Youth Platform

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What is Youth Platform?

We are a group of young people working together on creative projects. We work with artists to co-design social arts projects and influence Peckham Platform’s arts programme. Youth Platform gives our members freedom and space to take part in the arts. In this way Youth Platform supports young people, particularly those currently underrepresented in the creative industries, to realise their ambitions.

Who is it for?

Youth Platform for people aged 16 – 22 who are living, working or studying in Southwark. It is open to all young people, even if you don’t see yourself working in an arts-based job.

Why join Youth Platform?

There are many reasons for you to join as we build our creative futures together. We have lots of support from people working in the creative industries, including artists, designers, producers and musicians. Youth Platform gives you the opportunity to:

  • Meet new people in your area
  • Receive mentoring from arts professionals
  • Develop your portfolio of creative work
  • Get connected with opportunities in the creative industry
  • Get help with applications for uni and jobs 
  • Develop your leadership skills

How to apply

 Please email us to join or just find out more:

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My Model City, My Dream Today, Our Dreams Tomorrow

What might the city of the future look like? And whose ideas, needs and dreams should shape it?

Painted shutters in Peckham by Azarra Amoy

Peckham Platform x Azarra Amoy

In 2021 we commissioned Azarra Amoy to create a new public artwork in response to our self-care and placemaking projects.

Pergola from the Gala Festival peckham platform

Gala Festival 2021

Our Youth Platform presented a collaborative artwork at the 2021 Gala Festival in Peckham’s Rye Park.

Digital Tapestry

This video artwork was developed by young people working with video artist Eva Grace Bor. It is the result of a Peckham Platform programme that invited artist Meera Shakti Osborne and producer A.G. to run workshop sessions with our Youth Platform group.

Sewn Together 'Yoruba-Civilisation',2019 Embroidery on Velvet Zuleika Lebow

Sewn Together

Working with the Peckham Platform Learning team and in collaboration with Barbara Majek, participants meet via Zoom to develop new skills, create collaborative work and receive support for individual development. 

Artist Meera Shakti Osbourne standing in front of trees wearing an orange t-shirt

Meera Shakti Osborne and A.G.: artist discussion

Farrah Gray, Youth Platform Co-ordinator, interviewed Osborne and A.G. about Digital Tapestry, a collaborative video artwork created by Youth Platform members in a 10 week programme of zoom workshops run by Osborne and A.G.

Sound: Meera Shakti Osborne and A.G.: Digital Sound Tapestry

This digital tapestry is a collaborative work from artist Meera Shakti Osborne and producer A.G. made after working with a group of young people on the 2021 Digital Tapestry project.

Youth Platform at GALA Festival

Youth Platform are set to return to the independent South London festival, GALA this year from June 2-4. Supported by Flat Time House and Melanie Issaka.

OVER-EXPOSED Full Dome Festival at The Old Waiting Room, Peckham Rye Station


OVER-EXPOSED Full Dome Festival at The Old Waiting Room, Peckham Rye Station! South London filmmaker Em BW curates this immersive, full-dome film festival. Experience captivating works by Meera Shakti Osborne and selected artists to celebrate connection and togetherness.

A brown-skinned teenager smiling while looking away from the camera

Creative and Professional Development Sessions

Creative and Professional Development Sessions at Peckham Platform are designed to support you on your journey in the arts with your current work and projects.

Case Study: Harold Offeh, Platform Press House

Case study of our Youth Platform’s exhibition Platform Press House in collaboration with artist Harold Offeh.

image captured from instagram post showing a video of using watercolours

Creative Challenge: Patterns and Textures with Watercolours

Join Youth Platform Coordinator Farrah in creating patterns and textures with watercolours.

An image of sunlight through red curly hair. The light is refracting through the curls, making it look like they are glowing from within.

Zuleika Lebow: Creative Approaches workshop

Now available as a recording is Peckham Platform’s Youth Platform zoom workshop with Zuleika Lebow, an artist, writer and educator born and raised in London.

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