Warwick Wingding 2010

Some of you will have enjoyed the Warwick Wingding last year. Well it’s back by popular demand, in Peckham’s Warwick Gardens on Satruday 25 September.

Have a look at the at our Facebook group for updates on what’s on offfer — http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=132097503474652&ref=search

The format’s similar to last year, but bigger and we hope better. Our lineup this year features some very diverse local talent, and hopefully there will be something for everyone including folk, indie, soul, rap, americana, electro, experimental, and much much more. And we have a very SPECIAL GUEST too — no less than Chas Hodges of Chas and Dave fame. I’ll put the full line up up before the event.

As well as the music stage, we will also have a talent corner in the Ivy House beer tent where anyone can get up and perform. If you’re interested in doing something for this then please do get in touch beforehand and we’ll add you on the list.

We’ve got great food stalls from the likes of local greats Meatwagon and Ganapati, plus much much more…

There will be a whole host of activities again this year including yoga, hula hooping, and a massive children’s area with facepainting, theatre, and art. London Borough of Southwark willing, we’ll have a bouncy castle in there too.

So come on down, things kick off at midday and go on all day until 7.30pm. We’ll be continuing the fun with the aftershow party at The Ivy House Pub in Nunhead– our official sponsors– where there will be cabaret and comedy provided by ‘Pull the Other One’.

If anyone wants to help on the day, or perform in the talent tent or just get involved e‑mail us at warwickgarden@​googlemail.​com.

60 thoughts on “Warwick Wingding 2010”

  1. I’m afraid we don’t have a website. I’ll post more details about the music stage line up when we’ve finalised and other details too.

  2. Another application for a change of use to a place of worship has gone in for the Walworth end of Camberwell Road. It’s barely Camberwell, but it is SE5.

    If you’re interested, here is the link. Unusually, it’s a change of use from an amusement arcade to a place of worship. I won’t miss an amusement arcade. But here’s a strange idea: how about a shop on a shopping street.

  3. not strictly about warwick wingding but rather planning. on 17th september, some very very lucky people in southwark got an email from juliet seymour, planning policy manager, to tell them that the planning department are consulting on how well the planning consultations work. a lot of people who were involved in the core strategy examination in public never got this email.
    there is a link to the consultations from the bottom of the council’s home page which shows you the current consultations. the planning policy one isn’t there. nor is it under planning pages. the only way you can link to it is from the email majority of the people in southwark never got.

  4. More details on the Wingding.

    You know Chas Hodges from Chas “n” Dave will be be doing a turn at the Wingding. Yes you read it right: London legend Chas Hodges at the Wingding.

    Plus we’ll have a stella line-up of South London’s finest throughout the afternoon and early evening including Lewis Floyd Henry, the Dulwich Ukelele Club, Lime Headed Dog, Boycott Coca Cola Experience, Kathleen Haskard, Beaty Heart, and a young percussion band from Ivydale School, SE15.

    Meanwhile, in the Ivy House Beer and Talent tent an ‘open-mike’ session, curated by Pull The Other One, will feature local comedians and poets trying out new material.

    Plus the Arts and Crafts Area ‘Blank Canvas’ by Tukan Theatre promises organised chaos for kids who’ll be able to transform blank canvasses into works of brilliance plus get active with hula hooping, physical theatre and music workshops. There’s even some Origami!

    And if you’re able to handle any more The Wingding Food and Craft Market will include delicious fodder from Ganapati, The Meat Wagon, Chocstar Ice Cream and Sundaes, Simon’s BBQ Ribs plus Mezze and Salads by food journalist Rosie Birkett and food blogger Helen Graves, while the Craft Market will be chocca with stalls from Peckham’s artistic community.

    And finally, no festival is complete without an Aftershow Party! The Ivy House, Stuart Road Nunhead will host the Wingding Aftershow with a comedy and performance-art extravaganza programmed by Pull The Other One.

    Well weapon.

  5. Light Rain Showers predicted on Saturday for the ‘Ding, say the grey men of the Government Meteorology Caravan, the second-hand Sprite at Northolt that the department is now housed in due to austerity measures.

    This means there will be patches of blue sky and cool, temperate weather with little wind.

