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The Last Word – Ryan Chandler, owner of Meet Bernard

Hey, I’m a local dad, husband and owner of Meet Bernard the fashion and lifestyle store in Greenwich and East Dulwich. I’m a massive fan of this vibrant pocket of South East London that we live in… How long have you lived in the area? Dani and I have been loving in South London for the best part of 20 years around Brixton, Clapham, Camberwell and now Brockley. What brought you here? At the time it was the nightlife, but more recently affordable housing and good schools! What has changed most during that time? Apart from the house prices, the amount of really good places to eat. 10 years ago it was hard to find good restaurants in the area, now there is an abundance of fantastic restaurants. What do you most value about the area/street you live in? Without doubt the community of like-minded people around us, it’s so diverse and bohemian and creative and everyone is so supportive of what everyone else is doing. What one thing would you change? The pollution in …

Dulwich Charity lunch raised £2,100 for Link Age Southwark

This year the Dulwich Charity lunch raised a fabulous £2,100 for Link Age Southwark. The lunch, now in its 18th 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 Lordship for the first time.  They kindly closed the pub for the event. Around 50 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.  The next lunch will be Thursday 10th December 2020! A big thank you to: AA Graphics, Acorn Estates, Around Dulwich, Aquarius Golf Club, The Clipper, De-stress Digital, Dolce Vita Catering, Dulwich Energy Assessors, Fig & Honey Box, Franklins, Glazer Delmar,  House of Colour, House of Tippler, Little Blue Fish, MAC Support, Michael O’Mara Books, On the Dot – PA Services, Ooidal & Bourn, Patrick Myers Photography, Portrayed Photography, Property In, Push Studios, QualitySolicitors Amphlett Lissimore, …

2019… End of Year Review!

2019 has been another year of noise, way too much of it. But that’s enough, for now, about all the roadworks seemingly all round SE22 and beyond. In fact, the whole decade has been one massive cacophony of deafening alarm bells. I suspect that the general election will have done nothing to change that as we head into the 2020s. Whatever one’s view on the general result, I think there is one point of consensus up and down the land – no more December general elections please, it’s really affected the mood I think. Anyway, congratulations to Harriet Harman, Helen Hayes and Ellie Reeves, for holding onto their seats with still sizeable majorities. The election did expose the lack of faith in large swathes of the political class. One person who is still held in high regard in these parts is longtime MP Tessa Jowell, who sadly passed away in 2018. Her memory will live on in Dulwich as the new NHS health centre will be named after Tessa following a public vote. The Tessa …

The Colour Palace to transform into 150 planters for local schools and community partners

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s 2019 Pavilion ‘The Colour Palace’, created in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture, will be repurposed into over 150 vibrant outdoor planters through a cross-school and community partner project. The iconic structure, designed by Pricegore and Yinka Ilori, featuring over 2,000 slatted timber louvres in bright, striking colours, has been deconstructed for distribution throughout Southwark, Lambeth, and beyond, to participating schools and community sites. The timber will be provided free of charge along with an easy flat-pack instruction kit. Schools will be encouraged to maximise the learning opportunities by integrating the construction into Design Technology provision or through collaborative events with parents and pupils. The modular planters have been designed through making sessions between architecture studio alma-nac and pupils at Dulwich Prep London. The initiative started with pupils taking part in a playground journey to explore what spaces would be suitable for planters. Participating schools will be encouraged to take a similar site-specific approach. alma- nac will lead a workshop demo during a launch day at the Gallery in early spring …

Happiness at work

In this blog I’d like to share with you a Scandinavian word you might or might not have heard of before – Arbejdsglaede. And what does it mean? Happiness at work. It’s a Scandinavian concept and no other country has a word for this, which I find quite interesting. If you’re reading this as the owner of a business, it’s probably a concept you’re going to be quite interested in. How happy are your staff and your employees? And as an individual, how happy are you in the line of work you’re doing? A lot of the content I talk about has been around some of the more underappreciated aspects of well-being, like autonomy, variety, purpose, and work life balance. I think for a lot of us, work has really encroached into personal time, and we find it difficult to find that blend rather than balance – the perfect combination of satisfactory time at work, and having the bandwidth of energy and emotion to come and enjoy yourself when you’re at home as well as …