Film: South London Black Music Archive by Barby Asante

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The South London Black Music Archive was the sixth commissioned exhibition in the Peckham Platform (then Peckham Space) venue on Peckham Square. The 2012 exhibition aimed to celebrate, preserve and investigate South Londoners’ personal relationships with moments in black music history, transforming the gallery into an ‘open archive’ and inviting contributions from the public. These contributions helped to map and explore personal stories behind the fascinating history of the influence and evolution of black music in South London.

This interview with artist Barby Asante looks at her inspiration for the project, and documents the exhibition. Film by Terry Wilson.

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Two people adding black letters to a lighbox that reads Brighter Peckham outside Peckham library

Film: Futurama by Harold Offeh

A film by Harold Offeh, documenting his 2010 Peckham Platform commission, Futurama, with youth group Leaders of Tomorrow and design team Glass Hill.

Resource: Twelve, drug and alcohol misuse

These resources offer a range of reference materials around drug and alcohol misuse, focusing on movies, music, art and books.

Film: 343 Perspectives by Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen

Larsen’s film 343 Perspectives quietly reflects on themes of isolation and community in a residential area in South London served only by one form of transport – the 343 bus.

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