Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival 2017

This year's Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival is already underway - too late if you've missed vampire film Nosferatu being screened in Nunhead Cemetery, but there's plenty more to come over the next week. Highlights include A Plastic Ocean, a documentary about the impact of plastic pollution on marine and human life, showing this ...

Sound System: Dave Randall talk at Rye Wax

Coming up tonight (15 August 2017) at Rye Wax in the Bussey building on Rye Lane Se15, a Q&A with Brixton-based musician Dave Randall (Faithless, Slovo) about his new book 'Sound System: the political power of music':'Musicians have often wanted to change the world. From underground innovators to pop icons, many have believed in the ...

Drone Folk at Rye Wax

Tomorrow afternoon (Sunday 2.00 pm to 6:00 pm) at Rye Wax in the Bussey Building SE15:'Cunning Folk Music invite you to a free afternoon of drone folk at RyeWax. Analogue synthesis combined with singing & playing. An eclectic selection of artists collaborating in an experiment in cross genre pollination.The bill is expanding. At present confirmed artists include ...

Norman Jay at Bussey

Norman Jay is one of my all time favourite DJs, with deep roots in soul, disco and funk, through to soulful house and beyond. I've had some memorable nights and days dancing to him, most notably at his Good Times sound system at Notting Hill Carnival. I still miss his Sunday radio shows on BBC ...

Music Monday: Mount Kimbie

I guess we can't really count Mount Kimbie as local any more, as apparently the electronic duo moved last year from Peckham to Hackney. But it was definitely South London that made them -  Dom Maker and Kai Campos met at South Bank University, and started recording at home when living in Peckham. In the ...

Giant at Bussey Building

A top night of house and disco at the Bussey Building this Friday 22 November:'Giant returns to Peckham's Bussey Building on Friday Nov 22nd after a sold out opening party in October. We switch things around for part 2 moving the house to the middle floor to accommodate our heavyweight tag team of Atjazz and ...

Reggae bass shakes Telegraph Hill Park

A little taste of carnival in Telegraph Hill Park this afternoon, with several hundred people relaxing on the grass bathing in the sun beams and the fine sounds drifting across from the sound system in Arbuthnot Road. The beer and the barbecue helped too - at one point the queue for the latter stretched round the ...

Afrika Bambaataa at Bussey Building

From the South Bronx to South London, Afrika Bambaataa is coming to Peckham on Wednesday June 5th, a legendary figure in the development of hip hop and electro. Worth a tenner of anybody's money.Inevitably he's going to be appearing at the Bussey Building (CLF Arts Cafe), which has hosted a number of other music greats ...

South London Soul Train Back on Track

It's the first Saturday of the month, which means tonight it's South London Soul Train at the CLF Arts Cafe/Bussey Building (133 Rye Lane SE15), a night of funk/soul/rare groove/motown complete with Jack Tyson Charles Band playing live.I went there for my birthday in January, it was packed with people dancing from the moment it ...