★ Meet the 2018 Peckham Festival committee ★
If it’s people that make Peckham, we have asked some of SE15’s cultural icons to join our committee to help us shape the 2018 festival and we cannot wait to see what exciting, innovative and fresh new groups and individuals they bring with them in September.
Meet… Jason Cameron AKA Jay Jay Revlon A QMOC who Vogues who lives in Peckham.
Though dj and teaching, he works within culture and nightlife to bring fresh vibrant nights to LGBT+ community.
He “Plans to bring a better view and support to the LGBT+ community in Peckham, as well as making a stamp for the community of people of colour who live here and have lived here for years to feel included.”
Jason’s Peckham Gem: “Right now? Filishack under Peckham Arch: the food is too good” Instagram:@jayjayrevlon
Meet… Katrina Russell-Adams
…A sixth generation Peckham resident; mother of three and artist.Katrina prints on paper, create moving sculpture and paint on walls. Check out her mural in Copeland Park! Katrina wants to help bring opportunities for those who want to get involved, enthusiasm and continued creativity.
Asking her what her Peckham Gem was, the was “Too many to choose from; The Gowlett, Salas Wraps, Steamer buns, Multi-Story Orchestra & the London roof top view.” Instagram: @katrinaradams
Meet… Leanne Pero
…The Founding Director of The Movement Factory, CEO of Pineapple Dance Studios first dance charity Pineapple Community and all round incredible woman!
What will she be bringing to Peckham Festival 2018? Four words: Local representation, Culture, FUN!
Right now, her cultural gem is Peckham Levels, where she is now based. “It’s a great creative place to be x” Instagram: @themovementfactory @leanneperoofficial
Meet… Nick Vergara
A local DJ/producer with a monthly radio show that focuses on the link between emerging scenes in Africa and South America with European electronic music. Nick has a background of working in community-led development and have experienced first-hand the benefits that local participation and access to culture can bring to an area.
Through celebrating the culture, heritage and everything that’s good about the area, Nick aims to help local residents feel a sense pride about Peckham’s identity.
His Peckham Gem? “Balamii Radio – they programme great Djs and artists throughout the day.” Instagram: @vergararama
Meet… Nicholas Okwulu.
Local resident for over 25 years owner of the TenPoint5ive creative space at Peckham Levels, Runs Pempeople pop up shops Peckham high street, Founder and owner LiveseyExchange / Old Kent road studios. Phew!
He is joining the festival committee to showcase the vibrant community that most people don’t get to see.
Peckham has many gems…too many for Nicholas to name, but it is likely to centre around food and drinks! Instagram: @Pempeople @livesey_exchange
Meet… Ian Graham
A Northern Soul/South East dweller since 2001, he is the Co-Director of Peckham Festival, theVice of Chair Kado Projects and Events Manager (General Dogsbody!) at Copeland Park.
He’s going to bring more of the same magic of 2017 to this year’s festival, but bigger!
He has worked with some of the best creatives in the country (who just happen to be connected to Peckham) in BBZ, BORN N BREAD, Gal Dem, (Rhythm Sections) Bradley Zero and Ivan Blackstock’s CRXSS PLATFXRM team – I want to find the next big collective!
His Peckham Gem is Sexby Garden – Peckham Rye Park.
Meet… Jordana Leighton
One of the founders of, and currently Co-Director of Peckham Festival, Jordana is also the creator of Organoke and the founding member and manager of The Pop-Up Choir.
In her second year as director, Jordana is the one pulling all of elements together…from forming the festival committee, Creating the core team, chasing sponsorship and funding, reaching out to community groups, businesses, artists and makers, liaising with the council, overseeing the programming and ensuring the festival is the best it can possibly be.
Her Peckham Gem? “Steamer: The Chinese street-food kiosk between Peckham Rye Station and Rye Lane: hot, tasty food on the go is a must!” Instagram: @mrspbtt @Organoke @Thepopupchoir