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Small Island Vibes


A four-day free exhibition of events, music and activities taking place on Peckham Square.


Peckham Square

4–7 August 2022



Small Island Vibes is a four-day weekend of art, music and performance on Peckham Square. Bringing together intergenerational communities of African, Caribbean and Latin-x heritage, the free exhibition offers space for critical enquiry through reading groups, changemaking workshops and resident consultation accompanied by food, conversations and family activities.

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

What’s on 

Thursday 4 August, 3pm–6pm: Small Island Vibes Soft Launch

Friday 5 August, 12pm–6pm: Art and Social Practice

Saturday 6 August, 12pm–6pm: Family Day

Sunday 7th, 3pm–6pm: Choir, Community and Supper Club

Co-created and developed by local residents, Small Island Vibes is the public sharing of Tilting the Mirror. An intergenerational placemaking programme that uses arts and creativity to develop civic leadership so that people make meaningful changes to the places they live by reclaiming and activating community spaces. Since 2019 Tilting the Mirror has worked closely with artists and residents groups to support and learn from young people and elders in Peckham.

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