Vibrant Camberwell Arts Festival 2017 Launches This Weekend

Camberwell Arts Festival 2017 Florence Goodhand-Tait

Now in its 23rd year, the Camberwell Arts Festival has grown out of and celebrates the vibrant artistic community in Camberwell. It is developed as a partnership between local artists, residents and organisations and is co-ordinated by Camberwell Arts, a registered charity that aims to promote the arts in Camberwell – and Camberwell through the arts.welcome to the camberwell arts festival.

This year’s Festival turns the whole of Camberwell’s SE5 postcode into a creative playground. From pubs to parks, cafes to crypts, you can try your luck and explore the area in new and unexpected ways. On offer will be a varied programme of exhibitions, events, talks, walks, workshops, open studios and screenings as Camberwell throws open its doors. This year’s focus is on participation, from an Art Party on Camberwell Green to interactive Evensong, plus a wide range of workshops on offer, everyone is invited to make some art and do something different during this year’s Festival.

Here is a taster of some of the events on offer.

Camberwell Arts Festival 2017 Heather Agyepong
Camberwell Arts Festival 2017 Heather Agyepong


Saturday 10th June 10am – 5pm Opening Art Party on Camberwell

Start your day with a literary breakfast led by Literary Kitchen and finish with swing dancing on the Green. In between there’s something for everyone – from an arts and crafts market to an art-inspired cake competition ( cakecomp). This is your chance to get arty as Camberwell Green becomes a creative playground for the day. At the hub of the party is the Arts Tent, offering workshops for all ages and abilities in everything from kite making to puppetry. Help decorate with hand made bunting, dazzle in your party headband or create your own drum to deliver those party rhythms. You can also go home with the ultimate party bag when you make your own lantern or bracelet. Book in advance to guarantee your place with some drop-in workshops available on the day. For booking information please visit www.


10 June – CAMBERWELL BLUES PARTY Sun of Camberwell, 61-63 Coldharbour Lane, SE5 9NS

10 JUNE – CAMBERWELL BLUES PARTY Sun of Camberwell, 61-63 Coldharbour Lane, SE5 9NS

10-18 JUNE – LIGHT CYCLE BY MY DANDELION Cycle PS, 41 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TR.

11 JUNE – DENMARK HILL AND CAMBERWELL, A GUIDED WALK BY ISOBEL Meet Denmark Hill Railway Station, Champion Park, London, London SE5 8BB

15 JUNE –  SUMMERTIME SOUNDS Grove Chapel, Camberwell Grove, SE5 8RF

15 JUNE – VANGUARD READINGS The Peckham Pelican, 92 Peckham Road, SE15 5PY

15 JUNE – HAPPY HOUR COMEDY CLUB The Cambria, 40 Kemerton Road, SE5 9AR

16 JUNE – DANCE MIXED BILL Longfield Hall, 50 Knatchbull Road, SE5 9QY

17 JUNE –  HOME (THEATRE SCRATCH NIGHT) – PART OF THE @HOME FESTIVAL Theatre Delicatessen, The Old Library, 39 Wells Way, SE5 0PX

17 JUNE – ISA SUAREZ AND HER ACCOMPLICES PLAY LIVE The Joiners Arms, 35 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8RS.

17 JUNE – MYATT’S FIELDS PARK SUMMER FAIR Myatt’s Fields Park, Cormont Road, SE5 9RA


(access through Mono Cafè)

18 JUNE – COME & SING: EVENSONG! St Giles’ Church, Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8RB

Camberwell Arts Festival 2017 Anna Jackson
Camberwell Arts Festival 2017 Anna Jackson


Jenny Leonard at Lumberjack, 70 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8QZ

Florence Goodhand-Tait at Mono London, 49 Denmark Hill, SE5

Robert McKenzie at Mono London, 49 Denmark Hill, SE5

Friends of Ruskin Park Photo Competittion, Camberwell Library, Camberwell Green, SE5

Trapeze Birds by Lottie Davies, The Hill Bakery, 4A Grove Lane, SE5 8SY

Shane Waltener Open Moves at ORTUS, 82-96 Grove Lane, SE5 8NS

Nobby Clarke at Peckham Rooms Hotel, 2 Queens Road, Peckham, SE15 2PT

Scribbling Lunatic: Mr Doodle at Forty Seven LDN, 47 Denmark Hill, SE5 8RS (16-20 June)

Alley Gallery in pedestrian area Daneville Rd, SE5 

Covadonga Valdes at Turps Gallery, Unit 11 Taplow House, Thurlow Street, SE17 2UQ

The London Arts Board: A Retrospective as part of Alley Gallery in pedestrian area Daneville Rd, SE5 and rotating exhibition on The London Arts Board on the corner of Vestry Road and Peckham Road, SE5.

