South London’s Peckham Levels announces a specially curated programme of events for the month celebrating International Women’s Day

OVER 25 FREE EVENTS
FOR EVERYONE

inc. Divine Women, International Women’s Day Textile Workshop, Black Listening Party for Black Women in Music, One The Level Comedy, Fireball Session w/Mcknasty, Deeper Into Movies: The Simpsons Marathon & MORE
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Sunday 8th March will be devoted to International Women’s Day with events including Divine Women, a live music show hosted by an all-female line up, supporting sisterhood and female talent within the industry whilst creating a safe and inclusive space for all women to come together. On the same day, The Looking Glass Collective will be hosting an International Women Day Textile Workshop, celebrating all things womanhood. Attendees can learn how to design their own tote bag using vinyls and a heat press technique.

If you’re a music fanatic Peckham Levels is the place to be this March. As well as the Black Listening Party the Levels will be hosting the return of Fireball Sessions (Thursday 5th), a high energy night of interactive live music. Focus Africa (Saturday 21st) will also be returning to Peckham Levels as they take over the Auditorium for a night of African rhythms, colours and melodies. Entertaining guests will be a pioneer of Afro-funk and High Life, Paapa Jeh Mensah and his band, the South-London-based Afro Funksion. Peckham Levels’ Check The Levels event series will be hosting female DJ’s only with appearances from Rae Dee and 211 GirlsBlack Listening Party (Sunday 22nd) are also back for another edition, this time celebrating the contribution that black women have made in music with workshops, panels and an intimate listening party format.

First of a monthly series, the On The Level Comedy Showcase will be taking place on Thursday 26th. Hosted by comedian Christina Gulick, the new series will be bringing local comedy legends and rising stars to the stage.

March at Peckham Levels will be filled with an abundance of FREE film screenings to keep the whole family entertained. Join Minute Offline (Wednesday 4th) for their first Film Screening event of 2020, where they’ll be screening six independent short films focusing on the subject of identity, and a panel discussion celebrating the diverse talent making moves in the film industry. Deeper Into Movies will be returning for the month of March presenting interesting and unusual films and documentaries. Bring It On (Monday 2nd), Machete (Tuesday 10th), American Psycho (Tuesday 17th), Marie Antoinette (Tuesday 24th), Whip It (Tuesday 31st). On Sunday 22nd there will also be a very special marathon devoted to The Simpsons. They’ve gone through 29 seasons and 600+ episodes and will be taking guests through their favourites from 3-9 pm. This month’s free Kids Film Club will also be screening Richie Rich (Saturday 21st).

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For full listings please see below –

FREE EVENTS

Tuesday 3rd March
Deeper Into Movies: Bring It On @ Auditorium (7pm-close) – FREE
The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that’s sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros’ road to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro’s former captain.
Wednesday 4th March
Minute Shorts @ Auditorium (6.30-9.30pm) – FREE
Join Minute Offline for their first Film Screening event of 2020, where they will be showing the very best independent short films. Through this event, Minute Offline are highlighting the work and journeys of a series of independent filmmakers through screening their latest short film and having a panel discussion celebrating the diverse talent making moves in the film industry. The night will feature six independent short films that will later feature on the app and will have as focus on the subject of Identity.

Thursday 5th March
Fireball Sessions @ Auditorium (6pm-close) – FREE
Hosted by MckNasty, Fireball sessions is a monthly night of interactive live music, engaging artists and audiences alike. Featuring some of the UK’s best live musicians and both new and established artists it provides a platform for live cross-genre collaboration.

Friday 6th March
Check The Levels: Rae Dee @ Near & Far (7pm-close) – FREE
Rae Dee has quickly established herself as a regular on the Shoreditch clubbing scene, known for her versatile style that can adapt to any crowd. Playing genres from Hip Hop, Afro House, Future Bounce to Dancehall, Rae Dee’s open format style and love for music makes her selections and mixes fun and unique. She currently holds a monthly residency at Concrete in Shoreditch, and has played at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, The Ends Festival, Nike Town London, The Book Club, Trapeze, Brixton Jamm, Troxy and much more. Rae Dee has been DJing for less than 12 months and will continue to grow and share her love of music at all venues events she plays at.

