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Issue 195 - May 2021 In this issue What’s On - P6 Garden Talk - P12 Food & Drink - P14 Fitness Tips - P16 Dulwich Festival - P22 Dulwich Hamlet FC - P28 Link Age Southwark - P37 Noticeboard - P38 The Last Word - P40

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Welcome to SE22 How wonderful it has been to be able to pop out to the shops and buy a card. Or visit your local cafe and drink out of a “proper” cup! As well as the shops, I was delighted to get my hair cut and coloured too! I hope that all the businesses who have recently opened are enjoying the support of the local community. It has been heartening for me to have so many new customers too, so I thank you for supporting my magazines. The only way I can support the community and promote all the wonderful local events, is by the advertising I take. This means I can bring you news of the virtual Dulwich Festival which we all look forward to so much. Check out the centre pages (22 & 23) for details of what is planned. Our events pages start on page 6 this month with seven full pages of online events you can “go” to. I am hoping that from next month onwards, I will be bringing you more events that you can attend in person. Starting this month Link Age Southwark have some beautiful gardens you can visit; find out more on page 37. The noticeboard is back! Unfortunately I had to suspend it during most of the last year, but I am glad I now have some notices for you on p38. The Last Word this month goes to local chef David Datt who is running some exciting new supper clubs soon. Find out more on page 40. Until next time.

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Welcome ..................................................................... 3 Events Calendar.......................................................... 4 What’s On..............................6, 8, 18, 24, 25, 30 & 32 Garden Talk .............................................................. 12 Food & Drink ............................................................ 14 Fitness Tips .............................................................. 16 Mindset Matters........................................................ 20 Dulwich Festival............................................... 22 & 23

Financial Matters...................................................... 26 Dulwich Hamlet Football Club ................................. 28 Education News........................................................ 34 Councillors Column .................................................. 36 Link Age Southwark Open Gardens......................... 37 Noticeboard............................................................... 38 The Last Word........................................................... 40 Index ........................................................................ 42

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Events Calendar - May Monday




Bank Holiday










ARTDOG PRESENTS - Opening exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture &ART art classes, see p6.

Weekly Horniman Market see p6.

Zoom Life Drawing & Painting, see p6.

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ARTDOG PRESENTS - Opening exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture Bank Holiday

10th Exclusive Live CookAlong with Rukmini Lyer, see p24. Dulwich WI, 2nd Monday every month


Zoom Portraiture @ Dulwich Art Group, BNI Adventurers Online see p8. Meeting, see p18. Murder: A Letters to Camondo Biography with Kate Morgan, see by Edmund De Waal, see p18. p18. Honor Oak WI, see p8.

Dulwich Festival, see p22 - 23 and p18.

An Evening with Ann Patchett & Emma Straub p8. Life in Dulwich WW2, see p8.




Dulwich Park Runners run at 9am see p32. &ART art classes, Weekly Horniman see p6. Market see p6.

Zoom Life Drawing & Painting, see p6.



Dulwich Festival, see p22 - 23 and p18. ARTDOG PRESENTS - Opening exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture

Zoom Portraiture @ The Arts Society Dulwich Art Group, Dulwich, p25. see p8. Dulwich & District U3A Filmmaking 101: The Dulwich Park Camera, see p25. Meeting see p24. Runners run at Operation Pedestal by &ART art classes, 7.30pm see p32. Max Hastings, see p25. see p6.

Zoom Life Drawing & Painting, see p6.

Life Drawing & Painting see p6.




&ART art classes, see p6.



16th Weekly Horniman Market see p6. Dulwich Park Runners run at 9am see p32.


ARTDOG PRESENTS - Opening exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture Change Your Habits - Change Your Life, see p25. An Evening with Sophie Hannah & Adele Geras, p25.


Life Drawing & Painting see p6.

Zoom Portraiture @ Dulwich Art Group, see p8.

Fungus amongus: Common mushrooms in England, see p30

The Well Gardened Mind with Sue Stuart-Smith, see p30.



ARTDOG PRESENTS - Opening exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture

Dulwich Park Runners run at 9am see p32. Zoom Life Drawing & Painting, see p6. Weekly Horniman Market see p6. &ART art classes, 115 Dulwich Village see p6. Open Garden for Link Age Southwark see p37.

BNI Adventurers Online Meeting, see p18.


Zoom Portraiture @ BNI Adventurers Dulwich Art Group, Online Meeting, Dulwich Park see p18. see p8. The Mystery of Runners run at Smart Business Robert Maxwell 7.30pm see p32. Tom Templeton: 34 Networking with with by John Just One Pan with Cooking with Scissors. Patients, see p32. Preston, p30. Jane Lovett, see p32. See p32.




