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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Are you a musician, performer, artist or craftsperson? 28 June

From Peckham Vision Facebook: Are you a musician, performer, artist or craftsperson?  Friends of Brimmington Park, Asylum Rd, SE15 are looking for local people who would like to participate in their community festival on Saturday 28 June. There is also room for stalls at the event. Perhaps you are a community group who would like to promote their services or fundraiser, a local resident who would like to sell home made goods or bric-a-brac, or a local small business/craftsperson/designer-maker with interesting products to promote. If you are interested in taking part or booking a stall please download a booking form from the website  All bookings to be made before 7th June 2014.  They are looking for more bric-a-brac, crafts, plants, etc stalls but others welcome too. If there is space they will accept those who book after the deadline but ideally for planning purposes the sooner the better for any bookings. There is also opportunity for local performers to showcase their work and contribute to the general relaxed ‘vibe’ of the Festival.


orchestral concerts in Rye Lane Multi Storey Car Park 2014

From Peckham Vision Facebook: Just announced: five orchestral concerts in Rye Lane Multi Storey Car Park this Summer!

20 June new Whitley piece for children’s choir and orchestra, 21 June Sibelius 5th Symphony, 26 July Shostakovich Cello Concerto with Matthew Barley. 20 + 23 Aug Andriessen De Staat. All tickets £5 on sale now from  /  multistoryorguk/posts/654332881300245

Film: Peckham Rye Station redevelopment 30 May 2014 7pm

Film about Peckham Rye station redevelopment on Friday 30th May 7pm at Cinema6, Unit 6, Bellenden Road Business Centre, SE15 4RF entrance from Lyndhurst Way near the railway bridge. A double bill with two local films:

* The film Bleacher on the Rye (working title) is a documentary about the regeneration of Peckham Rye Station and the surrounding area by the independent, activist production company Spectacle. The film pays close attention to the way the wider dynamics of gentrification are hostile to existing communities, businesses and the diverse cultures of a particular neighbourhood.

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Co-Imagine Peckham Rye Station Redevelopment Wed 28th May 6pm-10pm

From Peckham Vision Facebook: Co-Imagine Peckham Rye Station Redevelopment tomorrow Wednesday 28th May 6pm-10pm in the CLF Art Café Bussey Building: a special drop-in exhibition from 6pm, and open forum panel discussion, and film screening, starting 7.30pm, arranged by local Katy Hawkins. This event is to stimulate imaginations about the Station Gateway redevelopment to help prepare for the Co-Design process the Council is arranging. Katy invites everyone to “Come and share your vision”. This is an event not to be missed if you are in Peckham on Wednesday evening. For further information:  We are expecting to hear any day now, from the Council, who has been appointed to arrange the Co-Design consultation and what it will consist of.

communities opposing gentrification handbook

From Peckham Vision facebook:  New publication – ‘Staying Put: An Anti-gentrification Handbook for Council Estates in London: Challenging the “New Urban Renewal’. This is a ”handbook designed to help local communities faced with the gentrification of their council estate. It explains what gentrification is, how communities can resist it and the alternatives to demolition and displacement. It contains ideas, stories and resources gathered from the experiences of tenants, leaseholders and the wider community organising around council estates in London.”  More info:   Publication launch on Thursday 12 June 2014, at 6.30pm in Room 2.26, School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London (Mile End Campus: ).   All welcome, but if you plan to go email:


Sat 7 June Peckham Vision in Holly Grove

Peckham Vision’s stall & mobile exhibition will be in Holly Grove on Sat 7th June as part of the Pocket Places event (see below). Volunteers to help on the stall will be very welcome. It’s a great way to learn more, and help the community get well briefed on developments in Rye Lane. Please email if you can offer a couple of hours on the rota. From Hannah Padgett, Pocket Places project:
“We’re very excited to be able to share the programme for the Pocket Places Peckham Spaces event along Rye Lane on SATURDAY 7th June. We are so lucky to have so many local acts, chefs, artists, proprietors, community groups, and performers taking part. It’s going to be a really great day.  All of this entertainment is going to be held against a backdrop of transformed Pocket Places. In Moncrieff Place Rye Lane Orchard takes pride of place courtesy of What If: Projects, in Choumert Car Park the temporary bandstand will shine thanks to Patrick King, in Bournemouth Close Gourmandizing have created beauty where there was none and in Holly Grove residents will be testing big changes to the park. We’ll be gathering your feedback on these and many more trials on the day and for the weeks following. We can’t wait to see you there!”



