SE-Village, the latest initiative to come out of Peckham Settlement – got off to a flying start with an exciting showcase event on 9 September 2011. The event saw the local community of Peckham coming together to celebrate and share their great ideas for making Peckham a great place to live.
The famous SE-Village sofa was on show, and Outreach and Development Worker Janet said: “The sofa is a nice, informal place to have conversation about your dreams and aspirations for a club or project in the locality of Peckham”.
The event was aimed to give the opportunity for existing and new projects to showcase activities and clubs they had recently set up with support from the SE-Village team. So far there are well over 20 ideas being developed, from clothes restyling to mental well-being. Arriving on the night everyone was given a ’Peckham Pound’ an alternative currency which was used to pay for food, or advice from the panel of experts.