A wise woman once said: “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, a heart of grace and a soul generated by love.” Coretta Scott King
South east London blog is an independent cultural and creative space. Founded in 2013, the blog has grown organically as one of south-east London’s leading lifestyle websites. We bring you news, reviews and features on culture, food and drink and community and aim to grow our content themes in 2020. Our #SpotlightOn feature tends to showcase local artists and business owners.
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Rosanna Head, Editor in Chief – Rosanna started #SELondonBlog in 2013 and has since attracted a wide range of followers from the local community and beyond. Rosanna is a Public Relations specialist by trade, she was also a visiting student on the freelance writing course at the London School of Journalism in 2016. Rosanna is a health and wellness fiend, is a practicing #yogi often found in a 34 degree room at Breeze Yoga in Beckenham, and she loves to take part in the weekly #ParkRun at Crystal Palace park. Rosanna is studying a long distance course in nutritional therapy and is a self confessed foodie. She is passionate about the power of community and the beauty of culture, and about sustainability. She professes to be on her own eco journey to #zerowaste.
Ali Hicks, Features Contributor – By day Ali is a Corporate PR consultant so words are her buzz and by night she is always on the look out for new cultural adventures in the community be they on a plate, stage or gallery wall. Ali relocated to south east London in 2015 from south west and has never looked back because of all the area has to offer in terms of independent enterprises and creative people and projects. Home is Gipsy Hill but Ali roams south east far and wide, with Brockwell Lido a particular favourite haunt for a refreshing outdoor swim come sun, rain or snow.
Julie Bird, Culture and Communities Contributor – Julie is a retired professional who has worked for many years in NHS Mental Health Services, as well as in research and education. Julie is now working as a therapist in private practice, and has a particular interest in bereavement support. She has written a number of papers and book chapters focussing on the relationship between spiritual well-being and mental and emotional health. Her passions include reading, museums, gardening, is a self-confessed tea snob and enjoys cooking. Her Christmas cake is second to none.
Steve Wingrove, Creative Contributor – Steve has a love of the outdoors, health and wellness and photography. Steve is a first Assistant Director on TV, films and promos. In his spare time can be found flinging a shuttlecock sky high at the weekly Badminton team practice at Crystal Palace Sports Ground. Steve is a bit of a coffee snob and foodie and is always on the look out for new places to try. He is our resident photographer.