Area 10 is one of those places I really should get to more often. For those who don’t know, Area 10 is an old timber yard on Eagle Warfe, Peckham. The place has been invaded by every manner of performing and visual art you care to think of. There are paintings, sculptures, songs, dance, poetry, you get the general idea. The place is dominated by a huge main hall with staircases and doors leading in all directions. Today, it plays host to the launch of this years run up the the European Social Forum which is to be held in London. The event had been going on for most of the day, which we missed but caught the last few hours. We wandered around drinking a nice Cabernet and chatting to strangers as one does at such things.