The Bower

Brunswick Park



SE5 7RH     

Box of Delights

5-22 December 2018

open Wed-Sat, 11-4pm

This December we are pleased to bring The Bower - Box of Delights to Brunswick Park.

Referencing the 1935 children’s novel of the same name by John Masefield, where the main character possesses a magical box which allows him to go back into the past and experience the wonders contained within, The Bower - Box of Delights will have a range of artists’ editions, books, gifts and vintage and handmade items for sale.

We will also be hosting a series of festive events and workshops throughout December. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for details.


All proceeds from The Bower - Box of Delights shop will support our fundraising for our 2019 programme. All events are free and open to all, or by donation for materials.

Upcoming workshops and events:

Wreath making workshop

Saturday 8 December, 1-3pm

£10 suggested donation

Drop-in, no booking required

Learn how to make beautiful, natural, evergreen wreaths with Bill & Kay Bailey. Materials will be provided and mulled wine served!

A House for Mouse

Storytelling with Gabby Dawnay

Sunday 9 December, 11am

Free, no booking required

Listen to author Gabby Dawnay read from her new book A House for Mouse, created with illustrator Alex Barrow.

A House for Mouse is a heart-warming picture book about a little grey mouse who leaves his tiny hole in the forest to explore the wider world. On his search for a new house he unwittingly encounters the homes of some of the biggest stars in Fairytale Valley, including Old Mother Hubbard, the Three Little Pigs, Rapunzel and Hansel and Gretel. Eventually he comes face to face with the most spectacular house of all: Sleeping Beauty's glorious, towering castle, where he concludes that grandeur counts for nothing: it's family and friends that make a home.  New from the bestselling creators of If I Had a Dinosaur as seen on CBeebies Bedtime Stories.

Gabby Dawnay is a writer and poet. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine and a scriptwriter for children’s television.

Copies of A House for Mouse, published by Thames & Hudson, 2018, will be available to buy at The Bower.

Together with Mr. Smith

Music and songs

Sunday 9 December, 2pm

Free, no booking required

Mr. Smith thinks music can make a difference in or even change the world!

Join award-winning songwriter Christian Anderson Smith for an afternoon of music and songs from Mr. Smith's new album, Together, which aims to teach the young, and the young at heart, empathy, perseverance and how to deal with adversity in everyday life. Growing up can be confusing but with the help of Mr.Smith we can figure it out together!

After 15 years performing as beloved one-man-band, Mayor McCA, and spending the latter part of his career acting and writing pop songs with members of Stereophonics, Slow Club and others, Christian Anderson Smith decided to follow his name sake: he is now known simply as Mr.Smith. 2018 saw the production of a TV pilot episode of Together With Mr.Smith and the realease of his first album of songs for young people available to download on Spotify and itunes.