Taking its title and concept from Muriel Spark’s 1960 novel, The Ballad of Peckham Rye (TBOPR) uses the text as a starting point for commissioning artists to produce new work that draws on, imagines or celebrates the distinctive architecture, geological monuments, histories and experiences of the area.

Motivated by the belief that artists are capable of making extraordinary ideas happen, we believe that; artists should be supported to produce innovative work; the arts have the potential to transform the perception of our place within the world; and occupying temporary sites outside traditional arts venues offer rich contexts in which this can happen.

We are dedicated to supporting artists at different stages in their career and hold the belief that the arts have capacity to change, enhance and inform the way we consider and interact with the world around us.