Moomin Summer Fun

The Moomins came to Covent Garden for Tove Jansson’s birthday!

 

Author of Moomins and celebrated artist, Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is one of the most well-known Finnish artists around the world.  The 9th of August 2014 would have been Tove’s 100th birthday and in celebration of this a weekend of Moomin Summer Fun was held in the Covent Garden Market.

Moomin fans old and young were invited to London’s Covent Garden for a weekend of fun, music, stories and more. Children’s writer Philip Ardagh, the name behind the incredibly popular Eddie Dickens books, and Benny Törnroos, one of Finland and Sweden’s best-loved children’s entertainers, were the guests appearing during the weekend.

 

The Polka children’s theatre has been showing a puppet show called Moominsummer Madness, described by What’s On Stage as “enthralling for children and adults alike”.

There was also a Moomin theme face painting and some personal appearances by the Moomins themselves.

Moomin Summer Fun was held in a specially designed and constructed teepee on the main piazza in Covent Garden, home of the Moomin Shop.

Read more:

http://www.finemb.org.uk/public/default.aspx?contentid=310688&nodeid=35864&contentlan=2&culture=en-GB

http://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/moomin-summer-fun

http://www.list.co.uk/event/423003-moomin-summer-fun/

http://www.fundayswithkids.com/moomin_summer_fun/#.U9obL-NdVbE

http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/London/Covent-Garden-Piazza-Central-Avenue/Moomin-Summer-Fun/12230782/

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/moomin-summer-fun-tickets-12473306997?aff=es2&rank=1

http://www.londontown.com/events/