In August 2007, over 2000 people flocked to the (then threatened) Bussey building, in the heart of Peckham, for three days of world class music, film, theatre, art and life. Over 150 artists performed on 3 levels, one of them on the Bussey roof with its magnificent views of central London. Also a great place for a barbeque and music on a fine summer's day. Saturday 26th June 2010 sees a return of this enjoyable event in the heart of Peckham town centre.
The 2007 Weekender was hosted by CLF Founders - Jazzheadchronic DJ Mickey Smith and LegendaryDrummer & Arranger Marque Gilmore the innamost. The first floor main stage offered an eclectic range of leading cutting edge musicians, DJs and bands, like AsianBreakbeat Pioneer - State Of Bengal, Bugz In The Attics - Daz I Kue, Asian Dub Foundation Founder - Dr Das with Visionary Underground, Afro Diva - Wunmi, Future World Funks - Russ Jones, Pioneering Saxophonist – Steve Williamson, and numerous other World Class performers. Backed by a State of The Art Opus Soundsystem, the performers blew the audience away with a globalistic explosion of drums, bass, rhythm and eclectic Soul. London to Bamako via Mumbai and Tokyo, with Live Visuals from 'it is tv' enhancing the event even more. See short video clip.
The third floor art gallery saw Needle and Thread DJs perform beside art works by local up-and-coming artists (curated & hosted by Alice White + Kamil Janowski), a Peckham Vision Exhibition, and a nightly short film festival. The sun baked roof, with panoramic views across London, was an oasis of cool, with jazz and improvisational sessions for an appreciative mixed audience of chilled revellers, enjoying cocktail Mojitos, organic cakes, teas, coffees and a Halal Barbeque. The CLF WEEKENDER, one of London's best events of 2007, is set to be a regular on the Festival Entertainment calendar. Look out for the TV broadcast and DVD, due Summer 2008 and for next August's multi-level live event, again supporting the I Love Peckham Festival. For more Information on future happenings at the CLF Art Cafe, the launch of the International Multi Level CLF Centre of the Arts, and The Chronic Love Foundation (CLF) manifesto for Global Projects in Music, Film, Art and Animation visit http://www.clfplanet.com or for CLF Events http://www.myspace.com/clfplanet Alternatively contact CLF Executive Creative Director Mickey Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07941 429 374.