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Festival of Community

Opening: Thursday 10 August 2023

10 - 20 August 2023

Staffordshire St presents a Festival of Community, co-curated with Peckham Platform and F.A.T Studio. The collaborative programme of workshops, events and fiestas will celebrate our neighbourhood and the communities that fill its streets. Exploring notions of community, place and belonging, over two long weekends Staffordshire St will become a locus for playful creativity and celebratory knowledge sharing. 


F.A.T Studio formed in 2019 with the mission to organise joyful creative activities in the local area; activities that bring South East London communities together and boost a sense of collective potential. In 2021 they set up Old Kent Road Arts Club, a space in which local people can share skills and collaborate on delivering free creative activities that welcome the public and respond to the context of Old Kent Road.


Peckham Platform is a creative and educational charity based in Peckham. They bring local communities together with leading artists to co-produce social art that responds directly to the needs and concerns of the people involved.


Staffordshire St is an independent project space in Peckham. The venue facilitates arts and cultural events and provides affordable studios for artists, makers and designers. ​


Full programme coming soon...



TIME CHANGE Memory Archive

A workshop reflecting on memories of South East London through collective experience, writing and artefacts, facilitated by Gut Feeling

Thursday 10th August 6.30-9pm

book here

My Happy Place

Join Eve Atkinson for a series of spoken word workshops. How can poetry build worlds and transport us into them?

Friday 11th August 12-1.30pm

Friday 18th August 12-1.30pm

free entry - sign up necessary

Water Series

Join The Grounding Project for an afternoon of movement, creative writing and play, reflecting on our relationship to nature.

Friday 11th August 2.30-4pm

free entry - sign up necessary

Project Market

Join F.A.T Studio for the Project Market

Saturday 12 August 2-6pm

free entry - more info

OffBeat: Peckham

An evening of films celebrating Peckham and South East London

Tuesday 15 August 7-9pm

book here

Folk Club

Join Folk Club for a workshop of natural dyeing, folklore and foraging

Wednesday 16 August 6-9pm

free or PWYC - sign up here

Sites of Play | Peckham Platform

Artists Birungi Kawooya and Lesley Asare invite you to explore Community, Play and Rest. Through gentle movement we will create a large collective mural using a variety of materials and African print fabrics.

Thursday 17 August 1-3pm

free - sign up here

Tea Leaf Tales of Peckham

Join Unheard Narratives to share stories and tales of Peckham’s neighbourhood

Saturday 19 August 11-2pm

free drop-in - more info

The Secret Life of Woodpeckers

A free workshop for parents and children involving creating a short play, exploring and reflecting on the local green areas of Peckham

Saturday 19 August 1-3.30pm

free entry - sign up necessary

Play Street

Games, music and more

Saturday 19 August 1-4pm

free entry

Exhibition tour + workshop: Lagos, Peckham, Repeat at SLG

Visit SLG's latest exhibition, then discuss over snacks

Sunday 20 August 11-1.30pm

free - sign up here

LOOP III | From The Soil Up

A family-centred wild clay workshop with Mattie and Jessy

Sunday 20 August 2-4pm

free entry or PWYC - sign up necessary

Closing Ceremony

Facilitated discussion on the legacy of the festival
and how to build community over sharing platters

Sunday 20 August 5-7pm

PWYC - booking necessary

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