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Thursday’s Small Island Vibes: Soft Launch


Join us between 3pm–6pm on Thursday 4 August for Small Island Vibes, a free four-day programme of events and exhibition taking place on Peckham Square.


Peckham Square

4 August 2022



Join us on Thursday 4 August for the launch of Small Island Vibes, Peckham Platform’s 2022 exhibition and summer programme. This year’s programme is based on Peckham Square within a temporary Library Sound System designed by local organisation, Yes Make.

Meet the Peckham Platform team while enjoying Caribbean vegan and vegetarian canapés by Rock Steady Lounge and Blue Mountain Café.

About the Library Sound System

We believe that libraries and sound systems are important social spaces for learning and joy as well as activism and protection. Our library is free to access and includes poetry, fiction and art texts that are suitable for adults, young people and also children. Join us to read, listen and share ideas. 

Yes Make have created a temporary Library and Sound System for our 2022 summer programme. They work closely with local communities and care about our impact on our environment. Because of this, timber in the structure comes from local fallen trees and will be reused. As a result, we are able to reduce waste and support our local economy.

The programme is updated regularly. Check back to see how to join in.

Small Island Vibes is made possible by the generous support of Southwark’s High Street Recovery Fund, Create Civic Change and Arts Council England.

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