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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Little Nan’s Bar – Catford

Catford is not an area we’ve ever covered in the four years of South London Blog, so when Tristan Scutt, the owner of the well-known Little Nan’s Bars in Deptford, Peckham and Dalston, asked us if we’d like to check out his new venture in Catford, we jumped at the chance. When you’re planning a […]

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Gelateria 3BIS – Borough Market

Our guest blogger, Sam, went along to Borough Market to taste some ice cream for us. “I love ice-cream!  So, when I was asked to represent South London Blog at an anniversary-cum-launch at 3BIS, an Italian gelateria in the heart of Borough Market, I agreed immediately. The event took place last week at their shop […]

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Deptford Market Yard

Railway arches are so typically South London. The sheer density of the rail network and the lie of the land means the whole area is criss-crossed by these Victorian brick arches. Once they were a home to dodgy car repair firms or industrial storage – now they’re becoming agents of regeneration (or even gentrification, as […]

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Spike + Earl – Camberwell

Spike + Earl is an all-day café that has just opened in the former Southwark Town Hall on Peckham Road, Camberwell. The café is a new venture from the owners of The Old Spike Roastery in Peckham Rye and, like its counterpart, is a social enterprise. The business tackles homelessness by training and employing homeless […]

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