Camberwell Talks: the vibrant voices of SE5 – join the conversation • plus: Camberwell Fair sounds on the green and Brunswick Park streetspace review

Camberwell Talks – join the conversation.
Buy your Camberwell Talks tickets on Eventbrite here.

SE5 Forum invites you to our first series of monthly Camberwell Talks -The Vibrant Voices of SE5 given by a diverse range of lovely and inspiring people from, about or connected to Camberwell. 

We are very pleased to present our first line-up of speakers from September-December 2021. First up is ‘The Mumper’ Mark Baxter on 6 September, writer, raconteur and film maker, on his colourful life and Camberwell’s influence on it. Here’s Mark on Twitter: 


Following Mark on 4 October is local fine art photographer John Yabrifa on pictures, philosophy and community, Keely Stanhope on the glory of exotic veg on 1 November and on 6 December, BBC broadcaster, writer and musician Neil Brand

The talks will run on the first Monday of the month 7-9pm, thanks to the generosity of the fantastic The Camberwell Arms, which is lending its space for free. Tickets cost £10 or £7 concession, which includes a drink and 10% off a meal. There will also be a raffle and with numbers limited to 45, there’s a good chance of winning! 

Buy your Camberwell Talks tickets on Eventbrite here

Or pop down to the SE5 Forum stall at the farmers’ market on Camberwell Green on Saturdays 10am- 2pm to buy a ticket.

We hope you’ll be inspired to come and listen and join in the Camberwell conversation!

If you would like to be a speaker or know someone who would – please get in touch with SE5 Forum by email at:  

Camberwell Talks – The Vibrant Voices of SE5  at The Camberwell Arms, 65 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TR


Camberwell Fair: Summer sounds come to the Green
Camberwell Fair‘s Summer Series Part 2 brings more uplifting sounds to Camberwell Green with its second series of summer concerts in August and September:

“After the stonking success of Camberwell Fair’s Summer Series Part 1 on Myatt’s Fields Park, we are thrilled to announce Part 2 on Camberwell Green from this Saturday 14 August! Over the next 6 weeks of August and September, Saturday afternoons will be filled with live music from the hottest global and local musicians, artists and bands on the green for everyone to enjoy!”

Camberwell Fair Summer Series has been created for local communities to enjoy live music for free, safely in their communities. All performances take place on Camberwell Green 3-6pm, so bring a picnic, get ready to dance and enjoy the best live music celebrating the vibrant and diverse cultures of Camberwell.  Saturday 14 August: Kicking off the series will be Sister Cookie with her dynamite sound and dose of funk-soul-blues medicine.

Saturday 21 August: Grupo Lokito take to the stage with a modern-day cocktail of music fusing Congolese grooves with the fire of Cuban music. 

Saturday 28 August: A stellar line-up featuring WheelUP (Tru Thoughts), Tiawa (Tru Thoughts) and Chiminyo (Gearbox).

Saturday 4 September: Camberwell Fair Artists in Residence take over the Summer Series. Artists & Mentors K.O.G., Tawiah, Gaika and Shirley Tetteh have been working with 12 emerging artists as part of the programme supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund to test new ideas, collaborate and develop their practice. South East London legend Joe Milli will close the party with a mix of afro, soul, house, funk and grime.Saturday 11 September: things get even hotter on the green with The Heatwave vs Tash LC x Fehdah. 

Saturday 18 September: Closing the Summer Series on Camberwell Green are The Dylema Collective, a talented collective of musicians put together by female lead Dylema that blend contemporary jazz, poetry and soulful harmonies.

NB: These events are intimate, pop-up performances for smaller audiences, given the impact of Covid-19 in our communities. There are no additional stages, stalls, food trucks or bars. Camberwell Fair organisers ask that any rubbish is taken away with you to ensure our green flag park is kept litter-free.

For more info:

 Brunswick Park Streetspace consultation – have your say

The Brunswick park streetspace scheme was introduced in 2020, which saw roads around the park blocked off to traffic to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. You can now have your say on this scheme and whether you’d like to see permanent changes: 

The consultation link is here:

SE5 Forum Market Stall
Visit our market stall on Saturdays 10-2 on Camberwell Green
Come and browse our new Camberwell Identity merchandise as well as our popular range of Camberwell mugs, butterfly t-shirts and more. And find out about our latest work and campaigns. We’re always looking for volunteers to help on the stall – setting up and down or helping on the stall. If you’re interested, please email:
Covid-19 Update 
Where to find the latest information on vaccination, testing, support when self-isolating and restrictions: 
In Lambeth: Coronavirus (Covid-19) public health advice and current restrictions | Lambeth Council
In Southwark: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Southwark Council
In South East London Boroughs, including Lambeth and Southwark: COVID-19 – South East London CCG ( and for the latest vaccination pop-up clinics click here
Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – NHS (