art, artists & gentrifcation 14 May 2014

From Peckham Vision Facebook: Six students from local Camberwell College of Art put on an enterprising and innovative event in the Peckham Liberal Club last week. They exhibited their art work depicting in various ways their perceptions of the ‘state of current art practice and its relationship to wide ranging socio-political issues affecting society today’. This was followed by a question style panel debate chaired by Scott Pattinson one of the students and comprising Amelia Womack from the Green Party, Eileen Conn from Peckham Vision, Steven Ball co-author of the film documentary Concrete Heart Land about the devastating social impact of regeneration at the Elephant & Castle (, and Shelly Asquith, UAL Student Union President. This stimulated a good discussion about the impact of corporatism, large redevelopment schemes, the role of art and artists and the current state of the world. This led to a number of observations about the way it separates us from the living nature of existence in several ways. There was a very receptive audience who wanted more: “… a truly great evening – wish it could have been around for longer so that more Peckham residents could have seen it – fantastic work everyone – BRAVO!!!” There was also very welcome enthusiasm from the students to become more involved in local matters. We have agreed to collaborate with the students on follow up events.

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2-7 June exhibition and talks abt learner-creators

An exhibition celebrating the power of Adult Learning to transform lives at the Thomas Calton Centre, Alpha Street, off Choumert Rd, London. Press release from the Centre:  Monday 2nd – Saturday 7th June 2014. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Sat 10am-4pm. Special viewing 6-9pm on Monday 2nd June with free refreshments.  Charmaine Brown who is a local historian and former Thomas Calton tutor will give a talk at 7.30pm on Monday evening.  You are welcome to come & meet the learner-creators for a question and answer session on Weds 4th June at 8.15pm.   *Create* is a free, week-long celebration of the learning communities within the Thomas Calton Centre. It is an opportunity for you to see the variety of work produced in Southwark Adult Learning Classes. Featuring African dressmaking, ceramics, painting and sculptural woodcarving, there will be finished artifacts, accounts of work-in-progress and classes will be open to prospective learners. There will also be displays and moving testimonies of the immense value of courses such as English for speakers of other languages (ESOL),computing courses for employability and functional skills such as maths and literacy for jobseekers.

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Goose Green fair 11 May 2014

Great day as usual last Sunday at Goose Green Fair. The weather was cold but the rain kept away and there was lots of interest and fun and food! The five hours sped past as several of us were busy all day talking with our visitors. The PV mobile exhibition always is well attended and now there are several interesting things to buy on the stall. See photos!

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Vote for democracy 22 May 2014

Message from Peckham Vision: Local Council elections in London and European Parliament elections are on 22nd May. Join the Vote – Keep our democracy alive! Make sure you vote! It was a long hard struggle to win the right to vote. In many parts of the world, some still can’t vote and some die for it.  So it is really important to vote to keep our democracy alive. Let’s all vote for democracy!  A national campaign run by ’38 Degrees’ has been supporting us all to help our neighbours to get on to the election register to make sure they can vote in the upcoming elections for local councils (in London) and in the European elections on 22 May. Now we need to encourage people to use their vote. If they don’t want to support any of the candidates or parties, explain they can vote ‘none of them’ by writing that on the ballot paper. These will be counted as spoilt papers so won’t be wasted. See leaflet here to give to your friends and neighbours:  leaflet v3 election.   Help revive our democracy, encourage people to use their vote even if they vote ‘none of them’.