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Outdoor cinema season at Belair House

Night Star Cinema in collaboration with Belair House is hosting a season of summer night film screenings continuing with the 1942 romantic classic Casablanca (U) on Thursday 21 June. Screenings will be held under the stars, on the lawn of Belair House, a stunningly beautiful Georgian mansion in the heart of Dulwich Village, South London. Fully stocked bar is available serving cocktails, food, snacks & ice cream throughout the evening. Doors open from 6pm, the film programme begins at 9:15pm. Enjoy good food, music and the party atmosphere, topped off with a classic movie, and a licensed bar open ’til 1am. Remember to bring warm clothing/blankets, and something to sit on. Belair House, Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AB   Casablanca, Thursday June 21st. Doors open at 6pm. Movie begins 9.15pm. Tickets £15. Buy tickets here or in person at Belair House – limited tickets available on the night. Details of the remaining presentations at Belair House this season: Murder on the Orient Express (2017) (PG) Thursday July 26th Doors open at 6pm Movie begins at 9pm Tickets: £15 A lavish, luxurious train journey …

The Great North Wood by Tim Bird

An atmospheric, mythical history of South-East London’s long-lost ancient woodland, The Great North Wood, stunningly brought to life by award-winning comic artist Tim Bird. Forest Hill. Honor Oak. The names of South-East London’s leafy suburbs evoke the ancient woodland from which they arose. There was a time, many centuries ago, when all of the southeast was covered in dense forest – ‘England slumbered beneath a canopy of leaves’ – that is, until Man began to pull it apart, bit by bit. One particular forest stretched from what is now Croydon to Southwark, from Lambeth to Lewisham. As Man claimed ownership of this land, they wrote a name on a map: The Great North Wood. Over time, The Great North Wood was cleared – Empire called for wood to make ships; a growing population required land for farming; industrialisation allowed railway lines and roads to cut through the forest and bring people into newly-formed suburbs; war and rebuilding brought a new kind of destruction in the form of bombs, then concrete. Now, only small patches of woodland remain amidst …

Chair required for Link Age Southwark’s board of trustees

Link Age Southwark is seeking a new chair of its board of trustees to carry on the fantastic work of their current chairperson who is stepping down in the Autumn. The charity is in good financial shape, with a great team of staff and fellow volunteer trustees who are all completely dedicated to the charity’s cause. If you possess good leadership skills, have a passion about the issues facing older people in our society and are keen to take on the responsibility of the governance ofa great charity as well as leading it to build more success in the future, this is the opportunity for you. Link Age Southwark is a successful, award winning, vibrant, local charity providing support to over 600 people over 60 in Southwark through its free volunteer services including: befriending; activity groups; transport and light gardening and DIY. Link Age Southwark also provide specialist support to people of all ages with a diagnosis of mild to moderate dementia, with dedicated groups and befriending on offer. Over 500 volunteers are engaged in providing …

The Last Word: Sam Conniff Allende – life-long south Londoner, multi award winning social entrepreneur and author!

Sam Conniff Allende is a life-long south Londoner, a multi award winning social entrepreneur and recently became an author with his Best Seller debut Be More Pirate, out on Penguin now. Sam has also been a mentor to thousands of young entrepreneurs around the world and received EY’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year and the Queens Award for Enterprise. He lives in SE22 with his wife Vivi and two daughters Frida and Scarlett. What brought you here? The 37 bus. The year I turned 37 (A few years ago) I realised I was born where it begins (St Mary’s Hospital) and was now at the end (Peckham Rye). My whole life, tied to a bus route. Luckily this year I can get the 42 and still remain age appropriate. What has changed most during that time? Bus fares. What do you most value about the area/street you live in? I value my neighbours, some days our street is like a Richard Curtis film. When we moved in, my wonderful wife had just relocated from Mexico, …

Rock out at Retro festival for FREE

LOVE LIVE music? Love the 80s? Then why not volunteer at Let’s Rock retro festival this summer and enjoy the event for free? By signing up to do a 4 hour shift with festival charity partner, Child Bereavement UK, selling wristbands and raffle tickets on the day, you will gain entry to the festival without spending a single penny. Let’s Rock London will take place at Clapham Common on July 28th and will include live performances from The Boomtown Rats, Kim Appleby, Fuzzbox and many more. Child Bereavement UK supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child faces bereavement. The charity also trains professionals such as doctors, teachers and midwives to help them better understand and meet the needs of grieving families. Ruth Sanger, Regional Fundraising & Communications Manager for the charity said: “Last year we raised over £60,000 at Let’s Rock festivals across the UK and we couldn’t have done this without the support of our wonderful volunteers. The atmosphere on the day is …