the 2017 festival Camberwell arts festival


festival dates 10 June to 18 june 2017

Finding its way into the furthest corners of Camberwell, this year’s Festival turns the whole of SE5 into a creative playground. From pubs to parks, cafes to crypts, we invite you to try your luck and explore the area in new and unexpected ways.

Take your pick from a varied programme of exhibitions, events, talks, walks, workshops, Arts and Craft market, open studios and screenings as Camberwell throws open its doors.
From an Art Party on Camberwell Green to interactive Evensong, this year’s focus is on participation. With a wide range of workshops on offer, we invite everyone to make some art, do something different and Try Your Luck during this year’s Festival.

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.


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

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

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

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

events (cont'd) during the festival

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

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

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

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

events (cont'd) during the festival

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

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

(access through Mono Cafè)

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


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

Exhibitions (cont'd) during the festival

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)

Exhibitions (cont'd) during the festival

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

Exhibitions (cont'd) during the festival

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