Ian Dawson and Louisa Minkin, Taplow House, 3D Print Series at The Sun of Camberwell, Parlour room, 61-63 Coldharbour Lane, SE5 9NS

An Exhibition of Varieties at Art Deli, 16 Coldharbour Lane, SE5 9PR 

Rebecca Young at The Peckham Pelican, 92 Peckham Road, SE15 5Y

Summer Shows 2017 Family and Friends Day, Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road and Wilson Road SE5 8UF

Bespoke Lampshades by My Dandelion at Art Deli, 16 Coldharbour Lane, SE5 9PR

Camberwell Arts Festival 2017 Richard Keeling
Camberwell Arts Festival 2017 Richard Keeling


Camberwell Arts Open Studios,returns to SE5 as part of the annual summer festival!

For one weekend, Camberwell’s artists, makers and creatives will once again open their doors to art enthusiasts and you’ll find prints, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, textiles and more


36-38 Peckham Rd SE5 8QT


SAT 17 & SUN 18TH JUNE 11:00-18:00

Vanguard Court was once owned by Robert & John White, makers of R Whites lemonade, and also saw the building of London’s first omnibuses around 1900 and later, the manufacture of Vanguard Luggage until the 1980s.

Now home to a buzzing, creative, and collegiate community of like-minded creative makers, it has gained an enviable reputation over the last thirty years as a unique creative community, with occupants including Turner Prize shortlisted artists.


Lynette Hemmant – 35 Camberwell GroveSE5 8JA – SUN 17TH JUNE 11:00-18:00

Jodi Kingzett – 48 Vicarage Grove SAT 17 & SUN 17TH JUNE 11:00-18:00

Peter Cooke – Flat 2 97 Camberwell Grove SAT 17 & SUN 17TH JUNE 11:00-18:00

Camberwell Palace of Artistic Varieties – 25A Gairloch Road, SE5 8NG – SAT 17 & SUN 18 JUNE 11:00-18:00

Carl Battle -70 Flaxman road, SE5 9DH – SAT 17 & SUN 18TH JUNE 11:00-18:00

Birte Nielsen -70 Flaxman road, SE5 9DH – SAT 17 & SUN 18TH JUNE 11:00-18:00

Simin Eivazi – Flat 13 Pilgrims Cloisters, 116 Sedgmoor Pl, London SE5 7RQ –  SAT 17 & SUN 18TH JUNE 11:00-18:00

Nick Vaughan – Joiners Yard (35 Denmark Hill) SE5 8RT – SAT 17 & SUN 18TH JUNE 11:00-18:00

Artichoke Printmaking – Unit S1. Bizspace 245a Coldharbour Lane SW9 8RR


Art in the Park – Burgess Park

Opening Times SAT 17th JUN 13:00-16:00


Arch 264, 241 Coldharbour Lane SW9 8RR | Twitter: @warriorstudios | Instagram: @warriorstudios

OPENING TIMES: SAT 17TH – SUN 18TH JUNE 11:00-18:00 | PRIVATE VIEW FRI 16TH JUN 18:00-21:00

Members of Warrior Studios are committed to working together as a loose and diverse collective. developing exhibitions together and sharing knowledge and skills freely with each other. They founded Warrior Press in January 2013, and each edition is curated by a different studio member, to encourage stimulus around contemporary art practice.


Empress Mews, (Off kenbury St) SE5 9BT | Twitter: @empressmews

OPENING TIMES: SAT 17TH & SUN 18TH JUNE  11:00-18:00

Home to a diverse range of artists, designers and makers, Empress Mews Studios has become recognised as an innovating force in the creative Camberwell community. Visitors to our open studios enjoy the tranquil courtyard setting and the friendly collaboration amongst the exhibitors. The work on show encompasses gift and homewares, art prints, photography, painting, sculpture, fashion textiles, jewellery – even traditional Norwegian crafts.

For more information click here

Main image: Flobiles by Florence Goodhand-Tait at Mono London, 49 Denmark Hill, SE5

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