Unique, enchanting experience

Storytelling through handmade lanterns

Immersive and interactive adventure

Local Resident Information

Will access to Southwark Park be limited?

We understand that Southwark Park is a well-used local park and it will remain accessible during the standard park opening times. Park users will always have access to areas around the installation and be able to pass through it from east to west until 2pm each day. The space designated for the event, approximately 20% of the total park, and the access route through it are marked on the sitemap. Pathways for residents will remain open (marked in green) during the standard park opening times each day, and none of the entrances to the park will be affected.

When will Alice in Winterland start?

Event set-up : 7 to 20 November 2018
Event dates : 28 November 2018 to 6 January 2019 (not open : 5 and 25 December 2018)
Event times : 3pm to 10pm (last entry 9pm)
Event off-site : 11 January 2019

How will the community benefit?

The council has agreed a range of benefits for local people with the event organisers, including:

40 per cent discounted tickets for near neighbours to the site
25 per cent discounted tickets for all Southwark residents
Free tickets lottery
Free tickets for local schools
Opportunities for local businesses to supply and trade at the event
Opportunities for local people to access employment at the event

What is the involvement of local children?

The organisers are keen to give local schools to get involved with the event, with fun and engaging opportunities to participate, and the offer of free tickets to the event, but there is no obligation on them to do so. They are looking for local children to help narrate the stories at each scene. If you would like to get involved please email enquiry@aliceinwinterland.co.uk

How will you ensure location people aren’t disturbed by noise?

Further to our engagement in Southwark Park with local residents, we have listened to the feedback and have implemented the following: limited the band music from Sunday to Thursday until 9pm, sound and music within the event space will be low level background only and noise levels will be monitored at regular times during the event as requested by the council.

The event will also be closed on 5th December 2018 to respect the Albins Gardens Memorial

If residents have any concerns with noise during the event they can call the dedicated number to the events team 07762250409

What about Albins Gardens Memorial?

To respect the Albins Gardens Memorial, the event will be closed on 5th December 2018.

Will parking be affected?

There will be no event parking at the festival and we strongly recommend all visitors to use public transport.

What about waste management?

A dedicated cleaning company will keep the park clean during our time in Southwark Park. There will be no loading or unloading of skips between 8pm and 8am.

What security measures will Alice in Winterland take?

Further to our engagement in Southwark Park with local residents, we have listened to the feedback and taken extra security precautions. We have doubled the amount of security guards and stewards during the festival and we will have CCTV covering areas of the park 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. In addition, bags will be searched before entering the event.

We have also spoken to Community Officers about extra support and will also have roving patrols in the park outside our fence line.

Will there be park protection?

We are responsible for returning the park to its original state. Much of the event will use existing pathways but track mat will be used in all other areas. A damage deposit is paid to Southwark Council to ensure all necessary work is carried out after the event.

How will you ensure local wildlife isn’t harmed?

The council ecology officer has examined the plans and is satisfied there will be no negative impact.

If you have any questions please email enquiry@aliceinwinterland.co.uk or call 0207 341 6293.