It’s that time of year again and as this year’s Peckham Festival continues to be free to attend you’ve got no excuses. Catch some old faces and some most definitely new, although it will still be a celebration of ‘creative and cultural Peckham’; promoting SE15 as a hub of importance.

Copeland Park will again be abuzz with performances, live music, exhibitions, open studios and creative workshops. It welcomes local artist Alix Bizet and Harris Girls Academy to Copeland Gallery with a live art experience exploring the profound importance of afro hair to black identity.

The gargantuan warehouse Unit 8 will be a community hub where you meet local action groups, learn how to print, sew, draw, juggle, box, play games or settle back and watch shorts by local filmmakers, collaborate with creative group Rye Here Rye Now or screen-print your very own Peckham Festival tote or t-shirt with 3rd Rail Print Space.


The festival Main Stage ‘Social Presents’ plays host to some big local talent such as Chisara, Don’t Problem, Honey Hahs, Wu-Lu, MC Pinty, Jadasea, Al Dobson Jr and there will be stalls serving Caribbean, Asian, European and traditional British tuck at Holdrons Food Yard.

If you don’t want to party, get an early night then join the Peckham Festival Fun Run at Peckham Rye Park on Sunday morning (sign up on the Peckham Festival website). Peckhamplex Place will also be transformed on Sunday – all we can say is prepare to be serenaded by local choirs and pop-up performances by Movement Factory.

Do ensure you get to as many of the Open Studios and take in ceramicists tucked in the railway arches of Peckham Rye Station, photography galleries, pop up pavilions, and printmakers from across SE15.

This is the festival that takes you on a tour of all that is ‘Made in Peckham’, from the iconic Bussey Building to Blenheim Arches and all the galleries, cafes and homes that reflect the collective effort of local creatives coming together for one pretty special weekend.

Check out the programme of events at Copeland Park, or visit the Peckham Festival website to find out everything that’s happening across Peckham between 14-16th September.

Peckham Festival 2018 | 14-16th September

Peckham Festival returns for 2018. Copeland Park will again be abuzz with performances, live music, exhibitions, open studios and creative workshops.

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