Camberwell Fair 2016

Are you going to Camberwell Fair?

A free,inclusive festival held in Burgess Park on 20t hAugust 2016 celebrating the music, people and culture of Camberwell and its surrounding areas. The Fair will host 2 music stages, a market for local businesses, games, dance workshops, cocktails, craft beer, fairground rides and delicious food from across the globe!


The Fair will be open from 12 midday until 8:30pm, with official after­parties to close the night for those not ready to go home!

Last year’s Camberwell Fair received an overwhelmingly positive response, with attendees unanimously promising to return to this year’s even bigger event! Keep in touch by following Camberwell Fair on Twitter @CamberwellFair and Facebook .

In the meantime you can find more information at

“The Camberwell Fair brought the Green to life last year! It was superb! It celebrated everything good in SE5, the diversity of people, food and music! We’re looking forward to this years event which will be bigger and brighter!” ­ Councilor Dora Dixon­Foyle MBE


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Hunting Taylor Brown Book Launch

Hunting Taylor Brown Book Launch

Hunting Taylor Brown By Rhys Hagan

Book launch and signing:

Date: August 27th
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Place: Dymocks Camberwell – The Well Shopping Centre.

Light refreshments provided.

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What’s on Cool Tan Arts

What’s on Cool Tan Arts

CoolTan Arts Summer Walks

Friday 26 August, 2016

Meet at Brandon Library at 2.30pm, to finish near Lambeth Palace before 4.30pm

REBELS & REVOLUTIONARIES: Kennington’s radical history

Join this free guided walk around Kennington and beyond to learn about the area’s rebellious past and some of its famous revolutionaries.

Check here for unto date info:

Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Meet at Blue Anchor Library at 6pm, to finish at Bermondsey Tube around 8pm

THAMESIDE TALES: the Bermondsey Story 

Thameside Tales takes up along the river and through South London’s old wharfside dockland. We will meet with Michael Ciane and Tommy Steele’s childhood memories as we stroll through Riverside Bermondsey.
All walks free, wear suitable clothing and shoes, bring water if it is hot. Donations are welcome

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A full time Community Sports Activator is needed!

Community Sports Activator needed

Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST), a Central London-based community charity, is looking for a full time Community Sports Activator to develop the programme of activity and usage at Marlborough Sports Garden, a unique inner city location for outdoor sport and recreation. The person we are seeking to appoint to the role of Community Sports Activator will be passionate about being physically active, outgoing, have excellent communication skills, and combine being results driven with having a strong team ethos.

More information available here:

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Celebrate – England: Funding – Big Lottery Fund

Celebrate – England: Funding – Big Lottery Fund

Six out of ten people surveyed* say they cannot remember ever coming together to celebrate with their community. The Big Lottery Fund wants to help change this with our Celebrate! programme.

We are offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community.

You could celebrate something from your community’s history or a local hero. Or maybe it’s a chance to bring people together to get to know their neighbours better.

You can apply if you are a:

· voluntary or community organisation with a constitution and bank account
· school
· statutory body.
We are especially keen to receive applications from groups who have not applied to us before.

You will also need to show that your project is open to everyone in your local community.

We will give higher priority to applications from:

· projects which demonstrate communities coming together to celebrate and share their diverse cultures
· projects which actively bring different generations together.
We will fund activities that bring people together to celebrate their local community.

In your application we would like to know

· how the project will bring people together in the community to celebrate.
· why the activity is something your local community wants and how you can demonstrate it is led by the people within it.
Eligibility checker at link:

Disclaimers apply for full details see

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Big Park Sleepover

Heads up! Grab your FREE family ticket to the Big Park Sleepover!

Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign at Spacehive, the Big Park Sleepover 2016 is on!

This free event includes a fire workshop, cooked dinner, story telling before bedtime and breakfast the next day. We’ll have lots of activities including foraging and cooking, bushcraft, plant art, and circus skills as well as lots of games and fun. Bedtime is 10pm and we will ask all participants to strictly respect the curfew.

The Big Sleepover is a joint project between Father Nature and Myatt’s Fields Park Project (MFPP), with support from the London Regiment & Army Cadet Force who will provide stewards, overnight patrols and camping equipment.

As this is a family event no single adults (over 16 years) will be eligible, and all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Half the places are reserved for low income/unwaged families who will be provided with camping equipment if needed. All Lambeth & local Southwark residents are welcome. 
Book tickets online for the Sleepover at Myatt’s Fields Park on Sunday 28th – Monday 29th August via the Father Nature website or the Myatt’s Fields Park website:

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Friends of Brunswick Park Summer Fete

Friends of Brunswick Park Summer Fete

Saturday 20th Agust
1pm – 4pm
Brunswick Park, SE5

Free city farm / Free bouncy castle / Free face painting / Free crafts stall / Traditional games / Great raffle prizes / Treasure hunt / Food and drink

All welcome!

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Camberwell Fire FC

Camberwell Fire FC
Assessment Days for 2016-17 season

Camberwell Fire FC
Assessment Days for 2016-17 season

Did you know that Camberwell has its own youth football club? Camberwell Fire F.C. was established in 2009 and runs three youth teams in a London Saturday League – Under 11s, Under 14s and Under 16s.

