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Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Peckham Experiment Symposium Sat 24th Oct

If you have ever wondered about the famous Peckham Experiment of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, here is your chance to find out.
The Peckham Experiment exhibition runs in Camberwell, Peckham, East Dulwich to 7th November 2009. See for Programme for dates & venues. Information about the Peckham Experiment at the Pioneer Health Foundation website:
And an Invitation to:
The Peckham Experiment Symposium
*Self-organising but with strict parameters*

Saturday 24th October 2009
Free; booking required; to book a place:
– email Tatjana Gretschmann
– Or phone- 020 7514 6302
Please book before 4.00pm Wednesday 21st October 2009
Lunch provided.

10.30-4.30pm Wilson Lecture Hall,
Camberwell College of Arts, Wilson Road, London SE5 8LU.

The Symposium will explore some of the themes of The Peckham Experiment exhibitions and projects, curated by Rachael House and Jo David. The Peckham Experiment exhibition is inspired by the original radical wellbeing and health study of the same name, which ran from 1926-1950. The first part of the exhibition is showing at Camberwell Space at Camberwell College of Art. The second part is at Space Station Sixty-Five. The symposium will become part of The Peckham Experiment publication, to be launched after the exhibition.

Morning session will be chaired by Ben Perry and includes-
Registration from 10.30am.
Lisa Curtice from the Pioneer Health Foundation
Sue Hill from The Peckham Society
Ken Taylor of M2,
Eileen Conn from Peckham Vision
Jini Rawlings film A Pool of Information,
discussion and questions from the floor.

Lunch – a vegetarian sandwich lunch will be provided,
and there will be information about local community and arts organisations.
Afternoon session includes-
Kit Poulson performance We’re too lazy for the future, artists’ panel including Gayle Chong Kwan, Nicholas Cobb, Dean Kenning, Annie Whiles and Jo David, discussion and questions from the floor and a closing session from Gayle Chong Kwan.
The symposium will finish at Camberwell Space with a glass of wine or juice and an opportunity to see part one of The Peckham Experiment exhibition.
We look forward to meeting you.

Space Station Sixty-Five
65 North Cross Road, London SE22 9ET
020 8299 5036


Peckham Society Sun 18th October 3pm

Message from The Peckham Society for their meeting next Sunday
Peckham Society meeting. All welcome.

SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER 3pm-5pm.
Tea & coffee after talk
Goose Green Centre, beside St John’s Church,
Goose Green, East Dulwich Road, SE22
The Theatres, Music Halls and Cinemas of the Old Kent Road.
Talk by Richard Norman. Richard is writing a book on the cinemas of south London. This is one of a quartet of talks. We have previously had Peckham and Camberwell, next year hopefully the Elephant and Castle.

All are welcome. This is a good way to join in The Peckham Society and meet other members and locals keen on local history and the modern day local world we live in.
Future Peckham Society meeting dates for the diary are:
Sunday 21st February 2010 3pm – Recent Archaeology in Southwark
Christopher Constable, Southwark’s archaeologist

Sunday 18th April 2010 – 3pm AGM
3.30pm lecture – John Beasley, author & historian
Origin of names in Peckham and Nunhead

RLSAG Wed 28 October 6.15pm

Please see message below from the Rye Lane & Station Action Group (RLSAG). This is a key meeting for all interested in the future of the station and this part of the town centre.
There will be a meeting of the RLSAG on
5.45pm light buffet & displays
6.15pm – 8.30pm meeting

Please email to say if you can come, so we can get a view of numbers, and give you venue details.
Topics will be:
* reconstructing the station inside
* transforming the square in front and the area behind the station,
* how this fits in central Rye Lane, & the Council’s PNAAP (Peckham Area Action Plan).

Come and hear from Southern Rail’s architect the plans to rebuild the interior of the magnificent Peckham Rye station buildings, to make them accessible while preserving their historic beauty.
This is a really key meeting and we need a good number of local people to come to learn the latest and to take part in the discussion.
So if you are free, please put the date in your diary and let us know you can come.

For a reminder of some of the background visit:

Rye Lane & Station Action Group (RLSAG)