Bold Tendencies is a not-for-profit organisation based in the rooftop spaces at Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park, London.
Founded in 2007, Bold Tendencies created a public space in this disused building, and over 15 years has transformed the site into an experimental civic space and much-loved place of assembly.
Bold Tendencies supports artists to develop their ideas and to realise site-specific projects and present live performances from its rooftop home. It commissions new visual art and architecture and produces an award-winning live events programme of music, dance, opera and readings.
New architecture commissioned for the site includes Frank’s Cafe (2009) and the Straw Auditorium (2010) by Practice Architecture and the Peckham Observatory (2017) and Concert Wall (2016) by Cooke Fawcett. The acoustic remastering of the covered spaces is being designed by Feilden Fowles (2023).
Bold Tendencies is for everyone. We have welcomed more than 2.5 million people in 15 summer seasons since 2007, animating the programme and the site for the neighbourhood through standalone education and community initiatives that take culture and civic values seriously.
Bold Tendencies celebrates the free enjoyment of public space in the city, welcoming participation in its rich, experimental programme and preserving open access to this special, spectacular place.