South East London Blog reporter Julie Bird talks to Age Exchange about the growing older adult population and creative ways of working to help reduce loneliness and isolation often experienced by many. Founded in 1983 by Pam Schweitzer MBE, Age Exchange was formed as a response to the growing recognition of the value of reminiscence work with older … More Age Exchange: Creativity and challenges to combat loneliness in older adults
Sprout Up is a garden design company that volunteers to help local schools and children’s nurseries have better outdoor spaces so children can freely access nature. However, in the cold light of day, lack of time and funds often means that not enough children are being reached to make a lasting difference. Last year, Sprout … More Support Future Green Spaces – Sprout Up CrowdFunder to Create RHS Hampton Court Flower Show Garden
That’s not all folks! Artist Andy Holden invites you to re-live your childhood love of cartoons and walks us through the ten rules of motion in an animated landscape. We dropped in to see Andy at The Cinema Museum, a unique, historic space devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema. By Rosanna Head. Tell … More March #SpotlightOn Artist Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion at The Cinema Museum, Kennington, London
2019 is tipped to be the year where ugly fruit and veg is no longer deemed ugly, but invaluable. To ‘through the ages’, where the focus is on enabling oneself to lead a longer, healthier life, ‘as consumers deem health and wellness a holistic, proactive and ongoing pursuit.’* Well, one south London organisation is helping … More Let’s all start cooking a bit more. One organisation’s mission to create a butterfly-effect towards a healthy, sustainable eating experience.
Caroline Cross steps back in time with the world famous Crystal Palace park dinosaurs. Fundraising efforts have paid off for a south east London charity who has campaigned to build a bridge to connect visitors of Crystal Palace Park to the 167 year old resident dinosaurs. Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs (FCPD) has been on a mission … More Walking With Dinosaurs
Picture the setting… A cosy bar in south east London, candlelight, enthralling conversation, a charcuterie board to write home about and an abundance of great tasting wine. ‘This is not any wine tasting, this is a Clement and Black Wine Tasting.’ As we settled in for the night at Two Spoons in Honor Oak we … More A hint of Flint and a sprinkle of Asparagus – Clement & Black Wine Tasting
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