July Literary Loves

What I’m currently reading… by Laurel Waldron Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers (Orion, £8.99) Finally released in paperback after becoming a hit last summer, the Women’s Prize for Fiction-nominated novel is set in the south east London suburbs of 1957. Local newspaper journalist Jean Swinney is drawn into the story of a young woman who … More July Literary Loves

#SpotlightOn Tattoo Artist Amanda Rodriguez

This month’s SpotlightOn focuses on the handy work of tattoo artist Amanda Rodriguez, owner of Three Kings Tattoo, Deptford, London. Tell us about what you do? My name is Amanda Rodriguez (@AmandaTattoos) and I’m a tattoo artist and owner of Three Kings Tattoo London. I specialise in nature based tattoos and floral tattoos in an … More #SpotlightOn Tattoo Artist Amanda Rodriguez

#SpotlightOn Artist Jasmine Pradissitto’s Pollution Absorbing Sculpture ‘Flower Girl’, Horniman Museum

The Horniman’s Bee Garden has been recognised as a haven for multiple bee species and has been awarded a Bees’ Needs Champions Award. I spoke to artist Jasmine Pradissitto about the sculpture ‘Flower Girl’, a creation that absorbs pollution from the air, pollution that masks the smell of flowers preventing bees finding their food. The … More #SpotlightOn Artist Jasmine Pradissitto’s Pollution Absorbing Sculpture ‘Flower Girl’, Horniman Museum

March Literary Loves

This month, contributor and resident book worm Laurel Waldron shares her literary loves and this months’ showcase store, Dulwich Books. Currently Reading I’ve got two on the go currently; the first being my annual reread of an old favourite. Raffaella Barker’s Hens Dancing (£10.99 at bookshop.org) is the diary of slightly wayward divorcé mother-of-three Venetia … More March Literary Loves

Theatre Peckham puts student’s mental health centre stage

Following the 2021 new year government announcement to stay home, Theatre Peckham has launched a world-class creative learning programme online to support the well-being and mental health of young people. A recent Ofsted report stated, ‘repeated isolation has chipped away at progress pupils have made… and had a negative impact on many children’s well-being.’ Theatre … More Theatre Peckham puts student’s mental health centre stage

#SpotlightOn Local London Artist David Wolverson

I stumbled across artist David Wolverson after he posted images of his work on a local community webpage. These interesting and inspiringly textured representations of local landmarks and some of my favourite London spots led me to invite him to feature as one of our #SpotlightOn artists, agreeably he said yes. Read David’s story here; … More #SpotlightOn Local London Artist David Wolverson

#SpotlightOn Artist Helena Hunter Exhibition at Horniman Museum This September

#SpotlightOn Artist Helena Hunter as she exhibits ‘Falling Birds’ highlighting the alarming decline of bird species around the world on show at the Horniman Museum 19 Sept 2020 – 10 Oct. With fantasy dinner guest like Lynn Margulis, Rachel Carson and Octavia E. Butler – that would be a meal to remember… … More #SpotlightOn Artist Helena Hunter Exhibition at Horniman Museum This September