  6. Yes, as Bob Geldof sang, “Do they know it’s Christmas at all?” There are rumours that Indian bookmakers are taking bets on (a) whether the Games will go ahead at all (b) what the weather will be at the Warwick Wingding. It is all very exciting!

    At the moment in Camberwell, as we say in Danish, “Det pisser!”

  7. Hey Dagmar — Bob Geldof was in the Spar garage on Peckham Road a couple of Friday evenings back. I kid you not. I thought he was just another scruffy local until I heard him speak. He was filling up with petrol, driving a black Lexus I think it was.

    I worked late last night, and was disappointed to find the Silver Lake take away closed on my way home. I love that place. Such a diverse range of offerings, and freshly cooked under your nose. I’ve always been surprised it’s not mentioned on here at all.

  8. Silver Lake has its fans here. It’s OK, quite a good spot. I like the owner and the way he fries it up in front of you.

  9. Melanie, my brother canned peas with Bob Geldof in the late 1960s.

    Talking of gloop, there has been a course inspection at Warwick Gardens after today’s heavy rain.

    The going is still firm. That’s how baked solid the ground is.

    There is an interesting glimpse of the clay and gravel beds in the work going on well below ground level at Peckham Lodge, the old AUEW union headquarters on Peckham Road.

    You can see the London Clay alternating and undulating in waves with strata of chalk-bearing soil.

    Fascinating if you like that kind of thing, clay, aggregates.


  10. Boomtown Rats was Geldof’s band. Canned Peas are famous for their cover of On the Road Again.

    Neither will be at the Wingding. They refused to go on before Chas Hodges.

    Full line up is:

    Ivydale School
    Hank Dog
    Dulwich Ukulele club
    Boycott Coca Cola Experience
    Lewis Floyd Henry
    Kathleen Haskard Band
    Dora Brilliant
    Lime Headed Dog
    White Rabbit (DJ set)
    Beaty Heart

    Weather is looking alright. All we need now is for the chemical bogs to arrive and the day is set fair.

  11. Canned peas. Canned Peas. I think I’m missing something. It won’t be the first time.

    @Peter, in my humble opinion, Silver Lake is worth a second try.

  12. Melanie, I think Bob Geldof has been involved in promoting hybrid cars for Lexus, the posher end of Toyota. He says online somewhere he drives a hybrid to avoid the “f******g congestion charge” but he is probably supplied with a high-end Lexus by the company. It looks like his silver one had to be repaired after an accident with a cyclist who rammed him when he was doing a swift u‑turn.

    Oh, well, you can take the man out of Dublin but you can’t take the jackeen out of the Dubliner!

    He may have been on his way to see Jools Holland who lives in Blackheath or to Jools’s pad, Cooling Castle, in Kent. Cooling! Excellent name for that fellow.


    The barometer rockets 11 millibars between here and the Wingding tomorrow, thus staving of rain and bringing the fascinating contrast of sunny periods and scudding clouds and shadows.

  13. They are very good, full of vim, effervescent. Tried to catch them at Bestival but frankly, didn’t go at all, nor Glasto.

  14. OK folks — no bingo, no jazz, instead it’s your friendly friend here, with a food review of Camberwell’s latest — WULI WULI.

    Some of you will remember that I ‘discovered’ Silk Road and posted about it here long before all the irritating food bloggers and Jay Rayner’s Observer. I’ve since grown a bit bored of Silk Road, so is the East Asian scene in SE5 set for a revamp with Wuli?

    Like Silk Road back in the early days, they don’t really shout about their specialty at Wuli, which in this case is Sichuanese cuisine. It’s become quite popular in London over the past few years and is typically quite fiery.

    Sitting down in Wuli Wuli you get a cheap looking homemade menu that’s split into two halves. The 1st half seems to be taken up with Westernised classics like sweet n sour, things in black bean sauce etc, and then — weirdly — it suddenly slips into a whole new gear with a half on ‘Chinese Food’ as they call it, and Sichuanese numbers. Some of these are hilariously translated (‘Saliva chicken’) and some of them are recognisable classics — hotpot dishes, stewed aubergine etc.

