Come see art and creativity flourishing in SE5, from artist studios to open spaces, cafes, bars and pubs to the public spaces, where you can discover the delights of the emerging artistic bubble.
To kick off Camberwell Arts Festival 2016, join us for the summer edition of the MADE IN CAMBERWELL arts market full of locally produced handmade art and design. Savvy shoppers will be able to purchase unique gifts, homewares and jewellery sold directly by the artists and makers. Expect a fun, bustling atmosphere with music and entertainment from Camberwell Choir School and Pangea
We are delighted to collaborating with design hero’s Mini Moderns on the last ever exclusive range of FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE celebrating Camberwell. All merchandise will be available at Made In Camberwell arts market on Saturday 11th June and Pigeon Hole whilst stocks last.
In the evening, head across the road for the opening night gala, and a world first: ORGANOKE! Avoid the football, and come join in this musical extravaganza and sing along to all of your favorite Karaoke tunes en mass with the mighty church organ, a live band and the one and only Ida Barr!
Plus the premiere of Sarah Doyle’s short film Walking in Father’s Footsteps. If you are shy, fill up at our fully licensed bar fully stocked with Orbit beers. Afterwards, head down to the Crypt for a feel-good afterparty.
Tickets £5 Adv (+booking) / £7 on the night — We have given away 100 community passes to local community groups to make this event open to everyone in Camberwell.
In its second year, the CAMBERWELL OPEN is an art exhibition that aims to present a snapshot of creative practice from artists based in, or associated with Camberwell. This is an exhibition where we plan to ‘hang the lot’ to truly present the spectrum of talent from across SE5, at Camberwell Leisure Centre in Artichoke Place throughout the festival.
Rounding off the festival will be fourth collaborative Camberwell Arts OPEN STUDIO event, with up to 100 artists, makers and creators throwing open their doors to art-lovers and collectors. Representing the spectrum of creative arts: ceramics, craft, illustration, jewellery, silversmithing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and textiles, SE5 has it all!
We are also very excited to be collaborating with GX Gallery this year, to showcase their favourite 20 artists from the open studios. check out their REVOLVING GALLERY in their window during the festival.
In harmony with this year’s theme, Metamorphosis, ten local artists have been commissioned to re-design 10 SHOPFRONTS as well as public events in a variety of spaces: A tinfoil phonograph workshop will be hosted by Browbeat theatre at the Flying Dutchman, Owl Parliament Choir will be performing at Datchelor Place; and an LED glove puppet workshop will take place at Art Deli.
We are also delighted to have a full and varied FRINGE PROGRAMME from comedy at the Joiners Arms (Happy Hr Comedy), performance at Blue Elephant Theatre (In The Gut) and St Giles (Buried Alive), music at Grove Chapel, workshops at Flux Jewellery School, Cowling & Wilcox, Open Studios and exhibits at SLAM Ad Art, Sunshine Arts, Hill Bakery, Camberwell library and walks around SE5.
We hope you have a fantastic 9 days discovering the creative side of Camberwell.
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