Zoom Life Drawing & Painting, see p6.

Weekly Horniman Market see p6.

&ART art classes, see p6.

Dulwich Park Runners run at 9am see p32.

Forthcoming Events Further details where available can be found in the News and Events pages 6, 8, 18, 24, 25, 30 & 32. Please read as not all the events can fit on the calendar! 4 | SE22 - May 2021


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What's On - May Saturday 1 May: Weekend Art Class for children aged 5-9 & 9-12 years old

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Saturdays 1, 8, 15, 22 & 39 May: Zoom Life Drawing & Painting

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Sundays 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 May: The Horniman Market

10am – 3pm. The Market is open to provide food items including fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread and meat.Market stalls will be positioned outdoors at a safe distance from each other and strict and enhanced hygiene measures are in place with all traders. We also ask that you sanitise your hands at each available stall and only touch produce you intend on buying. The Market will be accepting card payments only. Gardens toilets are open, with the usual Gardens opening hours. 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ.

Tuesdays 4, 11, 18 & 25 May: Life Drawing & Painting

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What's On - May Tuesday 4 May: An Evening with Ann Patchett & Emma Straub

Join us for an evening with bestselling authors Ann Patchett and Emma Straub. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett A story of two siblings, their childhood home, and a past that they can’t let go. Like swallows, like salmon, we were the helpless captives of our migratory patterns. We pretended that what we had lost was the house, not our mother, not our father. We pretended that what we had lost had been taken from us by the person who still lived inside. “Her finest novel yet” – Sunday Times All Adults Here by Emma Straub After Astrid Strick – a widowed, 68-year-old mother of three living in upstate New York – witnesses an accident she resolves to live more honestly, starting with the mistakes she made in raising her family. Tickets from £6

Tuesday 4 May: Honor Oak WI We meet on the first Tuesday of each month, currently via Zoom, at 7:30pm. Honoroak_WI Email:

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Tuesday 4 May: Life in Dulwich in WW2 Part 1: 1939-1942 with Brian Green

8pm - 9pm. Continuing our ‘On the Street Where You Live’ illustrated talks series, Brian Green recounts what life was like in Dulwich during World War 2. The first of two parts, this talk covers the lead-up to the outbreak of war, fascism, evacuation, civil defence, rationing, the Blitz and bomb damage, Dulwich Picture Gallery’s dilemma and everyday life. Tickets cost £5. All proceeds will go towards a Bell House project. Bursary places are available

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Business Spotlight

Dulwich Carpet Company Dulwich Carpet Company is the ideal choice to help you find your perfect carpet. “I believe the correct carpet should enhance a home’s décor whilst also being practical and comfortable,” says Stephen Tozer of Dulwich Carpet Company, who learnt his trade in his father’s retail and wholesale flooring business. Through numerous reviews and recommendations on the East Dulwich Forum, partnerships with architects and interior designers and a strong local customer base, Dulwich Carpet Company has gone from strength to strength since it was established in 2015. As a locally-based carpet supply and fitting service, they offer a ‘mobile showroom’ experience bringing carpet samples directly to your home and providing a thorough and knowledgeable consultation and fitting process. According to Stephen, “When dealing with a tactile fabric such as carpet, you can be stylish and playful with the different colours, shades and textures that are available. Being able to view samples in the rooms they are intended for demystifies an often-confusing process and helps mitigate potentially expensive mistakes.” As an independent and flexible business, Stephen fits his consultations around your schedule which is of huge benefit if you 10 | SE22 - May 2021

are working from home, less mobile, have a busy family life or your home is currently a building site; no need to go to a shop and become overwhelmed, saving you time and inconvenience.

impractical in real life, so we draw upon years of experience and superior product knowledge to be honest with customers and guide them towards a carpet choice that not only looks fantastic but is going to be longlasting and durable according to the needs of the household.” Once fitting is complete, your rooms will be left immaculate and liveable. Consideration is always given to sustainability, and all waste is disposed of responsibly. Dulwich Carpet Company has an outstanding reputation for exceptional customer service and attention to detail, as reviewers will attest. “Living and working in Dulwich has given me the perfect opportunity to understand the local area, houses and customers. Building trustworthy relationships is key to what we do.”

