Deptford may not have grassy banks, oozing mud, dark forests and caves, but there is still the opportunity to go on a bear hunt this week.
The Albany Theatre is hosting the hunt to give a lucky few the chance to win tickets to a musical dramatisation of Michael Rosen’s enchanting children’s tale, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”, showing at the theatre until January 7.
The bear hunt, which continues until Saturday December 13, is considered a “highlight” of the larger Snowflakes and Snowballs festival, organised by The Albany.
Nine bears will be hidden around Deptford with some helpful Twitter clues, using #DeptfordBearHunt, to point participants in the right direction. Current clues include bears hiding out at local swimming pools, fish stalls and delis.
— Albany Deptford (@TheAlbanySE8) December 6, 2014
The Snowflakes and Snowballs festival is held at the Deptford Lounge on Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
A free day of festive fun, it offers seasonal treats such as craft stalls, storytelling and games for children as well as film screenings for the entire family to enjoy.
There will also be live performances from gospel singer, Natalie Phillips, blues and rock performances by the Straw Dogs and Matthew Watson, plus a dance performance by The Other Collective.
Festival producer and development manager at Deptford Lounge, Debra McGee, said: “Snowflakes and Snowballs festival is a chance for me to bring some old-fashioned fun that young and old can enjoy together.”
“We have some great competitions and workshops, plus lots of local talent involvement and we get to dress as elves for the day too! What more could we want?”