Welcome from the first annual Peckham Literary Festival!
14th - 18th November. For details of events visit: www.peckhamliteraryfestival.co.uk/
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Peckham. Gangs; council estates; the odd drive-by shooting. Oh, and Del-Boy – let’s not forget Del-Boy.
And then more recently an award-winning upside-down library, and some very fetching rusty bollards. Regeneration.
Hmmm. If that’s what you think, then you’re awfully out of date. The cognoscenti know better (‘cos by definition that’s what cognoscenti do). Peckham really is Britain’s number one creative hotspot, with artists’ colonies breaking out all over the place, heaving with thesps and musicians, and of course writers.
And it is these latter that this festival is all about – from the authors and poets who live in the area currently, to those who have drawn inspiration from the area in some way over the centuries. Actually, it is about any old literature, so long as it is good. It is a celebration of books and words and Peckham, all rolled into one.
What constitutes a festival? Two shops, four days, eight events. We figure that’s enough already – but these things grow, and we are hoping that some of the aforementioned deeply and importantly talented bods living in the area will organise events under the PLF umbrella.
Watch this space. Get in touch. It’s hardly original, but spread the word.