Get In Touch Call now to arrange your free consultation: 020 8693 8101 07507 407 289 After an initial telephone consultation, Stephen will arrange a no-obligation, free visit to your home to take measurements, advise and discuss options. “There are many factors to take into consideration when recommending carpet for someone’s home: who lives there, do they have pets, is it a high-traffic area?” he says. “Often what we see on Instagram and in glossy interiors magazines is highly

What They Say I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Stephen - he has just fitted a new carpet for us upstairs and did an absolutely first-class job. Everything - from helping us choose a carpet, to the quote, the quick ordering turnaround, and the fitting itself - was done to an extremely high standard. He clearly takes great pride in his work, has great attention to quality and detail, and is also fantastic to deal with - super professional, personable and helpful. Alison - East Dulwich SE22 - May 2021 | 11


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limbers help green up and soften fences, maximising vertical spaces - so important in London gardens. They work well intertwined with evergreen climbers and roses, adding seasonal colour. Right now, you’ll see pale pink montanas sprawling along walls and up trees, but there’s a clematis for every season, in a mouth-watering array of colours. Here’s my pick:

Spring First up in March are C. armandii - such as C a. ‘Enham Star’ or pink- tinged ‘Apple Blossom’. C. Early Sensation’ is a neater evergreen clematis with masses of white flowers. The delicate bellshaped flowers of alpine varieties (Mid March to Mid May) include deep blue ‘Frances Rivis’ and mid-pink ‘Constance.’ The frillier, multi petalled C. macropetalas such as gorgeous grey-blue ‘Lagoon ‘is a must. Cultivation: Armandii is happy in shade. Alpines tend to cope with semi shade and work on a north facing wall. These (Group 1) clematis need a prune and tidy up after flowering to remove dead shoots and to keep them to their allotted space.

sky-blue flowers and C. ‘Prince Charles’ is similar but more compact. C. ‘Jackmanii’ is vigorous and reliable with large velvety dark purple flowers with light greenish brown anthers. It copes with a bit of shade and looks great scrambling between climbing roses such as the pink ‘New Dawn’ or yellow ‘Golden Showers’. Cultivation: They’ll cope with semi shade but most prefer sun. Pruning for group 3 clematis is easy – cut back old growth to 23/45 cm from the ground in early spring to just above strong bud.

Early Summer


If you like big exotic flowers, early summer varieties are for you. The blousy ‘Nelly Moser’ is the most famous, or try the purple ‘The President’ (June – Sept). I adore ‘Niobe’ (May – October) which has deep ruby red flowers with golden yellow centres – stunning! Cultivation: They tend to prefer a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Remove dead and damaged stems of Group 2 clematis in late February, cutting remaining stems by around a third, back to strong buds in early spring.

C. ‘Gravetye Beauty’ is an elegant late flowering clematis with cherry red blooms. C. ‘Bill MacKenzie’ is a popular late flowering clematis with masses of lemon-coloured flowers and then puffball seeds into late autumn. Cultivation: Clematis ‘Gravetye Beauty’ tends to die off to the ground in winter before starting afresh and likes a sunny spot. C. ‘Bill MacKenzie’ thrives on a north wall and drapes a fence elegantly for longer than most plants. Sheer it back in Feb.

Late Summer Later flowering varieties tend to have smaller flowers, start flowering in July and go on until September and sometimes later. Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’ has rich velvety purple flowers and yellow gold stamens, C. ‘Madame Julie Correvon’ is a plum red, while ‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’ is a delicate pale plum double. Clematis ‘Perle d’Azur’ has gorgeous large 12 | SE22 - May 2021

Winter Evergreen clematis cirrhosa varieties, starting to bloom in December in a sheltered spot and can flower into spring with nodding bell-shaped flowers. Clematis var. purpurascens ‘Freckles’ has lovely plum spots over cream flowers and ‘Wisley Cream’ is a plain creamy green. Cultivation: Likes full sun or part shade in a sheltered spot. Keep it to size by neatening it up after flowering.

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Broad Bean, Pea, Baby Leeks & Asparagus Tartlets Recipes from Suzanne James | Method

This is a lovely spring recipe, great as a starter when entertaining, or just enjoyed as a weekend lunch, it tastes as good as it looks and I especially like it because it uses lots of ingredients from our allotment – spinach, chard, mint, broad beans, leeks and if I am lucky I may be given a little bit of asparagus by one of my fellow plot holders – Hurrah! It is also an easy recipe to adapt according to the ingredients you have to hand, and I tend to use ready-made pastry because it makes it so quick and easy. Serves 4 People Cooking time 30-40 Minutes

