Bold Tendencies Community Interest Company (founded 2007) enables an annual world-class arts and cultural programme and civic space open to the public – commissioning site-specific sculpture, architecture, orchestral music and opera.
Bold Everywhere Registered Charity (founded 2017) brings art and artists to life to engage and inspire youth and families equally across all backgrounds – programming special projects, collaborative exhibitions and performances.
The rooftop spaces at Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park are home to not-for-profit organisation Bold Tendencies which is unique in terms of the rich mix of what it does, and where and how it does it.
For more than a decade Bold Tendencies has transformed its car park home with a programme of contemporary art, orchestral music (hosting the BBC Proms with The Multi-Story Orchestra in 2016 and 2017), opera and architectural projects including Frank’s Cafe and the Straw Auditorium designed by Practice Architecture, Simon Whybray’s pink staircase and Cooke Fawcett’s Peckham Observatory. Alongside its commissioning programme Bold Tendencies animates its programme and the site for schools, families and the neighbourhood through standalone education and community initiatives that take culture and civic values seriously.
With immersive public spaces and spectacular views across London, the project has attracted more than 1.8 million visitors so far.