The Elephant & Nun Festival 2015

Pexmas’ Dream House at The Ele and Nun 2015

We’re super excited to be a part of the Ele and the Nun this year, Southwark Event’s flagship festival held in Burgess Park. It’s full of music, markets and mayhem so we’re bringing our own brand of fun with our Dream House. A space just for families to chill out, eat, play and create, placed around Chumleigh Gardens and cafe.

Each room’s filled with workshops, activites, traders, producers and local community groups, celebrating the variety of fabulous stuff home grown in Southwark and beyond. All the activities are free, lounging is very much encouraged and the streetfood on the doorstep is all perfect for little tastebuds, including Eat 2 Fingers, The Mac Factory, Drum and Kernel and Sticky Beaks.


Living Room – A Place to Play and Make

Bring your friends and family to the living room area for Creation Trust’s free photo booth. Create a family portrait worthy of being hung above the fireplace. Dressing-up box available!

Animate yourself in your most excellent adventure with our professional filmmaker, John Harmer. Drop in throughout the day to get stuck in with the glitter, googly eyes and see yourself on the screen!

Bedroom – Books, beds and midnights feasts

Southwark Libraries have brought their magical storytellers to bring African Caribbean stories to life, story time at 12.30, 2 and 3.30pm (suitable for all ages). You can also browse the library’s hundreds of kids books, sign up for a library card, and borrow your favourite book to take home for free!

Bring everyone together to write some family poems with our resident writer, Tim Souster.
Workshops start 1, 2.30 and 4pm.

Catfood Cakes are hiding with their finest treats for little ones to feast on! Sshhhh, don’t tell the grown ups!

Kitchen – The Heart of the House

Pecan, Southwark Foodbank, believe communities are stronger when we all work together. Join us and take a positive step today by donating some food and chatting to Pecan’s incredible team. It’s also step one of the activity sheet, so look out for your first clue!

Design your own tea towel to take back to your house with local fabric designer Georgia Bosson Georgia will also be selling her own gorgeous creations. And our pantry is stocked from Blackwoods Cheese and BeeUrban.

Garden – Explore the wild magic of Chumleigh Gardens

Drop in anytime to see the Glengall Wharf Gardeners, sow a seed to take home and see what grows in the following weeks!

Honey trail tours of Chumleigh Gardens take place at 12.30, 1.30, 3.30 and 4.30pm. Make a bee costume, pollinate the flowers with Chumleigh Garden’s Head Gardener and visit the hive with expert beekeepers BeeUrban. Heaps of honey to be had.

Keep your eyes peeled for:

What home is complete without ‘pets’?! Come and meet a shetland pony, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits and more at the Surrey Docks Farm in the Dream House yard. Meet the farmers and stroke the animals (hand-washing essential!).

BIRD by Forward Theatre Company: A family-friendly performance that combines movement, puppetry and live music to tell a story about a young boy who makes friends with a bird. Performances at 12.30 and 2.30pm. Find us under the decorated tree next to the farm.

At 4pm, the actors of BIRD are running a workshop in their performance space where little ones can become a bird themselves.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s