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Around Dulwich – February news

Thank goodness February is here! I am welcoming the arrival of this fabulous month as only someone who attempted simultaneously to do Dry January and Veganuary can! I mean, what was I thinking?! January is bleak enough with its dark, grey skies and icy cold breeze to also go without a warming plate of spag bol, and the occasional glass of fizzy wine. Although, eating out as a vegan was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Norris and Knight on Forest Hill Road and Spinach on Lordship Lane both offer delicious vegan options. In fact, the avocado and roasted tomatoes on toast I devoured at Spinach inspired many a lunch at home! I also had a great vegan meal at The Real Greek in Dulwich Village, and even Pizza Express now has a vegan pizza on their menu! My January was mostly dry, but after a couple of weeks of following a more plant-based diet, I found myself secretly squirrelling away my son’s leftover pork sausages in the kitchen. Saying that, I am …

Forest Hill Family Festival

In partnership with Eliot Bank/Kelvin Grove Children & Family Centre, The Parents’ Network: SE London are hosting The Forest Hill Family Festival from 10-24 February. The Festival includes a series of workshops and activities for parents to foster relationships, network through shared experiences, and gain expertise in child development and well-being. The workshops are all free to attend thanks to the generous funding made available through Lewisham Council’s Forest Hill Assembly. Some events require advance booking. Sessions are run by experts in their field and the events have been spread across weekdays, weekends and evenings to accommodate and reach as many local parents as possible. Workshops and events will take place across a range of venues in Forest Hill. Summary of sessions include: Fostering Information Drop-in Mindfulness Workshop Dealing with Difficult Behaviour Workshop Flexible Working Workshop Discussion on Feminism and Motherhood Sleep Skills Seminar Language Skills for Bilingual Children Networking Event for Enterprising Parents Balancing Evidence for Parents Panel They have also partnered with local businesses, who will be offering a range of discounted products …

Education News: Positive Nutrition for Life

James Sharp, Head of Food and Nutrition at Alleyn’s School, talks about teaching young people the importance of healthy eating. Statistics from Public Health England state that nearly two thirds of adults and a third of 10 -11 year olds are overweight and we know that young people are becoming overweight earlier and staying overweight longer. The eating habits our children form now can last well into adult life and have profound and long term effects on their future health, so developing healthy attitudes to nutrition while they are young is fundamental to maintaining their emotional, physical and academic well-being. Bring food prep to life Schools can teach how good food choices have a positive effect on physical and mental health but research shows that nutrition education is most effective when it includes hands-on food preparation, i.e. children who receive practical lessons, at home as well as school, eat more fruit and vegetables. Cooking skills help children make healthy choices at all stages in life, but clubs, trips, competitions and family meals also have a …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – January news

At the time of writing the team continue to sit in top spot of the Isthmian Premier Division. But with only a matter of points separating themselves and Billericay Town (who also have several games in-hand) and both teams playing each other on 30 December, if Dulwich head into the New Year in the same league position it would have been a successful holiday period for the team on the field. The last few weeks have seen some very worrying times at Champion Hill with the owners of the land, Meadow Residential, making life extremely difficult for the Club. Threats to evict the Club from the ground and issuing of a back-dated rent invoice totaling over £120k have made the fight to keep the Club going much harder. This, after signs from Meadow that they wanted to work co-cooperatively and find a solution. Their actions do nothing to ward off people’s long-held suspicions that they were anything but the stereotypical speculative, property developer who were only in it for the money. The Supporters’ Trust and Football Committee …

Local Talk

The second iyouall store is the latest welcome addition to East Dulwich, an expansion of design agency iya studio, whose first store and studio space is based in Deptford SE8. iya studio was set up 10 years ago by graphic designer, Matt Cottis and interior designer, Fleur Paterson. The idea to open a store developed from Fleur’s interior projects, designing and buying for the projects she has created. Fleur’s buying and styling skills opened up a wider platform to display designer homewares and stationery. The aim, as well as stocking a comprehensive choice of products from well-known key brands, such as Hay, Ferm Living, Normann Copenhagen, Oyoy, Ommo & Areaware, is to develop a range of products by the designers themselves and to embrace their multi-disciplined practice as well as the wider creative community. In the coming year iyouall plan to run events from the shop, including making workshops and talks. iyouall is as inclusive as it sounds with prices starting at £5, it’s guaranteed there is something for everyone. 48 East Dulwich Road, East …