Camden Alive is a programme of arts and cultural events that celebrates the people of Camden. Sharing our diverse heritage through creativity, Camden Alive will capture the sights, sounds and spirit of the borough and what it means to live and work in Camden. Through music, dance, food, fashion, gardening, performance and visual art the stories of our neighbourhoods will unfold and be showcased by the creation of the virtual Camden People’s Museum. Click here to find out more.
Swiss Cottage Open Open 2019: Collaborate
This year, the Camden summer exhibition will mark an exciting reimagining of the Open Open exhibition of previous years and will form part of the Camden Alive project, exploring themes of working together, sharing ideas and collaborating. The Camden Alive Open 2019 invites artists of all types to collaborate with each other to make new work that celebrates ideas, experiences and personal stories. Collaboration can involve a wide array of forms, approaches and results and we welcome submissions from visual artists, wordsmiths and performers.
COMMUNITY FESTVALS 2019 - 20
Camden Council has announced the Community Festival Grant recipients for 2019-20. This year over 48 community festivals received financial support from the Council to the sum of £35,000. The grants were awarded by the Council following submissions from organisers and judging by an independent panel supported by Voluntary Action Camden.
Camden is...culture with every step
Come and explore the wondrous cultural offer in Camden through this new film by filmmakers James and James, as they wander through the the borough and all it has to offer.
What is Camden?
This film, by directing duo James & James - comprising of film makers James Coyle and Jamie McCormack, is their homage to the borough of Camden. Jamie McCormack grew up in Queen’s Park, went to school in Cricklewood and spent many a teenage near-nefarious night out on the streets of Camden - primarily Camden Town, Belsize Park and Kentish town. In all that time he never realised just how big and varied the borough of Camden is- and when we found out we wanted to make a film that explored it properly - a paean to the borough that was home to so many memories.
Explore Camden's Famous Neigbourhoods