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Peckham Rye festival

Good afternoon all, any views on how the Peckham Rye festival went last weekend.
I didn't know that there was a Peckham Rye Festival last weekend - I think there is probably some useful feedback in that fact alone! (and I have been in previous years).

I will caveat that I had been on holiday in the week lead up and I rarely look at the whats on pages on this forum anymore. I did however know about the west Dulwich and Dulwich fairs last Saturday and Sunday and I'm generally 'the one in the know' within my social group for local stuff (I'm observant and read stuff!). I live in SE15 but near to East Dulwich Station and increasingly split my time 50/50 in ED and Peckham.

Sorry to have missed it.
When was it on?! I ran around the rye in Saturday, and spent a chunk of time there on Sunday, and didn't see anything!
I think it was more a case of lots of small events at various venues around Peckham rather than a big event on the Rye.

All very electronic from what I could tell.
Cedges/Pickle, it wasn't in the park, it was a music festival in the bars and venues around Peckham.

TBH in many ways it was like a normal Saturday night in Peckham, with places like the Bussey, Canavans, Four Quarters, etc, all pretty busy. The main difference was that you got a wristband allowing you into all the different venues.

I assume the OP is asking from a policing point of view... but not sure I have a lot to add, it all felt friendly, good-natured and safe to me. But I bailed out shortly after 2am, so couldn't comment on anything that may have happened after that...
Ah, not the type of festival I thought it was!
..i didn t even know..
me neither.
I've never heard of the Peckham Rye Festival, which is a real shame cos looking at the link above, it would be right up my street. Literally and metaphorically.

Juan Atkins playing in Peckham?!?!
Ah I see - in which case I had seen something about this but hadn't realised what it was called. I'd never heard of anyone playing!
Cedges Wrote:

I'd never heard of anyone playing!

Me neither. Electronic music is - generally speaking - not my bag. But it seemed like a good excuse for a night out. And I like the concept of wandering between different venues and seeing what's going on.
There was another thread on the festival in the ED section which is how I found out about it - [www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk]
I went and loved it! Could deffo have done with a bit more PR though... Went to Bussey, Canavans, White Horse (that was pants though), then back to Bussey... had to get back for babysitter around 2.30am, but really liked it, good vibes, good mix of people, great music. Deffo room for expansion next year!
titch juicy Wrote:

Juan Atkins playing in Peckham?!?!

A sentence I also never thought I'd see or hear.
Good to find nice feedback on Peckham Rye Music Festival here Pilsbury.. It's something my partner is heavily involved with.

Peckham Rye music Festival is happening again this year (2017) taking part in some of the same venues around Peckham as well as a few new ones. It's now in an expanded format - spread over two consecutive weekends ( with a week of community focused fringe events happening in between. I will be there with our baby in his ear defenders!

Tickets on event cube this year:
[peckham-rye-music-festival.eventcube.io]
is this anything to do with what's going on in Goose Green park today?

Looks like somethings being set up
No, that was this:
Saturday 18 March‪: Southwark Presents Spring Waking
6pm – 7.15pm. Start from East Dulwich Community Centre. As winter turns into spring and darkness turns into light, we celebrate a time of change and transformation. Spring Waking, commissioned by Southwark Council, is a new dazzling event for East Dulwich. Emergency Exit Arts and Output Arts are very excited to be creating this outdoor show with support through GfA. Spring Waking will feature a community procession led by a giant illuminated butterfly and moth and a fantastic light-filled finale show with a specially composed song cycle from singer and musician, Bishi. To join the parade with your own personalised butterfly or moth please check the Emergency Exit Arts website for details of public workshops www.eea.org.uk www.outputarts.com
(From arounddulwich.co.uk)
i saw absolutely nothing anywhere to publicise this event.
> commissioned by Southwark Council
didn't hear or see anything about that. Would have come along.

Can someone please tell Southwark Council to invest the money in more community spirited events like this (and notices for it - I'd happily have printed many off!) rather than new lamp posts.

What is the method of communications so we don't miss anything else?
Great shame it wasn't publicised more. Final parade was quite an impressive sight.
That was very poorly advertised.

I heard drumming last night and looked out of my front door to see the procession going down North Cross Road past the end of my road.

I and I'm sure lots of other people would have liked to know about this.

Where was it advertised, exactly​?
Managed to track this down, shame we didn't know anything about it, sounds great.

[www.eea.org.uk]
A lot of local schools were the involved so I guess the adults were mostly parents. There were a couple of open workshops at a local church and community centre too, so I guess only a narrow section of the neighbourhood would have seen the flyers. It was lovely so I feel sorry that some missed it.
Back to the topic - thanks for the info Tessie - just booked our tix smiling smiley





Tessie Wrote:

Good to find nice feedback on Peckham Rye Music
Festival here Pilsbury.. It's something my partner
is heavily involved with.

Peckham Rye music Festival is happening again this
year (2017) taking part in some of the same venues
around Peckham as well as a few new ones. It's now
in an expanded format - spread over two
consecutive weekends ( with a week of community
focused fringe events happening in between. I will
be there with our baby in his ear defenders!

Tickets on event cube this year:
[peckham-rye-music-festival.eventcube.io]
ents
Live locally.
Found out about this years festival yesterday.
Have made plans to head down with friends on Saturday.
Just discovered it's sold out.
Gutted.
Tessie - any chance of a couple of comps, please??

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