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Twelfth Night: Turn over new leaf, says Holly Man


An actor from The Bankside Mummers group announces the arrival of the The Holly Man – the winter guise of the Green Man, a character from pagan myth – near the Globe Theatre in London to celebrate Twelfth Night.

 In the traditional agricultural calendar Twelfth Night marks a last chance for festive fun before returning to work on Plough Monday.