Ingredients • 320g Ready-rolled Puff Pastry • 200g Spinach or Rainbow chard • 1 Pack of garlic & herb cream cheese such as Boursin or Philadelphia • 1 Bunch fresh chopped mint • 1 Lemon – juice & zest • Glug of Olive Oil • Handful of blanched broad beans • Handful of peas • Baby Leeks • Asparagus • Grated Parmesan to serve 14 | SE22 - May 2021

1) Heat the oven to 2800C / 1800C Fan / Gas 6. Unroll the ready-rolled puff pastry onto a baking sheet lined with non-stick baking paper. Cut the sheet into 4 equal rectangles. Using the tip of a sharp knife, score a 1cm border inside each pastry rectangle. Prick the centres all over with a fork. 2) Bake the pastry for 30-40 minutes until golden and crisp – keep an eye on it as it cooks, you want it to be golden brown. 3) Meanwhile, boil a kettle of water, put the spinach in a colander and pour over the water. Rinse with cold water, then put into a clean J-cloth and squeeze out as much water as possible. Put the spinach into a blender/processor with the cream cheese, chopped mint and the lemon juice. Whizz until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper. 4) Heat a glug of olive oil in a two frying pans. In one cook the broad beans and peas, in the other the baby leeks & asparagus. Gently fry until softened. 5) Let the cooked pastry cases cool a little, then spread the cream cheese mixture over the centre of each one. 6) Spring the peas and beans over the top, then add the leeks and asparagus. 7) Dress with grated parmesan and lemon zest.

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All About Stretching

Fitness tips with Leanne Spencer |


ost of us know that stretching our muscles is important. It keeps the muscles strong and healthy. Strong, healthy and flexible muscles are also needed to keep your range of motion in our joints. If we don’t look after our muscles we are at a higher risk of developing joint pain and injuries. But there is a particular stretch I would like to mention this month: The Power Pose Stretch - see below. You may or may not have heard of it, but it is great one! But first, did you know, that stretching also produces neurochemicals in your brain?

Stretching Releases Endorphins Stretching is a great way to generate endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that interact with pain receptors, so they make us feel good. You can get endorphins from running, you get it from exercise. You can get it through a massage. You can also get endorphins through stretching, which is probably the most accessible of all those things. Stretching is a very light form of exercise and therefore produces endorphins in the brain. The best thing about stretching is that it is something you can do almost anywhere, any time. It is free and available to almost all of us.

The Power Pose Stretch The particular stretch that I am going to show you is also known as the power pose made famous by Amy Cuddy in her Ted talk. The science has been kicked around a bit, but it is been reproved and re-established that it can give you: A 20% increase in testosterone, which is great for energy for men and for women A 25% decrease in cortisol. So it boosts energy and makes us feel less stressed. Very powerful. Now you need to hold this for two minutes and this is the pose. Your hands are pointing up, feet a little bit more than hip-width apart. Chin slightly raised there so your eyes are looking to the rising sun and you open up the chest. Bring your arms and shoulders back to the point where you can feel the stretch, but not so much that it is uncomfortable. And then you 16 | SE22 - May 2021

hold this position for two minutes. You breathe through it. Breathe in, breathe out. That is how you’ll be able to hold this stretch for two minutes, but otherwise you will find that the arms get tired. But you’ll get an incredible tingling sensation during and certainly afterwards and that’s endorphins.

Feel Great After Only Two Minutes of Stretching So stretching and using the power pose is a great way to make yourself feel better, feel more alert, feel more alive, feel more energised in just a couple of minutes done as I say anywhere. So I hope that’s all been helpful. Try this stuff, pick out what works for you. Disregard what doesn’t, you don’t need to focus on every single aspect of this, make it work for you, make it personal, all the very best for now. Stay healthy.


















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What's On - May Wednesday 5 May: Murder: A Biography with Kate Morgan (Live Stream Event)

7.30pm-8.30pm. The stories and the people involved in the history of murder are stranger, darker and more compulsive than any crime fiction. Join lawyer and writer Kate Morgan on a dark and macabre journey as she explores the strange stories and mysterious cases that have contributed to UK murder law. Tickets from £6.

Thursdays 6, 13, 20 & 27 May: BNI Adventurers (online meeting)

Thursday 6 May: Letters to Camondo by Edmund De Waal (Live Stream Event)

7.30pm-8.30m. Count Moïse de Camondo lived a few doors away from Edmund de Waal’s forebears, the Ephrussi, first encountered in his bestselling memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes. Like the Ephrussi, the Camondos were part of belle époque high society. They were also targets of anti-semitism. Camondo created a spectacular house and filled it with the greatest private collection of French eighteenth-century art for his son to inherit. But when Nissim was killed in the First World War, it became a memorial and, on the Count’s death, was bequeathed to France. The Musée Nissim de Camondo has remained unchanged since 1936. Edmund de Waal explores the lavish rooms and detailed archives and uncovers new layers to the family story. In a haunting series of letters addressed to the Count, he tells us what happened next. Tickets from £8.

