… are co-hosts of
the podcast, Utopia Dispatch, as well as being local Peckham and Nunhead
residents. The show looks at how we can reimagine the future and reshape the
world to create a society where humans and nature thrive in harmony. They are
interested in how communities can be strengthened and empowered to create a
future that we all want. For Open Day they join Exit Map on the quest to
interview residents of Nunhead which will be made available online and
throughout the day for people to listen to.
… is a dancer,
performer, choreographer and teacher. She draws on her training in contemporary
dance, including Bartenieff Fundamentals and Release technique, as well as
African dance, street dance and somatics. She sources from martial arts and
shiatsu and her teachings distils a processes of investigation and
transmission, focusing on breath, weight, gravity, space and relationship. The
class energizes through release, pulses, circles and spirals, groove, rhythm and
dynamics., creating movement patterns that weave into dance phrases.
Looking for an exciting way to kick-start your fitness regime or want
to up your exercise game? Join Sam for a mix of HIT and conditioning moves
guaranteed to shape and tone your whole body. Set to a club-worthy beat, expect
to sweat in this fun 30-minute class filled with circuit-based cardio and
endurance training that will leave you feeling stronger, fitter and more
confident. All abilities welcome!
Interactions, Mapping Nunhead and Indy Doc Musical ‘I am not a village’
Lucy F Thane
Lucy Thane is a Dancer with a Camera. Coming
from the Film industry and as a documentary filmmaker in London, NYC and San
Francisco, she facilitated production based training at Artists
Television Access in the Mission district of
San Francisco and Sidecar in Hackney, London.
For the past 15 years she has practiced &
trained extensively in live performance, improvisation and dance, and exhibited
nationally and internationally in both her own
and other Artists’ work. She has a Masters in Performance and creative research
from Roehampton university. Her current work, as director and performer, is a
feature length Independent documentary Musical “I am not a Village
Since over a year the Green has helped independent dance artist to
deepen their practice through support in kind. By helping out with studio space
that is otherwise left over, Exit Map, an organization brought to life by Laura
Doehler, facilitates Shared Practice; a
format for dancers and dance makers to use this space for training and creative
practice. This evening features some of their work which could not have been
realised without the support of The Green and likewise, the Open Day is our
return of favour to support the centre in its mission to be at the centre of
its community. Open Day has been our initiative and our way to say Thank You
Very Much – and the mutual gesture to give in order to support is what we
believe in as the way forward, as a way of being together.
Agnes Bakucz Canario
… is a movement artist based in Peckham. Their work is collaborative
and merges movement across disciplines, in search for tenderness and meaning in
everyday matters like relationships to money, digitality, institutions,
borders, and water. ‘Classical Waters’ references mythology (the figure of the
mermaid, the Kelpie, and the whale) with decorative infrastructures around
water (fountains, baths and swimming pools). Alongside Thelma Sharma, the
performer, Agnes has explored these ‘objects’ as sites/structures of human
desire, longing, and nostalgia for the unknown, the subconscious and a public
vs. intimate relationship to sensuality/sexuality.
… dance artist, teacher, performer, maker –
works mainly in London, based in Ladywell, the other side of the cemetery, as
well as internationally. There are many kinds of work dance artists do but the
ones I describe as current and significant to my vision, are my work as
movement teacher in HE at NCCA and as Contact Improvisation teacher, my own
movement research I undertake by myself via The Shared Practice at The Green
and in conjunction with other dance or performance artists such as h2dance,
Tara D’Arquian, Maria Zemlinsky and Cleo Lagrait. This work I am presenting has
been a journey and it’s become a puzzle; Nothing
I do is a solo about how we engage, configuring a way of being by
attempting a closure on generating, a closure on should, could and would. It
touches on ‘not enough’ and ‘trying too hard’ and ‘fitting in’.
Adult Contemporary Dance Students
This group is made up of people who wanted to dance and dared. Every
Wed at Siobhan Davies Studios a creative contemporary dance class happens with
an half hour extension that are practical choreographic inquiries. This is the
first public sharing of some things we touched on. It is a sharing, nothing
that ever was rehearsed but experienced and enjoyed. We would like to share the
simplicity and power of wanting to dance and hope it reaches out to all those
who would love to dance. The idea is not that we all can dance but that we all
do dance; either in a mundane and functional way or with a creative spirit
attached that claims freedom and transformation.
