More bad crime news, I’m afraid. As reader Hannah pointed out, a woman was raped on Camberwell Green early on Sunday morning. The 22-year-old was crossing the Green to get to a bus stop, and as she passed the children’s play area she was attacked and raped.
The description of the attacker is infuriatingly vague (black, skinny, wearing a puffa jacket, baseball cap and trainers — the new urban uniform) but if you’ve by any chance got any information that could help then contact Detective Constable Paul Carroll on 020 7232 6182, or Crimestoppers (anonymously) on 0800 555 111.
And please, please take care when out late at night.
Okay, on to something more cheerful. Burgess Park is to host the Rise festival, a music event to help fight racism. Currently confirmed acts include The Mitchell Brothers, Kano, Lemar and Horace Andy, all of whom I’ve heard of, and “soul-jazz artist” Eska, who I haven’t. The festival will take place on July 16th and entry is free.
A couple of quick near-Camberwell recommendations; Bar Story is a cool little bar under a railway arch on Blenheim Grove — it looks almost temporary but has a nice feel to it. And just around the corner in Holly Grove is Ganapati, a South Indian restaurant which serves food quite different to your average Indian restaurant and sells some lovely beer from the Meantime Brewery in Greenwich. If you’re out in Peckham and fancy a beer and a bite, both places are worth a visit.