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Totally Thames Festival featuring Silk River

Totally Thames is a month long celebration of the River Thames, featuring a wide variety of artistic and cultural activities, which has been running in one form or another since 1997.  A much expanded programme sees events running the whole month of September in locations from Richmond down to Southend. The vision of the organisers […]

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Slow Boat to Hampton Court – South London from the Thames

Is there something you always mean to do, but never seem to get round to actually doing? Our editor, Natalie, wrote her own South London ‘To Do’ list when she first started South London Blog, and one of the South London things I’ve never done is take a boat trip up the Thames from central […]

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Britain Loves this Rotherhithe Painting

OK, so it’s not actually about Rotherhithe, but famous works of art featuring south London wouldn’t fill much gallery space, so I wanted to tell you about this well-known painting with a local setting that’s been in the news again recently. Samsung have just brought out a new TV called The Frame, which can display […]

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Bike Ride 2 – Common, Park and River

Despite the fact that we live in a huge and incredibly busy city, it’s not too difficult to get away from it all and almost pretend we’re in the countryside. I’d like to tell you about my favourite bike ride around south-west London that includes Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and the Thames Path, a ride […]

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The Riverside Bookshop – London Bridge

At South London Blog we like to support independent shops and businesses and we’ve written before about how they are one of the key factors that make an area popular. Here our guest blogger Sam writes about one of his favourite independents, the Riverside Bookshop, near London Bridge. “The London Bridge area has some notable […]

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Pop-up Dining by Salters Events at Good Food, Catford

We’d recently been to Catford and had a brilliant evening at Little Nan’s Bar, at the Broadway Theatre, so we were keen to find out what else SE6 has to offer, as it’s an area that’s been somewhat under the radar until recently. We were invited along to a pop-up dining event created by Salters […]

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The Society of Graphic Fine Art at Bankside Gallery

The Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA) was founded in 1919 and it promotes fine drawing skills in both traditional and contemporary media. The Society organises events through the year, and we went to their current Biennial exhibition at the lovely Bankside Gallery. Bankside is the Gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society, and the Royal […]

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Jamie’s Ministry of Food at Selhurst Park

According to recent research, millions of Britons lack even the most basic cooking skills, like how to boil an egg. And only this morning on BBC Breakfast there was a report showing the lack of knowledge children have about the origins of the food they eat; for example, many thought cheese was from a plant. […]

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Camberwell Arts Open Studios

Gita Joshi is the Producer for Camberwell Arts Open Studios, the founder of The Camberwell Open exhibition and trustee for Camberwell Arts.  Here, Gita, a South London resident of many years, previews the Camberwell Arts Open Studios, part of Camberwell Arts Festival. “Artists are currently preparing for Camberwell Arts Open Studios. During open studios visitors […]

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Brockley Max Arts Festival 2017

South London’s Community Festivals continue to grow each year. What started out as small-scale localised events have mushroomed into huge programmes of arts and entertainment spanning two weeks or more and covering wider and wider areas. Following the recent Wandsworth Arts Fringe and the Dulwich Festival comes Brockley Max from 2nd to 10th June. Brockley […]

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