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Festival of community 2024

25 July - 11 August 2024

12-6pm Wed - Sun

Staffordshire St presents Festival of Community 2024: a collaborative programme of workshops, events, exhibitions and drop-ins that will celebrate our neighbourhood and the communities that fill its streets. Exploring notions of community, place and belonging, Staffordshire St will become a locus for playful creativity and celebratory knowledge sharing.

Our festival exhibition is Pipe Dreams by Jimi & Madeleine Famurewa, a nostalgic exhibition that transports visitors to the half-remembered fantasia of a London orbital waterpark in the mid-1990s and the collective memories held within these transient  spaces. 


Pipe Dreams  | exhibition

Opening 25 July 6 - 9

More info here

Swimming and Flowing  | yoga

We invite you to a yoga and art workshop. Come swimming and flowing with Teresa Paiva and Isabella Ludlam, merging in community.


26 July 2024, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Book here

Family Day | workshop

A day full of workshops, talks, and guidance which invite visitors to share their experiences of swimming.

Curator tour with Jimi and Madeleine at 11:30 and 14:30

talk | Swim Dem Crew 12:00 

talk | Saxon Crown Swimming Club 15:30

workshop | Junk Modelling drop-in

27 July 2024, 11am -5pm

Free, sign-up here


Glengall Wharf Gardens x Community Sauna CIC | workshop

For this two-part event, we want to explore the role of water, heat and relaxation in building collective freedom and solidarity through visiting the Glengall Wharf Garden x Community Sauna CIC pop-up.

31 July 2024, 5.45 -9pm

Book here

Peckham Life Drawing Summer Special | workshop

Join us for a South London water park themed life drawing session where you can draw and/or pose. Swimwear optional. 

1 August 2024, 7 - 9pm

Book here

Trans Chorus: Sensing Sounds | workshop

Wash off your week with a sensory vocal bath created by and for trans and gender non-conforming folks.

2 August 2024, 7 - 11pm

Free or PWYC, sign-up here

The Folly Building Workshop

A workshop with Charlie Hawksfield about architecture and community, exploring how looking afresh at the structures around us can re-empower us reimagining them anew. 

3 August 2024, 12 - 2pm

Free or PWYC, sign-up here

Pop’s n Tot’s | play morning

Are you a local father to a young person? Join us for coffee, tea and conversations around the exhibition and parenthood. Toys provided!

4 August 2024, 11am -1pm

Free, drop-in

Open Water: How can swimming make space for everyone? | panel

Pipe Dreams curator Jimi Famurewa hosts author Jenny Landreth (Swell; Swimming London) and director Olivia Smart (Black Stroke) in a conversation about the past, present and future of historic disparities and inclusivity in swimming culture

6 August 2024, 6.30 - 9pm

Free or PWYC, book here

Walking Trees x Peckham Pen-Tangle | workshop

What happens when we slow down and give the world around us our full attention? Join the Walking Trees Art Collective for a curious summertime wander

8 August 2024, 6 - 8pm

Book here

Word Club | all dayer

Join us for Staffordshire St’s Word Club all dayer, a place for cross-disciplinary writing, from prose, non-fiction, poetry, academia and more.

Memory Zine workshop | 3 - 4.30

Word Club x Exteriors open mic | 6 - 9

9 August 2024

More info here

Postcards to the Future | workshop

One Thousand & One Letters invite you to a unique letter-writing workshop. What if postcards advertised our local attractions instead of our holidays?

10 August 2024, 10am -5pm

Free or PWYC, sign-up here

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