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Amatsu Awareness Month

East-Dulwich based Amatsu practitioner, Lorna Clansey, will be taking part in Amatsu Awareness month in April by offering new clients the opportunity to experience the treatment at a discounted rate. Lorna specialises in working with clients who are suffering from pain or rehabilitating from an injury, particularly those who have tried several other approaches before. Amatsu is a gentle and highly effective physical therapy originating in Japan that does not involve any cracks or crunches and can be given through clothing, so is suitable for almost anyone. Get details of the special offer here or follow the conversation at #AmatsuAwareness2019 and read case studies of satisfied clients throughout the country on #AmatsuHelpedMe Follow @lorna.clansey on Instagram and visit her Facebook page 

The Last Word: Deborah Henry-Pollard, Catching Fireworks

Deborah Henry-Pollard’s business is Catching Fireworks which she started 10 years ago. She is a coach to creative people and also the author of “What’s Your Excuse for not Succeeding as an Artist” How long have you lived in the area? Since December 2001. What brought you here? I lived in Chester for 10 years but got homesick so came back for a job at English National Opera. Nunhead was intended to be for 6 months whilst I looked for somewhere north of the river where I had lived before. Now, I can’t imagine leaving south London. What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? Paper and pen. I know we are in a digital age, but nothing is better for me than the ‘old school’ way of capturing ideas. I have notebooks in every room of the house and always one in my handbag. I am one of the few remaining Filofax carriers! The most famous person you’ve seen or met? I used to work in theatre, so met people like Kenneth Branagh and …

Southwark’s leading business awards have attracted an exceptional range of entries from inspirational firms

The second annual Southwark Business Excellence Awards in association with London South Bank University drew submissions from companies across every sector of the borough’s vast business community, from sole traders to start-ups and long established companies. Senior adjudicator Paul Hadfield, who drew up the shortlist, says the depth and quality of the entries received from Southwark businesses was impressive. He commented: “I was really impressed, by the number of entries and the outstanding depth and quality of the submissions. “Southwark is home to some fantastic small and medium sized businesses who are world leaders in their field. Many showed high levels of innovation in technology, recruitment, and creative and cultural businesses.” “There are also many inspirational entrepreneurs and businesses which have grown from being one person businesses only a couple of years ago to businesses with turnover`s in access of £1M pa and employing more than 20 -100 local people.” Mr Hadfield praised the strong Women in Business category, which attracted entries from both young entrepreneurs and seasoned CEOs.  He added that Southwark’s exceptional cafes, …

‘The Colour Palace’: Pricegore and Yinka Ilori chosen for second Dulwich Pavilion

‘The Colour Palace’ – a lively and celebratory fusion of European and African cultural traditions by Pricegore and Yinka Ilori – has been chosen as the second Dulwich Pavilion for summer 2019. The temporary outdoor structure will open at Dulwich Picture Gallery during the London Festival of Architecture in June 2019. This winning entry has been selected through a design competition co-hosted by the Festival and the Gallery. In addition PUP Architects were the winners of the on-site public vote which consituted one vote at the panel judging. Pricegore and Yinka Ilori’s ‘Colour Palace’ is intended as a celebration of colour, pattern and light, and draws upon both European and African cultural traditions in creating a design that could be relevant to, and representative of, multicultural London. Dutch wax prints on display in a Lagos market, and mirrored in London’s ‘Little Lagos’ in nearby Peckham, inspired the bold geometric pattern of the pavilion, which will create a powerful contrast alongside the more sedate and Grade II* listed gallery building, designed by Sir John Soane. Each …

Around Dulwich – April news!

Spring has officially sprung! Grey clouds have given way to sunshine as we all head back outdoors for Easter bonnet parades, chocolate egg hunts, four-day weekends, beer gardens and – most likely – the occasional rain shower! That’s not to say that we hibernated last month – far from it! SE22 Magazine celebrated its 14th birthday with a big party at The Palmerston. The fizz was flowing all night as local business owners and friends of the magazine turned up to raise a glass and toast this incredible milestone. Last summer, the East Dulwich Action Group asked locals and visitors to submit their favourite photos that capture the spirit of East Dulwich. I was honoured to be asked to join the judging panel of this wonderful competition and am very excited to now see the winning images exhibited on lamp posts around the area. If there was an award going for the best cuppa in ED, then SE Cakery on Upland Road would be a very strong contender! Not a stainless steel teapot-for-one in sight – just a proper …