At Camberwell & Peckham Labour Party we organise and host a full calendar of events throughout the year; from film screenings, to member picnics, political education events, Women’s Forum events, campaigning, expert guest speakers, fundraising socials and of-course our key monthly branch and constituency meetings. Far too many to list here!
There are three great ways to find out what’s going on and get involved:
1. Go to this link on our constituency Facebook page for a complete list of every event we have coming up. Click “Going” or “Interested” on any event for up to the minute updates and reminders. With the exception of member only meetings, please feel free to share events with friends, family, neighbours, your union or society, colleagues… let’s work together to get the Labour Party’s message of hope and a future #ForTheMany out to everyone!
2. Take a look at our constituency meeting calendar here. We have regular, monthly branch and constituency meetings with the exception of August summer break and December where our constituency meeting is replaced by our annual festive season celebration.
3. Go to the Labour Party’s flexible, easy-to-use events finder below to search for events and online training in your preferred location.
Here are Some of Our Past Events
Camberwell & Peckham Labour Christmas Party – Thursday 6 December 2018
We are very excited to announce that @EmilyThornberry MP will be joining us as our special guest speaker at our end-of-year festive celebration on Thursday 6th December 2018 (from 7pm). All Camberwell and Peckham Labour Party members welcomed warmly!
Venue: Peckham Liberal Club, 24 Elm Grove, London SE15 5DE.
Tickets from £5 to£25 can be booked here.
Youth on youth violence meeting – Saturday 3 November 2018 (1pm to 3pm)
An important community meeting is taking place in Southwark on the youth on youth violence that is blighting our communities. I hope you will attend, take part in the discussions and give your support.
Youth on youth violence is a crime that has tragically claimed the lives of many people in London, particularly young Black men. According to the Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime, Southwark is the second highest borough in the capital for knife crime, with 805 incidents taking place in the last twelve months – some of these have been murders. A disproportionate number of these have happened in Camberwell and Peckham. This meeting is therefore long overdue. It brings together former gang members, parents of victims, police, politicians and members of the public to debate the issue and try to find solutions.
The event is supported by Southwark Momentum, the Camberwell and Peckham Constituency Labour Party and UK charity the Citizen Journalism Educational Trust.
Confirmed speakers are: Metropolitan Police Borough Commander Simon Messinger, Deputy Director at the Ministry of Justice Catherine Hinwood who looks after policy and support services for victims of crime, Mothers Against Violence founder Patsy Mckie and former gang member and consultant for Gangsline (a non-profit group that supports young people involved in gangs) Sephton Henry.
Venue: the Nunhead Community Centre, 5 Nunhead Green, Nunhead, London SE15 3QQ.
All Women Forum | Workshop | Saturday 27 October 2018
Our Women’s Officer, Izzy Niven, is setting up a Women’s Forum for our Camberwell & Peckham Labour Party women members and she needs you to tell her what you want it to look like.
This workshop is for all our women members to come together and scope what a supportive, empowering, and democratic Women’s Forum for Camberwell & Peckham Labour Party will look like. All women members of Camberwell & Peckham Labour Party are invited.
All Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) are entitled to set up a Women’s Forum, with all women members within the constituency automatically joined. A Women’s Forum is an excellent vehicle for self-organisation, it can decide when and how to meet, fundraise, define it’s own campaigning and training priorities and elect two delegates to the CLP General Committee (GC).
Children are welcome to this workshop too. We will have a ‘kids-corner’ set up with toys and activities to keep them entertained. FREE event. Book your place here via Eventbrite.
McStrike Building the Power of Local Fast Food Workers | Training | Wednesday 24 October 2018
A FREE training session for Camberwell & Peckham Labour Party members in trade union organising led by Gareth Lane from the McStrike Campaign.
Over the the last 18 months the Bakers Food & Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) have gained huge momentum and profile in their fight for better pay and conditions for UK fast food workers. Find out more about the McStrike campaign here.
In this session we will map links between our CLP members, unions and local fast food and restaurant chains – such as Weatherspoons, KFC and McDonalds – and discuss ways to support workers in those branches to unionise.
All members are welcome, especially if you have no prior experience of union organising. We’re prioritising places for our Youth and BAME members. Email our constituency TULO Officer Alice Martin at email@example.com to reserve your FREE training place.
18.30 – 20.30 Wednesday 24th October
48 Camberwell Green Camberwell SE5 8TR
Public Meeting on the New Southwark Plan – Saturday 20 October 2018
Councillors Jack Buck and Martin Seaton are hosting a public meeting to gather residents’ views on the draft of the New Southwark Plan, the planning policy document which will govern all applications in the London Borough of Southwark for years to come.
Speakers include Cllr Martin Seaton (Councillor for North Walworth ward and chair of Southwark’s main planning committee), Cllr Johnson Situ (Councillor for Peckham Ward and Cabinet Member for Growth, Development and Planning), Dawn Foster (Journalist and Housing Commentator writing as a staff writer for Tribune Magazine and as a columnist for the Guardian) and a guest speak to be confirmed from Islington Council.
