from onephotographic.com & stmartinscourtyard.co.uk
- Info from stmartinscourtyard.co.uk