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Peckham Road Fire Station, 1905. London Metropolitan Archives, City of London.

Peckham Road Fire Station, 1905. London Metropolitan Archives, City of London.

Peckham Road Fire Station, 1905. London Metropolitan Archives, City of London.

Interior view of the former Peckham Road Fire Station, April 2016. Photo Andy Stagg.

Interior view of the former Peckham Road Fire Station, April 2016. Photo Andy Stagg.

Interior view of the former Peckham Road Fire Station, April 2016. Photo Andy Stagg.

View of the former Peckham Road Fire Station, April 2017. Photo Andy Stagg.

View of the former Peckham Road Fire Station, April 2017. Photo Andy Stagg.

View of the former Peckham Road Fire Station, April 2017. Photo Andy Stagg.

London History Day: Former Peckham Road Fire Station

Wed 31 May, 11am-9pm, Entrance Corridor, Free

Overview

In celebration of London History Day the Art Assassins; the South London Gallery’s young people’s forum, were invited to explore the history of the former Peckham Road Fire Station which was given to the SLG by an anonymous benefactor to be transformed into a new cultural centre, opening to the public in 2018.

As part of their curated display in the gallery’s main entrance, the Art Assassins interviewed John Loftus, site manager for the SLG Fire Station. In the interview Loftus discusses the history of the building, discoveries made during the renovation process, and plans for the gallery’s expansion. They have also selected a range of materials and images of the fire station to include in the display. 

The Grade II-listed building, located only 100m from the SLG’s main site, is in the process of being renovated. The redesign, led by 6a architects, creates a series of light and inspiring spaces over four floors, maintaining the original layout of rooms as far as possible. The new building will incorporate exhibition, learning and meeting spaces, an artist’s studio, the South London Gallery’s archive and material relating to the social, architectural and cultural history of the local area. The gallery’s fascinating archive of its 125 year history will be accessible to the public for the first time, both digitally and through changing displays in a dedicated archive room.

The Art Assassins are a diverse group of young beings aged between 14-21 years old who meet every Tuesday at the South London Gallery. The group work together with contemporary artists, designers, film makers and each other to create a programme of events for other young people and a wider audience. 

To find out more about London History Day visit historicengland.org.uk  

#LondonHistoryDay

 

If you would like to find out more about joining the Art Assassins, please contact: laura@southlondongallery.org

The Fire Station project has been generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Mayor's London Regeneration Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation, City Bridge Trust, Viridor Credits, Foyle Foundation, UBS, The Wolfson Foundation, Charles Hayward Foundation, The Pilgrim Trust, Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Matthew Slotover and Emily King, Christie’s, Sadie Coles HQ, kurimanzutto, Heritage of London Trust, The Architectural Heritage Fund, SUTTON, and other supporters.




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