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Peckham Levels celebrates one year of local creativity

Community culture.

Time flies when you’re having fun. And the old idiom rings true for Peckham Levels, South London’s cultural hub that celebrates its one year anniversary this weekend. Opened last year as a space for local creatives to come together, the space features numerous designer studios, food pop-ups, two bars, a yoga studio, a hairdressers and communal spaces for hosting events and collaborations. And with 75% of members coming from the local Peckham area the space sticks to its core message of safeguarding culture in the community.

“A unique and varied community of business’ are living inside Peckham Levels”, says designer Ella Bull, “and for me this is the crux of the building and has created a special environment. When you’re surrounded by so many creative and driven individuals it can only push you forward.”

It’s a sentiment echoed by Ella Ritchie of the Intoart creative platform. “2018 has been a fantastic year for Intoart due in large part to our new studio at Peckham Levels – including new collaborations and creative partnerships, expanded audiences and increased profile as an art and design studio championing equal recognition for people with learning disabilities practising as artists within the world of contemporary art and design,” she says.

And it wouldn’t be a birthday without a party, hosted on Saturday night by GHOSTNOTES with a DJ set from Kaidi Tahtham, while day time festivities will include a beer treasure hunt by bar Lady Godiva, a pop up market by Wasted Chic and, of course, slices of birthday cake all round.

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7 December 2018