All posts tagged: people

The Last Word – Fiona Nott

  The Last Word in the August issue of SE22 went to Fiona Nott.  Fiona works for a weather analytics company supporting retail clients across Europe and would normally spend a couple of days a week travelling for work so is really enjoying more time at home in SE22 at the moment. She is also a keen golfer and Lady Captain at Aquarius Golf Club. How long have you lived in the area? I rented a flat in East Dulwich when I first came to London 35 years ago for work and apart from a few years in Herne Hill and West Dulwich, have now been back in SE22 for over 20 year. What do you most value about the area/street you live in? It is such a friendly place and I love the range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants we have. Lockdown has had such a negative impact on our local traders, so I am committed to really “go local” going forward and support local shops as much as I can. What’s the …

The House That Slipped

Starting tonight and continuing every evening this week at 7.30pm with a LIVE socially distanced finale on the 8 August, Teatro Vivo presents an online immersive show. Directed by Mark Stevenson. When the UK went into lockdown the residents of 12 Laburnum Drive, Brockley took the government advice very seriously. One month on they opened their front door to find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. Their little house had floated away and come to rest in the year 2070. Although the future seems to be almost Utopian, they have started to think about how they could get home. They have discovered that Zoom still works on their laptops, and by a strange setting in the latest upgrade they seem to be able to contact people from 2020. That’s where you come in. For five nights only, a very limited audience will be enlisted to help them find their way back (if they want to), and maybe even to meet them in person a special socially distanced celebration. The House That Slipped is funded by Arts Council England …

Eat Out to Help Out

We are delighted that the Government has launched a scheme to help out our local bars, cafes and restaurants.  Below we have listed all the participating venues who have registered for the scheme.  But more may take part, so do check the list on the Government’s website if you see if more have been added. The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme opens today until the end of August.  Here is how it works: You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at a participating establishment: to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner) every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August as many times as you like You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend. You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges. The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. Establishments …

Travels with my Camera

Coming soon to Jeannie Avent Gallery is this fascinating exhibition from Adrian Whittle: Travels with my Camera.  Starting on Thursday 3o July until Tuesday 11th August. Adrian explains the background to his exhibition: “The exhibition focuses on street photography and portraits from Cuba, India and Myanmar as well as a few from other countries. I am interested in the stories of everyday people and my approach is to spend time talking to the subjects of the photographs before taking my camera out. People are often willing to open up and to talk about their lives, their work and their families. Some also want to know about me and ask quite searching questions about family relationships and circumstances. Wherever possible I try to print copies of the pictures and give them to the people who have so generously given me their time. I have come to know a few of these people quite well and try to catch up with them on return visits to India and Myanmar.” Jeannie Avent Gallery, 14 North Cross Road, East …

The Last Word – Orlene Henry

The Last Word in the July issue of SE23 went to Orlene Henry, a mother of two adult children, and a Group Exercise Instructor. I teach a wide range of exercise classes in and around the Forest Hill and Dulwich area. I am passionate about encouraging and motivating all adults, particularly the 50s plus age group, to make regular exercise an integral part of their lives. The very challenging consequences of lockdown we all are experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic, has led me to teaching most of my exercise classes online, currently providing 8 different classes 6 days per week. How long have you lived in the area? I have lived in Forest Hill for over 30 years. I became a first time Mum here and happily raised my two children. They both attended very good Primary and Secondary schools in this area. And I have also worked in and around this area for as many years. What has changed most during that time? The demographic. When I first moved here, the community was …