Friday Is Apple Day

  • Food, stalls, music, art, film, children’s activities – free fun for all

It’s that time of year again, and once more Nuns Moor Park will be transformed into a hive of activity to celebrate the apple harvest.

Designed as a fun day for all the family, the annual Apple Day festival will be staffed by local volunteers, who all pull together to make this day one of the most looked forward to in the Nuns Moor Park calendar. As usual the event is organised by the Arthur’s Hill Time Exchange.

Falling at the end of the October half-term, it features many apple-themed treats including an apple press where visitors can make their own fresh juice. There will be face-painting, bird-box making, lots of fun games for children, stalls and lots of tasty food, including pizzas from the outdoor pizza oven.

Apple Day this year will coincide with a special arts, music and film event in the main park.

The Big M is an eye-catching inflatable exhibition venue featuring a selection of five films, which will form a rolling free programme. The films have been made by refugees and asylum seekers and tell their stories of migration and displacement.

Also taking place will be a ‘forage in the park’ community art exhibition, devised by Finnish born artist Henna Asikainen, who currently lives in Arthur’s Hill. It will take place on the site of the former Victorian park bandstand and will involve turning natural items foraged from the park by members of the public on the day, into a gigantic artwork. There will also be live music performances and a small documentary crew filming the day’s activities.

The fun starts at midday, Friday 27 October, and runs through until 3pm. Entry is free to all events.

The event takes place at Nuns Moor Park, located at the junction of Brighton Grove and Studley Terrace in the Arthur’s Hill area of the city. A map can be found on our events page.