Following the success of recent events in Waterloo and Crystal Palace, Fantasy High Street heads for Nunhead with three special performance and visual arts in and around local businesses
The first of the Adventures in Nunhead events – the Edible Garden and Apothecary Bar – takes place on Saturday 16 August and sees Barset Road, SE15, turned into an edible miniature garden. Supported by AG Flowers on Evelina Road, Audiences can pick and eat edible plants and flowers while enjoying a cocktail at a very special apothecary bar using fresh herbs grown from the garden installation. More casual visitors can just enjoy the pop-up bar. The Edible Garden tours run for 45 minutes from 2pm-8pm (£10), the Apothecary Bar is open from 1pm-11pm. There’s also a Floral Cuisine workshop running from 1pm-1.45pm (£5).
Then, on Saturday 30 August, children aged 4+ can enjoy an interactive storytelling performance at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, also on Barset Road, complete with cake courtesy of Ayers Bakery. Perfomrances run on the hour from 12 noon-5pm, tickets are £10.
Finally, on Friday 12 September, a free bike-powered outdoor cinema screening of the cycle caper The Triplets of Belleville takes place on Nunhead Green at 8pm with a Dr Bike workshop (£5) running beforehand from 7pm-7.45pm. The bike-powered cinema is delivered by Electric Pedals in partnership with Rat Race Cycles as part of the Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival.
In June 2014, Fantasy High Street created a Magical Sprite Village for Crystal Palace Park as part of the Crystal Palace Overground arts festival. The installation including a series of miniature houses along a nature trail in the park, creating a ‘Faerie High Street’ with sprites all holding different jobs within the magic community.
In September 2014 the company will present the London Bridge Live Arts Festival on behalf of Team London Bridge business improvement district. Taking place on King’s College Guy’s Hospital communal green, it will feature installations, performances, workshops and stalls.
Fantasy High Street Creative Director Lydia Fraser-Ward said: ‘It’s an incredible privilege for Fantasy High Street to be able to return to Nunhead in 2014. This summer we’re working with high street shops to deliver a series of magical special events in SE15. There will be something for everybody so we’re really looking forward to welcoming new visitors to the area as well as local residents. We’re delighted that Southwark Council has recognised the importance of cultural events in town centres by supporting this project with funding through the High Street Challenge Fund.’
For tickets and further information see fantasyhighstreet.org.uk