Peckham Residents' Network

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Monthly Archives: April 2008

29 Apr-6 May: new Hannah Barry Gallery 133 Rye Lane

This information below about a new gallery, beside the Bussey building in the heart of Peckham town centre, is circulated by the Peckham Residents Network.
The new Hannah Barry Gallery
Warehouse 9i, next to the Bussey Building
133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15
Tuesday 29 April 6 – 8 pm – celebrating the opening of
DAY DREAM RECEIVER, Eleven Paintings by Christopher Green.
The exhibition will run daily 1 – 7 pm until Tuesday 6 May 2008.
directions to the gallery:
further information – Hannah Barry <>
To stand still after all that chatter,
and pick out one particular thing

Christopher Green looks intensely at the colour, form and texture that can be found in the world. Working in this way he is acutely sensitive to bright colours and the shades between them, the way light falls and the shapes it makes and the way things feel when touched. He combines his everyday experiences of objects – a shelf, a window, a lamp, a canvas – and the world around him – the sea, the beach, the sky, plants and their growth – with the mysterious activity of the waking and sleeping imagination. Conscious images are used in surprising and incongruous ways – a canvas is in the sea, plants grow from a shelf. From this he is able to make pictures in which real and imagined things cannot be separated. In this way he makes paintings that have a life that is entirely their own.
The paintings in this exhibition are restrained and rigorous but absolutely complete: the shelf is full, the plants have grown, the blind is lowered. They make us aware of the importance of the artist’s life in his studio – that significant room of one’s own – and the powers of precise observation, intense concentration, surrender and liberation necessary for works of art to be made.


15 May 7pm Warwick Park Gardens

from Friends of Warwick Park Gardens

Friends of Warwick Park Gardens at the Villa Nursery at the top of the park, Azenby Rd endentrance also from Lyndhurst Way and walk through the Park. free tea, coffee, and home made cakes!Everyone very welcome!
WE ALL NEED GOOD FRIENDS … And your park does too!
The Friends of Warwick Gardens are committed to improving the park for everyone to enjoy- but we urgently need new members. Please join us. It’s free and your support (however small) will make a BIG difference. It’s also a great way to get to know more local people.
Join us at our next meeting;
AT THE VILLA NURSERY (at the top of the park)
* MEET Community Wardens, Young People advisor and Susan Jones, your local councillor.
* FIND OUT how we can make the park more fun for everyone including young people.
* SEE our plans for exciting new play equipment.
* TELL US your ideas by sharing your thoughts and wishes.

Seeking People to Perform

Are you a local bus user and interested in drama? You will be interested in some local drama workshops – see information below. Contact Marie at email:
This information is circulated by the Peckham Residents Network
What’s a London bus? Transport from A to B? Something to get stuck behind?  
We are looking to find real stories regarding what goes on aboard a London bus, we want to discover the pride, the preconceptions, the fears and the fantasies of its passengers.
Ever wondered who that person is who sits in front of you every day? This could be your chance to find out!
Whether you want to just come for a chat and share your stories or perform with us at the Unicorn Theatre in June, we want to hear from you.
subject2change Theatre Company are looking for Southwark residents to take part in free drama workshops.
Come help set the wheels in motion and turn your journey into a theatrical treat! If you are interested, please reply to
Yours faithfully,
Marie Vickers
Community Liaison Officer
subject2change Theatre Company

LINks is coming – Your borough NEEDS YOU

See below for a message from Southwark Council. Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested. This information is circulated by the Peckham Residents Network
LINks is coming – Your borough NEEDS YOU
To hear more of this service a public meeting is being held to discuss the
Interim Arrangements at
Southwark Town Hall
35 Peckham Road
To book your place and/or free transport if required,
call 020 7525 7495
A new way to make sure that people have a say in their health services has arrived!
It’s called a Local Involvement Network (LINk) and will be an independent voice used to improve health and social care services.
Every local authority area will have one. We are looking for local volunteers to put themselves forward to be members of a Steering Group and also a wider forum which will be the driving force in creating a LINk that works for Southwark.
If you have a keen interest in making these services better in Southwark and the time, commitment and energy to make a difference, for more information please contact Paul Bruce 020 7525 7495 (text-line 07944 754 826) Expressions of interest are welcome from all sectors of the community.

Peckham Area Action Plan (PAAP)

The long awaited Peckham Area Action Plan (PAAP) consultations by the Council have just started.

  • Would you like to join the growing PAAP-Group email list of people who would like to be kept informed or do you have any queries? Just email to let us know.
  • In the meantime, see below for some preliminary information.

The next deadline for comments is 25 April.


For briefing from Peckham Vision and the Peckham Society on some town centre issues please see:
Alternative Vision for Rye Lane Central

Council’s Plans

Historic Peckham
The Council are asking for comments by 25 April on their vision paper ‘Future Peckham’. See here: Future Peckham
Some key issues that will be covered and/or raised include:
1. town centre retail quality, and future of commerce & employment
2. car parking facilities & traffic flows
3. station improvements, including Peckham Rye station piazza
4. tram route
5. future of site between 133 Rye Lane-Brayards Rd-Consort Rd (63P/71P):
– impact of planning blight from the tram depot designation
– alternative opportunities for the site
6. Town Centre Conservation Area