Author: Angela

Car Free Day is Coming!

Environment Matters by Sylvie Waudby What would London be like without any cars on the streets? On Sunday 22nd September, the capital will experience its biggest Car Free Day. Billed as “Reimagine” by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London is inviting Londoners to reimagine our city without cars. There will be 20 km of closed roads around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London, with free events such as e-bike rides, pop-up playgrounds, and guided walks. Why have a Car Free Day? This is a great opportunity to reclaim the capital’s streets, moving them away from vehicle domination, giving children the chance to play safely in the roads, to hold a street party, explore London by foot, public transport or bicycle. More importantly, it’s a spotlight on London’s air pollution.  Nitrogen dioxide levels in London are regularly exceeded and every school in London experiences levels of PM2.5 (tiny particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs) above limits set by the WHO.  Vehicles contribute to over half of air pollution. What is Lewisham doing on this …

Be Uplifted… Join the Dance!

Mention dance to some and they shy away. Why? It is great fun, joyous even, and a good way to meet people. Scientists say it is one of the best activities to enhance your emotional mood and cognitive abilities as well as the physical1. Imagine! Dance can be just as good and perhaps better than doing sudokus and crosswords in slowing the decline in mental abilities! “People are born to move. People are born to move rhythmically” says Dr Peter Lovatt of the University of Hertfordshire. So, what is holding some people back from doing what comes naturally? Especially when it is so good for us? It is true we are not all blessed with the same degree of musical coordination but there is certainly a massive interest in dance. Do we have secret aspirations? We may never get close to the expertise of Fred or Ginger but we watch “Strictly”. We go to see flamenco; samba; tango; ballet; African; Russian; Greek; Irish and Scottish dancing-perhaps joining in when encouraged, especially when relaxed or on …

The Dulwich Charity lunch raised a fabulous £1,941 for Link Age Southwark.

The lunch, now in its 16th year, is held every December and is a fantastic way for local business men and women to meet up and get in to the festive spirit. This year the lunch was held at The Palmerston, who kindly closed the pub for the event. Over 58 local business men and women got together and had a great Christmas party. The organisers enjoyed great support from local businesses who donated prizes for the raffle and came along and enjoyed the day. A big thank you to: AA Graphics, Acorn Estates, Alcander Limited, Amanda Greatorex, Around Dulwich, Around Orpington, Aquarius Golf Club, Cafe G, The Clipper, Daisylets and Sales, Darren Littler Mortgages, Dolce Vita Catering, Glazer Delmar, Gymboree,Healthy Habits, Helen Jermyn Photography, House of Colour, House of Tippler, The Illusioneer, Inspiring Change Coaching Limited, James Barber, Jane Lyons, Little Blue Fish Web Design, MAC Support, Marcus Bishop Accountants, Martin Lea Photograpy, The Palmerston, Patrick Myers Photography, Pro Beauty Clinic, Property In, Push Studios, SE Magazines, SE22 Piano School, Satoria Lab, Suzanne James …

November issues out today!

The November issues of SE21, SE22 & SE23 are out today. Filled with local events and news, they are must-read for anyone in the area. If you don’t receive a copy through your door you can read the flipzines on this website! We have regular columns such as Food & Drink with Suzanne James; Garden Talk with Janine Winlaw; Fitness Tips with Bodyshot PT; Financial Matters and much much more. We have a round-up of what to do on Bonfire Night and details of all the local Christmas Fairs.

The October issues of SE21, SE22 & SE23 are out today

The October issues of SE21, SE22 & SE23 are out today. Filled with local events and news, they are must-read for anyone in the area. If you don’t receive a copy through your door you can read the flipzines on this website! We have regular columns such as Food & Drink with Suzanne James; Garden Talk with Janine Winlaw; Fitness Tips with Bodyshot PT; Financial Matters and much much more. Find out about the Arts Society Dulwich, the Herne Hill Music Festival and the Paxton Green Time Bank.