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All this week, we'll be running articles about and around Peckham, the area of south London having such a moment right now. Expect articles on King Krule, digital art, gangland, the pre and post-clampdown squatting scene, all-night dancing, self-publishing and fashion chicken shops. On top of the bigger features, we'll be riunning a portfolio of the people that make this place so fun. Click here for more!
For the final instalment of our Peckham Week portfolios we spoke to artist Suren Seneviratne, who makes music as My Panda Shall Fly. His work with video and his sounds embody the clash-aesthetics and digital adventures of contemporary London.
Hey! Tell us about yourself.
I am a 19-year-old multimedia tycoon, living in a hut next to the Morrison's by Rye Lane.
How long have you lived in Peckham?
For as long as I can remember (13 years).
Recommend a band/writer/artist that you dig from around.
"Sienna Says" is going to be something extraordinary.
What's your favourite thing about the area?
I like the way that you're never more than three feet away from a mob of woodlice.
Who's your favourite resident?
Mrs. Grossman who lives at 65a Marmont Road is a dear.
Where should people check out?
Persepolis - "Peckham's silliest yellow Persian corner shop"
What does the future hold for the part of town?
Continued originality across the arts.
Where's the best view?
You'd be hard-pressed to find a view that betters that of Frank's Café, atop a 10-storey car park.