We invited local residents to create a collective catalogue of this year’s festival of 20 commissioned artworks, 20 events and exhibitions that looked back, forwards and sideways at Camberwell and all it has to offer.
The results are Cataloguing Camberwell – a selection of our 20 favourite reviews.
In these pages you’ll find party bags, pop-up concerts and cake-based treasure hunts, the Beast of Camberwell, Eight Wonders of Camberwell and a Camberwell-inspired mug collection.
It’s not your typical catalogue, perhaps — but one that we hope showcases our thriving local arts scene and inspires you to explore Camberwell further.

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Travel Guide to Camberwell (2012)


In this guide you’ll find beautiful parks, wonderful cakes, elegant clothing, intoxicating drinks and excellent coffee - as well as an internationally renowned art college. There are galleries, ghosts, a graveyard, a Turkish spa, a Greek Cathedral and Britain’s first purpose built mental health hospital.

Robert Browning was born here, Michael Caine grew up here, Charlie Chaplin worked here, Dan Leno was detained here and John Ruskin left in disgust when the railways ruined his view.

A Travel Guide to Camberwell was researched, written and designed by local residents in 2012. It was developed by Camberwell Arts with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Sadly things changes and whilst some venues have gone, this remains your definitive guide to the area

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