Saturday, August 01, 2009


Tomorrow - the Carnaval del Pueblo and the pre-festival procession from the Elephant & Castle down the Walworth Road is a true secret spectacle of south London. The official website is here:

Some photos of last years procession and fortune-telling budgies which are here: care of Scott Wood, from SELFs.

SELFs have organised a set of 'weird' walks in London over August, called Straycation, details are below.
Camberwell tonight:

Saturday 1 August 7pm: Camberwell Myth and Magic
Join Scott Wood on a walk around the mythological sites of Camberwell. There'll be ghosts, folklore, saints and Aleister Crowley's father-in-law. Meet on Camberwell Green, junction of Camberwell Road & Camberwell Church Street.

Map for Camberwell Green:

Wednesday 5 August 7pm: Brockwell Park is waiting in the dark!

Wild West heroes, a cure for impotence, the devil's fruit and deadly mermaids are just part of the cast in this stroll around Brixton's magnificent Brockwell Park. Brockwell Park Gates Herne Hill entrance. Junction Dulwich Road and Norwood Road.

Map for Brockwell Park:

Sunday 9 August 3pm: The Greenwich Mysteries

Jacqueline Woodward-Smith takes a walk around Greenwich Park, and maybe beyond, in search of goddesses and mysteries in the land. Meet at the King William Walk gates in Greenwich.

Map for Greenwich Park:

Thursday 13 August 7pm: The Peckham Ghost Trail

Follow the trail of the infamous Peckham Ghost with SELFS host Scott Wood, meeting other phantoms of Peckham & Nunhead on the way. Meet Honor Oak Park Station, walk ends Nunhead Green approx 9pm.

Map for Honor Oak Park:\

Sunday 16th August 3pm: A short radical ramble in SE1:
subversive amblings up Blackfriars Road.

A walk from Past Tense: Anarchist plotters, King Mob tumult, ranters, writers, early feminists, physical force chartists and more...
Meet at the Obelisk, St George's Circus, SE1

St George's Circus map:
All walks between 1-2 hours.

Contact for more details.

"We'll try and be brave but walks won't happen if it's pouring with rain please
ring 0795 201 2487 on the day to ensure the walk is happening."

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