Founded in 2016 with a mission to reflect and celebrate the creativity of Peckham,​ ​this year’s festival continues to be free to all to attend. It exists to promote the artists, makers, creators and community groups of Peckham and to forge community connections through the encouragement of local participation.

This year’s festival focuses on Peckham’s thriving local artistic talent, via ‘​Made In Peckham, Artists’ Open  Studios​’. Over 80 artists are exhibiting their work in their own studios on and around Rye Lane; in  Copeland Park & Bussey Building, Peckham Springs, Peckham Levels, the Arches Studios on Blenheim  Grove and in several of the retail spaces on Rye Lane. Alongside this, a group of 20 artists will showcase  their work at the Galleria on Pennack Road by Burgess Park.

Copeland Park will also be filled with performances, screenings, workshops and activities. Highlight events from the three-day festival include:

● a​ Community Hub​ in Unit 2B sponsored by Social​ ​with local action groups, information,  conversations and free art workshops. These include​ Dulwich Picture Gallery​, ​Drawing People Together,​ ‘​Look Up Peckham​’ – a Haru Washi tape community collage workshop on Saturday and Sunday at 1-3pm – from ​Katrina Russell-Adams & Jonathan Lawes​, and an​ Extinction Rebellion  Southwark​ talk at 6pm on Saturday 14th.

● a large scale​ flower installation ​from Lisa King London and London Flower Show

● a street food market​ featuring local food traders

● an art exhibition titled ​Reflecting Peckham II​ at Copeland Gallery.

Super Unison Studios ​in Copeland Park host a free night of music on Friday 13th September from 7pm, featuring the DIY femme punk of ​CHARMPIT​, plus a hand-picked selection of musical treats from the local area.

● an outdoor, bicycle-powered ​film screening ​from ​Electric Pedals​ on Saturday 4th September at 8pm.

● Rooftop bar​ Rye Society​ will be hosting live DJs and street food through the weekend, plus The Gin Den and carnival games on Saturday, and a Deep South theme on Sunday with a live rhythm ‘n’ blues and bluegrass set from Alice and the Percolators 3pm-5pm, and The Bourbon Shack serving Kentucky-inspired cocktails and smoked BBQ.

● Social​ is bringing craft cider and boutique gin bars with face painters, magicians and food from Send Noods, to keep the whole family happy.

● Inside the UK’s first sake brewery, ​Kanpai​, experience how sake is brewed, make your own miso or learn how to serve the perfect cup of matcha tea.

Join The Team

Volunteers are the glue of this community event. We are seeking energetic and dynamic individuals to form part of our Festival Volunteer Team. We need smiley, happy people with local knowledge to support our  production team across a range of events and tasks, and to support set up and set down. If you would like  to volunteer,​ please email ​

Peckham Festival 201913-15th September

People make Peckham, and no more so than the artists, makers and creators of SE15. This year’s Festival aims to showcase the creative talent of Peckham.

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