The Elephant & the Nun, Southwark's multidisciplinary and multicultural 10 day arts festival, hasn't been the easiest festie to track just because it has involved so many different arts producers (loads were originally invited to bid and quite a few selected) staging events over such a long stretch of time! The Arbonauts provided an unofficial warmup with their production in Nunhead Cemetery two weekends ago, and the official launch happened on the 11th at Illiffe Yard's The Electric Elephant cafe with Los Ninos Vallenatos. The whole thing now comes to a close this weekend, led by 'Our Grand Saturday' - represented by four unique events at Camberwell Green, St Mary's Churchyard, Peckham Square and Peckham Rye. Family-friendly fun stuff, and all free, btw.
1. Azucar Flower Festival, a wonderland of flowers, music and dance taking over St Mary's Churchyard with traditional Latin-American costumes, dance and authentic Latin-American food.
2. Combonation, a mash-up of music and dance at an exciting new event at Camberwell Green, which has been produced by a team of young producers from Southwark.