Peckham named as Britain’s most vibrant cultural hotspot

The Times reported on 6 October 2005 that Peckham has been voted as Britain’s most vibrant cultural ‘hotspot’ by a panel of arts critics. It beat Glasgow city centre (2nd) and Totnes in Devon (3rd). The list, commissioned by The Fish Can Sing agency, was compiled by arts experts such as Ekow Eshun, head of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and Richard Benson, former editor of Face. Peckham’s proximity to Goldsmiths College and Camberwell College of Arts, and its low rents, have created a thriving arts community.