Cultural Celebrations Fund 2023 to 2024
This annual fund supports and enhances a number of outdoor events across the borough. 11 events were funded for 2023/24.
The fund opened on Monday 16 January 2023 and closed on Monday 13 February 2023.
Successful applicants and their projects
Peckham Platform: Performance programme as part of London Gallery Weekend
Bankside Open Spaces Trust: BOST community Festival
Camberwell Arts: Festival launch event
Vanessa Woolf: Our World - family storytelling celebration
Southwark Black Parents Forum: Akwasidae Festival
Candoco Dance Company: Day of Dance and Burst community project
Carnaval del Pueblo
One Newington Festival
Frog Morris: Illuminate Bermondsey
Culture Tree Centre: Yoruba Heritage Walking Trails
Shake Ya Creative: Shake Ya Brass The Remix!
3 June 2023, Peckham Square
Peckham Platform present Body Arcana: Homebuilding. Part of the London Gallery Weekend’s expanded performance programme. Produced in collaboration with public art organisation, UP Projects.
10 June 2023, Red Cross Way and Union Street
Bringing people together from the local area including residents, businesses and other local organisations.
10 June 2023, Camberwell Green
Held alongside the Farmers market to celebrate the arts in Camberwell. The event will include a tea party, dog show, performances, arts workshops and a range of arts and crafts stalls.
1 July 2023, Southwark Park
Family storytelling performances from 5 renowned professional storytellers from diverse cultural backgrounds including West African, Irish and Eastern European. Storytellers will represent and celebrate local cultures found in in North Bermondsey. They will tell traditional stories from their own culture with a theme of nature and our world. There will be a crafts space where children can enjoy eco-crafts such as clay making and bee-seed 'bombs'
16 July 2023, Camberwell Green
An outdoor Ghanaian festival with food, arts and crafts, face painters, acrobats, African drummers, African dancers, live performances, a DJ and MC.
29 July 2023, Peckham Square
A free, family friendly outdoor inclusive dance and arts festival. The event features free, inclusive workshops in a variety of dance styles. An array of live dance and theatre performances including Candoco and British Youth Music Theatre's co-production of Burst!
20 August 2023, Burgess Park
Celebrating Latin heritage with the Southwark Latin diaspora community. This event is open to people of all ages, ethnicities and abilities, with translators on site for Spanish-English and English-Spanish interpretation.
2 September 2023, Camberwell Green
A smaller version of the usual community led music event. Celebrating the people of Camberwell in all their diversity with a small performance stage, a workshop and talks area, refreshments and community stalls.
Saturday 9 September 2023
This event will see the whole of the ‘Pasley Park’ transformed with a free community festival fete for all the family.
24 November 2023, Parade from The Blue Market Place to an event in Southwark Park
A free festival organised by and for local residents, inspired by the histories of the Thames, the docks and migration. Local schools and community groups will make their own lanterns at artist-led workshops over preceding weeks and assemble with them for the parade.
10 February to 2 March 2024, Burgess Park, Dulwich Park, Peckham Rye Park and Common, Southwark Park
This project will tell the story of the Yoruba community in Southwark through
- six interactive walking trails
- an online oral history archive
- a pop-up Yoruba community hub
- 6 interactive wall murals across the borough of Southwark
Each trail and mural will have a QR code, taking visitors to an online oral history archive, where they can hear interviews linked to each stop on the trail.
Various dates, Burgess Park and Camberwell Green
Participants will enjoy live music whilst engaging in a professionally led aerobic / dance-based workout. An event which is fun but also health based, accessible to all fitness levels, abilities and age groups, improving improve mood and raising heart rates.
Page last updated: 24 August 2023