Tania Soubry Brave
Until October I am undertaking a research project, which at the moment
is mainly in the lecture and writing phase. The research examines the rave
movement in relation to the rise of neoliberalism. A core question and desire
of the project is to reflect and envision a new social and environmental myth
for humanity, storytelling through voices and music, affecting our being
towards an altered perception of ourselves. As I already had a showing within
this research, in the atelier of a former steel-factory, I share with you part
of that work in an updated form.
… there is tea and coffee, nibbles and games and plenty of space to
get moving, make stuff – from knitting to drawing to sawing – to bring life
into where you live by getting to know who you live with. Nunhead offers so
much and the Green has plenty to share and accommodate and this is our day to
say ‘Look what we have for you’ and ask ‘Anything else we can do?’
Come in, enjoy and speak to us!
HOLLY ROOM Making Connections
3-4 pm ENGINEERING
for kids from 7 – 13 yearls old
Earlier this spring, Women in film SE15 held a three day workshop over three weekends at The Green.
Tracey Francis, one of the founders of the group told us: “It was a fantastic collaborative experience. The attendees learnt a lot – including how to use Celtx – and came away with skills and hopefully the confidence to write a script. There were so many brilliant ideas that we hope the attendees take their ideas and writing further. There was definitely award-winning material in the room.
‘I can’t believe how amazing that screenwriting workshop was, the amount of inspiration in just 2 days. What a space for us women to grow as we learn to tell our stories. Thank you! ‘ – Gabrielle
Women in Film SE15 is currently running a series of events at the cinema in Deptford, and will be screening here during the Peckham & Nunhead free film festival in September. If you would like to help out with the screening during the festival just email us so you can come along to one of the planning meetings.
The group was set up to discuss not only the representation of women in film but also inviting female directors who controlled the shots behind the camera to share this experience. They have a blog to pursue areas that we find interesting, to record the insights that occur around this topic and at times showcase films we have made.
On a Wednesday evening the aroma wafting over from next door at The Old Nun’s Head is just too irresistible. The pop-up kitchen each week is hosted by sisters Jess & Jo, AKA the Flygerians, AKA the Garden of Edun, serving up their Nigerian take on traditional British classics. These energetic ladies are also found hosting supper clubs at Studio@61 raising funds for local charities such as Little Village and the Westminster House Youth Club.
To whet the appetite, here is their recipe for their classic Cassava fries…
Or pop to the Old Nuns Head on Wednesdays 6-10pm (kids allowed til 8.30pm)
Keep up to date with these active sisters via @thegardenofedun on twitter & instagram
Recipe: Naughty pot of cassava (one of our signature dishes)
What the hell is cassava I hear you ask? Cassava is a healthier vegan alternative to
chips and French fries. It’s a root vegetable grown in most tropical countries
especially in Africa. Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of cassava as the root
veg thrives in hot climates. In the UK it can be found at Asian and African food
markets, head down to Peckham high street to purchase this delicious melt in
your mouth, crispy-extra but soft-centre veg of deliciousness! You won’t regret it!
Author: The Flygerians
Recipe type: Starter / side dish
Serves : 3-4
What you will need
2-3 pounds of cassava
1 pinch of salt and 1 pinch of pepper ( add to taste)
Chopped spring onions – 2 full stems
Cooking oil ( enough to fill a mini deep fryer if you have one or enough to
fill a medium pot half way)
Sharp cutting/ peeling knife
1. Carefully cut off both end of your cassava and cut it long ways in half.
2. Make a shallow cut into the skin of your cassava and carefully make your
way through it to cut off the skin. ( like you would peel a potato- the old
3. Cut into chunky chip shapes, once it’s all cut rinse the cassava with some
warm water to remove any Cassava skin residue.
4. Place the cassava in a pot of warm or boiling water on the stove, enough to
cover the cassava.
5. Bring to boil and cook on a high heat till tender. Use a fork to check if its
boiled, it should be soft and you should be able to pierce the cassava the
whole way through.
6. Whilst the cassava is boiling put your oil in another pan or turn on your
deep fryer to heat up the oil.
7. Once your cassava is cooked drain the water and wait for the oil in your
separate pot/ fryer to be hot.
8. Dunk them in carefully and let them cook for 6-8 mins.
9. Remove them from the pot/ fryer into a serving dish or individual naughty
pots. (how we serve ours)
10. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste and ENJOY! Best served hot with
your choice of dip. We serve ours with a homemade crayfish and tomato