Walworth Society - June Meeting and Latest News

1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 1st June 7pm. Please find the notes of the meeting below. Our next meeting is 7pm Thursday 6th July. The meeting will be held in St Peter's Church.

2. Walworth Festival - Special Volunteers' Meeting Monday 12th June 6pm-8pm.

News about a special get-together for anyone interested in volunteering at the events coming up in Walworth over the summer. If you are planning on going to this event, please can you RSVP:
robert@communitysouthwark.org or phone Robert on 020 7358 7019

Full details at:



The Walworth Society recently announced that they will bringing back to life the old Walworth Festival as a major event in Walworth for 2017. Not seen since the early 1980s, they will be creating four street and Park based festivals across four Saturdays this Summer along with a package of local events to promote the heritage, creativity and diversity of the Walworth area.

This is a huge opportunity for local residents (and those who work in the area) to invest something into their local community, and to find out more about the streets around them.

We want to hear your ideas for the festival but, most importantly, we need your help! This Walworth CAN (Community Action Network) meeting will be bringing to life some of the area's local history and characters though film and performances by local actors. John Whelan, who is orchestrating events, will also be on hand to provide attendees with all the information they could need.

So... want to find out more about a festival that will be taking the Walworth area by storm this summer? Have you got any ideas of the types of things you would like to see at the festival? Do you have a community event you would like to publicise or would you like to tell people about the work that your community group does? Do you want to volunteer to help on one or more of the festival days? If the answer is YES, your community and the Walworth Festival needs YOU! 

There will also be some time set aside to discuss any general issues that you might want to raise, as well as providing the opportunity for you to share any news and information that is relevant to Walworth.

If the answer is yes come and join us at Crossway Christian Centre (behind the Strata tower). 18 Hampton Street. SE1 6SN. Monday 12th June 6pm-8pm. Their will also be a community history film and some actors from People's Company animating local history as part of the event.

3. Pullens Open Studios - Summer 2017. News about this year's summer Open Studios.

Come & wander round the beautiful yards by the cafe. The cafe will be BBQing the whole weekend with a bar.

Friday 9th June 6.30 - 9.30 p.m.
Sat 10th & Sun 11th June 11 a.m - 6 p.m.

4. Unearthing Elephant - Film screening, Tate Modern 9 June 2017, Elephant & Castle 8 June. FREE EVENT. News from Peoples Bureau.

"You are warmly invited to a screening of UNEARTHING Elephant, a film about Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, which sits at the heart of rapidly changing urban fabric of Elephant and Castle."
Created by Eva Sajovic, Rebecca Davies and Sarah Butler. Editing by Shona Hamilton. 
With support from Arts Council England.
Thursday June 8th, 7 pm
Elephant&Castle shopping centre (location tbc)
Friday June 9th
Tate Exchange
5th Floor, Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern
Doors: 6 - 8 pm
Screening: 6.30 pm



5. The Great Get Together Bankside.

On Sunday 18 June Bankside Open Spaces Trust is hosting what is likely to be the biggest street party the area has seen, with everything from bake offs to bark offs. It’s all part of ‘The Great Get Together’, a nationwide event inspired by Jo Cox and marks the first anniversary of her murder.

Full info:




6. St. Mary Newington - News of Public Exhibition of Proposals.

"St Mary Newington is working with Greenacre Capital on plans for the redevelopment of the car park at the rear of the church.  We have appointed BUJ Architects to bring forward a high quality design. Our proposals include much-needed new homes and flexible community space that can be adapted to the needs of a wide range of users.

Visit our Public Exhibition. We will be holding a public exhibition over one day:
Date    Saturday 10 June
Time    10.00am – 1.00pm
Venue  St Mary Newington
            57a Kennington Park Road
            London SE11 4JQ
We Welcome Your Views.  If you are unable to attend the exhibition, we would still like to hear from you.
You can get in touch with us by using the contact details below:
St. Mary Newington Consultation
c/o Four Communications Ltd
20 St Thomas Street. London SE1 9BF
T   020 3697 4374
E   stmaryschurch@fourcommunications.com"

Details in the flyer below:

  7. Latest News from Carnaval del Pueblo.

Walworth Society members are invited to a public preview celebrating the opening of the RIBA Beyond Borders: Architecture Open at Elephant and Castle Exhibition which will take place on Wednesday 7 June from 6pm to 9pm at the Carnaval del Pueblo Hub, East Street, SE17 2DJ
Please see link below from RIBA’s website publicising the exhibition:
PLUS ALSO COMING UP -  Please also 'save the date' for:
1. RIBA LATE - BEYOND BORDERS - A special late event will launch this year's Architecture Open - 'Beyond Borders'.  July 3 2017, 6pm-10pm at  66, Portland Place, London W1B 1AD. 
Free registration required on RIBA website.

2. Plaza Latina Festival 2017 - Sunday August 6, 2017.  Nursery Row Park, East Street, London SE17 1QZ. FREE!


8. Architectural History Tour of the Brandon Estate - Wednesday June 21st at 6.30pm.

News about a walk that is being held as part of The London Festival of Architecture: Hollamby’s Brandon Estate. Meeting outside Oval Station at 6.20pm for a 6.30pm start. Owen Hopkins leads a tour of Ted Hollamby’s Brandon Estate. Full details:


20th Century Society Members £12, Non-members £15.





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