Two forthcoming celebrations have inspired a new publication entitled Women And Southwark Park by Pat Kingwell. This year sees the 150th anniversary of the opening of the park and to coincide with International Women’s Day, Pat, a founder member of the newly-formed Southwark Park Association, has produced this small and very readable booklet.

It covers a wide cross-section of women, some famous, but many more who are unknown or long forgotten. There are writers; poets; artists; musicians; entertainers; sportswomen and campaigners to name just a few.

The booklet will be launched at Deli Felice, 40 Albion Street, SE16 on Friday March 8th between 3-6pm. It will not be on general sale but for a donation of £5 or more you will receive a book and a complimentary drink.