Explore Peckham with these Free Events

It’s always amazing to see how proud Peckhamites are of SE15…

We were blown away when tickets for our launch event: Peckham Streets, sold out in 24 hours, and the response to the Peckham Peculiar Evening Architecture Tour with Benedict O’Looney was an instant hit! So much so , even a second scheduled walk sold out!

If you missed out on tickets to either of these great events, do not worry: the fun absolutely doesn’t end there, because we’re here to tell you that we have a number of incredible events over the weekend which you can still book onto, and, to make things even easier we’ve listed a selection below so you can book your spot straight away to avoid any disappointment!

Peckham Sound Map – with Peckham Soul

From the SE15 recording home of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, too venues playing host to Desmond Dekker, Alton Ellis and I Roy, to formative gigs by Joe Strummer, Ian Dury, Elvis Costello and The Who – Peckham and South-East London’s rich musical history is often obscured by the prestige given to North of the river. But from his original ‘Peckham Sound Map’ print, designer Craig Jamieson takes you on a guided journey, uncovering Peckham’s unique and diverse musical legacy.
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How to Approach Drawing a Portrait with Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson has been documenting Peckham life through his paintings for a number of years. His well renowned work captures the essence of Peckham beautifully, and often depicts the people who live, work and play here. Mark Pearson’s workshop asks the question: How does the novice or experienced artist tackle the portrait? Mark will initially show by example how this can be achieved stage by stage. Then the participants will join a small group and working in either charcoal or pencil they will produce their own drawing. Mark will guide the process, teaching the size relationship of the features and the way the light falls on the face to obtain a resemblance of the subject.
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Big Sketch in with Benedict O’Looney

If you missed the chance to attend Benedict O’Looney’s Evening Architecture walk, you still have the chance to enjoy a workshop with this engaging and passionate architect. Join him for an afternoon of townscape sketching where you will draw, explore and learn about Peckham’s finest buildings. You will explore pen and ink techniques, hatching and perspective drawing, culminating in a panoramic drawing from the roof of the multi-storey car park. No experience necessary, just an interest in drawing (and Peckham!). This is a drop in session: meeting at Copeland Gallery however if you want to book ahead, click on the link below.
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The Value of Design: Global | Local, Footprint Xchange

If you are interested in the creative industries then this talk is for you! Footprint design and build structures for theatre, film, events and more. From design to prop making, these guys know how to build beautiful sets that appeal to some of the best in the industry. Footprint Xchange is a series of events exploring future thinking within innovative design. Their Peckham Festival event will feature guest speakers Remi Rough, Peckham based, world renound Muralist and Gallery Artist, and Verity Treadwell and Simon Casey from Merlin Entertainments, Europe’s largest producer of Customer Experiences including Thorpe Park and Madam Tussaud’s, they will immerse, share, and debate the latest innovations, challenges, and opportunities for the creative industry, with the theme Global / Local.
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Health & Fitness

Yoga for beginners with Yogarise

Join Yogarise for a beginners session on the Bussey Building Roof! Yoga is a transformation practice that encourages the union of mind, body and spirit. It helps us to tune in to our body’s needs, rewarding us with a whole host of health benefits both mental and physical. As well as increased flexibility, strength and balance (and a toned, honed yoga bod!), it can also help with poor digestion, insomnia, anxiety, asthma, arthritis… all sorts. With all these serious health benefits, you would think it’s a serious practice, but Yogarise believe life is for living and having fun is part of that – So why not try it out and join the growing community of Peckham yogis and yoginis.
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Beginners Pilates with Southwark Adult Learning

Pilates is a great way to stay in shape, specifically for the key fitness areas of strength, stability, and suppleness (flexibility). So why not try out this taster 45min class on the roof of the Iconic Bussey Building with Southwark Adult Learning.
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B​eginners Zumba with Southwark Adult Learning

If you’re looking for a workout that’s also a lot of fun, then Zumba is for you! Come along and experience a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome…all on the Bussey Roof with Southwark Adult Learning!
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