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The perfect treat for Mother’s Day

Don’t miss the opportunity to spoil your mother on Sunday, March 14. It’s a shame that Mother’s Day comes before outside dining is allowed once more, as of April 12. However, South London is awash with at-home options to give everyone a break from the kitchen.


Relaxing in an armchair with a pint of bitter in the Dog & Bull, Croydon

So, there is light at the end of the tunnel. On April 12, hospitality venues can open outdoors (and takeaway beers can be sold) with indoor operating by May 17. If all goes according to plan, social distancing will end by June 21.


A taste of the Caribbean at Juici Jerk

Caribbean food is currently experiencing a renaissance. Given South London’s significant Caribbean community, the cuisine has long had a place in locals’ hearts but even here things are changing. To use modern parlance, we’re seeing a definite levelling up.


Online exhibition on living in Greenwich over the centuries launches

An exhibition showing how people in Greenwich have lived over the centuries has been launched online. The exhibition, called Living in Greenwich: Tales through Time, will feature 40 objects from the archive collections.


Get arty online with the London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum is offering a chance to get creative with their free online art class. The event, on March 11, will guide you to make your own collage inspired by the museum’s collection of more than 2,000 posters.


Nobel prize-winning author and his daughter to discuss new book in online event

Nobel prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro and his daughter Naomi Ishiguro will make a rare public appear-ance to discuss their new novels in an online event.


Five bridges provide ‘a ray of light’ to Londoners amid pandemic

Five more bridges spanning the River Thames will be lit up this spring to create the world’s longest public art commission and bring “a ray of light” to Londoners.


Brixton designers create online classes to keep people creative during the lockdown

Two women from Brixton have created a caring community after moving their life drawing class online to keep creative during lockdown. Textile designers Anya Gomulski and Rebecca Dagless started the classes in December 2019 after noticing there wasn’t much chance for people in the community to flex their creative muscles.


Virtual London Marathon could see world record number of entries

This year’s London Marathon is aiming for a world record 100,000 entries on October 3. But south-east London residents can breathe a little easier – because organisers are inviting half of those to run it virtually, wherever they are on the planet.


Southbank Centre holds its second Inside Out festival audiences can enjoy from their homes

Ethan Hawke and Fearne Cotton are set to appear in an online festival which includes music, spoken word and literature, writes Alexandra Warren.


Ty a yellow ribbon

Legendary Brixton musician Ty was recognised with an online show for international emerging artists at Tate Modern last month.


Lewisham culture and diversity forum setup to help young people get into the creative industry

Writers and artists have joined a forum to help amplify black and diverse voices through culture. The Lewisham Culture and Diversity Advisory Forum will also advise the council on how to help under-represented young people get into the creative industry.


Arts festival created by disabled people held at Southbank Centre

A festival showcasing theatre, dance, comedy and more, created by disabled people is being held online by the Southbank Centre. Unlimited Festival runs until January 17 and includes 33 events that celebrate the artistic vision of disabled people.


Wewe Mimi Sisi – classic African stories adapted for kids YouTube series

A project that combines storytelling with dynamic yoga to help children develop their physical and mental health and improve their overall well-being has started.

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