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Dulwich Entrepreneur Receives #Wow Award from Jacqueline Gold CBE

On Wednesday 5th December, Einav Avni from Dulwich, was recognised by British businesswoman, Jacqueline Gold CBE, for her success as a female entrepreneur and awarded with a prestigious #WOW badge. Einav was one of three winners selected by Jacqueline after she entered ‘Women on Wednesday’ – a competition launched by Jacqueline in 2011 to celebrate the growing number of UK female entrepreneurs and businesswomen. Women on Wednesday (#WOW) takes place every week and is run through Jacqueline’s Twitter page. When selecting the winners, Jacqueline looks for businesses that are interesting, that have strong brand values and that she thinks have potential to grow and succeed in their industry. She looks for quality products and services, well designed websites and entrepreneurs who demonstrate good business acumen and who have spotted a gap in the market that meets the consumer’s needs. Einav says: “when you’re feeling stuck, lost, unable to make decisions or generally in a never ending loop of dread, this is a good indication you are not operating from your core values. It’s like you’ve …

Around Dulwich – 2018 End of Year Review

This end-of-year review must start with Dame Tessa Jowell, our long-time Dulwich MP, who passed away in May after a year-long battle with brain cancer. The former culture secretary, who played such a pivotal role in bringing the 2012 Olympic Games to London, never gave up being Tessa, earning a tearful standing ovation in the House of Lords in January with an emotional plea for more cancer treatments to be made available through the NHS. “In the end, what gives a life meaning is not only how it is lived, but how it draws to a close,” she told peers. She was a credit to our community. How Parliament, at this time of acute division and mistrust, misses Tessa’s ability to reach out. Hers would be a voice of calm and authority. Like the rest of the country, we remembered the fallen of World War I on the 100thanniversary of the end of World War I. The memorials around the borough tell countless tales of futures curtailed. It was great to hear that the Calvary …

Rosemead Prep – Inspiring Brilliant Futures

What a highly successful and inspiring term had at Rosemead Prep this Autumn! Whether it be artistic, sporting or dramatic, there have been fabulous opportunities to participate and excel across both regional and national arenas. Recently children from the school have scooped two national awards at the Independent School Association (ISA) Art competition, after achieving much recognition at regional level. They also had around 80 children take part in the Beckenham Festival as part of their Speech and Drama curriculum, with all gaining Merits or Honours, 11 children being awarded medals in the various age groups. And in the sporting arena they have yet again surpassed their stature. Having been successfully shortlisted in the top 3 for the ISA Award for Outstanding Sport, children then went on a spree of National qualification and representation. The U11 Football team reached the ISA National finals for the second year running, finishing second in London South. They took 11 swimmers through to the ISA National Swimming Gala at the London Aquatic Centre, after another record breaking showing at …

StraightUp Comedy @ East Dulwich Picturehouse

After selling out venues in Clapham and Barnes, StraightUp is once again making the best live comedy local – this time in East Dulwich, just in time for Christmas. On December 13th, in the plush surroundings of the East Dulwich Picturehouse, enjoy an exciting and varied lineup of London’s top professional comic talent at an equally hilarious price – a mere ten pounds in advance. This is pro comedians for peanuts: anaphalaughtic shock guaranteed (We’re asking for some self-respect this Christmas). Featuring… BEN POPE– “He throws the punches quickly and relentlessly and it pays off, with the crowd left gasping for their breath” Ed Fest Mag YUMNA MOHAMED– So You Think You’re Funny 2015 and BBC New Comedy Award 2017 FINALIST FATIHA EL-GHORRI– “powerful female acts rising through the circuit, such as Fatiha El-Ghorri…are challenging stereotypes and creating raw comedy.” Chortle WILL PENSWICK– “Laugh out loud funny with many pleasing whimpers of approval throughout.” Broadway Baby ALISON THEA-SKOT– “Thea-Skot is a force of nature…full throttle character comedy” Chortle Hosted by PITY LAUGHS– “I don’t know …

Bell House – December events

Tuesday 11th December: Surveying the Queen’s Pictures: Desmond Shawe-Taylor 7 – 9pm.  Join us as Desmond Shawe-Taylor (Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures) talks about his task of curating the largest private art collection ever assembled. Sunday 16th December: Christmas Cupcake Decorating Workshop 2 – 4pm. A fundraiser for an adult literacy project at Bell House, this cupcake decorating workshop is perfect for children aged 7+. Dawn Welton, an award winning cake designer, will teach the children six ways to festively adorn cupcakes. Children must be accompanied by an adult (who can assist in cake eating!) Tuesday 18th December: Finances for Students 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Are you terrified of checking your bank balance? Join this workshop with the Money Charity to learn how to manage your money so you feel confident enough to take control of your finances. Wednesday 19th December: Cooking for Students 2:30 – 5pm. Tired of pot noodles for dinner? Expand your repertoire in this workshop for quick, cheap and (most importantly) tasty meals. This course is aimed at those who have just left or are leaving home for study, but it …