    We went for a side of ‘smacked cucumber’ which was cold chopped cucumber with spicy oil and strong sesame overtones. It was good. Cooling but spiced. I had a spicy ‘baby chicken’ dish — the name escapes me but it’s obvious — and that was very pleasing. Small tender chunks of chicken, bone in, that you worked round in your mouth before spitting out. Good heat, but nothing mad.

    We also got the aubergine hotpot, which in Chinese reads as fish fragant aubergine. There’s no fish in it, but there is minced pork. It was competent but not as good as the versions I’ve had in Dragon Castle, or Silk Rd. The rices were good. Plenty of msg in the egg fried version.

    Service was very attentive and friendly. The decor at least tried to be stylish and was quite pleasing — streets ahead of Silk Rd — and is one of SE5’s ‘nicer’ ethnic eateries, though nothing special. Some money had definitely been spent on the bogs. The effect was slightly let down by the naff Chinese pop on the stereo, and the plastic menus.

    Quite a few mainland Chinese folk were eating at the time — always a good sign. It’s a good place with plenty of interesting stuff to explore on the menu, though there might be a bit too much offal for Western palates. And I’m sure they do the classics well.

    So, all in, a good experience and one to be recommended. Support Wuli Wuli and don’t let it go the way of the curry house before it.

  15. May I also recommend Etta’s Kitchen in Brixton Village Market before she is swamped by all the Time Out mob…

    Lovely fresh food — mainly Caribbean themed all cooked to order — from a small modest premises (just how I want to start too, when I have my cafe)

    Give it a go! — she’s a nice lady too, runs the place with her daughter.

    Much as I have an emotional attachment to Camberwell, it is clear to me that most (perhaps not all) of the local politicians are completely uninterested in seriously giving our home even a modest helping hand (it doesn’t need that much money) to enable it to thrive and realise it’s full potential.

    Which makes me sad, but also realistic because Brixton is starting to come alive again because they have some innovative people trying to make a difference there…

  16. What a nice restaurant review, PhilG. I knew God would get hold of your bollocks eventually and twist till you did something good. That picture of you eating baby chicken till you spit the bones is just you, isn’t it?

    That was great, though, far better than the usual neurotic tittle.

  17. @Dagmar A friend of mine, who keeps up with these things, tells me that Bob Geldoff had an operation recently. She read it on Teletext entertainment news. So, it was a pre-op Bob that I saw on Peckham Road.

    Same said friend used to work in Stevenage library, where Chas Hodges (formerly Chas and Dave) was a regular visitor. He once borrowed an old and rare British Library book on music hall, lost it, and had to pay £100 fine. Library staff had their suspicions that he hadn’t lost it all, just wanted to keep it. You read it here first.

    And now, I’m off to Warwick Gardens. If you spot a woman heckling “where’s the library book, Chas?”, that’ll be me.

  18. My son asked: How does the wind up mechanism on a crossbow work?

    This marvellous description of the mechanism is what the world out there threw up. Someone actually wrote this, with consideration:

    A crossbow including a stock having a forward end and a rearward end, a bow member mounted on the stock proximate the forward end with a bow string movable between a released position and a drawn position, a trigger mechanism including a latch for engaging and holding the bow string in the drawn position and selectively releasing the bow string into the released position when disengaged. The crossbow further includes a cocking mechanism having a string engaging member with a hook portion engaging the bow string in the released position and drawing the bow string to the drawn position in response to movement of a slide slidably mounted to an underside of the stock. A line has an end coupled to the slide and an opposing end coupled to the string engaging member. The line extends forwardly from the grip around the first guide, extending rearwardly from the first guide around the second guide and extending forwardly to couple to the string engaging member.

    A line drawing accompanies the description but does not aid understanding.


  19. Damn! Damn! and Damn! again…

    Couldn’t get to the crypt last night even though I promised myself all week that I would go…

    Tedious problems which wouldn’t exist in a sane, rational world got in the way of my much-deserved enjoyment

    Again 🙁

  20. Warwick Wingding was great today. The stars of the show were without doubt Ivydale School who started it off and played to an unexpectedly large and happy audience.

    Lewis Floyd Henry was not just good but good at being good, what a find that man is, a really magic act.

