Trunk Road


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Trunk Road at Christ Church Southwark

Blackfriars Road is being visited by a huge mechanical elephant who will be roaming streets and green spaces in search of food, friends and fun.

Trunk Road is created and produced by outdoor arts company Emergency Exit Arts as part of Blackfriars Stories, an events programme commissioned by Southwark Council.

Everyone can join in the elephant's adventures throughout the afternoon and discover hidden gems along the back streets and squares in the area.

The elephant's visit kicks off with a Carnival Parade created with Friars Primary School in Webber Street followed by a series of garden parties in Peabody Square, Styles House and Christ Church gardens.

Enjoy the celebrations as the elephant is welcomed by street entertainers and live music with games, gardening, arts and crafts, strawberries and ice cream.

Some places you may find the Elephant (times may vary)

1.30pm–2.30pm: Friars Primary School Carnival of the Animals from Webber Street via the Diversity Garden, King James Street and Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street

3.30pm-4.30pm: Peabody Square, Blackfriars Road, Garden Party at with the Mad Hatters, for music and games.

4.45pm–5.20pm: Discover Styles House gardens on Hatfields. Tour of the award-winning gardens and fruit and veg plot.

5.30pm-6.30pm: Christ Church Southwark. Mammoth community gardening event with Bankside Open Spaces Trust. Enjoy willow sculptures and organic ice cream.

  • 1.30pm-6.30pm
  • FREE


Christ Church Southwark
27 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NY
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Friars Primary School
Webber Street, London, SE1 0RF
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Peabody Blackfriars Road Estate
Peabody Square, Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8JL
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Styles House gardens
Hatfields, London, SE1 8DF
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