Previous events 2016

Events in Burgess Park

photo of children's footprints workshop
Friends of Burgess Park (FOBP) co-ordinated The Big Draw family pop-up events in Chumleigh Gardens, Burgess Park in October over three days of half-term (FOBP footprints workshop pictured).

Tuesday 1 November annual general meeting 7pm

FOBP AGM posterThe venue has changed to Chumleigh Gardens Almshouses, Albany Road SE5 0RJ. This a short walk from the Old Library, Wells Way.

Our FOBP guest speaker Michael and Partners are the council consultants on the park building strategy. They will present:

  • a summary of recent developments on the Old Library, Baths and Washhouse (OLBAW) plus a summary of the current work-in-progress to gather views from the group
  • draft concept images for the OLBAW
  • draft high level plans for the OLBAW
  • an overview of the wider building strategy for the park

This is the ideal opportunity to consider next steps in our campaign to get the building repaired and develop a long term plan. We wish to establish a community based stakeholder group with representation from local organisations to help take this project forward. Please come along to find out more.

Theatre Delicatessen who recently took up residence in the Old Library will outline their plans for the next year.

The formal AGM will receive the end of year report and accounts and appoint the new committee.

All welcome. Enjoy some refreshments. At the AGM we will identify priorities for the year ahead: cycling/environment/heritage/events

The Big Draw 28-30 October 2016
Pop-up family events at Chumleigh Gardens
Free, no need to book

Half term fun at Chumleigh Gardens poster

Draw and design transport from the past, present and future. Help make a large masterpiece with First Place Nursery.

Fri 28th Oct 14.00-16.00 MAKING TRACKS WORKSHOP
Learn about wildlife with Friends of Burgess Park. Print animal tracks from Burgess Park wildlife onto paper and wood to take home.

Fri 28th Oct 14.00-16.00 COLOURS IN THE WILD
Can you discover the whole rainbow around Burgess Park? Hunt for colours then make prints on fabric from leaves and flowers with London Wildlife Trust.

Sat 29th Oct 12.00-16.00 ORANGE CREATIVE – WITH PUMPKINS
Halloween pumpkin carving with artists from Art in the Park. Please BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN.

Top tips for container growing from Garden Organic master gardeners. Take away your own sprouting pea plants.

Sun 30th Oct 13.00-16.00 WILLOW WEARABLES
Create wearable willow sculptures to make your own unique drawings as you move.

Sun 30th Oct 12.00-16.00 BIG INSECTS AT THE BIG DRAW
Try out the Art in the Park unique large size drawing machine and create your own artwork

Download The Big Draw in Burgess Park leaflet

Find out more about The Big Draw  – a global community celebrating  the universal language of drawing.

Film Romeo and Juliet posterFilm Jungle Book poster
Free Film Festival 9 and 10 September 2016

Friday 9 Sept  Romeo and Juliet (1996/DiCaprio) (12)

Saturday 10 Sept Jungle Book (1967 Classic Disney) (U)  Children’s “making tracks” workshop from 6.45pm

Bring your picnic, rugs and chairs from 6.30pm.  We are on the slope between Chumleigh Gardens (SE5 7QH) and the lake. We are working with Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival.

Stewards needed to help with both films, please get in touch.

Local film short confirmed 

1960s Walworth School film – Two Bob’s Worth of Trouble

This weekend is a unique opportunity to see a historic film made by Walworth Academy pupils in 1962. “Two Bob’s Worth of Trouble” is being shown at the Burgess Park open air Free Film Festival on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September, 7.30pm.

The dramatic film was made by Walworth School pupils showing life for youngsters in 1960s Walworth and Camberwell. The film includes shots of bombed houses in process of demolition, the canal, the school and Burgess Park.

The film is held by Southwark Local History Library and is being shown as part of the fim festival in Burgess park with Peckham and Nunhead Fee Film Festival.

Logo for Camberwell FairCamberwell Fair
Sat 20 August 12 noon to 9 pm

Camberwell Fair comes to Burgess Park next Saturday with music, community stalls and entertainments. Taking place in the Camberwell end of the park it is led by local music promoters. After a successful event on the Green last year it’s moving to a bigger space for 2016.

FOBP will have a stall where we will be promoting our Free Film Festival. Some extra helpers needed please for one hour slots to help with our two art-focused activities and give out film flyers.

Botany workshop posterBotany for Gardeners at Glengall Wharf
Sun 21 Aug 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

With Roy Vickery of the South London Botanical Institute. FREE practical workshop to learn about plants, pollination, life cycles and structure. Followed by community feast – bring something to share with with fresh garden salad. Lunch from 12:30 It’s happening at the east end of Burgess Park, 64 Glengall Road, SE15 6NF.

Giraffe House events at Burgess Park adventure playground

Creation Trust are delighted to be using the Giraffe House, which is the Adventure Play building in Burgess Park at the Albany Rd and Portland St junction. 

Friday 22nd July 12-5pm – Working with Access sports there will be free BMX sessions, ultimate Frisbee and street surfing to try as well as your chance to sign up to some of the activities taking place over the summer

Friday 5th August – 4-8pm There will be a 5 sport challenge and food and entertainment with a Latin flavour to celebrate the opening of the Olympics

Friday 19th August 4pm-7pm  – A Friday night family feast event where we will be thanking everyone for their summer work and planning for the Autumn terms after school activities. We will be targeting Temporary accommodation residents who are new to Walworth.

Art in th Park summer workshops

Art in the Park summer workshops

Community Green Summer workshops in Burgess Park 

Get creative with Art in the Park at Chumleigh Gardens!

Design, decorate and plant a container for your balcony or garden.

Monday 1st August 11am-1.30pm Harvest and heritage – meet our food growers and see images of the Aylesbury’s garden heritage.

Saturday 6th August 2pm-4pm 

Monday 8th August 11am-1pm 

Monday 15th August 11am-1pm 

Saturday 20th August 12pm-4pm A display of work, mini-workshops and plant sale on the afternoon of Camberwell Fair in Burgess Park.

This is an intergenerational project and we welcome people of any age.
Sessions are held at Art in the Park studios, Chumleigh Street, Burgess Park, SE5 0RJ.
Contact: 020 7277 4297

Regular events take place in Burgess Park provided by many park based organisations

Glengall Wharf Garden – community food growing and community events

Art in the Park – arts studios with open days, classes and events

Burgess Sports –  wide range of sports take place in Burgess Park for adults and children

SiverFit – wide range of excersize activity for over 50s every Tuesday  drop-in

I-SPY Heritage Photo Trails – Download and print  Two family phototrails for Burgess Park showing features of the park. One covering Chumleigh Gardens , covers a small area and designed for younger children. A family photo trail which includes Chumleigh and surrounds and features towards the Camberwell end of the park. (i) Picture Trail Chumleigh (ii) Family Photo Trail