Saturday 7th March
Youth Market @ The Gallery (11am-5pm) – FREE
The Made in Peckham Levels Youth Market is a marketplace where young people, mainly between the ages of 16-25 (not limited to this age range) are able to sell their services and products to the community and anyone interested. This is a great opportunity for young businesses to sell, network and receive information about Makeshift’s Business Basic Workshops which provide guidance to young business owners.

Sunday 8th March
Divine Women @ Auditorium (7pm-late) – FREE
A live music show to celebrate International Women’s Day, hosting an all-female line up in order to support sisterhood and female talent within the industry, whilst creating a safe space for us all to come together. This is an inclusive and educative space run by women, enjoyed by everyone.

Sunday 8th March
Looking Glass Collective – International Women’s Workshop @ Community Workspace (2-6pm) – FREE
Join Ola and Maggie, two Peckham-bred girl bosses for a Textiles Workshop celebrating all things Womanhood on International Women’s Day. They’ll be running a workshop where you will learn how to design your own tote bag using vinyls and a heat press technique.

Tuesday 10th March
Deeper Into Movie: Machete @ Auditorium (7pm-close) – FREE
Machete, a legendary ex-army veteran, goes on a rampage against his former boss who tried to have him killed when he sent him on a mission to assassinate a Texas Senator.

Thursday 12th March
Easy Ease 02 @ Auditorium (7-11pm) – FREE
This bi-monthly event showcases some of the finest animated minds from around London. Meet your
animation heroes and see what ‘toons have inspired them to create! Each animator will present their favourite animation that fits within a given theme, as well as some recent work from their own collection.

Friday 13th March
Jay Dolce @ Near & Far (8pm-close) – FREE
London’s breakout DJ, Jay Dolce, is making her stamp across the London scene, having been on an upward trajectory ever since starting off as a bedroom DJ in 2017, with no signs of slowing down. Her repertoire has only become more colourful, mixing with a variety of “wavy” sounds and genres, from UK rap to UKG, trap, R&B, hip-hop and its many sub-genres.

Saturday 14th March
Tam Bam Workshop @ Community Workspace (12-4pm) – FREE
An evening of live music from the Tam Bam Steel Orchestra Academy, a Community Interest Company based in South East London. Music theory and steel pan tuition will be led by Delphina. With over 20 years’ experience as a steel pannist, Delphina’s career has seen her perform in over 10 countries while accumulating numerous credits for original compositions for steel bands across Europe.

Saturday 14th March
UAL South London Story Lab @ Auditorium (11am-4pm) – FREE
In collaboration with Big Family Press, South London Gallery, Oliver Goldsmith’s Primary School, Hart Club, Hornsby House, Art in the Park and Peckham Levels, Camberwell College Of Arts Illustration Students Presents The South London Story Lab 2020. A day of stories and fun activities for all at Peckham Levels. About South London, for South London.

Tuesday 17th March
Deeper Into Movies: American Psycho @ Auditorium (7pm-late) – FREE
Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker, hides his psychopathic ego from his friends. Later, his illogical fantasies escalate and he submits to an uncontrollable bloodlust.

Wednesday 18th March
Rye Here Rye Now @ Auditorium (7-11.30pm) – FREE
Come and join Rye Here Rye Now for an evening of drinks and discussion in the heart of the creative community in Peckham. Grab a pint, discuss design, exchange ideas or current briefs, and meet people to collaborate with. There will even be a chance for you to take the floor and share your project with the entire group.

Saturday 21st March
Deeper Into Movies Kids Club: Richie Rich (1-3pm) – FREE
Richie Rich, the son of a billionaire businessman, must fight Laurence Van Dough, the top executive of his father’s company who wants to destroy the Rich family.

Saturday 21st March
Focus Africa: West Africa Special – Paapa Jeh’s Afro Funkfusion @ Auditorium (7pm-close) – FREE
Focus Africa are back at Peckham Levels by popular demand bringing you another great night full of African rhythms, colours and melodies. The pioneer of the Afro-Funk and High-Life, Paapa Jeh Mensah from Ghana, with his band Afro-Funksion, will be entertaining you like no one else.

Sunday 22nd March
Deeper Into Movies: The Simpson Marathon @ Auditorium (3-9pm) – FREE
Join Deeper Into Movies as they take on their biggest challenge yet. A marathon screening of the BEST Simpsons episodes of all time… They will be going through the 29 seasons and 600+ episodes to bring you their favourites.

