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No the ex-footballer hasn’t decided to break into acting, it’s actually all part of Sport Relief and Becks will be joining Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst for a special episode of the show.

It will take place on March 21st and is the first time in more than 10 years that Del Boy and Rodney will be back on TV.

Beckham will appear in a greasy spoon café in Peckham during the special show following on from a number of similar appearances by the star in previous years.

Coverage will come live from the Olympic Park with presenters including Gary Lineker, Gaby Logan, Claudia Winkleman, Jack Whitehall and Clare Balding. There will also be a Strictly Come Dancing special, with four Paralympians and their professional dance partners.

Sport Relief runs between 21st-23rd March.

Image: BBC

Peckham Rye multi-storey car park is going to be turned into a multi use arts building if Bold Tendencies has anything to do with it.

The car park, which each summer up until now has played host to art installations and of course Frank's Cafe  is being pushed to be an all year around artistic venue and house a PeckhamPlex cinema on the ground floor.

Bold Tendencies, a not for profit organisation are campaigning for the shift of use that will also include light industrial spaces, studio spaces and independent galleries.

The Peckham Rye car park has certainly seen better days but became much more of a focus for art lovers in the area when Frank's Cafe, an outdoor cafe serving drinks and a few wholefood snacks opened up on the roof through a joint venture (initially) with Campari.

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There is already an annual summer sculpture show in the car park, to date it has attracted half a million visitors — including Tate director Nicholas Serota and Jay Jopling of White Cube so there is certainly an interest for art in the area.

This is a project that is highly likely to get off the ground. If Hannah Barry of Bold Tendencies can count Kickstarter Yancey Strickler co founder as a friend then she should have no trouble finding the cash to get this underway.

We think it's a great project and have spent many an afternoon sat in the often windy but always chilled Frank's cafe so are well behind the idea.

puppies that need a homeWe thought the days of finding puppies in a box on the street in London were long gone but they really arn't.

This little box of floppy-ness needs to be re-homed after they were left on a street in Peckham. 8 puppies need homes after they were dumped in a closed holdall in south London.

The pups are only 7 weeks old at the moment but have been moved to the Blue Cross whilst they grow up a bit and can be given to new homes. So if you have room in your life for a little furry thing get in touch with them.

Anyone wishing to rehome the puppies should visit the Blue Cross website, at www.bluecross.org.uk.

Image & full story : Evening Standard

peckham peace wall goes on permanent displayA peace wall created by Peckham residents following last summer's riots has gone on permanent display in Peckham Square.

As any London can't fail to remember a series of rather terrifying riots took place on the streets of London last August following the killing of Mark Duggan. However in true British style we picked up our broom sticks and got to work clearing up the mess.

The peace wall was originally the idea of Peckham Shed who asked residents to express their feelings towards the riots on post it notes. So popular was the wall that residents campaigned for it to be put behind glass and preserved for all to see as a reminder of why such chaos shouldn't happen again.

Thew news of the display comes on the same day that it was revealed that 1,8000 years worth of sentences have been handed out to those who took place in the 2011 riots.

franks cafe and campari bar reopensIt's not often that we'd recommend that you visited a multi-story car park after dark but for Frank's Cafe and Campari Bar we'll make an exception.

For those who have never been to Frank's before it can be found at the top of the Peckham multi-story car park and opens every summer to provide an alternative drinking spot for us Londoners.

Opening its doors once again this Saturday (30th June) Frank's serves up a selection of snacks including platters and salades as well as a selection of Campari infused drinks and cocktails.

Frank's opens from 11am - 10pm Thursday through to Sunday.