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.

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