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….
Crystal Palace Festival brings Stereo MC’s, Rodney P, Polarbear and more to free park event Acts confirmed for Crystal Palace Park on 16 June include: Stereo MC’s, Strong Asian Mothers, Rodney P & Skitz, Fowokan, Polarbear, Croydon SDA Gospel Choir and much more all being announced on the festival website at crystalpalacefestival.org. Festival director … More ‘If you make sure you’re connected, the writing’s on the wall’: Crystal Palace Festival is almost here….
Once upon a time, there was a mystical Great North Wood….
There once was a mystical time when south east London was covered in dense green forest. Today, as you wander these glorious green wooded havens of south-east London, do you wonder who and what may have walked before you in the Great North Wood? … More Once upon a time, there was a mystical Great North Wood….
What happens when artists and medics mix? Camberwell, home to a world-renowned art school and three major medical institutions – including the UK’s first purpose-built hospital for mental health – is the place to find out. This year’s Camberwell Arts Festival due to take place 16-24 June explores the theme of All’s Well – the motto … More ART TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER: 2018 CAMBERWELL ARTS FEST ‘ALL’S WELL’
Some of you might know him as the guy who has made your south east London community cooler, immortalised in words with street art even. I now also know him as the dude who painted one of the most memorable pieces of graffiti I recall from when I was a wee little lass growing up on the … More “The last thing I wanna do is sneak out at 4am and get my collar felt with a spray can in my hand!” Intro street artist Lionel Stanhope.
For our last Spotlight On feature of 2017 we speak to musician and local south east London dweller Only Girl about what makes her tick, how she finds soul in the smallest things and where in our fabulous stomping ground she likes to tread. Tell us about what you do and why you do it…. I’ve always … More December Spotlight On ‘Only Girl’
Tucked away between Brixton, Camberwell and Herne Hill is an area with an emerging identity of its own – Loughborough Junction. Bearing the name of its very convenient railway station (5 mins to Elephant, 10-12 mins Blackfriars/City), it’s an area criss-crossed by railway tracks and of course railway arches, which are fast becoming an agent… via … More Loughborough Junction: Street Art Emergence