Camberwell News

SE5 Forum’s Camberwell Talks in May & June: from post-show gossip with Eurovision 2023 to a delve into Camberwell’s fascinating music hall heritage. Plus: save the dates for our free Feel Good Festival on 8 and 15 July.

We have two exciting talks in the coming weeks:

Monday 15 May 7pm
: Get all the Liverpool glam and gossip from top Eurovision expert William Lee Adams, who will be entertaining the audience at The Crypt, St Giles Church.

Monday 5 June 7pm: Camberwell Arts presents historian Richard Norman, who will delve into Camberwell’s fascinating musical hall and variety past – the talk ties in with the Camberwell Arts Festival‘s theme this year of It’s Showtime. The festival kicks off on Sat 10 June on the green and runs until 18 June:

Tickets for Camberwell Talks are £10/£7 concessions, including a free drink. Each ticket also gives you a half-price meal deal at local restaurant Caravaggio. For anyone who’d like to attend but is affected by the current cost of living, please email us at



Save the Dates for our free Feel Good Festival
Sat 8 July Camberwell Green • Sat 15 July Ruskin Park 11am-3pm

Our popular free health and wellbeing event – the Feel Good Festival – is back in 2023. Open to all the community, SE5 Forum is excited to announce that this year there will be two events – one on Camberwell Green on 8 July to refresh and rivatilise your Mind & Body and a second event in Ruskin Park, in collaboration with Friends of Ruskin Park and their new Wellbeing Garden, with a focus on green growth, nature and wellbeing.

Both sessions will bring a range of free taster exercise sessions to enhance physical and mental wellbeing, as well as arts, craft and children’s activities, NHS health checks, free food, local food charities, choirs, music and much more. Watch this space! 

We would like to thank King’s College Hospital charity for their amazing support:


Camberwell Arts Festival: It’s Showtime! 
It’s that time of year again when Camberwell Arts Festival brings art out into the street to celebrate our local creative talent with open studios, micro commissions and a festival fringe. 

This year’s festival takes the theme of Showtime – shining a spotlight on Camberwell’s fascinating music hall heritage. The festival is also looking for volunteers to help get the show on the road. To find out more or how to get involved, go to their website at:


Organoke is back
The legendary Organoke returns to St Giles’ Church, Camberwell, for two nights of joyous singing on Sat 3 June 8pm and Sun 4th June 7.30pm. Early bird tickets are now on sale so snap yours up quick.

May Bazaar: Table Top Sale
Lyndhurst Primary School: Sat 20 May 10-1

SE5 Forum Market Stall

Free Sunflower Seeds & Litterpicker equipment loan

We are giving out free sunflower seeds to the community to brighten up our local community. Come and visit our market stall on Saturdays 10am-3pm on Camberwell Green to get your packet! 

We also have a set of litter picking equipment we are very happy to loan for free to local litter picking groups. Contact us and we will arrange handover at the stall. 

We’re also asking for any local organisations for their leaflets to display on our stall.

We also have our usual wide range of Camberwell themed merchandise, including our popular range of Camberwell mugs, butterfly t-shirts and more. And you can find out about our latest work and campaigns. Looking forward to seeing you!