St Martin's Courtyard, London's newest shopping and dining destination celebrates the Great British summer with the 'St Martin's Courtyard Garden Party #smcgardenparty – A Thoroughly Modern Affair'. 

Pop singer 'Sunday Girl' will open the event and perform two acoustic sets during the day.  There will be lots to see, do, eat and drink including free fairy cakes from Bill's market barrow, plus magicians, facepainting and silhouette cutting.  Celebrating the original heritage of the garden party, strawberries and cream will be available in the courtyard which will be dressed with bunting and balloons.
 
The central meeting point will be a bandstand on which a salon show will take place showcasing the fashion from the boutiques and flagships of St Martin's Courtyard.  The team at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers are creating a show-stopping finale dress made entirely from flowers.  The models will mingle with the crowd as they parade their outfits along a grass catwalk.  The St Martin's Courtyard fashion expert, The Wardrobe Consultant will be on hand to offer one-to-one style consultations following the shows.
 
The St Martin's Courtyard Garden Party introduces 21st century mediums of communication and social media to this traditionally British occasion. 
 
Twitter savvy partygoers are invited to tweet about the St Martin's Courtyard Garden Party using '#smcgardenparty' to be entered into the 'Fashion tombola'.  The 1st, 10th, 25th, 50th, 100th, 200th and 500th tweets will win one of many fantastic prizes from the shops and restaurants.
 
There will be 100 goodie bags given away on the day to lucky shoppers who visit the St Martin's Courtyard facebook page and 'like' it before 5pm on 1st July.  The first 100 people to arrive at St Martin's Courtyard will receive a goodie bag.
 
Further details of the event will be communicated through the St Martin's Courtyard twitter feed (@smccoventgarden) and facebook page (St Martin's Courtyard).
 
 
Goodie bags up for grabs
 
London's smallest festival, the St Martin's Courtyard Garden Party takes place this weekend and there are 100 fabulous goodie bags up for grabs. The limited edition St Martin's Courtyard bags will be filled to the brim with amazing goodies including a Hoss Intropia voucher, yummy food and treats from Bill's, a Dishoom Tipple card, £10 voucher to spend in Duo, Vitamin Water, an amazing Max C belt, OPI nail varnish, Suttons Ruby Red Sunflower seeds, and Clipper tea.
 
To be in with a chance to be one of the lucky 100, all you have to do is like St Martin's Courtyard on Facebook before the party starts on Saturday 2nd July and be one of the first to arrive when the party starts at noon. Roll up, roll up!
 
 
What's happening at the Garden Party
 
12pm Sunday Girl opens the event
12:10pm Magic Show
12:30pm Melvita skincare demonstration
1pm Salon fashion show
1:30pm Magic show
1:45pm 'Create a summer posy' at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers. £20 per person
2pm Live music from Sunday Girl
2:30pm Magic show
3pm Salon fashion show
3:30pm Free fairy cakes fro mBill's market barrow
3:30pm Melvita skincare demonstration
3:45pm 'Create a summer posy' at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers. £20 per person
4pm Live music from Sunday Girl
4:30pm Salon fashion show

 

Additional Activity

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