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South London rapper releases second film on why many black people don’t swim

Clapham-raised musician and rapper Ed Accura is releasing his second film tackling the topic of why so many black people don’t swim.

  

Liz West unveils her immersive art installation in Greenwich

Liz West’s Hundreds and Thousands will cover the glass on The Tide – a walkway on Greenwich peninsular that has a view of the Thames.

  

Dulwich singer breaks into the UK Soul charts at no.10

Dulwich singer James Aaron’s single Chosen has broken into this week’s UK Soul charts at no. 10. 

  

Wimbledon author debuts children’s book encouraging kids to enjoy gardening

A Wimbledon author is hoping to encourage kids to try gardening with her debut children’s book about a green-fingered guinea pi

  

Music lovers will flock to Crystal Palace Park this summer as festivals return

Music lovers will flock to Crystal Palace Park this summer as festivals return. Wireless Festival is set to take place in the park from September 10-12. Run by Festival Republic, the first release of tickets have already sold out.

  

South London actor publishes second novel

Peep Show actor Paul Clayton, from Shortlands, has published his second page-turning novel – a psychological thriller called The Hoax. It tells the story of a struggling mum of three whose youngest son goes missing, and is returned by a fairy godmother-like character Cora.

  

Your summer guide to the best South London festivals

Brixton’s soul, jazz and funk festival Cross the Tracks is returning to Brockwell Park this summer for the second time. Acts taking the stage on September 5 include Nu jazz collective The Cinematic Orchestra, R&B superstars En Vogue, everyone’s favourite disco family Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge.

  

Outdoor cinema coming to South London this summer

An outdoor cinema experience is coming to Streatham Common and Wandle Park, Croydon.

  

Lambeth performer writes romantic comedy

A comedy, cabaret and circus performer from Lambeth has used her many talents to write a romantic comedy about a 39-year-old singleton.

  

Photojournalism postgraduates to showcase their work online

The London College of Communication is celebrating this year’s photojournalism postgraduates by showcasing their work online. The students at the Elephant and Castle- based university suffered from the pandemic by not being able to get out to take photos easily.

  

Lambeth County Show to be held online for 2021

The Lambeth Country Show will be held online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and uncertainty over future restrictions. The annual event which celebrates the best of the city and the countryside was also cancelled in 2020, but no virtual replacement was organised.

  

Talented Eltham singer impresses judges on The Voice

A 21-year-old singer from Eltham has wowed judges on the blind auditions of ITV’s talent show The Voice. Nathan Smoker sang Tom Odell’s powerful song Can’t Pretend causing judges Olly Murs and Anne-Marie to turn around almost immediately.

  

Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust presents ‘Living in Greenwich: tales through time’

Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust, ‘Living in Greenwich: tales through time’ is a major exhibition that explores the history and heritage of Greenwich

  

Beckenham Photographer documents people receiving the Covid vaccine

A photographer has started a project documenting the Covid vaccine roll-out after being moved by seeing people receive their jabs. Jason Ashwood, 51, from Beckenham, began volunteering as a Covid marshall at Paxton Green Group Practice in Alleyn Park, Norwood where his wife works as the lead nurse.

  

100 Club to trial Covid-secure measures when it re-opens

An iconic West End club where everyone from the The Rolling Stones to the Sleaford Mods has played will trial technology designed to keep people Covid-secure when it is able to reopen, writes Julia Gregory.