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Twelfth Night Celebrations London

The Twelfth Night seasonal celebration is held on the Bankside by Shakespeare's Globe, in London.

The Globe
Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the original Globe that was built in 1599.

The Town Crier and Mayor of Southwark both attend the Twelfth Night Celebration.

The Town Crier and Mayor of Southwark

The Town Crier

Town Criers carry on an art and tradition which dates back to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The job of a Town crier is to deliver news and instructions in a clear, loud voice. This was especially important in the past when many of the pouplation could neither read nor write

Town Criers carry, and use, a hand bell with which to summon the attention of citizens before giving a proclamation.

Town Crier
Town Crier
Peter Moore

The Mayor
The Mayor is elected to serve for twelve months by a special council assembly called Mayor Making held in May.

Lord Mayor
Councillor Eliza Mann 

The Mummers Play

After the toast or 'Wassail' to the people, the River Thames and the Globe, the Mummers then process to the Bankside Jetty, and perform the traditional 'freestyle' Folk Combat Play of St. George.
(See the photos on next page)

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