1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Please find the notes of our July meeting below. There is no August meeting so our next meeting is Thursday 1st September (7pm St Peter's Church Liverpool Grove) and then the dates of the other meetings through the autumn are Thursday:
2. Southwark Council High Street Challenge – Free East Street Tour Saturday 23rd July 10am to 12 noon (and then on to Plaza Latina in Nursery Row Park).
Part of the Southwark Council’s High Street Challenge, this free tour will offer insights about the heritage, culture and the diversity of Walworth.
Meet East Street Library - 168-170 Old Kent Road, London, SE1 5TY
FREE Tickets from: http://bit.ly/29c1Awe
If you had any time to help marshal the tour (2 hours max.), please can you e-mail John Whelan on: firstname.lastname@example.org
More info about the High Street Challenge from:
3. Pop-Up Shakespeare
As part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations, Southwark Playhouse Young Company and The People’s Company present an evening celebrating his work in the beautiful surroundings of St George the Martyr in Borough.
Southwark Playhouse Young Company perform Timon of Athens
Wealthy and generous beyond his means, Timon of Athens seeks to call in favours from his friends when he outspends his resources. When they spurn him in his hour of need Timon withdraws to the wilderness to plot his revenge against a cruel and callous world.
This performance runs at 45 minutes in length.
Saturday 16 July. Start Time 7.30pm
Plaza Latina - Nursery Row Park Sat 23rd July from Noon to 9pm.
Make a day of it in East Walworth as the fabulous Plaza Latina follows the free East St tour in Nursery Row Park!
The Walworth Society is pleased to announce that we have a new and exciting project which will animate our streets. This is a Southwark Council High Street Challenge funded project which will create fourinteractive history based tours of the Walworth area. The tours will offer peoplenew insights about the heritage, culture and diversity of Walworth. The project aims to strengthencommunity and business partnerships to promote the local area as well as to entertain and inform residents and everyone who comes along on the tours.
So what will this exciting project achieve:
(1) Develop 4 interactive themed tours. This will be on 4 Saturdays from July through to September 2016. Our aim is that 2000 participants will get involved on the tours/ or see the various animations of history. We will be linking in each tourwith our local partners such as Camberwell Fair, Pasley Park and Plaza Latina.
(2) Providing archival material on the history of our shopping streets and centres. Our aim is to have 3 displays to animate historical local businesses.
(3) Develop a steering group involving business, local people, community organisations/ networks. Our aim is to have 20 participants in the steering group.
(4) Develop a local team of artists, actors, dancers and musicians to animate the streets as part of the tour.
(5) Connect to 5000 local people through displays, artworks, installations, tours and the educational strand of the project.
(6) Create merchandise to promote local business around the branding of ‘I Love Walworth’.
(7) Create a fully detailed report on the results of this project on the streets and centers. It will look to the future of our community and how we make it a destination of choice to socialise inand shop.
So how can people get involved/ help publicise:
· Join the steering group along with members of the Walworth Society to help add to the talents we have in the society. This could be helping out with research, or marshalling on tours or helping with the design of the merchandise on the tours.
· Local businesses areinvited to join the steering group to look at how we animate our High Streets and bring new footfall and economic benefits to the Walworth Road.
· We ask our local partners in the press such as the South London Press and the Southwark News to help us publicise the exciting and innovative way in which to animate our streets using its history and heritage.
· Maybe you have some old pictures or even some great stories about Walworth and its history. We would love you to share these with us and we look forward to hearing from you.
If you need any further information or you would like to get involved in this exciting project, please contact John Whelan on email@example.com. OR 07535-413884
1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 2nd June 7pm. Please find the notes from the meeting attached below.
2. Walworth Neighbourhood Plan. It appears that Southwark Council has now approved (subject to a call-in of the decision) the boundaries of a Walworth Neighbourhood Area following the application from the Elephant and Walworth Neighbourhood Forum (http://ewnf.herokuapp.com).
If you would like to see more details please see:
The boundary of the WNP area (in blue) can be seen at
and is shown below.
For more details/to receive regular info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Elephant & Castle. If you would like to see the latest plans that Delancey have produced for the redevelopment of the Shopping Centre and the wider Town Centre, they are available at:
with the consultation boards at:
4. Party in the Park (Faraday Gardens). This year’s Party in the Park is being held on Sat 11th June. A flyer for the event is below.
5. Carnaval del Pueblo.
Info below from CdP about this year's Plaza Latina Festival (Saturday, July 23 - Nursery Row Park, East Street) plus their fundraising as part of the Mayor of London Civic Crowdfunding Programme 2016.
For full details see: https://www.spacehive.com/saborcito
6. The Future of the Old Kent Road: Draft OKR Area Action Plan Published
Southwark Council have now published the draft of the OKR Area Action Plan which outlines plans for the OKR area over the next 20 years. This can be downloaded at:
We have invited someone from Southwark's Planning Policy team to come along to the July WS meeting to talk more about the AAP.
7. Forthcoming Events
1. Bee Urban Musical Evening - Thursday 30th June Kennington Park. For full details, see poster below.
2. Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council. Next meeting 7pm Weds 29th June; Venue TBC.