The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

Camberwell Society Walks

Below are links to the 6 walks presented on our website, more are being added:

Camberwell Church Tree Walk - a walk through some of the green spaces of Camberwell visiting significant trees chosen for their special features

St Giles Churchyard Tree Trail - a guided tour of the trees of St Giles Churchyard with a detailed tree map to help locate them

Lucas Gardens Tree Trail - a guided tour of the wide diversity of trees in Lucas Gardens, again with a tree map. Lucas Gardens has the widest diversity of trees of any space in Camberwell.

Ruskin Tree Walk - a collection of essays by experts in John Ruskin on his philosophies on nature, built around a circular tour of Ruskin Park.

Camberwell Black History Walk - discover some of Camberwell's finest, the inspiring stories of notable local people, a walk by Stephen Bourne

Burgess Park Art Trail - get to know more about the stories surrounding the enchanting corners of the park and the treasures that they hold. This walk takes just over an hour, depending how much you ponder on what you see! The trail is here or it you want, the map on its own is here.

Denmark Hill Art and Curiosity Trail - view and find out more about the collection of unusual items curated by the Camberwell Society at Denmark Hill Station

You can also find the tree maps for the local parks here

What's on: February and March


Trumpeter Mark Kavuma at Jazz at the Crypt: Photo by Daniel Devlin / @susakpress


INSIDE THE LATEST CAMBERWELL QUARTERLY


Art South London Gallery Fire station gallery to 27 February -Shut the Club Down, dance music and nightlife culture in 1990s Peckham and Camberwell. Main gallery to 20 February New Contemporaries exhibition of emerging and early career artists. The Bower Brunswick Park. Spring exhibition by Rosa-Johan Uddoh inspired by Una Marson www.thebower.org.uk. The cafe remains open daily. Blue Shop Cottage regular shows by local artists.

Books Carnegie library Winter Fair Saturday 5February Lambeth.gov.uk/events. Author event by Friends of Carnegie Library for LGBT history month with writer Paul Burston. 8 Feb at 7.30pm. Bookable through Eventbrite. Wriggle and Rhyme children’s session Wednesdays 10.30 to 11am Check first at 02079266050 or email Carnegielibrary@lambeth.gov.uk

Cabaret evening at Longfield Hall, live music, dance, comedy, aerial circus and more. 7pm 11th March, 50 Knatchbull Road.www.longfieldhall.org.uk

Camberwell Talks First Monday of the month 7 to 9pm. Anna Doble broadcaster and Jamie Upton record shop manager on music , memory and the value of vinyl 7 February Camberwell Arms. Russell Occomore musician and impresario 7 March, Crypt St Giles Church. Designers Keith and Mark of Mini Moderns 4 April Camberwell Armshttp://www.se5forum.org.uk/events/camberwell-talks-the-vibrant-voices-of-se5

Cinema Whirled cinema. The White Crow, Rudolf Nureyev’s escape to the west, to 2nd Feb, Whirled docs: QT8 the first eight documentaries of Tarentino, 8pm 3rd Feb; Audrey: More than an icon, life story of Audrey Hepburn, 3rd March 8pm. 60 seat cinema under railway arch off Coldharbour Lane in Hardess St. See whirledcinema.com

Exercise Burgess Sports www.burgesssports.org Tennis, BMX, rugby, cricket, and sports camps. Burgess P|ark Skate welcoming roller-skating group, all levels from beginners. https://www.instagram.com/_bpsgroup. Butterfly Tennis Club Community tennis coaching after school and saturdays. 24a Camberwell Grove www.butterflytennis.com. Camberwell Leisure Centre www.everyoneactive.com/centre/. Swimming, gym, exercise classes, supervised gym sessions for 11 to 15 years. Longfield Hall Capoeira,choir, dance, drama, yoga, zumba. https://longfieldhall.org.uk/events. Soca Ruskin Park by bandstand Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 noon. Zen yoga. Yoga, acupuncture and sound healing zenyoga.org.uk

Music Jazzlive at The Crypt, at the heart of the community for the last 26 years. Live jazz every Friday in the Crypt of St Giles Church, Camberwell Church Street. Great food and reasonably priced drinks www.jazzlive.co.uk.

Theatre Blue Elephant Theatre are now streaming a performance of Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain www.blueelephanttheatre.co.uk/whatson. Theatre Peckham The Poetry Foyer (last Thursday of each month from 27 January) and Incubate (a monthly performance event and open mic event, every third Wednesday from 16 February).Theatre Peckham Academy has a range of classes each week for children aged 3 to 16. 221 Havil St, London, SE5 7SB visit theatrepeckham.co.uk or call 020 7708 5401.

Walks the Society’s website has Camberwell tree walks and the black history walk. Others can be found on Southwark’s website www.southwark.gov.uk/transport and Go Jauntly www. gojauntly.com,

St Giles Churchyard Tree Trail

St Giles Churchyard Tree Trail

This trail through St Giles Churchyard, a beautiful green space in the heart of the Camberwell community, is the third tree walk in our series and takes around 30 minutes. Many thanks to Elaine Clarke and Paul Millington for their work on it

Download the guide and map here

See all the tree trails here

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Lucas Gardens Tree Trail

This 30-45 minute trail through Lucas Gardens – our second tree walk in the series – visits around 30 remarkable trees in the park. Learn about a fascinating array of tree species from all over the world right here on our Camberwell doorstep.

The trail guides and maps can be downloaded here

Our sincere thanks to Paul Millington, the original author of the Lucas Gardens tree trail, and also to Alex Mair for all his help developing the final version. Background to the project can be found on the London-wide Urban Tree Festival website: https://urbantreefestival.org/news/the-lucas-gardens-tree-trail

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