the 2018 festival Camberwell arts festival


festival dates 16 June to 24 june 2018

What happens when artists and medics mix?  Camberwell is the place to find out as this year’s Camberwell Arts Festival explores the theme of All’s Well – the motto adopted by the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell when it was granted the right to a coat of arms in 1901. 

It all began when Londoners first decided that the waters of the Camber Well were a remedy for life’s ills.  Ever since, Camberwell has been a cradle for medical discovery and innovation, particularly in the area of mental health and well-being, and All’s Well is an opportunity to explore the unique cultural and scientific mix of the local area.

From 16th – 24th June, Camberwell will become a crucible of scientific and artistic experimentation and collaboration.  From art performances to anatomy classes, wishing wells to well-being seminars, we’re looking to promote the work of local artists, performers, health practitioners and local residents as part of this year’s Festival Fringe.

The Camberwell Arts Festival Fringe is an open access arts festival which means that anyone who has an event, a local venue and wants to put it on during the festival week, can do so as there is no selection process.  If you are an artist looking for a venue, or a venue looking for an artist to exhibit, perform, workshop or whatever, all are invited to apply and we will help match you. Camberwell Arts do not produce or fund any of the fringe activities.

If you’d like to take part please complete our Fringe application form by 18th March 2018. 

By applying to be part of the Fringe your event will be promoted by Camberwell Arts Festival in our brochure which has a print readership of 20,000 with an online version as well, and on Social Media channels with a following of 15,000.  We list your Fringe Event for free but if you want to get a second bite of the cherry you could take out an advert in our brochure where small ads start from £50.  

We hope you’ll join us for All’s Well in Camberwell.

Now in its 24th year, the Camberwell Arts Festival has grown out of and celebrates the vibrant artistic community in Camberwell. It is developed as a partnership between local artists, residents and organisations and is co-ordinated by Camberwell Arts, a registered charity that aims to promote the arts in Camberwell – and Camberwell through the arts.

Below is a gallery of 2017 Fringe events to inspire you..