    Chas Hodges of Chas ‘n’ Dave, the legendary piano player at one time for Jerry Lee Lewis, was full value for money, on his way to play in Margate tonight, like a character from Last Orders by Graham Swift, passing through SE15 towards twilight.

    The sun went down on Camberwell, with the shadows slowly covering the park and cutting the summer off, in style.

    Well done to the organisers and to the small children who danced so mentally right in front of the stage.

    A great day.

  21. Really enjoyed the WingDing too; spent 1hr 30m in a queue for a burger from the Meat Wagon, but it was well worth it; had a couple of pints of London Pride & listened to Chas as we waited.

    Congratulations to all the organisers, it was a great day with things to do for everyone.

  22. Baliff meet Crossbow.

    I scored a tie-dye T Shirt at the WingDing. And spilt beer on my children. Oh well. Thanks all round to the organizational fraternity.

  23. @Dagmar. Err thanks, I think. Nothing to do with God though. A can of Super is my spiritual guide.

    Tried the ‘saliva chicken’. Quirky, but it was way too salty. Cold boiled chicken slices on cucumber with spicy oil on top. Nice, but they overdid the salt.

    Other dishes I tried on the 2nd visit were a lamb and tofu pot. Good but very lamby. Might be a bit much for some folk. And noodles with pork and pickle. Also good.

    I’m not going to visit for a while. I can’t bear the nostalgia. There and Silk Road remind me of the many months I spent backpacking round China, back when I was young and still had some sort of hope for my life.

    I was at the Wingding too. Probably one of very few there without a kid. Nice event. Well done all. I saw Chas and the ukes. God that burger queue was huge wasn’t it. I had the meze instead. We should’ve all arranged to meet up under a tree.

    Best bit was getting a PS3 game for a mere £2. Very good. And some overpriced bit of shortbread off some gorgeous girls.

  24. I’m pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks to everyone who came. And to our sponsors, The Ivy House, without whom etc etc.

    Ivydale are fantastic. And Chas and Lewis were top turns. They’ll go far those boys. I think the people who run the Meatwagon can probably retire on the business they did yesterday. Did anyone try Pictotronic?

  25. The bloke on Camberwell Grove who did the open house weekend thing is in the property section of today’s Sunday Times. Can’t believe he spent £700K on that place.

  26. McGann, thank you. A BIG thanks from all who live in what estate gents call the “Toast Rack” (Wilson to Denman Roads) and streets all round Warwick Gardens as far as Southampton Way and Choumert et cetera.

    There is no such thing as society.

    There is big society (close down libraries).

    But fortunately there is also the Warwick Wingding which year on year exponentially — eh, what? — is such a warm, welcoming end of summer fabulous gathering.

  27. Missed Wing Ding afraid. Too much work and not enough… Met up with friends in the evening who’d been there. They had a great time. We ate macaroni cheese at home all the kids and us. And drank merlot. Was nice evening.

    Croques Monsieur at S&D’s been going down well. £4.50. YUM YUM. Going to change the menus, the bread, everything. It will be better, DIY now our head chef, Reg Burgundy regretfully, had to go west.

    There’s been a bit of news about Camberwell on the London Jazz blogspot: http://londonjazz.blogspot.com/2010/09/sign-for-camberwell.html

    And http://www.camberwellcrypt.com has a flickr site just up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/camberwellcrypt

  28. Just when you thought everything was broken and the UK was bust and any meagre tax harvest was all going into cosy public sector middle management salary and pensions.

    No, despite it all, trust Southwark Council to carry on wasting our cash. Where do they find it? Us, that’s where.

    There’re some extensive road narrowing works going on at Windsor Walk, by Denmark Hill station.

    This is a road with no residential housing, and which already has traffic bumps. One side of it is railway line, so it’s never going to be developed. Meanwhile the council is putting these works in before the squatter house works have been finished. Surely it’s just going to create more hassle for the workers trying to do the rebuilding.

    Good ole council. Council tax £1K a year for a one bed flat and rising. Great job guys. Frontline services eh!

    Doubtless they’ll say it’s a problem ‘rat run’ and the clever chappies in the yellow bibs from environmental services made a great case for it.

    ps — and the work is outsourced, of course.

