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This Weekend: Celebrate Tove Jansson’s Birthday in Covent Garden!

8 August 2014

This weekend, something special is happening in the Covent Garden Piazza: the Moomins are coming to celebrate the 100th birthday of their creator, Tove Jansson. From 12pm on both days, there’ll be free face panting, music, stories and more. Organised by the fabulous Moomin Shop, it’ll be a fun-filled celebration of the life of one of the world’s best-loved artists.
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Philip ‘Beardy’ Ardagh, the award-winning author of the Eddie Dickens adventures, will read some of his favourite extracts from the Moomin books. Benny Törnroos, a Finnish entertainer best known for singing the Moomin animated theme song, will be accompanied by Moomin costume characters. Also in attendance are the Moomin puppets from the Polka Theatre’s production Moominsummer Madness!

For a full timetable of events, click here.