Peckham Residents' Network

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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Play a part in helping Peckham’s creative industries

Message from Peckham Vision 


Artistic & creative enterprises have grown in central Peckham in buildings saved from neglect or demolition by local community action.  A Government Inspector has proposed changes to the PNAAP (Peckham & Nunhead Area Action Plan) to strengthen the protection of places for artistic and creative enterprises behind the recent media publicity of Peckham as the latest ‘creative hotspot’. See below for more information. If you would like to support these changes, and would like to play a part in helping Peckham’s creative industries to grow and thrive, here is an opportunity to do so.  Read more of this post


Opera at the Bussey building

From The Bussey building facebook: Review in the Sunday Express 22nd December 2013: Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Opera in Space at the Bussey Building, Peckham SE15

Opera is springing up in unlikely places, the latest being a Victorian former cricket bat factory, known as the Bussey Building, tucked away down an alley off Rye Lane in Peckham. Saved by Peckham Vision from demolition in 2009, it is now a home for the performing arts. Opera in Space makes the most of the three spacious floors with an immersive production by Richard Pyros of Humperdinck’s creepy classic Hansel and Gretel, its score adapted to piano, clarinet and cello.  Read more of this post

16-18 December community pop-up & town centre exhibition

First reports from the Peckham Vision pop-up: Fantastic attendance all day Monday from 11am – 9pm: engaged locals found their way to us at our pop up exhibition behind the station about Peckham town centre. It’s rewarding when our community engages in our neighbourhood’s future and we empower ourselves through information. Lots of people dropped-in for the pop up talk and discussion at 7pm. And this was on a mid December cold and very wet evening! We had a lively discussion about regeneration and gentrification and found a shared concern and aspiration about the spirit of our town Peckham.

community pop-up 16-18 December 2013

community pop-up 16-18 December 2013

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community pop-up: Mon 16, Tues 17, Wed 18

Message from Peckham Vision
Drop in during the day, on your way home, on the way to the station, or if you are in Rye Lane. Or come anyway! Through the arch in Blenheim Grove into the area behind the station and behind Bar Story. Follow the signs. For two and half days, next Mon, Tues, Wed, you can visit Peckham Vision in the heart of Peckham town centre. We will be open morning, afternoon, and evening Mon & Tues, and on Wed morning. So hope this enables those to come, who can’t get to the usual meeting times.
* pop-up community meetings at 7pm Monday & Tuesday, talks & discussion:
MON 7pm  – Peckham regeneration & gentrification, what’s the link and what’s the effect, with Eileen Conn.
TUES 7pm – Peckham Rye Station & Holdron’s store, latest historical findings with Benedict O’Looney.
PV Community Pop Up Poster

Community pop-up 16-18 Dec

From Peckham Vision Facebook: Come & meet us in our Peckham Vision community pop-up @ Peckham Springs 16th-18th December. Mon+Tues 11am-2pm, 4pm-9pm. Wed 10am-1pm. For details see poster. In the Arches under platforms 3+4 entrance Blenheim Gv.
Can you spare a couple of hours of yr. time to help at this exciting new venture? If so, you will take part in an enjoyable Peckham social experience, and learn interesting important things about Peckham’s past, present and future. If you would like to help please email for more details.

PV Community Pop Up Poster

16-18 Dec drop-in to Peckham Vision pop-up @PeckhamSprings

Message from Peckham Vision via PRN email
Come and visit, drop-in, have a coffee, tea or juice and light snack, find other locals keen to talk about Peckham town centre and other issues
Peckham Vision @PeckhamSprings
community pop-up, behind Bar Story, off Blenheim Grove
16th & 17th: 11am – 2pm, 4pm – 9pm
18th: 10am – 1pm
Can you spare a couple of hours of yr. time to help at this exciting new venture? If so, you will take part in an enjoyable Peckham social experience, and learn interesting important things about Peckham’s past, present and future. Please reply to this email if you can help, or want more information.  Read more of this post

Station Gateway consultation 30 Nov 2013

from Peckham Vision Facebook:  The consultation boards from Saturday’s event in the Old Waiting Room (see photo) are now up on the architects’ blog: . It also has the official Feedback Form there for comments (which was used also on Saturday). The deadline for comments is this coming SATURDAY 7th December. see the boards there Perhaps the key one is Board 4 which identifies the significant questions about the architects’ thoughts for redevelopment of the Network Rail site all around the station. These would require as expected the removal of the buildings in front to create the new square. But they also extend to the buildings alongside in Holly Grove and Blenheim Grove and behind the station. These buildings currently accommodate in Holly Grove the newly opened Hannah Barry Gallery, and in Blenheim Grove The Sunday Painter, Peckham Refreshment Rooms, Bar Story, Peckham Springs and the soon to open microbrewery. Do they really need to be demolished when they are regenerating the area themselves in the existing buildings? These and some of the other points to think about in all this are on the short briefing note we produced for visitors to the consultation here:

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