Bold Tendencies return to Peckham

The innovative lot behind Hannah Barry Gallery and Frank’s Café have brought their rooftop sculpture park, “Bold Tendencies” back to the top four floors of Peckham’s disused multi-storey car park for a second season in the sun.

If you missed it last year, be sure to make the schlep south east this time round, as the gallery have drummed up new work from 15 artists, including the likes of James Balmforth, who showed at last year’s Venice Biennale, and performance artist, Edward Forniales, who co-founded Hackney’s Wallis Gallery.

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The car park will house the exhibition, which opened on Wednesday, until 30th September, and Frank’s Café and Campari Bar opens today. The brainchild of Frank Boxer and head chef Michael Davies – both of whom cut their teeth at Southwark institution, The Anchor & Hope – Frank's will serve up a range of fairly priced seasonal dishes including cured salmon with dill & soda bread and braised cuttlefish with tomatoes, all washed down by bucket loads of campari.

Both “Bold Tendencies” and Frank's will be open from Thursday to Sunday throughout the summer. Admission is free, though be sure to carry plenty of cash as Frank's, rather irritatingly, doesn’t accept cards.

Words by Angharad Jones

Bold Tendancies is open from 11am -10pm, Thursday – Sunday at Level 7-10, Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park, 95A Rye Lane Peckham, SE15 4ST. www.frankscafe.org.uk

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