Peckham Residents' Network

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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Sat 1st December 11am – 4pm Goose Green Winter Fair

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The first Eco Green Fair on Goose Green is
on Saturday 1st December 11am – 4pm.
‘Christmas Shopping the Green Way’

As well as all the traders’ stalls, and lots of interesting things to see and do, there will also be some local environmental groups with stalls. These include:

* the new Friends of Goose Green, which is being launched at the Fair. Do visit and see and contribute to ideas for improving the children’s’ playground, the latest on the vexed matter of the railings, paths and dog free area, and the beginnings of a Goose Green historical archive.

* the Peckham Residents’ Network, a local residents’ communication project. If you want to find out more about the network and local matters including Peckham town centre developments, Peckham Rye station, the tram and tram depot, local planning, Peckham Vision, the Bellenden area & the BRG, and other local things … this is a chance not to miss.

If you visit, do come and say hello.

Peckham Residetns Network


Peckham Literary Festival: 14th – 18th November

Welcome to the first annual Peckham Literary Festival!
14th – 18th November
for details of events visit:
email for further information:

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Peckham. Gangs; council estates; the odd drive-by shooting. Oh, and Del-Boy – let’s not forget Del-Boy.

And then more recently an award-winning upside-down library, and some very fetching rusty bollards. Regeneration.

Hmmm. If that’s what you think, then you’re awfully out of date. The cognoscenti know better (‘cos by definition that’s what cognoscenti do). Peckham really is Britain’s number one creative hotspot, with artists’ colonies breaking out all over the place, heaving with thesps and musicians, and of course writers.

And it is these latter that this festival is all about – from the authors and poets who live in the area currently, to those who have drawn inspiration from the area in some way over the centuries. Actually, it is about any old literature, so long as it is good. It is a celebration of books and words and Peckham, all rolled into one.

What constitutes a festival? Two shops, four days, eight events. We figure that’s enough already – but these things grow, and we are hoping that some of the aforementioned deeply and importantly talented bods living in the area will organise events under the PLF umbrella.

Watch this space. Get in touch. It’s hardly original, but spread the word.