Feel Good Festival brings health & happiness to Camberwell

Join our free health & wellbeing events on Camberwell Green Sat 6 July and Ruskin Park Sat 13 July, 11am-3pm.

FREE health, wellbeing and creative activities: Body & mind • Creative arts & crafts • Food & live music. Full programme below:

Join in free fitness, yoga, kids’ active fun, mindful arts & crafts, and much more! Get NHS health checks & advice. Enjoy free food, local choirs and music. All free for all the community.

The Camberwell Feel Good Festival returns for Summer 2024 with two Saturday festival events, packed full of fun and engaging health and wellbeing activities, free food and music, and vital support services for all ages. After the fantastic success of last year’s Feel Good Festival, which attracted more than 1000 visitors, SE5 Forum invites everyone to this summer’s festival of wellness, community connection and joy. 

The festival brings together local charities and organisations, arts and health professionals, food banks and pantries, and volunteers, to support the health and wellbeing of the local community and create a free, uplifting event.

Event Highlights:

  • Yoga, tai chi and physical exercise for all ages
  • Mindful arts and crafts stalls 
  • Children’s active fun and games 
  • Free lunch and pantry from local food charities
  • Children’s no-cook food workshop
  • Live music and choirs
  • Health support services stands
  • Gardening & food growing workshops
  • NHS physical and mental health advice and support

The Feel Good Festival is free and open to everyone in the community – an opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and connect with neighbours. 

Follow the Feel Good Festival on Facebookand Instagram @se5forum. For further info, email: admin@se5forum.org.uk



RUSKIN PARK 13 JULY 11am – 3pm

Activities will take place by the Bandstand. Gardening sessions in the community gardens.

Fitness, yoga and tai chi:
11-11.30 Fitness to Music: Bizzy Izzy Fitness – get fit moving to music with this popular local session!

12-12.30 A Mindful Walk in the park with yoga and meditation practitioner Chris Owens from Zen Yoga/Zenways

12-1: Gentle Hatha Yoga for all – with Linda Small, a practitioner who specialises in yoga for elders and reducing back pain.

1-1.30 and 2-2.30 Tai Chi Wu’s Academy Brixton – Breathing and stretching exercises and an introduction to Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan, including exercises for balance, posture and looseness of limbs.

11-3 Active Lambeth – get fit and active with taster sessions from Lambeth Council’s leisure centres, and an exclusive offer of no joining fee for any new membership.

11-3 B-Uzuri – join in fitness sessions and find out about a personal training fitness programme for the black community

Music – beautiful voices and songs from local groups:
1.30-2.30 Camberwell Recorders Group
2-3 Cambria Choir 
2.30-3 Camberwell Community Choir

Free, healthy snacks:
11-3: Healthy Living Platform local food pantry will be serving up delicious and nutritious plant-based wraps.

Drumming Workshop:
11-3 Happy Drums: get happy drumming in these fun, inclusive sessions with the unstoppable super-drummer Tony!

Children’s Active Fun & Games: penalty shoot out, archery, Zorbs, and more active, outdoors fun for kids from Amuru charity. Learn to juggle with Nick from The Camberwell Society

Art for Wellbeing:
11-3: Mental Wealth London – a space for mindful painting for anyone in the community that would like to experience the therapeutic effects of art. 

11-3: African Heritage Storytelling & bookshop – from local creative community group Black Stock Media.

Community Gardening and Food Growing with Friends of Ruskin Park & Urban Canopy:
11-3: Community gardening and open garden food growing – drop in to chat and find out more about the Community and Willow Gardens. Plus tea-tasting – tisanes of mint, lemon verbena etc, from the garden, and sharing information about growing a diversity of food, including different and unusual vegetables, fruit and herbs.
12.30-1 Urban Canopy Join Urban Canopy and Ruskin Park’s volunteer gardening crew for a tour of the labyrinth garden. Hear about the work they’ve been carrying out to improve the garden, and its history from a private walled kitchen garden, to public bowling green, and eventually a beautiful flower garden.

