Camberwell Mural: New crowdfunder kicks off for mural at The Piano Factory 

The Camberwell Identity Group has already had two murals successfully installed – on Camberwell New Road and Denmark Hill station. We are working to gain permission and funds for more murals as you approach Camberwell so you know when you’ve arrived!

This new crowdfunder is for a music-themed Camberwell mural, featuring the new brand identity, on the wall outside the Piano Factory apartments on Peckham Road (permission now secured). Local mural artist @lionel_stanhope has mocked up a cool-looking graphic (below). The 23rd Camberwell Scouts also gave us great feedback on the mural and other local projects in a fun Zoom session with the Camberwell Identity group and with Lionel.

We need your help to raise the funds: To READ MORE and donate, go to:


Check out our ‘Love Local’ Campaign
The Camberwell Identity Group – SE5 ForumCamberwell Arts and the Camberwell Society –  has launched its new Camberwell Life website and #Love Local Campaign to support our fantastic local businesses – and this week is calling on everyone to shop local for their Valentine’s flowers and gifts.

The campaign is running on the new Camberwell Life website – – as well as on: Instagram #CamberwellLife, Twitterand Facebook. Businesses can also sign up to become campaign supporters and download the new Camberwell brand identity to use in promotions. 

Website visitors can find out all about Camberwell and download the Travel Guide to Camberwell and the Camberwell Community Cookbook

Right now, the campaign is focusing on helping businesses during lockdown but we look forward to when Camberwell will be back open for business again, and we can get the campaign really going!


Camberwell Run? Want to run The Big Half as part of Team SE5?
SE5 Forum would like to set up a Camberwell Run in the near future (we’re optimistically thinking Camberwell Fair weekend).

But, in the meantime. we have secured 5 places (and maybe more) for The Big Half run, and at a bargain price of £10 per entry (normally £34 or £36) and would like to create a 
Team SE5

More info below and as a downloadable Word document here

In advance of organising our own Camberwell Run,we are looking for a few runners now to form a diverse Team SE5 and enter the Vitality Big Half-Marathon for a bargain £10 per entry (normally £34 or £36).
The Vitality Big Half is a major half marathon planned for 25 April 2021, organised by London Marathon events and to be run on a course from Tower Bridge through Wapping to Canary Wharf, back to Tower Bridge then to Surrey Quays and to finish at Greenwich. Over 16,000 runners finished in 2020, when it included the UK half marathon championship. Home | The Vitality Big Half (

We will publicise our team and seek collective sponsorship but this would not exclude individuals arranging their own charity sponsorship.
SE5 Forum is starting to plan for a Camberwell Run, hopefully later this year, probably a half marathon with a relay option, and open to walkers/runners of all abilities. News of Team SE5’s efforts in April’s Big Half will help generate interest in our later event and we will expand Team SE5 before the Camberwell Run to include information and support  for all interested in helping or taking part.
If interested in running the Vitality Big Half in April please send the following details to
Email address
Sex, Ethnic Group
Current running distance per week
Home postcode (or work if local)
Brief further information, e.g.: why you want the place, your running background.
Only name and email information will be stored electronically.
We have 5 places but can apply for more to make the team as diverse/inclusive as possible.
We will contact successful applicants with the entry link. You will need to pay £10 for a full race entry, with entitlement to a finisher T shirt and medal.

• Laptops for Learning 
London South Teaching School Alliance has launched the Laptops for Learning campaign with support and match-funding from Southwark Council, to get laptops to children that need them.
Find out more or donate to the campaign
The campaign is also appealing to businesses to donate devices they may no longer need, and IT/ digital firms that may be able to provide in-kind support. Businesses can contact

• Census 21 is here! 

Census 21 has to do things differently this time because of Covid. The Office for National Statistics says:
“We’re making it easy for everyone to take part. We will send you a letter with an access code. Visit our secure website and enter your access code to get started. If you can, offer help to family and friends who need support to fill in the form.”
Find out by downloading the leaflet here: 

Don’t forget you can follow us on Twitter @SE5Forum or Facebook to find out what is happening in Camberwell!