  29. I wonder if that’s anything to do with the new entrance that’s going to be built on the other side? Perhaps they’re going to close part of the road there and want to stop people going around the other side? Pure speculation on my part, I just can’t see a reason for it otherwise.

  30. Neither can I. Though there probs is a half-rational one of sorts, I guess. I have noticed that some cars come round the corner by the pub a bit fast.

  31. @ Phil G: I know what you mean but the money may not be coming from the council but TFL — see: http://tinyurl.com/22dppq
    At least there seems to be work going on in the houses at last and fingers crossed the whole road will be improved. It is frustrating to see the waste but at least its being spent on something i will see and use?

  32. Aye, the Tennents Super lies in the fridge,
    The thermometer begins to turn wintry blue
    And the hand reaches in and snaps
    The can open and the brain turns to goo.

    The slowing down of the year has started,
    The sun has reached its peak and departed.
    Tiny creatures of all kinds hide and die,
    And people are left asking why oh why.

    Where is our world going to? All will be gone
    Soon — on the pavements of Camberwell,
    Footsteps leave ghostly prints of hope
    That lead them to the 436 and then on.

    In the churchyard, the dead folks breathe
    A little easier, looking forward to their
    Seasonal lark on All Saints Eve when they
    Embrace each other, not just the dark.

    A rattling good time is had by all.
    Bones, skulls and even cavities
    Clatter as girl and boy once more remember
    Their spring romance and subsequent depravities.

  33. My husband and I enjoyed the Wingding, too. Alone! We had invited friends from Islington, who ironically had made their last and only outing to Camberwell to attend Jazz at the Crypt a while back, but they backed out. They enjoyed the Jazz, but the trip back down to the Green to try and find a cab (none) then to the bus had left a bad taste in their mouths. Gangs of scary kids, an attempt to grab a purse, drunks, etc. I tried to explain Warrick Gardens, then they looked on a map and said “Is that Peckham?” My heart sank because I knew that no matter how I answered, that was that. Their loss.

    That said, I love where they live in Islington and someday, someday. Although, we house sitted and dog sitted a few weeks back for my Mom’s friends in Kennington near Cleaver Square. Oh my. What a complete change of scenery and so close, yet so far. It was so serene and everything on your doorstep and nice people on the streets and the tube meant a quick jaunt into the West End without sacrificing a whole morning. Surely if they can have it, Camberwell could?

  34. Yes, Islington and Kennington are nice to visit, Mel, but they don’t quite have the spice of Camberwell, which has boules players aplenty and every conceivable thing else into the bargain.

  35. Isn’t Kennington a bit of a nowhere place? Like, handy location but not actually a centre or, dare I say it, community there. Maybe I’m wrong. It does happen.

    Islington’s a different story though. Good place, too pricey.

  36. Mel C

    Camberwell has everything to be a truly great place — we have our problems but I’ve never felt unsafe here…I had cousins who used to live in Angel/Caledonian Rd in the 80’s and it had a very tasty reputation back in the day — but no more threatening than Camberwell today though…and one of my favourite roads in the whole of London is a crescent which was hidden just behind the Cally Road frontline with Kings Cross where all the drugs and ladies of the night were — You wouldn’t have even known it! — We also used to sneak in through the exit of the Scala Cinema and watch films for free 🙂

    For some reason our Local Authority in Southwark has regarded this place as a very poor afterthought in their plans for many, many years…It’s amazing it manages to function as well as it does — Thanks to the people who live here really.

    Hopefully Ed Milliband will have a word in their ear…to change their stubborn ways. I know there are councillors in Camberwell who do want it…


    Nice Poem — have you thought of submitting it to Poetry on the Tube? 😉

  37. Peter

    Good Call on East Dulwich, and I prefer Brixton as well…that’s not too say I don’t like Upper Street — they have some nice places to eat (Gallipoli Kitchen) and they still have a cinema (screen on the green) and a multiplex too (Vue)…Chapel Market isn’t as vibrant as it once was but then the same can be said regarding East Street Market too…

  38. It’s a proper high street: has a butcher, fishmonger, greengrocer, baker, cheese shop, deli, bars, cafes, fish & chips — and plenty of variety in them too, a mix of cheap and pricey. Nice little street market on Saturdays too.

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