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The Last Word – Sara-Jane MaCabe

Over at SE22 magazine, we interview local photographer Sara-Jane MaCabe and gave her The Last Word! Hi I’m Sara-Jane; I have been a baby, child and family photographer for 8 years making beautiful memories for local families. I have also recently launched my headshot and brand photography business helping local business owners to capture the story of their brand, attract their perfect clients and grow their business.    How long have you lived in the area? What brought you here? Almost 9 years. I had spent many years living in Crawley but after returning from a secondment in Oslo, Norway (in my previous career as an accountant!) I decided that I wanted to move into London. My friend lived here and I loved the area so decided to make it my home! What’s your favourite place for a night out? I do love the House of Tippler for their amazing cocktails. Food-wise I would choose Dulwich Tandoori or Yama Momo. Lordship Lane is missing somewhere to go dancing though! Coffee or tea? Where? I am …

Cooking Online In Lockdown

Nena Foster wrote a lovely article for the May issue of SE23 which we are happy to share. As a freelance nutritional chef, my work revolves around working with people; whether it is a cookery class or workshop, working with clients on a 1-2-1 basis or cooking on a set for a cookbook or magazine. My job also revolves around consistent access to food, so it was no surprise, but still came as a shock, that when we ended up in lockdown all my work completely dried up or needed to be delivered without making contact with others. After an initial panic, I decided to take my experience as a cookery teacher, former university lecturer delivering remote teaching sessions and use my limited (but growing) tech skills to move the parts of my business that I could online. The first week of lockdown was spent trying to make sure my family had what we needed and was spent getting up to speed with transitioning to online class delivery. At times it felt completely impossible; juggling …

Jeremy Deller launches online Thinking About lecture series

Jeremy Deller launches online Thinking About lecture series for Southwark Schools’ Learning Partnership students Turner prize winner Jeremy Deller, artist Lisa Milroy, and historian and writer Iain MacGregor are amongst the speakers lined up for Thinking About, a series of live weekly lectures with Q&As aimed at students in Years 11, 12 and 13. Guests from the Arts, Sciences and Humanities will all set out to give exclusive insights into their professional lives. In the inaugural talk on 12 May, Jeremy Deller will be ‘Thinking About’ his role as an artist and an observer of people and events. As he looks at the world from his window – the title he’s given his talk, referencing one of his earliest art works – he proves himself to be adept at weaving together high and low culture, the popular and the rarefied. An alumnus of Dulwich College, Jeremy Deller will revisit his past, look at current events and delve into a number of possible futures. Thinking About has been organised and curated by Dulwich College, an independent …

The Last Word – Amanda Pearce

  We caught up with Amanda Pearce, one half of the duo behind the The Great Big SE4 and SE23 Raffle who is  passionate about indie businesses and shopping small.  Amanda had The Last Word in the May issue of SE23. I’m Amanda Pearce, Forest Hill resident, mum to two boys, coffee addict, crocheter, classically trained soprano, and Australian export.   How long have you lived in the area? I’ve been a Forest Hill local for nearly 7.5 years, arriving in December 2012. What brought you here? The offer of a spare room, whilst I found my feet in freezing London after moving from Australia. I loved the feel of the area so much that I found a room to rent, and never left! What has changed most during that time? The shop-fronts have certainly changed! There’s always a tug of sadness that the Laundromat was replaced by an estate agent, but it’s been great to see some of the diversity opening up along Dartmouth Road and how well it’s been received. What do you most …

East Dulwich Businesses Say Thank You

  The latest issue of SE22 features the wonderful local raffle #SaveEastDulwich set up by East Dulwich resident Victoria Rennison. Over 15,000 tickets have now been sold which helps so many business in and around Dulwich area. The draw takes place on Friday 8th May at 12.30pm, so there is still time to support this fabulous local initiative if you can. Victoria also put together this great video with messages of thanks from some of the businesses the raffle has supported.  Just click on the link and it will play. Save_East_Dulwich_Thank_You We also caught up with a couple of the local businesses to hear what they think: “I can’t thank Victoria Rennison enough for the organisational feat of putting together the Save East Dulwich so swiftly and helping out so many local businesses including the SE22 Piano School. We are very much looking forward to meeting all the raffle winners as soon as we can re-open our premises just off Lordship Lane.” Lorraine Liyanage, SE22 Piano School www.se22piano.co.uk “We’re so grateful to Victoria for all her hard …