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South London artist releases debut album

Brixton-based singer-songwriter Josiah Mortimer has released his debut album, recorded entirely from home during lockdown.

  

Jazz orchestra on the hunt for new members

The Croydon Jazz Orchestra has put out a call for new members as they begin in-person rehearsals again.

  

Lewisham singer releases new single

Her first single shot to No1 in the Urban Influencer Chart where it stayed for six weeks, and now the singing vegan mum is back again.

  

Film-maker creating documentary on Deptford’s ‘Last Queen of Scotland’

It is easy to understand why the We Care food bank founder turned film-maker Raymond Woolford became intrigued by the story of Kath Duncan, writes Peter Lane.

  

Crystal Palace Festival raising money to help young people affected by the pandemic find employment and performance opportunities

Festival organisers have launched a fundraising appeal to support local young people impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The coordinators of Crystal Palace Festival hope to lessen the pandemic’s impact on young people though fundraising for the Creative Futures project.

  

London theatres are finally starting to reopen

London’s theatres are reopening, with caution to the fore, writes Christopher Walker. The National Theatre has just one offering in the main theatre Under Milk Wood, and with reduced capacity booking is difficult.

  

Marylebone Music Festival back this June

The Annual Marylebone Music Festival, in aid of the West London Mission, is back this summer – featuring Sue Perkins as a conductor.

  

Lockdown themed exhibition opens Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret in Southwark

A message in bottle is an ancient form of communication between faraway lands, writes Charles Harrison. Now, it is the theme for the dynamic lockdown-themed exhibition in the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret in Southwark.

  

Greenwich Dance on the hunt for love

A Greenwich-based dance company is looking for real life stories of love from within the borough to inspire their next performance.

  

Lewisham’s JB Rose is back with a self-love anthem

Her first single shot to Number 1 in the Urban Influencer Chart where it stayed for a solid six weeks, and now the singing vegan mum is back again. JB Rose, originally from Lewisham, released her first single “Back to Love” last Summer which she wrote after her cousin was killed in a knife attack and to “encourage people to be our brother’s keeper and love one another”.

  

Spotlight on Fashion

Since lockdown, there has been a noticeable shift in our everyday relationship with the outdoors. Nature has been a source of solace for many, as lockdown rules heightened our appreciation for local parks and green spaces did too.

  

Catford artist releases new single, Dark Skinned

Catford raised Ray Blk has released her new single Dark Skinned, along with a live Vevo performance of the track.

  

Camberwell artist creates works based on stories of people with disabilities and public transport

An artist is launching a series of collages tracking bus journeys from people excluded from public transport. The Walkie-Talkies was created by socially engaged artist Michelle Baharier, who is originally from Camberwell.

  

A ‘key cultural and entertainment’ festival to kickstart summer of recovery in the West End

A “key cultural and entertainment” festival will help kickstart the summer of recovery in the West End. The Underbelly Festival will set up its Spiegeltent in Cavendish Square, near John Lewis in Oxford Stre

  

Filmmaking trio crowdfunding for coming of age drama about British-Jamaican teen set in Brixton

Three young filmmakers are crowdfunding to shoot a new short film about coming of age and battling the impact of colonialism. The film, Black and White Duppy, is set in the heart of Brixton and follows the main character, British-Jamaican teenager Red, as he clashes with his mum and tries to navigate his way through life and his cultural identity.