We have the following assessment days for players who would like to join the club:

Under 11s: Saturday 9th July 10am to 12 noon, Ruskin Park (at the corner of Finsen Road and Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AY) (school year 5 or 6 in Sep 2016)
Saturday 16th July 10am to 12 noon (as above)

Under 14s: Saturday 9th July 9.30am to 12 noon, Dulwich Park (next to the 9v9 pitch in the north part of the park, SE21 7BQ) (school year 8 or 9 in Sep 2016)

Under 16s: Saturday 9th July 1.00pm to 4.00pm, Dulwich Park (next to the 9v9 pitch in the north part of the park, SE21 7BQ) (school year 10 or 11 in Sep 2016)

You are welcome to turn up are try out for the team, or contact me for further details. We are also on the lookout for volunteer coaches and secretaries.
Matches are on Saturday mornings, and training is on Thursday evenings.


Richard Wells
Manager, Camberwell Fire FC
07790 618765

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Ange Mukeza: visual artis

Ange Mukeza: visual artis

My name is Ange Mukeza and I’m a visual artist currently working on a project called ‪#‎wonderworld‬ and i will be participating in two events in Camberwell

Camberwell Green Park opening, Saturday 16 July is going to be a celebration event at the park, as we say “Hello Camberwell Green”. 

Camberwell fair, 20th August: Camberwell Fair 2016 is a free-entry, one-day music festival and market showcasing the cultural diversity of Camberwell, we will have a live music stage, community stage, dance workshops, games, and market with local businesses running pop-up stalls. The 2016 edition is scheduled to take place in Burgess Park (Walworth Road end), with capacity of 3500, with 7500 people expected over the course of the day. 

I will be live painting and asking the public to paint alongside with me. we are looking to mount the final piece and find a final resting place for it. being site specific each piece is unique to the community that created it with the artist. so we want the final piece to have a home in the community where it was created. and this is where we need your help. If you have any suggestions or can help in anyway your help would be much appreciated. 

#Wonderworld is an art project that seeks to create a conversation between the artist and the public to explore what happens when the artist directly engages with its audience in the process of creating their work. The project promotes the innovative use of public engagement within the arts

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions or further discussion 
And don’t forget to come along on both events to put your mark down on the canvas.

Kind Regards
Ange Mukeza

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Invitation to participate in the Future High Streets Forum Focus Group on Local Partnerships

Invitation to participate in the Future High Streets Forum Focus Group on Local Partnerships


University College London has been commissioned by the Future High Streets Forum to help build an understanding of the views and experiences of people working with local partnerships in running their local town centres.

SE5Forum has been identified as having a wealth of knowledge and experience of working within a successful local partnership and we are keen to learn more about how your partnerships operates, what you see as the key opportunities for your local area and to hear about the barriers that are limiting what you are able to take forward and how these barriers could be overcome.

The focus group will take place on:
Friday 8th July 2016, 14:00 – 16:30
Room 101, Development Planning Unit
University College London
34 Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9EZ

What we learn from the focus group will be used to develop a wider survey of local partnerships. The findings of both the focus groups and survey will then be used to develop good practice of local partnerships, identify ways in which town centres and high streets can be improved and will aid the Government in formulating and delivering policies that will support local areas in the longer run.

We are anticipating that people at the focus group will be drawn from a wide range of backgrounds including town centre managers, local authorities, businesses and services as well as those from the voluntary sector. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Spaces in the focus group are limited to confirm your place please contact the session facilitator Dr Margarethe Theseira via email or call her on 07795 616892

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Camberwell Community Action Network meeting

5th July: Camberwell Community Action Network Meeting

Dear Friends and fellow Community Participators!

I thought I’d take the opportunity to remind you all about Camberwell Community Action Network meeting that is coming up next week.

It is a great opportunity to share with like-minded people the issues that you are concerned about so why not come along next Tuesday the 5th of July?

The meeting is at Cambridge House and will start at 6pm and finish at 8pm.

To RSVP to the meetings simply click here.

If you haven’t signed up to the Southwark CAN website you can make it up to us by taking a mere 30 seconds to do so! The sign up page is here.

Community Action Network meetings are very much your space to talk about the issues that are affecting you in your area – no stuffiness or formality! We want to make the connections and offer the support needed so that people can shape the places that they live and work in.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,


Robert Jamieson | Community Engagement Officer | Community Southwark | 1 Addington Square, London, SE5 0HF | t: 020 7358 7019 

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Camberwell police officers joined forces with Southwark Council to remove 40 vehicles for traffic infringements on a congested residential street.

Camberwell police officers joined forces with Southwark Council to remove 40 vehicles for traffic infringements on a congested residential street.
Southwark Council parking officers led the double-day of joint-enforcement action on Camberwell Station Road earlier this month.
The Camberwell Green Safer Neighbourhood Team also provided seven officers and one sergeant to ensure the operation was carried out safely and efficiently.
Camberwell Green’s dedicated ward officer, PC Mark McKay, said: “Residents had raised concerns with myself about vehicles in this road causing a nuisance for residents through various traffic violations.
“As a result, working with our partners at Southwark Council to support joint-enforcement in this area is now a ward priority for Camberwell Green.
“I’m delighted to say that through our joint efforts we have made a positive impact on the area, with 40 vehicles removed.
“We will also be monitoring the situation in the road in the coming weeks and acting on information passed to us.
“Finally, I would like to thank members of the community who raise this important issue with us.”
Camberwell Green SNT can be contacted by emailing

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