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The Peckham Festival Fun Run 2018

This year Peckham Festival will be introducing their first FUN run through the amazing Peckham Rye Common on Sunday 16th of September at 9am. Sponsored by Gareth James Property and brought to you in association with Parkrun, Runhead and Peckham Vision. Peckham Festival are looking for participants of all experiences to take part in one of the 3 different sections: 1k for our younger aspiring runners. 5k for our aspiring beginners and more moderately experienced runners. 10k for experienced runners. Peckham Festival will be timing everyone but if you do want to put the FUN in FUN run we would love to see you in fancy dress. Additionally if you would like to run for a charity that you care about, go for it! Please register your interest at Peckham Festival is a hyper-local festival with a single aim of celebrating creative and cultural Peckham. It exists to to promote artists, makers, creators, and community groups with a particular focus on an inclusive approach to the BME, youth and LGBTQI groups within the area. For more details of what’s on please visit

Peckham to welcome Syrian refugee family

Peckham Sponsors Refugees will meet with a Home Office representative in the next few weeks to seek pre-approval to re-home a refugee family fleeing conflict and devastation in Syria. The family is expected to arrive in the community early next year. Peckham Sponsors Refugees, which has been supported by around 100 locals, has worked tirelessly over a period of months to prepare for the family’s arrival and get all the necessary plans in place, culminating in handing in what Tim Finch, a local resident who is founding director of Sponsor Refugees, said is ‘the most thorough and comprehensive application I have seen.’ The group has found a home for the family, raised funds to help support them when they arrive, and drawn up a safeguarding and resettlement plan. The group has also sourced an Arabic translator and researched educational and support services available to help the family settle into the area when they arrive. Over the next few months, the Home Office will complete final checks to ensure the community is ready to house the …

Peckham Sponsors Refugees

Peckham Sponsors Refugees are now delighted to launch their fundraising page They have a fundraising target of £20,000 which will secure a deposit on a home, furniture and provide extensive, expensive support with interpretation and counselling. They need to hit £9,000 before they can formally start the process with the Home Office.  How can you help? Peckham Sponsors Refugees are arranging several fundraising events which will help build awareness of this cause and raise funds… But there is loads that you can all do individually or in smaller groups to get the ball rolling. Donate! Visit the page now and remember to include gift aid with your donation (if you are eligible). Share the link. If you’ve been talking to your friends and families about this initiative then I’m sure you’ve had lots of offers of support. Please send the link to anyone who’s shown an interest, or post it on social media. Can you raise money through work/social groups/school? You might want to organise a bake sale for the office or a bucket collection in your …

Peckham Springs Market

After the success of the Christmas market, Peckham Springs is hosting another one on Saturday 3rd March. Teaming up with the Peckham Flea Market, Peckham Springs will bring over 25 stalls together encompassing a great selection of vintage clothes, arts and crafts, ceramics, local designers, independent makers and designers. Plus they’ll be street food, coffee and cakes, as well as a special selection of cocktails available at the bar. The event starts at 11am and runs til 5pm, with DJs (all female DJ crew SOBA) starting at 3pm and running through into the night. Here’s a list of everyone involved: ~ Gabagools Deli Sandwiches ~ Cat Food ~ Old Spike Roastery ~ Monte Forte ~ EVBlack Clothing ~ Itchy Hands Ceramics ~ Lemonworld vintage ~ Grizelda Kitching ~ Charlie Carr-Gomm Jewellery ~ The Pattern Guild ~ Ellis Van Der Does ~ James Pegg Ceramics ~ Sara Brouwer Ceramics ~ Katrina Russell-Adams ~ Ella Bull ~ Tilly Sudsbury Jewellery ~ Blaise Drummond Flower ~ The GreenGypsy Macrame Photography by Tom Rothery. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Crafty Fox Market – Autumn 2016

The Crafty Fox Market is returning to its Peckham home, the CLF Art Café part of the iconic Bussey Building, for the autumn market on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October. Peckham’s Crafty Fox will be a free event featuring an inspiring line-up of over 55 creative traders selling an exciting range of art prints, homeware, ceramics, textiles, jewellery and gifts. As always the Crafty Fox will be offering a different batch of makers each day. The market will also include an Uncovered selection introducing new design talent. This scheme supports makers who have been in business for less than 12 months, introducing new designers for shoppers to explore as well, while giving a helping hand to new brands. The Crafty Fox will also bring its usual mix of creative maker-led workshops, live music and tasty refreshments. The Peckham autumn edition has been curated by special guest Carrie Maclennan from the Not The Kind gift shop; who has joined up with the Crafty Fox team to help choose the line-up of sellers for the event. …