Kennington Park events & walks

Saturday 6th October 2pm: As part of Lambeth’s Black History Month, a walk organised by the Kennington Chartist Project. It is entitled “Cuffay, Keyworth and the Common, Carole Wright’s Lambeth Walk”. The meeting place is outside St Mark’s Church opposite Oval Tube Station. FREE

Saturday 13th October 2pm: As part of Lambeth’s Black History Month, a walk on Kennington’s Black History. Meeting point the junction of Manor Place and Walworth Road (by McDonalds,198/200 Walworth Rd, SE17 1JJ). It will be led by local historian S I (Steve) Martin and Marietta from the Friends of Kennington Park. The walk will look at Kennington’s black history links including William Davidson (Jamaican born Cato Street Conspirator); William Cuffay (son of a black sailor and leading Chartist); Robert Wedderburn (radical preacher and anti-slavery campaigner); Mary Seacole and Bob Marley as well as the role of Kennington Park and St Mark’s Church as sites of protest and political and religious meetings”. FREE

Sunday 21st October – celebration of Kennington Park becoming one of Lambeth’s three “Centenary Fields” to mark the centenary of the First World War.  Details to be confirmed.

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