The annual Brimmington Park Festival. Workshops with students at the Academy at Peckham.
Randy Klein, Entrance sculpture to Brimmington Park.
This park, right on the Old Kent Road, had become disused by local people. It was dark at night, and was even shunned as a cut-through. It seemed that only dog walkers frequented it. After a consultation with local people, a set of plans to regenerate the park were drawn up by South Bermondsey Partnership.
As part of a complete renovation of the park, Klein was commissioned to create an entrance sculpture, to act as a beacon to identify the presence of a new improved Brimmington Park. The artist worked with local young people aged 16-19 in workshops. The young peoples' ideas formed the basis of the final designs. In addition, they gave the park its distinctive moniker, 'Spark', a combination of park and sport, which is the focus of the regenerated park. There are several football pitches and a facility for changing.
The result was a successful regeneration of the park, and a new group of local residents have formed a 'Friends of Brimmington Park' group. Locals have even given the entrance sculpture a nickname, 'The Tiara'.
Randy Klein, Brimmington Park entrance sculpture from the Old Kent Road.