Africa Live Festival @The Elephant & The Nun Market

Burgess Park Saturday 15 August 2015

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Bring your wallet and shop in Africa Live Festival Market with traders such as @FunkyNChunky in attendance alongside SME’s specialising in handmade & bespoke goods, comics, jewellery, African wax prints, African & Caribbean literature, handmade clothing, natural beauty products, health remedies, African artefacts and holistic therapies.

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Enjoy the vibrancy of traditional music & dance from Martinique and Guadelope courtesy of Creole performers Zil’oka @Ziloka_tanbou

Take part in an activity:

  • African Art Workshop
  • Children aged 7 to 10 will get the chance to learn how to create colourful art using a variety of techniques taught to them by artists from identiconarts.com
    Workshop times 1pm, 3pm and 5pm
  • Get your face painted
  • Choose a Carnival themed design and join in one the parades with The London School of Samba at 2pm @The_LSS & Kinetika Bloco at 2:30pm @KinetikaBloco

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Throughout the day at The Elephant & The Nun you can;

  • Listen to African & Caribbean Story telling from Southwark libraries
  • Enjoy performances on The Movement Factory stage @Movementfactory
  • including a performance from Theo ‘Godson’ Oloyade, Sky One’s Got to dance finalist
  • Watch 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

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Join the Honey trail tours of Chumleigh Gardens at 12.30, 1.30, 3.30 and 4.30pm. & take the opportunity to make a bee costume, pollinate flowers with Chumleigh Garden’s Head Gardener and visit the hive with expert beekeepers BeeUrban

Listen to global and local music on the Global Local Stage @RemixedFestival with performances from

  • Nirk Molina and the UK Vallenato Kings, playing traditional Colombian cumbia and vallenato;
  • Afro-beat jazz fusion, United Vibrations and many more.

Meet a Shetland pony, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits and more at the Surrey Docks Farm @surreydocksfarm

Children can join the bouncing cats & boom boom pups as they navigate through Animaland with spoken-word artist Maxwell Golden and graffiti artist Mr Dane as they take them through an original children’s story interwoven with freestyle hip hop set purpose-built graffiti installation.

But most of all enjoy the day!