London theatre Director awarded CBE for services to the arts

Lisa Burger, who is Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre and Chair of the Lyric Hammersmith, said she was honoured by the news.


Cancellation of the arts due to the pandemic

As a consequence of the challenges presented by the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and its rapid spread across the capital, the festival organisers have been forced to take the hardest decision for any of us in the arts and close the doors.


Online assistance for those with diabetes to exercise

Diabetes UK is running free online 10-week courses specifically tailored to support people who want to start moving more or those doing 30 minutes or less exercise a week.


Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022

Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022, recognising the achievements and service of extraordinary people throughout the United Kingdom.


Forget the January sales with a meal at The Copper Chimney

Some people revel in the excitement of the January sales. Sadly, I am not one of these. Quite the opposite, shopping fills me with dread and fear of the oncoming jostle fest.


London Mayor praises school teacher on children’s book promoting Covid vaccine

Banji Alexander was inspired to write his book, “Lockdown Looms: Reggie’s Birthday Party”, because of the effect of the pandemic.


Evolution Festival playing at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Evolution Festival runs from March 1 to 5 and will be headlined by The Bill Cashmore Award-winning new play Kick, directed by Yasmin Hafesji.


Letter writer’s glimpse into a world long gone

A handwritten memoir by the witty Fred Roy – a regular letter writer to the South London Press from the 1920s to the 1950s, lay for 23 years after his death in 1999 in an old captain’s chest.


Cultural Leaders wanted for on-the-job experience at arts charities

The scheme, which is part of the Poetic Relief Project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, gives young people real on-the-job experience in the charity and art sectors. 


America in Crisis exploring decades of social change at the Saatchi Gallery

A new exhibition exploring decades of social change in the US through photographs is set to open this month at the Saatchi Gallery.


The Light Festival has returned to Battersea Power Station

Following a successful first year in 2020, the Light Festival at Battersea Power Station will be brightening up the dark winter evenings until February 27. 


In My View: Janet Daby MP for Lewisham East

When it comes to the Nationality and Borders Bill currently being forced through by the Government, it should be spoken about far and wide.


Excellent beer and a new experience at the Dog’s Grandad Brewery

Located under the railway arches a few minutes from Brixton Market lies Dog’s Grandad Brewery. I don’t know if one would simply stumble upon this place, but I didn’t.


Resolve to be a better pet owner

Christmas can be a time where we take life a bit slower, which more often than not can lead to our pets following suit. As we enter January it’s great time to turn things around – starting as you mean to go on.


Spotlight on Health: In a spin for 29 hours creates record

A Greenwich woman has broken a world record and raised more than £40,000 for charity by doing a 29-hour spin class.


Vault Festival announces cancellation due to Covid concerns

Organisers Andy George and Adam Gray said: “It is with broken hearts that we make this statement.”


Call out for enthusiastic singers to join Wimbledon choir

Rachel Lynes, who spent ten years performing lead roles in London’s West End, has put the call out for enthusiastic singers to join the new choir. 


10, 20, 30 years ago

Ten years ago this week a new road tunnel under the Thames which will ease thousands of commuters’ car journeys was announced.


What’s On this Week: 14th January – 21st

Entertainment Listings: The Polka Theatre; National Theatre; The Young Vic; Brixton Library; The South London Gallery; Dulwich Picture Gallery.


Pets can help to banish the January blues

As the post-festive excitement wears off, the cold weather and short, dark days can leave us feeling glum. 

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