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South London French singer releases first album in English to connect with people

A French singer-songwriter has released his first studio album in English after feeling the need to counter the language-barrier-induced loneliness and connect with his English- speaking neighbours.

   

Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

It’s time to be one of the pillage, people.  And the latest Assassin’s Creed release is Norse-y but nice. Okay, I promise I’ll leave the puns there. For anyone was has previous played Ubisoft’s popular series, then you’ll know the drill. And I’ve got no axe to grind about that. No, quite on the contrary, I need to sharpen it. And my dagger. And my spear.

  

Taking a look at South London’s up and coming musical talent in 2021

South London’s most creative music is thriving despite the handicaps caused by lockdown. Here MELISSA Kasule picks a selection of up-and-coming artists who could make an impact in 2021.

  

South London drama school student wins scholarship for working class actors

A budding actor from South London has won a scholarship for working class actors in their final year of drama school.

  

‘Deleted’ documentary wins awards on the film festival circuit

A documentary about the last five hours of a man’s life before he was made homeless has picked up a number of awards on the film festival circuit.

  

Volunteer publishes children’s book written in lockdown

A volunteer who reads to kids has made use of her extra free time in lockdown – by writing and publishing her own children’s book.

  

Sydenham student wins book prize during lockdown

A postgraduate student has beaten 1,600 other entries to win a prize for his first novel, which was completed during lockdown. Joe Pierson’s book ‘Helen and the Fires’ tells the story of a woman who quits her job to write, only to become caught up in a series of climate change related suicides.

  

The Deserter outline their latest mission, Shirk, Rest and Play

The Deserter, a not-very-dynamic duo with aspirations to slouch, are legends – but possibly for all the wrong reasons. Deserter is an aspirational website for those with a predilection for doing eff all.

   

Brixton woman stars in Netflix hit Bridgerton

Brixton resident Adjoa Andoh plays Lady Danbury in Bridgerton, the Netlifx period drama set in Regency London.

  

South London teenager becomes youngest ever winner of an International EMMY

A Brixton-born 13-year-old has this year become the youngest ever actor to win an International EMMY award. Billy Barratt won best performance by an actor for his role in the BBC2 drama Responsible Child, making him the youngest ever recipient of the award.

  

Comedian Joe Pasquale joins famous faces in Christmas film to raise money for NHS

Famous faces are starring in a Christmas film written in one week and filmed in 12 days, after a string of cancellations for its playwright Michael Head.

   

South London Film Festival

A new film festival is celebrating South London’s community of creatives and film-makers. The South London Film Festival is set to open next Sunday at 7pm and will showcase some of the best short films made this year.

  

Music Academy offers online Christmas concerts

World Heart Beat Music Academy welcomes you to a truly magical online Christmas Concert consisting of two special, live-streamed performances filmed from our academy direct into your living room.

  

Plumber releases single to help the homeless

A chance encounter has led to mild mannered Pimlico plumber Greg McGrath releasing a charity version of the yuletide classic ‘White Christmas’ to raise money for a homeless charity.

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