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Happy Saturnalia, Shab-e-Yalda, Christmas, New Year…

Customers often ask us, rather nervously, if we celebrate Christmas. And the answer is of course we do. With tinsel-coated knobs on. We actually celebrate anything that’s going, as it’s good to be jolly and there are enough things to be sad about in the world. And as we’ve just celebrated our 10th birthday, we’re…

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The Persepolis Hammam Experience

Peeping Toms need not apply. No we haven’t installed a jacuzzi in the basement*. This is, rather, about some of the traditional beauty stuff that we sell. Unguents and potions and sweet smelling things. Things that you can’t get at Superdrug. (Things that, coincidentally, make really cool stocking fillers.) Iranians use three rather alien things…

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The Peckham Literary Festival in Words and Pictures

Work experience? Domestic Slut in Chief Big thank you to the Community Council for funding this year! Well if you didn’t come along this year, you missed a hell of a party. And that’s just at Persepolis. Equal funs were had up the road at Review. Our Rumi evening was quite something: musicians, readers, singers…and…

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The Peckham Literary Festival 2011

Our little festival is now in its fifth year, a fact of which we are justifiably proud. Was a time when saying Peckham and Literary in the same sentence produced sniggers. Not any more. This year we’ve got a cracking line-up, if a mixed one. We’ve detailed our own Persepolis events below, but you can…

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