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Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival 2012

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by Naomi Achus (subscribe)
A part-time freelance writer living in North London who dabbles in art, food and fashion. See you around town!
Join the Pearly Parade
Come try out your best cockney slang at the Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival at Guildhall Yard. With suits, skirts, and hats embroidered with pearl buttons, your head is sure to be left spinning at the amount of hours that went into each outfit.

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Pearly Kings

Originating in 1875, the pearly studded style is associated with the Costermongers in the street markets of London. Today many of those families have become part of a 'Pearly Monarchy' whom are all represented in the 28 boroughs in addition to Westminster and the City of London.

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Pearly Family

Come see them out in full force as they parade from Guildhall Yard at 1pm to St. Mary-le-Bow Church for a harvest service at 3pm. Entertainment will include live marching bands, pearl studded cars, carts, and even a few horses.

It promises to be a visual spectacle and while the festival is free, all donations will go to the Whitechapel Mission in the Pearly tradition of giving back to charitable organisations.
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Why? A fun time for a good cause
When: 30 September, 2012
Where: Gresham St, EC2V 5AE
Cost: Free, optional donation
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