Health checks and wellbeing advice: Lambeth Together’s Health and Wellbeing Bus – NHS health checks from blood pressure and cholesterol checks to accessing welfare. Age UK Lambeth – advice and support for elders.

We hope to welcome you there!

CAMBERWELL GREEN 6 JULY 11am – 3pm (past event)

Thanks to all the participants and visitors at our Feel good Festival on Sat 6th July on Camberwell Green for an uplifting, community event – despite the weather challenges!

Get fit & have fun for all ages:
Amuru – bouncy castle, penalty shoot out, archery, Zorb bubbles, Jenga and more active fun for kids.

Southwark Black Parents Forum and The Winners Fitness Gym bring fitness fun to the green, from punchball (with leader board!) to skipping and circuit training.

Zen Yoga/Zenways – Join mindful yoga sessions in the Zen Yoga marquee.

Babies & toddlers: face painting, nature theme crafts and play with sand and water for young kids with Salvation Army and baby play mats and toys with Parent Action, part of Citizens UK.  

Get healthy:
Spring Community Hub – Local food charity Spring Community Hub cooks up a free healthy West African lunch

SE5 Forum stall and no-cook children’s nutritious food workshop – make tasty snacks with the kids and find out more about SE5 Forum activities

Partnership Southwark’s Wellbeing Van – Get essential mental and physical health support and advice from the NHS, blood pressure and weight checks, advice on cancer screening and diabetes prevention, vaccinations and more, plus a chance to win gift card prizes.

Osteopathy on the Green – get free physical support and advice from this local business, with a raffle for massage and therapy vouchers

Get mental health advice and stop smoking support from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The Mental Health Carers’ & Unpaid Carers’ Group supports families and carers of those going through long term mental or physical illness. You can also visit the South East London MIND stall.

Arts and crafts for wellbeing:
Make dreamcatchers with local volunteer and occupational therapist Holly or sensory shakers with Bethlem Gallery. Join The Camberwell Society for some fun making balloon dogs.

Let kids explore their feelings with the unique My Emotions Activity book and drawing activity.

Join mindful embroidery workshops stitching shapes and pattern with mental health specialist and designer Hannah.

Relax to live music with local bands:
11.30: Scottish Session – Celtic live folk band
12.30: Vagabond music: Malick Kouyate – uplifting sounds from local musicians
2pm: Welcome Singers choir from Southwark Pensioners Centre with a community sing-a-long at 2.30!

We are happy to be partnering with the Camberwell Green Market as well as Black Stock Media, who will be following the festival with their lively Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright: African Heritage festival offering Zumba, drumming, music, food, heritage craft stalls, bouncy castle and fun for the kids until 6.30pm.


Key partners in the Feel Good Festival are Spring Community Hub, Healthy Living Platform, Partnership Southwark, Lambeth Together’s Health & Wellbeing Bus, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Bethlem Gallery, Black Stock Media, Amuru, Southwark Black Parents Forum, Friends of Ruskin Park. 

The Feel Good Festival festival is supported by:

Southwark Council’s Neighbourhoods Fund 

Changing Lives, Lambeth Council’s Social Value Fund

Thanks to Good Gym Southwark & Lambeth for their essential support setting up and taking down.

Thanks to Pete Lewis, Mr Pete Lewis Studio: mrpetelewis.com for his fab publicity designs.

Thanks to photographer Julia Hawkins and volunteer photographers on the day.


Mulberry Community picnic: Sat 27th July, Myatt’s Fields Park
Our two festival events are followed by a Mulberry Community Picnic in Myatt’s Fields Park on 27 July to celebrate the summer mulberry trees in SE5. Bring a picnic and enjoy free music from Jazzlive at the Crypt, a special mulberry recipe from Spring Community Hub food charity and kids’ activities from Mulberry Outdoor Preschool.

Beth Angharad & musicians, Jazzlive at the Crypt

Mulberry Outdoor Preschool

Myatt’s Fields Park

Mulberry picnic sponsors: 

The Camberwell Society

The Nunhead Gardener

TFC Supermarkets