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Link Age Southwark – the charity supporting older people across Southwark for over 20 years gets a new name

Volunteers, supporters and older people who use the charity have welcomed the news that Link Age Southwark is to be the new name for Dulwich Helpline & Southwark Churches Care. The charity, based at Dulwich Hospital, chose the new name to better reflect its work and the range of services it offers to more than 500 over-60s in Southwark. Link Age Southwark keeps older people connected to their local community by providing regular home visits from a dedicated group of volunteers and running 20 groups with activities ranging from crafts and computers to singing and yoga. Volunteers also accompany older people on trips to the shops or to non-medical appointments, as well as offering help around the house and garden, and lifts to social events. The people who use Link Age Southwark pay nothing. Link Age Southwark wants to reach more people across the borough and get more volunteers involved in supporting older people in their local community. The charity has a dedicated service for people with mild to moderate dementia who are living independently. …

Local Karate Teacher to go to the 11th World Kyokushinkai Open Tournaments in Japan NOV 2015

  Kris Wozniak, age 42 and 3rd Dan black belt is the founder of the KKAcademy Sports Club and a teaching assistant at Fairlawn primary School in Forest Hill, has been chosen to represent Great Britain in the senior category at the 11th World Open Kyokushin Karate Tournament, 20-23 November 2015 in Tokyo. Kris was chosen out of thousands members of the Kyokyshin Karate’s” Great Britain Organization to fight at the World Kyokushin Karate Tournament, this prestigious tournament founded in 1975, takes place every 4 years and over 4 days. It is an ultimate test of stamina and skills, contestants have to fight in up to 9 rounds and then take part in the Tamashiwari test, breaking up to 10 wooden boards or roofing tiles. Kris strength and skills will be tested to the limit as he observes the unswerving spirit of “Akiramenai” meaning “Never give up”. Kris came to London in 2004 with his wife from his native Poland. He set up the KK Academy in 2009 after the birth of Julia his daughter. …

The Horniman Museum – October Events & Courses

Adult Courses An Introduction to Urban Mammals: Saturday 3 October, 10am-4.30pm On this one day course learn more about mammals found in our urban environments, their importance, the challenges they face, and how to identify and record them. You’ll also get to use the Horniman’s taxidermy mammal collection. In partnership with the Mammal Society. Tickets: £30. Book through The Mammal Society at www.mammal.org.uk/training/urban-mammals  October Half Term Big Wednesday: October Half Term
 – Wednesday 28 October, 11am – 3.30pm Join us for a day of activities inspired by traditional Javanese theatre in urban settings, including gamelan workshops, storytelling and making shadow puppets as part of The Big Draw 2015. Free  Community Teachsport: ParkActive – Monday 26 – Friday 30 October, 11am – 3.30pm Take part in healthy fun activities in the Gardens including sports from around the world, as well as a soft play and baby gym. Drop in anytime. Free. For children aged 0-18 years and adults. Discovery for All: Monday 26, Tuesday 27 & Friday 30 October, 2-3.30pm Come and visit our Hands On Base and explore its thousands of real objects …

Southwark’s Dulwich Community Hospital site secured for new secondary school and health centre

The Charter School East Dulwich, the new secondary school opening in September 2016 to serve students in East Dulwich and South Camberwell, has formally secured its permanent site this week with the acquisition of part of the Dulwich Community Hospital site by the Education Funding Agency (EFA). This high profile site, which was sold by recently formed NHS Property Services, has been earmarked for re-generation for over 20 years, with longstanding plans to develop a health service centre on part of the site and to release the remainder for the benefit of the community. Much of the site currently occupied by the Dulwich Community Hospital is derelict. The development of the new Charter School East Dulwich and health centre constitutes a major re-generation of this community asset. Since the successful bid to the DfE by The Charter School Educational Trust in March 2015, to open a sibling school for its ‘Outstanding’ rated school The Charter School in Dulwich, the EFA have been in discussions with NHS Property Services to purchase the remaining parcel of land …

The Dulwich Notebook

The Dulwich Notebook is a new breed of London guidebook. It does not focus on Central London or tourist spots such as Greenwich; it deliberately highlights one of London’s residential quarters. For some time now the capital’s suburbs have been attracting the interest of academic urban historians but their interesting findings hardly ever reach the people who inhabit these suburbs. The Dulwich Notebook also challenges the usual assumption that a book about residential London should be about local history: this publication is about Dulwich now and what makes Dulwich such a special place to live. However, we all realise that the present does not exist in a vacuum, so history frequently underpins the contemporary narrative. The Dulwich Notebook is divided into four chapters which deal with Dulwich Village, West Dulwich, South Dulwich and East Dulwich, each chapter examining topics such as History, Landmarks, Spiritual Life, Culture & Creativity, Contemporary Life, Green Spaces, Movers & Shakers. The Dulwich Notebook is also a book of contrasts: it accommodates the development of schools in the Village alongside rude …