Check what’s happened so far and how the space is coming up.
Saturday 16th September The Livesey Exchange is a recent addition to one of London’s oldest roads. For well over a century the Old Kent Road has been the centre for an area alive with industry making and supplying the things and the services London needs. MEET THE MAKERS 11:00-18:00 Give it a try! Local fabricators … Continue reading “16.09.17 Peckham Festival / London Open House”
On Saturday 24th June from 6:30pm Prof. Mark Brearley will discuss the future of industries in the city and introduce the exhibition of the Old Kent Road economy produced by Cass Cities from London Metropolitan University. This exhibition will remain at the Livesey Exchange from the 23rd June onwards and evolve over the coming months. … Continue reading “Old Kent Road: talks and exhibition”
On Saturday 24th June Livesey Exchange is becoming a hub for hands-on making and insight, giving local people a way-in to this sometimes hard to enter world. Local businesses will run workshops to share their skills, and show what kind of things are produced in the area and at the Livesey Exchange. The Old Kent Road (OKR) … Continue reading “Old Kent Road: hands-on workshops”
Guided tours on the 23. June will offer a window into the Old Kent Road’s wider industrial goings-on, taking visitors behind closed doors to see businesses in action. The Old Kent Road (OKR) is one of London’s oldest roads, and for well over a century it has been at the centre of an area alive with industry. From hats, costume, tin … Continue reading “Old Kent Road: look behind closed doors”
An exhibition by Frank LeBon and Hanna Moon opens on 17th June. Drawing A Blank will show several works from the artists alongside other names, and promises to be ’14 mini exhibitions’ in one. For more info and an interview with the artists read DAZED
Free trouser making workshop on Thursday 18th May 2017, 7-9pm. To book a place contact: Hannah Cawley email@example.com
On Saturday 20th May at 6:30pm we will show ‘We live in Peckham’, a film by Marcus Hessenberg. We Live In Peckham was filmed over three years, interviewing the locals, old and new, of an area currently under going many changes. Meet shopkeepers, residents and visitors to an area sometimes known as Little Lagos, The … Continue reading “We live in Peckham”
Come along to the Crowdfund London information evening at the Livesey Exchange on Wednesday 26th April 6-8pm. Spacehive will run a workshop on how to start a crowdfunding project. Watch the Crowdfund London film
On Wednesday 19th April at 3pm the new sports pitch will be opened. Millwall Football Club will deliver a special training session for the kids from Camlet School and afterwards the pitch will be open to the public. The sports pitch improvement work was initiated by the Ledbury Estate TRA and funded through Southwark’s CGS … Continue reading “new sports pitch”
Ledbury Estate Architect: GLC Architects Department Built: mid-1960sSize: 16 blocks The concrete panels of these twelve-storey towers were faced with Norfolk flint. The Ledbury Estate in Peckham is a great example of the kind of post-war building most overlooked by fans of modern architecture. The low- and high-rise blocks on the estate were built using … Continue reading “made with Norfolk flint”
On the 22nd March the Power Project lead another toolbox making workshop and were excited to have Jeanette Mason, the chair fo the Ledbury Estate Tenant and Resident Association take part. The Power Project is run by James Green, Maya Alvarado and Louise Colgan. Material was sponsored by Pempeople.
Thank you to Leader of the Council Peter John, Councillors Mark Williams, Michael Situ and Johnson Situ for visiting us on Friday 3rd March and supporting the project. “It has been thrilling to visit the Livesey Exchange today – and to see the start of a journey which will bring local jobs and opportunities for … Continue reading “Peter John visits Livesey Exchange”
Power Project ran a very popular Make Your Own Toolbox workshop on Wednesday 8th March, 4-8pm, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017. This womens workshop taucht skills in pan folding and metal finishing starting from a laser cut steel sheet. Power Project’s workshops attract a wide range of people and warmly welcome those making for … Continue reading “Make your own toolbox”
During the first open days at the Ledbury Estate garages we started to collect feedback in response to the proposed plans and programme. We are very pleased and feel encouraged that 99% of people think that they will benefit from the proposed Livesey Exchange project. 29 people filled in a feedback form during the Peckham … Continue reading “Feedback summary”
Livesey Exchange workshop 14.01.1017, 1-4pm Maya Alvarado and James Green ran an event for girls in metal work – making a clamp. It was an awesome activity and we hope it is something that we can start to run more regularly at the Livesey Exchange. We are calling it Power Project. Sugru provided free materials … Continue reading “OPEN DAY power project”
Thanks to everyone who came along to the open day and to all those who helped to organise it. The clamp making in the Livesey workshop and the mobile forge were a great trial of what is about to come. Latin American dancers, ukolele performances, bubble blowing combined with architectural drawings and a model made … Continue reading “Livesey Exchange OPEN DAY Sat.14th January 1-4pm”
Great news! Livesey Exchange has successfully attracted capital funding from the Mayor’s Regeneration Fund with match funding from Southwark Council, Southwark Tenant Fund and Airbnb. Building works is scheduled to commence in 2017.
Three exciting projects have been successfully crowdfunded in Southwark and are ready to move forward. Peckham Lido, Peckham Coal Line and The Livesey Exchange on Old Kent Road need your feedback on what’s happened so far, to help shape the next steps. Add you comments here
Livesey Exchange features in an article in the October edition of FX Magazine written by Veronica Simpson, a member of the Peckham Weeklies. Article link
Proposed changes to the garages will be discussed with the Ledbury Estate residents and TRA. The Livesey Exchange team will be at this meeting starting at 7pm, Ledbury Estate TRA Hall on Old Kent Road. Photo: Alexander Christie
Livesey Exchange proposals will be part of an exhibition at the New London Architecture Centre ‘Shaping London’s future workspaces’ 13.October – 17.December 2017 ‘This exhibition discusses the changing nature of work in a time of flux: both internationally, technologically and culturally. What do we need for the future? Where will we working?’ ‘With ever increasing … Continue reading “Workspace exhibiton at NLA 13.10.-17.12.”
Jules Pipe, London Deputy Mayor for planning, regeneration & came to see the Livesey Exchange in the making today.
Plans for the proposed Old Kent Road studios will be on display. Come along and tell us what you think and what you would like to see in the space…
Share your skills with the OKR studios team. Nicholas (Pempeople) and Ulrike (what if: projects) will talk about the ideas and ambitions of the project, and the range of skills they are looking for.
The Livesey Exchange team ran a crowdfunding campaign ‘OKR studios’ and thanks to 209 individuals, businesses and organisations raised £53,754.
what if: projects, Pempeople and Mark Brearley of local business Kaymet and founder of Vital OKR contributed to the ‘New London Architecture-Southwark On Location conference’.