Discovering a treasure in The Sultan, Wimbledon

The Sultan is fairly modest to look at it – a 1950s red-bricked building that suggests a fairly ordinary, typical suburban pub. It is located in between rows of terraced houses.

   

Win a night at Zippos Circus! Zippos Circus is coming to Blackheath Common

Win a night at Zippos Circus Blackheath Common! Five sets of VIP Ringside Family Tickets, for two adults and two children, plus free popcorn and candyfloss are up for grabs.

  

Don’t fancy al fresco libations? Ready-made cocktails delivered to your door

World Cocktail Day is on 13th May 2021. For those who don’t fancy al fresco libations, here are some companies that have done all the hard work for you and will deliver ready-made cocktails to your door.

  

Fine home dining from Flora Indica

Restaurants have pulled out all the stops to offer us fine dining experiences from the comfort of our own homes and I for one am grateful.

  

Milton served his community well

A memorial service for a tennis coach who created one of the biggest community clubs in the country has taken place.

  

All hail wonderful veteran Harry

Second World War veteran and Millwall fan Harry Bailey, from Lewisham, who has died aged 99, was a huge part of the Taxi Charity family which made regular trips to the battlefields and cemeteries of the Second World War.

  

Let’s go fly a kite – and put a camera on it, too…

The Chinese are supposed to have invented kites. But a Russian aviator turned them into crucial implements of reconnaissance during the First World War – and created a camera which could take pictures from them. Captain Sergei Ulyanin, who died in 1921, is one of the more important and unusual people buried in Brockley Cemetery. Here MIKE GUILFOYLE tells his story.

  

This week 10, 20, 30 years ago

A Cub pack has raised almost £200 to help families in Japan whose lives have been devastated by the earthquake and tsunami.

  

Spotlight on outdoor swimming

Outdoor swimming is a trend that just won’t go away, writes Lottie Kilraine. It could be the health benefits, such as better blood circulation, improved sleep and smoother skin, or the feeling of freedom you get while paddling away under an open sky. But whatever it is, with restrictions easing and summer just around the corner, it’s a great time to get out into the water.

  

Portraits of NHS heroes to feature in new art exhibition

“Will ‘Amanda’ become the face of recent history as new exhibition puts NHS Heroes at the fore, writes Christopher Walker.

  

Lockdown photos by homeless people shown in exhibition

An exhibition of photographs taken by homeless people during lockdown has opened in the churchyard at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

  

Dropped Tea Theatre opens up submissions for upcoming performances

A new female-led theatre company has announced an open call for submissions from creatives with lived experience growing up in Peckham and Camberwell.

  

New film season at the BFI celebrates black women and their musical artistry

The BFI Southbank is celebrating black women and their musical artistry in their new film season, and features films with performances from Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston and Beyoncé.

  

Royal Festival Hall commission Bromley poet to write and perform poem to mark 70th anniversary

Bromley based poet Theresa Lola has been commissioned to write and perform a poem to mark the 70th anniversary of the Royal Festival Hall.

  

Artists make use of Fulham Town Hall to create new exhibition

It’s easy to walk past Fulham Town Hall and think nothing of it – after all, the Grade II listed building has stood empty for more than a decade.

  

A taste of real India and it’s not pleasant

A glimpse into the real India: Christopher Walker reviews Behind the Beautiful Forevers, now streaming.

  

Show your appreciation for your local hospice and walk with St Christopher’s this September

Anne is asking her local community to put on their comfortable shoes and show their support for the work of the hospice during the pandemic by joining her at St Christopher’s sponsored Fun Walk at Keston Common, Bromley, on 19 September 2021

  

In My View: Bell Ribeiro-Addy, MP for Streatham

Their Windrush Compensation Scheme has become a scandal in itself, criticised from all corners for its slow speed, complex documentation process and the high burden of proof it places on often elderly victims. Two years since it opened, less than a quarter of those who have applied for compensation have received any, and less than one per cent of the £500million set aside for victims has been paid out

  

Cats are very sensitive to changes

Changes in our lifestyle and situations that seem to be beyond our control all contribute towards feeling stressed. The same is true for our pets – and particularly cats – who can be highly sensitive to changes in their lives

  

Musicians perform their hits giving a boost to training scheme and inspiring 16-24-year-olds

Some of London’s biggest names in chart music performed their greatest hits to give a boost to a training scheme for young people.

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