This weekend DeptfordX opens, a ten-day free festival of visual arts focused on new work by emerging local artists. Every year, DeptfordX throws open its doors to contributions from independent contemporary artists in its long-running un-curated fringe festival. This year, platform artists Shawanda Corbett, Georgia Lucas-Going, David Steans, NT and Laura Yuile and Special Project … More DeptfordX – A Living Visual Arts Festival
September’s #SpotlightOn is bought to you by Marcela from @SESussed… ‘When South East London Blog got in touch about working together I jumped at the chance. I was already a big fan of Rosanna’s work and her blog was hugely informative, especially when I first started writing about the area myself. So I am thrilled to … More September #SpotlightOn: Peckhamite Abstract Artist Katrina Adams
The Bridge House Penge is placed just outside of one of London’s iconic green spaces, Crystal Palace Park. The pub is a south east London hot spot where customers can grab a drink and a bite to eat from the classic pub menu or enjoy a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. S.E.L.B tells you more… … More More than a pub, a thriving community hub – The Bridge House, Penge
What do you do to help make the community greener? Recycle packaging and food scraps, use a compost or even a wormery? You may carry a reusable coffee cup, or offer those that do money off a cuppa? We’d love to know. It is always good to see individuals and local businesses moving towards a … More What do you do to help build a more sustainable, greener environment? A Spotlight On: Norwood Collective and the south London #LocalGreenHeroes
In 2017, Hatch Enterprise, a charity that supports social enterprise in South London opened 55 East: a co-working space set up as an affordable hub for the community on East Street. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, it has now launched three spaces: 55 East Studio, an affordable co-working and training space; 55 East Lounge, events and … More Look Local – 55 East: A Social Enterprise Hub, East Street, Walworth.
Last month we introduced Marcela from #SESussed. Keen to share Marcela’s ‘south east London’s entrepreneurs series with you, here is the first in collaboration with South East London Blog: Marcela interviews Nena Foster.Food. Tell us a bit about ‘Nena Foster. Food.’ Food and nutrition have always been a big part of my life as a vegetarian … More Introducing #SESussed Entrepreneurs Series: Nena Foster.Food.
Here’s some ABBA trivia for you: Did you know that London’s Met Police declined ABBA’s request to shoot the video for ‘Super Trouper’ in Piccadilly Circus? In a ten year career, ABBA only toured for three months in total. Jim Henson’s Creature Shop created puppets of the band members. The very clever teams at the Southbank Centre and Entertainment Exhibitions … More Love ABBA? Then the Super Troupers exhibition at London’s Southbank Centre may just blow your mind….
There is something to be said for an escape from London for a weekend retreat. So when The Vineyard Hotel, the UK’s wine hotel, invited me for a wine-focused night away I jumped at the chance – wine, delicious food and spa – it was hard to say no. The hotel The Vineyard is … More The Vineyard Hotel, Berkshire
Here at @SELondonBlog we’re all about community and culture and try to do a damn good job to celebrate the creative passionate individuals that make it even more brilliant to live here… We’ve met a few Shona Chambers @spaceat61, Featured in 15s Maya and Helen and we’ve still hundreds more to meet, so when we stumbled … More Step up and say hello to @SESussed
First Aid Box (FAB) in Herne Hill – little sister to Shrub and Shutter – packs a mighty fine punch into the world of signature cocktails and food residencies. We ventured down to meet the guys last month, Chris and Dave, owners of Salts of the Earth drink consultancy opened this place following the opening … More Doctors orders this summer: First Aid Box, Herne Hill
Ever wondered why it’s called Four Hundred Rabbits? It is all to do with fermentation. A process revered by the Aztecs who worshipped a goddess of alcohol and a god that discovered fermentation. The two (so folklore has it) ‘got it on’ one night and created offspring, otherwise known as the 400 rabbit gods. And there … More 400 Rabbits Gets All Up In My Grill
We were recently contacted by artist Marcus Aitken about “Control” an exhibition featuring 11 London based artists’ work that responds creatively to the feelings, challenges and stories of people with Parkinson’s disease. The exhibition at hARTsLane Gallery New Cross is set to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s UK including an affordable art shop with artworks under £50. The exhibition … More “CONTROL” Exhibition: Connections to Parkinson’s
If you are looking to keep that summer vibe channelled through your cooking, check out this recipe of Fresh Asparagus and Sautéed Scallops, courtesy of Vincent Chen Head Chef at Royal China. Recipe – Serves 2 Ingredients Asparagus – 8 stalks sliced into 4 pieces each Carrot – 1 medium sized, chopped into an elegant design Baby mushrooms … More A delicious simple to make summer recipe: Sautéed Scallops and Fresh Asparagus