The memorial service for the king of clowns, Joey Grimaldi who died in 1837 is always a colourful affair. On the first Sunday of every February a ‘parliament’ of roughly 60 clowns descend upon the Holy Trinity church in Dalston in full harlequin garb to pay their respects to the inventor of the modern white-faced clown. The service, now in its 66 year is followed by a clown show for the children in the church hall; last year Sally Bercow was spotted there so you know you’ll be in for a laugh. Get down there early though as even standing room fills up fast. Didi Mae Hand
For info, see Grimaldi Service listing.