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On May 18th we will be taking part in Burgess Park’s May Fair, an annual celebration of Burgess Park and the rich and unique history of the surrounding area.

This year the park is traveling back in time to the industrial revolution, capturing the spirit of the 19th Century and the transformation of this area from market garden villages to a manufacturing focal point.

At Art in the Park we will be running a collection of workshops and activities in and around the studio.

  • Ceramic Brick Making with Decorative Victorian Elements
  • Silk Screen Printing on Bags
  • “Flow” Temporary Sculpture Trail

Elsewhere around the park you’ll be able to find:

  • Heritage photography trail around the park
  • Victorian games and costumes for children with 1st Place Nursery
  • Vauxhall City Farm – mobile farm
  • Dogs Trust micro-chipping and dog activities
  • Stalls by local community groups: Walworth Society, Peckham Vision, Cambridge House and more

For more details about the May Fair and what else is going on around the park visit Friends of Burgess Park.

On January 31st our Art in the Park artists and some lovely volunteers from BSkyB crafted some willow animals for a local primary school. We had a gorgeous day weaving willow into fabulous beasts – now on display around the school and playground! Take a look below at some of our work….

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And thank you again to all the volunteers from BSkyB for their hard work!

It’s all melted away now, but for a few days Art in the Park and Burgess Park were a beautiful winter wonderland!
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We had a lovely view of the frosty park from our studios.
2We covered up our heart garden plants – hope they’re ok under there! (And we’re very thankful for our greenhouses and polytunnels!)
3Looks like we had a furry visitor in the snow…. Maybe the fox is back!
4Some very chilly herbs.
5Burgess Park looking very pretty in the snow.
6And despite the snow, the first signs of spring are starting to peek through!

The Roots is an exciting new project from Southwark Pensioners Centre. The project, which began this summer, tells the story of Walworth Road based G. Baldwin & Co and the customers who have frequented the shop over its long history. Art in the Park has been lucky to be a part of this project, and has run a series of projects to support The Roots.

We have run a series of Gardening Workshops, learning about plants and their uses and exploring the flora of Burgess Park.




And back in July, the Medical Herbalist and the Cuming Museum Youth Panel visited Art in the Park to share some herbal remedies and recipes with young people from Southwark.


We’ll be running another workshop on November 26th. To find out more about this great project, others events they are running and to see more photos from our work with them please visit www.therootsstory.co.uk.

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