When: 16th August, 30th August and 12th September 2014
Where: Nunhead High Street and Nunhead Green, London SE15
£: Ticket prices vary (see below)
What is it?
Following the success of recent events in Waterloo, Newcastle and Crystal Palace, Fantasy High Street is coming to Nunhead, to bring a touch of the magical to local shops. Fantasy High Street place performance and visual artists in and around local businesses to celebrate the high street as an essential community hub.
Adventures in Nunhead will see a cul-de-sac turned into an edible miniature garden with a special apothecary bar using fresh herbs grown from the garden installation. There will also be a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, complete with cakes, where children can enjoy an interactive storytelling performance. Finally, a bike powered outdoor screening of the animated cycle caper The Triplets of Belleville will take place on Nunhead Green.
Fantasy High Street was conceived in 2012 to reinvigorate the high street as a public space and explore how audiences engage with it. Fantasy High Street in Nunhead will see the company partner with local businesses as they team up with Ayers Bakery for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, florist AG Flowers for the Apothecary Bar & Edible Garden and Rat Race Cycles to present the bicycle powered cinema. All the businesses are based on Evelina Road, Nunhead’s main road that functions as its high street.
Each event will include workshops which will enable audiences and local residents to learn imaginative new skills, from cupcake decorating to bicycle repair.
Edible Flower Garden & Apothecary Bar
On Saturday 16th August 2014, from 1pm to 11pm visitors to Barset Road can experience flowers like never before. Eat them, drink them and use them in recipes. There will be tours of the pop up Edible Garden from 2pm to 8pm and a‘Floral Cuisine’ workshop (1pm – 1.45pm) where you can learn how to spice up recipes with edible flowers. An Apothecary Bar, open from 1pm to 11pm, will have tasty drinks made with herbs and flowers from the garden. The Edible Flower Garden Tours cost £10 (£6 for concessions) and include a cocktail or mocktail. The workshops cost £5.
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Head to Barset Road on 30th August for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party where families can enjoy an array of delicious cakes and treats whilst dining with a couple of colourful characters, courtesy of some interactive storytelling. Performances run on the hour from 12pm to 5pm and cost £10 (£6 for concessions). There will also be a ‘Creative Cupcakes’ workshop (11am – 11.45am) where children can do some creative decorating. The workshop costs £5.
Bike Powered Cinema
On 12th September at Nunhead Green see a special bike powered screening of The Triplets of Belleville. The Bike powered cinema will be delivered by Electric Pedals as part of the Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival. The film begins at 8pm and is suitable for ages 12+. Entry is free. There will also be a ‘Dr Bike’ workshop at 7pm where you can get a check up for your bike and much-needed advice. The workshop costs £5.