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Carnival of Invention
- Location Station Road, Norwood Junction
- Date Sep 10
- Time 11:00 am till 5:00 pm
- AgesAll ages
Celebrate the everyday inventions and creativity of South Norwood in an all-day take-over of Station Road.
Just us on Sunday 10 September for interactive family friendly activities, making stations, street art, pineapple-generated electricity, live music and performances, a community feast and go kart race to close off the day.
Bring your bright ideas for the future, as together we create the world of our greatest imaginations!
Interactive activities from 11am – 3pm
Superhero Badge Making with comic creator Martin Eden
Make a Mosaic with artist Kes Young
Build a Nature-Sculpture with artist Mandy Lawson
Build Your Own Bug Hotel with Cecily Loveys Jervoise
Paint the Streets with artist Amina Malik
Litter Picking & Eco Art with Norwood JunKAction
Next in Line Face Painting
Pineapple-Powered Cars & Armstrong Challenge
Yaba’s Juice from South Norwood Community Kitchen
11.30 – 12.30pm Litter Picking Tour with Norwood JunKAction*
1 – 2pm Community Feast with Communitea Cafe*
3 – 4.30pm Go Cart Race
Events to book for:
*Limited capacity. You must book these events in advance. Please let us know if you can no longer attend so we can reallocate your ticket.
Song from Cherry Stars
Music from Jean Genie Hayes
Hosted by Mama G Panto Dame
Live Performance from punk pop group Frank Chickens
Samba Reggae and Hip Hop with Pengenista Drummers
Go Cart Race
Closing the day with a bang will be our very own Go Cart Race for everyone to cheer on. 6 teams will have made their carts prior to the day with designer Oliver Thornton and local artist Ella Yarde and they will take part in point-to-point and circuit races down Station Rd. Prizes will be awarded for Speed, Flair and Showmanship, Best Costume, Best Cart Design, and Most Enthusiastic Team Support!
Visiting us? Here’s what you need to know for the day:
Read more details on what to expect on the day in our blog here.
For most activities there’s no need to book – just turn up!
Everyone is invited to bring their own food and picnics and sit together in the street for a collective community feast.
Bring your junk to make art and wire coat hangers to make nature art sculptures with!
There are no toilets on site.
No dogs or alcohol are allowed on site.
Image: Pineapple car, crediting Bureau of Silly Ideas.