The Elephant And The Nun – A FREE family festival like no other!

The Elephant and the Nun, Southwark Council”s annual community festival will take place this weekend…

The festival celebrates the heart of Southwark from Elephant and Castle all the way down to Nunhead. This fantastic festival will be filled with dance, music, food, arts and a whole lot of stuff and nonsense.

Elephant and Castle, Walworth, Camberwell, Peckham and Nunhead will overflow with innovative and fun events and activities from open mic poetry to outdoor sculpture, secret music gigs to historic walks.

The festival will show off big style with nine unique events in parks, town squares, public spaces and a car park rooftop!

Elephant and Nun © 2011 Kinetika Bloco.

One event will celebrate the Caribbean culture with a festival on the beach. This event is sponsored by the young people from the Starlight Music Academy, a charity that works hard to help local kids reach their creative aspirations. You can enjoy an afternoon or evening of beach, barbecues, and reggae. It is a chance for the people of Peckham to reflect on the rich history and contribution of the Caribbean community in South London.

will take place on Camberwell Green. Peckham Square will host Boundless, a celebration of disabled arts and culture. And the Peckham multi story car park will present the lords of lightening – so you can watch fireworks light up the London sky.

Peckham Car Park Rooftop

And last, but not least, Nunhead Green will put on the Nunhead experience. It is a showcase of fresh talent from the heart of Southwark. It will celebrate the sights and sounds, drawing attention to the little known destination.

There will be several other activities leading up to the grand Sunday, so don”t forget to check them out.

All events take place at the same time, from noon to 7pm. Looks like one jam packed weekend of cultural celebration.

For a full list of events please visit:

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Hi, I’m Shapa Begum, Blog Editor. Born and raised in East Dulwich, I love what I do here at Dulwich OnView, I’m absolutely passionate about south London and reaching out to local communities – you can read about my favourite Dulwich spots on Time Out London and Completely London blog. My role goes beyond editing, I write, review, participate in conferences/events, attend local happenings and oversee the marketing. There’s no rest for the wicked! When not working, I love to read, write, visit museums and spend time with my loved ones.
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