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August Magazines Out Now!

Our August magazines are being distributed today.  Each magazine (SE21, SE22 & SE23) is available to read as a flipzine on the right of this page.  Please do free free to share them with your friends and family. We know more and more businesses have now either opened or given the go-ahead to open, which is great news for the area.  The #eatouttohelpout scheme goes live on Monday 3 August and we have details of who is taking part in the area.  Click here. All our regular columnist have contributed to our August issues including Suzanne James working wonders with peaches.  Garden Talk with Janine Winlaw talks about plants adapted to climate change.  Leanne Spencer talks about exercise snacking.  Becca Teers has written a very interesting article on the cure for procrastination!  Pets Corner with Leonie St Clair highlights the lockdown and separation issues for pets and their owners. This is just a selection of what is in store for you in our community magazines.  Please do take time to look at our advertisers.  They …

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 …

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The Last Word – Vivien Piercy

In the July issue of SE21, local resident and business owner Vivien Piercy had the last word.  See what she had to say: My name is Vivien Piercy. This is the 20th year I have been running a family law firm of solicitors in West Dulwich where I work from home with my partner, Mark Piercy. How long have you lived in the area and what has changed most during that time? When we were looking for more space for our growing family, nearby parks and a friendly neighbourhood, we found this in West Dulwich where to our surprise we have remained ever since. 30 years ago the area was a leafy family suburb and a touch dull. Unwelcoming pubs, unenterprising restaurants, and certainly no takers for hot pod yoga, clothes shops, a Sicilian deli or food stalls.  Things have begun to change in West Dulwich. What do you value most about the street you live in? Do you know your neighbours? Carson Road is more a community than a street, where neighbours look out for one …

Life in Lockdown

Local East Dulwich documentary family photographer Irma Arrowsmith found she was really missing everything she loved about her job once the COVID-19 pandemic caused the UK lockdown and led to the postponement of her shoots. Wanting to stay creatively challenged, she began to think about ways to keep herself busy – while still taking the current safety measures into consideration. That’s when she decided to reach out to the local East Dulwich community to see if families would be interested in a free ‘lockdown portrait’ to document this extraordinary moment in their lives. All the participating families are getting Irma’s photos of them for free – as her way of saying thank you for their participation and as a small gesture of solidarity in these strange times. As well as allowing her to stay creatively challenged, her Life in Lockdown project also helps keep her in contact with people – something else that she misses now we’re all cooped up at home. “It’s one of the privileges of being a family photographer that you meet so many different, interesting and lovely …