Cultural and Creative Industries, and Health and Wellbeing
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing recently reported upon their two-year inquiry "Creative Health", which affirmed how important creative activities are to the quality of people’s lives.
This will provide a useful focus for conversations on 8th, where:
Peckham Levels will introduce all to their fabulous new space, and talk about the social benefit aspects that they are beginning to realise.
Hopefully, a couple of the enterprises now operating at the Levels, will join us too - reflecting upon the diversity of activities going on.
South London Gallery will introduce a couple of initiatives:
- Looking at the Peckham Experiment and its relevance today, some 70 to 80 years on;
- An Oral History programme recording personal histories of people in Peckham, with a focus upon heritage (surviving and lost) in Rye Lane & the High Street; and importance of linking people and their places together.
This should spark some interesting conversations, and inspire ideas on how to better link such activities together, create new opportunities that involve and engage Peckham's diverse communities, as well as a better understanding of the importance to wellbeing of "quality of life" activities.