Mr Coconut’s Fantastic Fabric Fantasy Kingdom at the Kemp Town Carnival’s Children Festival – 6 June 2015

We’re very excited that ourselves and Mr Coconut are going to be part of the Kemp Town Carnival’s first Children’s Festival, on Sat 6 June. The Kemp Town Carnival is a great Brighton street festival that we’ve been attending for many years, but which in 2015 is having a year off from the main street activities to focus on a festival just for children, in St George’s Church in Brighton’s Kemp Town.

So along with other activities and shows such as hapless chef Senor Baffo’s Restaurant and the Puss in Boots puppet show from troupe Bard & Troubadour, Catherine and I will be taking Mr Coconut along to set up a fantastical fabric kingdom. We’ll be making an enormous duvet map of Mr C’s coconut home across the floor of St George’s Church, reading the book to the children who take part, and invite them to make new puppet characters and imagine the parts of Mr C’s story that happen in between the adventures of the book. Who lives in the mountains?  How does Mr Coconut manage to walk through all that snow with such short legs? Exactly how many yetis live in the woods? These and many other questions to be answered and characters to be created and written about…

The Senor Baffo and Puss in Boots shows are ticketed, but entrance to the Mr Coconut workshop and many other activities are by donation only. More information on the Kemp Town Carnival website here, and for updates on the festival see the Facebook page.