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 Post subject: Monty Python Fans Gather In London for Holy Grail Screening
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:45 am 
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Monty Python Fans Gather In London for 'Holy Grail' Screening, Coconut Orchestra

If there was a reason to be in London this month, St. George's Day would be it. The day used to mark a big tradition in England, commemorating the day the saint died on April 23, 303 -- people would throw a red rose on their lapel and many would fly a St. George's Cross flag. Interest has continued to wane over the years and now it's completely dwarfed by those big, commercial holidays like Christmas, St. Patty's Day and Valentine's Day. Really, they need a gimmick if they want to keep things going. Christmas has the tree, the good holiday films and all that; St. Patrick is commemorated with lots of beer, green food and shamrocks; and St. Valentine gets lots of tasty candy and anxious, romantic lovers. So, George needs his on shtick, but would anyone have picked Monty Python?

Trafalgar Square will be the spot where tons of fans will gather to see a public screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and try to create the worlds largest-ever coconut orchestra. I think his headless remains are just rolling at the thought! Mayor Ken Livingstone says: "English comedy is internationally acclaimed, and the Monty Python film screening and the coconut orchestra world record attempt illustrate the uniqueness of English humor." I would also go so far as to say the unique way they choose to honor a patron saint! The plan is to have cast members from Spamalot lead a rendition of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life that the coconut-laden fans can clip-clop to. The current record for a coconut orchestra is 1,785 people last year in New York. The British organizers are hoping for at least 2,000 for their attempt. Will this become the symbol of St. George? In 20 years, will we be able to by coconut clompers and Terry Gilliam/Patsy cards for St. George's Day?


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http://www.cinematical.com/2007/04/04/monty-python-fans-gather-in-london-for-holy-grail-screening-c/


I'm so there on the 23rd - even if I have to pull a sickie.

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I really want to go :( but my parents aren't to keen on the thought of me going to the uk on my own just for that...
show the world some extra coconut action for me!

edit: me and my brother almost made my parents say yes... when I discovered I have a psychology exam that day!

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Isn´t it unfair? I´ll be in London - two days before the event. :evil: :(

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Isn't unfair?
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we had an open-air Holy Grail cinema night in Budapest not long ago, it was amaizing! All those loonys on one place

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TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Classic English Comedy on Screen
Monday 23 April 2007, 12:30pm-9pm

English humour is recognised and enjoyed throughout the world and what better way to celebrate St George’s Day than with a dose of collective laughter. See a selection of English comedy shorts compiled by the BFI plus a special showing at 7.30pm of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (15) on a big screen in Trafalgar Square. As Monty Python's SPAMALOT delights audiences at the Palace Theatre, come to the Square and see the classic film from 1974 that inspired it! Arranged in association with Monty (Python) Pictures Ltd.

PLEASE NOTE Monty Python and the Holy Grail carries a 15 rating.

12.30pm
Classic television comedy clips representing the best of English Humour. Selected by the BFI

1pm-2pm
'Futtock's End' (1969) written by and starring Ronnie Barker. With permission from Digital Classics

2pm - 5pm
Historic silent films from BFI National Archive revealing London across the 20th century

5pm - 6.30pm
Selection of comedy clips (see 12.30 - 1) and BFI archive programme

6.45pm -7.15pm (Register by 6.30pm)
Monty Python's SPAMALOT, the London stage production inspired by the 1974 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail will lead on an attempt to break the world record for number of people playing in a coconut orchestra, currently held by New York with 1785 people. Registration from 5pm onwards. Coconut Orchestra rehearsal at 6.30pm. World Record attempt at 7pm. Be there to guarantee your place in history. Coconuts will be provided!

7.30pm – 9pm
Screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (15) With its byline 'Makes Ben Hur look like an epic', this tale of King Arthur in medieval England is packed with Monty Python's unique brand of comic lunacy. (SUITABLE FOR OVER 15s ONLY)


To take part in the Coconut orchestra, you have to have registered by 6.30 pm.. You can start registering at 5.00 pm.

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i'm going. :) anyone else who is going, i hope to see you there!


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I'm taking along a green Thai curry and see if anyone has any spare milk.


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(SUITABLE FOR OVER 15s ONLY)


Oh bloody 'ell, I've been watching Monty Python regularly since the age of fourteen and a half,
and it certainly never harmed me, Donna Reading, nor the account balance of Python Productions Ltd.


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i'm going. :) anyone else who is going, i hope to see you there!


I'm going - managed to persuade my boss to let me have the day off. May go in costume as well...

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I know a couple of people from the Pythonland forum are going. We ought to try and arrange a meet up.

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