Camberwell Talks Spring 2024 • Plus, a tiny forest for Burgess Park?

Our Spring season of fascinating Camberwell Talks by SE5 locals has launched! Come along to learn more about Bolivian indigenous culture and Black identity textile art • Plus, Southwark Council are seeking views on planting a tiny forest in Burgess Park


MONDAY 4 MARCH, 7pm: BOLIVIA: AN INDIGENOUS STORY – a heartrending but joyful talk of protest and activism, and a celebration of Bolivan culture with mother and daughter Miriam Amancay Colque and Yandire.

They will share their love of their native country, discussing the culture, history, food and political struggle of the indigenous people. Miriam will also tell her moving story of protest against dictatorship as a student and her time in a Bolivian concentration camp.

MONDAY 8 APRIL 7PM: STITCHING IN BLACK IDENTITY: Textile artist Celia Johnson on using fabrics, quilting and embroidery to reflect on and celebrate Black identity. Celia create pieces which are personal, political and symbolic, but are also an expression of Black vibrancy, creativity and resilience. Follow Celia on Instagram: @truthdollquilting

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Tickets are £10/£7 concessions, including a free drink. Free for under-18s. For a further cost of living discount, email Tickets can also be purchased at the Saturday SE5 Forum market stall on the green or on the door.

Talks take place at The Crypt, St Giles’ Church, Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8RB. No step-free access.

Would you like to see a tiny forest planted in Burgess Park? Our Trees & Green Spaces Group (with Camberwell Society) is working with Southwark Council to propose a new tiny forest as part of the council’s tree planting projects to address the climate emergency. 

Please tell Southwark Council’s parks and leisure team what you think about the tiny forest proposal at the park:
Please have your say in the consultation here

Southwark Council says: “We are proposing the creation of a Tiny Forest in Burgess Park as a means to address rising temperatures, storing carbon, creating habitats and increasing valuable green spaces which can be used by the community.”

They’re keen to hear from people who live and or work in the wards of Camberwell Green, Faraday, North Walworth, Old Kent Road, Peckham, and St Giles. And anyone else who has an interest in Burgess Park. Closing date: 21 February 2024.