Bold Tendencies

Not-for-profit arts organisation started in Peckham in 2007

7th-10th Floors Multi-Storey Car Park, 95a Rye Ln, Peckham, London SE15 4ST, UK

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Bold Tendencies Community Interest Company (founded 2007) enables an annual world-class arts and cultural programme and civic space open to the public – commissioning site-specific sculpture, orchestral music, dance, opera and architecture. The rooftop spaces at Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park are home to not-for-profit organisation Bold Tendencies which is unique in terms of the rich mix of what it does, and where and how it does it. For more than a decade Bold Tendencies has transformed its car park home commissioning sculpture, orchestral music (hosting the BBC Proms with The Multi-Story Orchestra in 2016 and 2017), opera, dance, poetry and literature and pioneering architectural projects including Frank’s Cafe and the Straw Auditorium designed by Practice Architecture, Simon Whybray’s pink West Staircase and Cooke Fawcett’s Peckham Observatory and Concert Wall. With immersive public spaces and spectacular views across London, the project has attracted more than 1.8 million visitors so far. Alongside its commissioning programme Bold Tendencies animates its programme and the site for schools, families and the neighbourhood through standalone education and community programmes that take culture and civic values seriously and celebrates the site’s evolving function as a civic opportunity, allowing visitors to fully experience and freely enjoy public space in the city.

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