Happy New Year, everyone. There are two new bars opening soon (Buddha Jazz and the new Punch Taverns), a new cafe with good coffee, apparently, and the final closure of Wordsworth Books. What else will change in 2006?
There’s an interesting comment from Mark, owner of the Sun & Doves, on a previous post. If I may summarise: he’s set up an online forum at SE5Forum.org which aims to address issues of interest to Camberwell residents; transport, supporting independent business… the kind of stuff we talk about here when we’re not discussing coffee or curry.
As regular (or attentive) readers may know, that’s partly the reason I set up this site in the first place; it was to be a community portal, with the chance for everybody to get involved. I think that between the blog, the wiki and now the forum there’s plenty of opportunity for that to happen. They just need input. Ive suggested to him that we try to get all three more closely connected, so there’s not a duplication of function. We’ll see; it’s still early days yet.
Perhaps of more immediate interest to readers of this blog and members of the Flickr Camberwell SE5 Photo Pool is his interest in holding an exhibition of our photos. I’m going to discuss this idea more on the group homepage, so if you’re not signed up yet you might want to take this opportunity to do so.