I was giving directions to my flat from Victoria this week. ‘Well, you could get the train to Denmark Hill and walk, or you could take the 36 or the 436 bus. Oh, or the 185’. And it occurred to me that we in Camberwell are very well connected. What with the arrival of the orange line having made it so much easier for the tight trousered hipsters to get from Dalston to come and visit us, we’ve chosen the theme of Transported for this year’s Camberwell Arts Festival.
That time of year again? Yes, indeed. Listen to blues at the bus stop, make your own vehicle and aim to win Wacky Races, snoop round artists’ studios, and when you’ve finished with that, follow the trail through some of our finest boozers.
It all kicks off on Saturday with the Art Picnic on the Green, featuring possibly the world’s largest picnic blanket, followed by another turn by music hall revivalists the Palace of Varieties. Also, make sure you swing by Monkeycat of this parish’s exhibition — picturetheblock.tumblr.com/
Check out the programme at www.camberwellarts.org.uk/festival, and I’ll see you for life drawing on the number 12 bus.