Remember when everyone used to huddle around a campfire on school trips while someone played the guitar, and you all told stories, and had a singalong?
Well, this is like that, except instead of your PE teacher, the person with the guitar is a celebrated folk musician, and there’s a full bar stocked with home-made wines, ciders, ales, and mead.
It’s run by the Nest Collective (a group of folk who like folk) and their pals Friends Of The Earth. Together they decided to create Campfire Club as a way to reconnect with both nature and other people, through the medium of booze, fire and song.
For a number of weeks throughout the warmer months, they gather around a crackling firepit in one of London’s most beautiful green spaces – everything from the Culpeper community garden in Islington to Lambeth’s Oasis City Farm. Guests are then invited to cosy up quite literally feet away from whichever incredibly talented folk musician has been chosen to play that evening, and clink glasses as they soak up the acoustic rhythms and slowly day fades into night.
Of course this year will be a little different, with social distancing measures in place. However it still promises to be an incredibly cosy and romantic affair. All of the gigs will take place at The Master Shipwright’s House (or garden) in Deptford, with views overlooking the river. As for the artists, you’ll find the line-up below:
8th August – Sam Amidon and Hannah Read
12th August – Kadialy Kouyate and The Hut People
22nd August – Millicent Chapanda and Germa Adan
26th August – Ewan McLennan and Nick Hart
Tickets are just £15, although keep in mind that the series is significantly shorter than usual, so if you’re keen to go book fast. Alternatively there’s also a live stream option for a fiver.
NOTE: Campfire Club is running on various dates throughout August. Tickets cost £15, or £5 to live stream. You can find out more or book here.
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