Crowds flock to festival

Mon 24 August 2015, 4:51 pm

More than 12,000 people came to the Elephant and the Nun festival in August to enjoy live music, comedy and other entertainment.

The event on 15 August took place in Burgess Park and featured live performances, markets, a funfair, sports, arts and a food village.

Highlights included Latin American acts, Afrobeat jazz fusion, Brazilian and Afrolatin music, steel pan ensembles and salsa. Southwark-based dance company, The Movement Factory, hosted a stage which featured dance, spoken word and live music.

The Africa Live part of the festival celebrated culture in the continent through arts and craft, fashion, music and cuisine. 

Children were catered for too, with workshops and sports activities.

Councillor Ian Wingfield, deputy leader and cabinet member for business, employment and culture, said the festival was “fantastic”. 

“It was wonderful to see so many people from across the community out having fun together and enjoying the incredible entertainment on the day, especially as the weather improved,” he added.