Campaigning for a Labour Victory in Wimbledon – Saturday 20 October 2018
Members from Camberwell & Peckham will be out on the campaign trail in Wimbledon on Saturday 20 October. Labour’s PPC for Wimbledon is Jackie Schneider. At the 2017 General Election, the Labour vote in Wimbledon rose by over 45% in a seat previously deemed unwinnable. If we are to form a majority next time it is the kind of seat we have to win. Jackie is a fantastic local trade unionist who has already kicked off an energetic campaign. However, she needs all the support she can get to maintain momentum and ensure a Labour gain whenever the time comes.
We’ll be meeting at Peckham Rye station at 10.10 for a 10.18 train.
For full details, see the Facebook event here.
For further information, contact our Vice-Chair, Campaigns, Jack Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on 07983 476831.
Borough-wide Campaigning Weekend – Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2018
Campaigners from across Southwark will be out in Rye Lane ward this weekend. Sessions commence at 11am & 2pm on both days, assembling at 53 Chadwick Road, London SE15 4RA. There will also be a 10am session on Friday 12 October from the same address.
A women-only campaign team will assemble at 11am at the meeting point on Saturday 13 October as well.
Disabled Members & Friends | Coffee Morning | Saturday 6 October 2018
Camberwell & Peckham Labour Party is hosting an informal coffee morning event for our members with disabilities. We also invite those who care for a disabled person and any friends/members who are interested in exploring the issues that the Labour Party should be pursuing and advancing on behalf of those with disabilities, both locally and nationally.
Our constituency Disability Officers Dora Dixon Fyle and Chris Norris look forward to meeting you. The venue is fully accessible for those in wheelchairs. This is a FREE event. Further venue details here.
11.00 – 12.30 Saturday 6th October
The Peckham Pelican
92 Peckham Road London SE15 5PY
Labour National Campaign Action Day | Campaigning | Saturday 29 September 2018
Our Camberwell & Peckham Labour Party officers, members and councillors will be joining 1000’s of members across the country for the National Labour Campaign Action Day on Saturday 29 September.
We will be on Camberwell Green from 11 AM to 1.00 PM speaking with our local community to listen to the issues that matter to the people we meet and to deliver Labour’s message of transformative change For The Many. We will also be encouraging local people to join Labour’s people-powered movement. We hope to have our lovely new red gazebo out too. All Camberwell & Peckham Labour members are welcome to join us and help spread our message.
11.00 – 13.00 Saturday 29th September
Entrance to the Green on Camberwell Church Street near the farmers market
Annual Borough Conference | Conference | Saturday 15 September 2018
The Southwark Labour Party councillors hold an annual Borough Conference. This year’s 11th conference will be on Saturday 15th September. The special guest speaker is Kier Starmer MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. There will be a series of workshop sessions on a wide range of issues from housing to education and migration and opportunities to participate.
Come and meet other local Labour Party members, hear from our guest speaker, Keir Starmer MP and discuss the big policy issues of the day with Southwark’s three MPs, our councillors and invited guest speakers.
The conference is open to all Labour Party members in Southwark for a nominal fee. Tickets range between £5 – £15. Click here for Borough Conference tickets. This year’s Borough Conference will be held in the Ark All Saints Academy, 140 Wyndham Rd, Camberwell, London, SE5 0UB. This location is well placed for public transport; the closest tube station is Oval, and is also served by the 36, 185, 436 and P5 buses.
Women’s Campaigning Session | Campaigning | Saturday 8 September 2018
All Camberwell & Peckham Labour Party women members are invited to join us for our first all-women campaigning session. We will be meeting on Saturday 8th September, at 10:30am, outside the Northern Line entrance to Elephant and Castle Tube Station.
We will be speaking to residents in St George’s Ward, as part of the Borough-wide Campaign Weekend. All women are welcome. If you’ve never campaigned before there will be lots of experienced women campaigners there to support you and a show you the ropes.
Campaigning outside of an election campaign gives us the opportunity to speak to local people about the issues that most matter to them and support our Southwark Labour Councillors to best represent our communities.
If you have any questions at all about the session, or the support we can provide women to be active campaigning members, contact our Women’s Officer, Izzie Niven at email@example.com.
NHS Celebration Picnic | Social Event |Sunday 2 September 2018
To celebrate the year of the 70th birthday of the creation of the NHS by the Clement Attlee Labour Government in 1948 together with and the 105th year of our own Kings College Hospital, we are having a free, community picnic.
All welcome! The weather outlook is glorious sunshine and 24 degrees. Bring family, friends, children a rug and a picnic.
12 PM – 4 PM Sunday 2nd September, Burgess Park. Enter near the tennis courts. Look for our red gazebo. Click here for full event details. For any further information, contact Kim Boome, our constituency Fundraising & Events Officer.