Piccadilly Market Manager Costas Benopoulos-Jones presents Simone Pedrini (Goldengrass) and Marina Rice (Pure Juniper) with their winnings in the Piccadilly Market European Cup 2016 Sweepstake. Congratulations Simone and Marina!
They graced church and market, bobbing in the fountain and charming everyone, for a day and then vanished. We fear a fox. The parents, undaunted by tragedy, appear to be having another go. We wish them luck.
Traffic was brought to a halt on Piccadilly this morning as a steel band led a procession from the Royal Academy to a service for artists at St James’s Church Piccadilly.
Varnishing day was historically when artists varnished and retouched their pictures. Today it marks the start of the Summer Exhibition.
Piccadilly Market was proud to host students from St Paul’s Way Trust School as part of their Enterprise & Employability Programme.
Students ran a stall and sold a number of unique products including jigsaws designed and produced by a year 11 student.
Come back soon!
Our male mallard yesterday: master of all he surveys! See here for details of the Piccadilly Market Ducks.
For about twelve years a pair of mallards has been breeding near Piccadilly Market and are regular visitors to the market. Here they are helping traders set-up early yesterday morning.
They have been known to stop traffic on Jermyn Street as they lead their ducklings from St James’s Church Piccadilly to Green Park.
(With thanks to the RSPB)
St James’s Church clergy were out in force today at Piccadilly Market “ashing” members of the public… plus a number of market traders. Lent starts today and Christians traditionally receive on their forehead the sign of the Cross in ash.
“It is a sign of our connection to the earth, a reminder of our death, and a chance to start again.”
The St James’s Church Piccadilly Box Office is at the Havenessence stall, open Wed-Sat inclusive, 10am-6pm. Tickets for most concerts are available. The Havenessence stall is to the left of the church entrance as you approach from Piccadilly.