The Elephant and the Nun

The Elephant and the Nun brings a fun family vibe to the heart of Southwark. Filled with performances and activities from local artists and community groups, there truly is something for everyone in the beautifully redeveloped Burgess Park.

This year the National Army Museum will be at the festival with its new Commonwealth and Empire display. Explore images, stories and family-friendly activities, and learn about the vital role the Commonwealth, Empire and Dominions made to the British war effort.

Did you know that over 3 million people from more than 60 different countries fought alongside British troops during the First World War? A diverse range of nations from all over the Commonwealth, Empire and Dominions contributed, including Uganda, British West Indies, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Indian Empire and New Zealand.

Free admission

Venue details


Burgess Park
Albany Road

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The Elephant and the Nun - Burgess Park, London