We are hoping to create a Fun Palace in Peckham but we want it to be led by the people of Peckham as much as by any organisation or group, writes Deborah Mason.
We’d really like to hear your ideas about what it could be like, what you’d like to see and to know if you’d like to be involved in the making and doing of the thing itself.
We’d like to work with anyone in Peckham (or thereabouts) who is interested in creating an event that is fun, local, brings arts and sciences together and gives everyone a chance to get involved, whether they are professional, experienced or have never done anything like it before.
Writers, artists, scientists, engineers, doctors, nurses, actors, directors, poets, makers, doers, audiences, critics, photographers, cooks, people who are just curious, people who want to give it a go, people who think that having a Fun Palace in Peckham might be a wonderful thing – if you are any of the above, come and talk to us!
Send us an email with your ideas, thoughts or just willingness to get stuck in:firstname.lastname@example.org
And use our Pinterest board to upload an image and some text about an idea, an inspiration, or something about Peckham that you think might be a starting point for a group of people to make something round:www.pinterest.com/peckhamfunpalace
Over the summer we hope to be popping up around Peckham so you can come and have a chat with us face-to-face to find out more. You can also follow us on twitter @PeckhamFunPal
Nunhead-based comedy club Pull The Other One is looking for entertainers to exhibit at its pop-up village hall at The Elephant and the Nun festival in August. Got a skill or talent you’d like to share with the community? Read on…
Last year, comedy club Pull The Other One was commissioned to provide entertainment for The Elephant and the Nun festival, which was held at various venues across Southwark, writes Vivienne Soan.
The result was The Village Hall Experience, a one-day event in a red and blue circus tent that we pitched at the northern end of Peckham Rye, opposite what is now The Rye pub.
Community groups were invited to use the tent throughout the day, and it culminated with comedic antics from the Men In Coats, Madame Magenta, Nigel of Bermondsey, Tina T’urner Tea Lady and Robin Hoodwinked.
Vincent Figgins the Edwardian animal impersonator – frozen 1902, thawed 2012 –also put on a performance, and there was a dance set from The Teenage Men from New Cross.
This year we will once again be pitching our tent as part of the festival, this time in Burgess Park on August 16. The council has allocated us a charming spot behind the Passmore Edwards building, and we are inviting the people of SE15 to join us.
Whether you have a penchant for composting or collections, embroidery or even model railways – whatever you do in your spare time and want to share with the community, we want to hear from you.
Jumble sales, bric-a-brac, tug of war, Aunt Sally’s or anything else you’d like to do to raise money or awareness of your community groups, concerns or skills. Pull The Other One also be providing entertainment, and there will be beer, cakes and plenty of fun.
Here’s where the street artist ROA is going to be doing his next Peckham mural… he will be at the following location from tomorrow for the next couple of days!