Author: Around Dulwich

3D visors in production by DT teachers at Dulwich College

It started with an email from a Governor connecting Dr Joe Spence, the Master of Dulwich College, with an anaesthetist atQueen Elizabeth Hospital and now, less than two weeks later, the Dulwich Design and Technology team are, with our 3Dprinters, producing over 50 full-face visors every day for health workers across south London. Our production should increase further with the addition of  five 3D printers supplied to us from JAGS (James Allen’s Girls’ School). Moreover we have distributed over 650 pre-existing forms of eye-protection from the Science and DT departments, supplying 12 local surgeries, two hospitals and a care home. This has been a truly interdisciplinary effort with support from our site officers collecting the hundreds of goggles and masks from across the closed College campus, and the Master leading the distribution of the PPE (personal protective equipment) tomany and various local locations, including the Maudsley, and, thanks to our own Dr Rosemary Leonard’s shout out, to local GPsurgeries. Other schools and companies with 3D printers are also in production across the country, and we are sharing the source of …

The Last Word: Ric, Plastic Free East Dulwich

Local parent, husband and ocean lover working to rid our community of single-use plastic. How long have you lived in the area? We’ve been South Londoners for 17 years, gradually moving Eastwards and finally up to East Dulwich from Peckham two weeks before our daughter was born, just in the nick of time! That was 8.5 years ago now. What brought you here? We’ve always loved living in South London, the mixture of cultures, the green spaces, the independent community spirit. Now we’ve settled in East Dulwich we honestly couldn’t imagine living anywhere else in London. What do you most value about the area/street you live in? The proximity to three amazing green spaces: Dulwich Park with its facilities and events, Peckham Rye with the Japanese Garden and kids area where we celebrate our daughter’s birthday every year and Dulwich Wood where I still get lost every time I go, without fail! What one thing would you change? A complete ban on single-use plastic! Do you belong to any groups? I run Plastic Free East Dulwich …

The Last Word: Helen Anderson, womenswear designer

My name is Helen, I am a local womenswear designer and I have recently launched my first collection. I have designed a range of clothes that are aimed at being flattering and comfortable but also stylish, with colours and high quality fabrics specifically combined to achieve this. All of the manufacturing for which has been done in London. How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in SE London for over 30 years and in Forest Hill for the past 15 years. What brought you here? Before moving here I was a fashion student in Manchester.  My ambition was to pursue a career in costume making/design implementing my fashion training, which brought me to London. I worked in the West End at the Piccadilly Theatre, National Theatre and Sadlers Wells amongst others. When I first arrived in London I visited friends in South East London and never looked back. What one thing would you change? More clothes shops! Do you know your neighbours? Yes, I feel lucky to have friendly neighbours who even feed our …

Support Kings College Hospital Healthcare Heroes

A group of local residents are looking to raise funds from our local community to show support and care to the Kings College Hospital Healthcare heroes on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis. It started with a simple idea; providing community funded support to healthcare workers in local communities.  Already off the ground in Sydney, Australia where a strong cup of coffee was the initial ask of local healthcare workers , they are now trying to mobilise the same community spirit and support for our South East London professionals during the COVID-19 crisis. Jill Orr, who started the initiative, said: “I was sitting at home feeling like locals should come together to do something for Kings College Hospital front line workers, who are so much part of our community.  I connected with my friend in Australia who had kicked off a similar campaign and reached out to Kings College Hospital to find out what they most needed.  After speaking to Kings College Hospital administration staff I was put in contact with four amazing people who are running newly …

Pub in the Park Statement

Tom Kerridge has announced the decision to reschedule this year’s Pub in the Park Summer tour following advice and in the interest of everyone’s health, well-being and confidence. The revised schedule of the Pub in the Park 2020 tour is: Chichester, venue TBC, 14-16 August Tunbridge Wells, Dunorlan Park, 21-23 August Chiswick, Chiswick House & Gardens, 4-6 September St Albans, Verulamium Park, 11-13 September Bath, Royal Victoria Park, 18-20 September Warwick, St. Nicholas Park, 18-20 September Marlow, Higginson Park, 25-27 September Dulwich – dates & venue TBC The vast majority of the music, including headline acts, chef and restaurant line-up will remain the same. Any minor alterations will be announced in due course.  “We would like to thank the chefs, restaurants, venues, local authorities, artists and many of our other contributors who have shown their unwavering support of Pub in the Park to enable us to rearrange our plans. In the meantime, we want you all to keep healthy and look after each other.” – Tom Kerridge   TICKET INFO All ticket holders to venues …