Sunday 22nd March
Black Listening Party: Celebrating Black Women In Music @ Community Workspace & Crows Nest (7pm-close) – FREE
Join Black Listening Party for a day of celebrating black women in music, with workshops, panels & their traditional listening party format. 

Tuesday 24th March
Deeper Into Movies: Marie Antoinette @ Auditorium (7pm-late) – FREE
In 1770, Marie Antoinette, an Austrian archduchess, weds a French royal. Pressured to bear an heir to the French throne, she is all at ease at the royal court and unready for a gory anti-royal revolt.

Wednesday 25th March
DOTD Workshop @ Community Workshop (6-9pm) – FREE

Wednesday 25th March
Remembering your why: developing a healthy mental wellbeing for 365 days @ Auditorium (6-7.30pm) – FREE
Hosted by Tedx speaker and wellbeing enthusiast Toluwa oyeleye, ‘Remembering your why’ is an intimate space where guests can share, discuss and reflect on their wellbeing at work and in their personal lives. The event will be an interactive seminar with a mix of talks and activities leaving you with practical ways to foster and maintain healthy mental wellbeing throughout the year!

Thursday 26th March
On The Level – Comedy Headline Showcase (7pm-late) – FREE
Do you need some comedy healing? Come join Peckham Levels and host Christina Gulick  for the first in a new monthly comedy showcase.  They’ll be bringing together  local comedy legends and rising stars from South East London r.  Side effects may include: joy, spontaneous laughter and human connection.  Catch you ’On the Level March 26th only at Peckham Levels.

Saturday 28th March
Check The Levels: 211 Girls @ Near & Far (7pm-close) – FREE

Saturday 28th March
Made Youth Market @ Auditorium (1-6pm) – FREE
The Made Youth Market in Peckham Levels is a day to support young creative entrepreneurs, and in March it will be a special day as we will have an Art Fair. Come and join us!

Tuesday 31st March
Inspire Series @ Peckham Gallery (7-10pm) – FREE
Inspire Series is a monthly event where some of the most innovative and disruptive creatives working in the industry share their journeys. We create an intimate setting in which creatives can open up, share their lived experiences, successes and challenges.

Tuesday 31st March
Deeper into Movies: Whip It @ Auditorium (7pm-late) – FREE
Bliss is a 17-year-old whose mother wants her to win pageants while she has found her true passion in women’s roller derby. While Bliss trains for a league event, her mother dreams a different dream.




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Saturday 7th March
1 Day Paper Workshop 3rd Rail Print Space (10am-4pm) – £65
The perfect introduction to paper screen printing, 3rd Rails beginner workshop is ideal for anyone interested in learning the complete screen printing process or simply looking to print an edition with their own design for a special occasion. The sessions will run from 10am – 4pm with a 1-hour break for lunch. Each person will walk away with an edition of x10 A3 one colour prints.
Tuesday 10th March
B&W Film Developing (6.30pm) – £40

Wednesday 11th March
Black & White Darkroom Printing (6.30pm) – £55

Saturday 14th March
B&W Film Developing (11.30am) – £40

Saturday 14th March
Black & White Darkroom Printing (2.30pm) – £55

Tuesday 24th March
B&W Film Developing (6.30pm) – £40

Wednesday 25th March
Black & White Darkroom Printing (6.30pm) – £55

Saturday 28th March
B&W Film Developing (11.30am) – £40

Saturday 28th March
Black & White Darkroom Printing (2.30pm) – £55



ABOUT PECKHAM LEVELS

Peckham Levels is a creative and cultural space in South London opening in December 2017. Transforming the unused inner levels of Peckham’s famous multi-storey car park, the top two floors have become a cultural destination. Open seven days a week, visitors can discover and interact with some of South London’s most exciting creators across food, drink, wellbeing and events including Other Side Fried, Nandine, Hermanos Tacos House along with live music. The bottom five levels are affordable studio spaces and public creative facilities, filled with a range of local artists and entrepreneurs including gal-dem, Bright Rooms, 3rd Rail Print Space and Ella Bull.Following a six year campaign led by local community charity Peckham Vision to stop the demolishment of the site, the car park is now one of the capital’s most exciting spaces. The front of the car park is home to Peckhamplex Cinema which has operated on the site since 1994. The top four floors of the Peckham car park are home to arts commissioning organisation Bold Tendencies who in Partnership with Frank’s Cafe and the award-winning resident Multi-Story Orchestra, have occupied that part of the site for the past decade.

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