The government and Arts Council England has updated its list of recipients of financial assistance from the Culture Recovery Fund, with venues such as Peckham's Rye Wax and CLF Art Cafe amongst those newly receiving funding.
CLF Art Cafe, which resides in Bussey Building, has received £300,000, while Rye Wax has been given £181,380. Other venues to receive funding include Somerset House (850,000), London's The Troubadour (£647, 172), Manchester's YES (£489,482) and Coventry's Kasbah (£180,838).
“When I rack my brain to think of famous South Asian names in mainstream music,” says Nabihah Iqbal, “the only two I can think of would be MIA and Zayn Malik. That’s it.” Sitting outside of Peckham’s Rye Wax, Iqbal is about to DJ at the first edition of No ID, a new party created by More Time Records founder and DJ Ahad Elley, better known as Ahadadream.
A new London club series, No ID, aims to spotlight South Asian DJs and artists, kicking off with a Wednesday night offering at Rye Wax on 27th March.
NTS Radio bi-weekly host and Ninja Tune releasee Nabihah Iqbal will headline the event, which aims to platform young, aspiring artists from the Asian diaspora. Reprezent Radio and Beats 1's NAINA is also set to play.
Plans to develop Bussey Building and its surrounding cluster of buildings on Rye Lane, Peckham, have been “paused”.
Co-founder of Bermondsey-based group Frame Property, Nick Mansour, spoke to The Peckham Peculiar, saying: “It has never been our intention to have a negative impact on the Bussey Building – quite the opposite in fact.