Peckham is building a reputation for its emerging creative culture and abundance of artists in the area. The Southwark Council and The Acorn Group have teamed up with Copeland Park – the people behind the Bussey Building, to create a festival which showcases the best art, culture and entrepreneurialism in the area.
Running from 8th-11th September the festival will see over 70 artists opening up their studios and variety of events happening such as various running workshops, cinema screenings, performances, a food trail and many family activities. The festival aims to be very community based, involving local schools and shopkeepers within many of the projects. This is the first year this festival is running, and the organises have intentions of running it annually.
The festival begins on the Thursday evening with the Electric Pedals pedal-powered cinema, followed by an after-party with a Blues Band at The Nines. On the Friday, there will be a day of Open Studios with a variety of parties happening within selected studios. There will also be a theatre performance at the Copland Gallery and an architectural night walk through Peckham Streets.
Saturday will see many live bands playing throughout the day in Copeland Park with many food stalls and activities. There will also be a variety of talks, workshops, music, films and activities around Rye lane. The festival ends on the Sunday with another day of Open Studios, workshops, family activities and free yoga hosted by the Peckham Lido.
Photo credits from top: Chris Wilson, Jamie Smith, Sara Llyod