Local History Weekend
31 May – 2 Jun 2019

South London Gallery Fire Station. Photo: Dan Weill.

Join us for a weekend of pop-up events celebrating south London heritage, from the legacy of Peckham’s radical publishing past to local children’s experiences of urban spaces in 2019, at our first Local History Weekend.

Artists, activists, historians and local residents present free talks and events on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.

Discover new perspectives on Peckham and Camberwell in four new displays across the Fire Station galleries. Leave your own stories on our giant map of the local area developed by artist Soofiya Andry. The Archive explores the history of The Bookplace, a community bookshop that operated at 13 Peckham High Street between 1977 and the mid-1990s. Artist collective Kaleidoworks present films made with children on Elmington Estate using greenscreen technology. Artist John Macedo embeds sound works telling stories of slime, sport, food and friendship in unexpected places.

Watch a programme of short films relating to the concept of ‘the Periphery’ in the Reading Room curated by the Narration Group, a new collective of women and non-binary people of colour who meet fortnightly at the SLG.  The mobile Feminist Library van is parked on the forecourt all weekend, with a selection of books, zines and periodicals to browse.

Children and their families are invited to join the Big Family Press as they take over the attic for a lively weekend of riso print and zine making.

See below full programme of talks and events.