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23/04/07
St. George Goes Clip Clop on Trafalgar Square
- Horsing around to celebrate the English sense of humour

St. George Goes Clip Clop on Trafalgar SquareTHE MONTY PYTHON team from Spamalot are turning up on Trafalgar Square today to help celebrate St. George's Day.

It's a commonplace that to be English is to be in possession of a splendid sense of humour, so the British Film Institute and the Greater London Authority thought it'd be a spiffing idea to team up and screen a load of famous English comedy on screens at the square.

Topping it all off will be appearances from various Spamalot cast members. They'll be involved in an attempt at the world record for the number of people making a horse-like clip-clopping noise via coconut halves, a reference to the Python film The Holy Grail, which is one of the films to be screened.

The current mark stands at a coconut orchestra of 1,785 people; organisers of today's tomfoolery hope to break the 2,000 barrier.

"English comedy is internationally acclaimed and the Monty Python film screening and the coconut orchestra world record attempt illustrate the uniqueness of English humour," said London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who has previously been slammed by some patriots for failing to take seriously the aspirations of Londoners for more St. George festivities.

For timings of the events on Trafalgar Square see the Mayor’s site and go here for tickets to Spamalot.



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