London Agenda: Peckham Festival

Saturday 08 September through Sunday 11 September 2016

Peckham E15, various venues

London Agenda is back after a short summer break, turning the spotlights on the first edition of the Peckham Art Festival celebrating the most creative scene in South London.


Planton movil by Lucia Monge at Bosse&Baum, photo by Damian Griffiths

Planton movil by Lucia Monge at Bosse&Baum, photo by Damian Griffiths


Peckham Festival, produced by the folks behind Copeland Park and the Bussey Building, and sponsored by Southwark Council and The Acorn Group, with additional support from Peckhamplex, will showcase the best art, culture and entrepreneurialism in the area with Open Studios, Open Factories and an eclectic array of events taking place across Peckham.

This event will be an amazing opportunity to see the beating heart and soul of creativity in Peckham. We’ve put together a vibrant and diverse programme that reflects our community and will make a brilliant day out for young and old – there really will be something for everyone.

– words by Sydney Thornbury, Festival Director


During the Festival all the imaginative energy of SE15 will be working together to create something inclusive and special. It’s what Peckham does and what this first Peckham Festival is capturing. I get the sense this is something that could grow, and I’m excited to be a part of it.

– words by Craig Jamieson, Director of Peckham Soul


In addition to showcasing local art, the Festival has commissioned a number of artists to work with Rye Lane traders and businesses to create a unique body of work for the event:

- An installation will incorporate beauty supplies in a journey through textures and colours found on Rye Lane by Korean South London artists Myah Chun Grierson and Boyeon Hamilton.

- A mixed media project around a number of food shops will document the owners, their favourite recipes, and encourage the public to get to cooking. By documentary photographer Joseph Fox and graphic designer Lizzie Frost.

- A DIY radio booth will travel up and down Rye Lane to capture the favourite tunes and voices of one of London’s most diverse neighbourhoods. Curated by Tendayi Vine, Bea Wilson, and local DJs.

- A seating sculpture that is the joint effort of artisanal leather artist Emma Evans and the guys at Seabass Cycles as well as screen printing artist Philly Hunt.

- Peckham Voices, an audio project by Gwennie von Einsiedel, will collect interviews to provide an insight into work, love, heritage, and experiences of change in relation to Peckham.


Peckham Festival
Various locations in SE15
Free, no booking required
Full program here


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