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Dealing With Conflict In Relationships


onflict gets bad press, but it’s an inevitable part of life. Occasional quarrels or disagreements are normal and healthy. People can’t agree on everything because we are all individuals with different views, experiences, needs and opinions. The differences between us are what make our relationships interesting and real! As a hypnotherapist I often work with clients to help them improve their relationships. Communication and conflict are areas that people commonly struggle with. I’ve noticed that while some people can have an argument, clear the air and then put it behind them, others find conflict really difficult to handle. This can be because we’ve experienced turbulent and maybe traumatic experiences in the past making us fearful of angry reactions. Or maybe we grew up in a family that never argued (either problems were not discussed or issues were dealt with more calmly and rationally). Disagreements are inevitable in healthy, honest relationships. Yet conflict can get out of hand and have a real negative impact if it’s not dealt with thoughtfully. Below are some tips to help.

DO’S & DON’TS when dealing with conflict DON’T deny, avoid or ‘gloss’ over issues. Problems can set in if we constantly deny feelings or don’t speak our truth with others just to keep the peace. DON’T make it a competition! Fighting or competing to be right or to win the argument is a bad move. You have to decide whether it is more important to be right or to be happy. And pick your battles, if you feel really strongly about something then put your point across and stand your ground that this is your view and will remain so. But attempting to ‘win’ every time could cost you the relationship eventually. 20 | SE22 - May 2021

DON’T talk when angry/tired/hungry! If you are angry and emotions are heightened take a break before talking. Say something like “I’m too angry to talk right now. Let’s talk later when I’ve/we’ve calmed down.” Then give yourself some space, maybe a walk or just remove yourself for a while until you feel calmer. DO listen. Let the other person have their say without being interrupted. DO talk about the action, behaviour or situation that you don’t agree with. (Rather than attacking the other person.) DO deal with one issue at a time. Avoid temptation to throw past disagreements or situations into the discussion. Just stick to the point at hand. DO be prepared to apologise. Sometimes you have to make the choice of being happy rather than always being ‘right’. Apologising doesn’t mean accepting that you were wrong. You are just saying you’re sorry that there was a disagreement, and that the other is upset. DO seek to understand even if you don’t agree. Dealing with conflict is a skill and if it is unfamiliar or uncomfortable it’s good to know that it becomes easier with practice. The important thing is that both parties want to resolve any issues that arise. If it’s a difference of opinion, sometimes the resolve comes by just agreeing to disagree and respecting each other enough to let it lie.

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he Dulwich Festival (7th-16th May) returns with a veritable smorgasbord of virtual delights with offerings of art, music, talks and literature. The Festival will also host a series of lively and thought-provoking live streamed events, including with Mercury-nominated folk musician, Sam Lee discussing his debut novel, ‘The Nightingale’ with Harriet Lamb, author and CEO of climate solutions charity, Ashden. The Extinction Rebellion activist and conservationist will tell his story of our changing environment through this elusive bird. Danny Dorling, author and Professor of Geography, University of Oxford, will be in conversation with Guardian journalist, Zoe Williams. Catch-up with them after their riotous first visit to the Festival six years ago as they explore changes in our society. Questions from the audience are very welcome. Jennifer Scott, Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery, will be exploring ‘Unearthed: Photography’s Roots’ with the exhibition curator’s, Alexander Moore. Exploring Dulwich’s rich history; Professor Alison Yarrington, alongside Dr Dawn Pereira and Dr Melanie Veasey, will be recounting the story of Tasmanian sculptor, Oliffe Richmond’s, epochdefining ‘Striding Man’. The impressive outdoor bronze sculpture was gifted to the presently named Charter School in 1962, however having sustained damage, it has been boxed up for many

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years. Tickets to the event are free, with donations in aid of its restoration. Virginia Calder, Professor of Ocular Immunology at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, will be in conversation with Dr Tom Best MBE, Clinical Director for Critical Care at King’s College Hospital discussing the journey of the Covid-19 vaccine amongst other topics. Tickets to this event are free, with donations in aid of King’s College Health Charity. And who knew that Herne Hill’s Velodrome played host to Basket Racing in the 1940’s! Local historian, Ian McInnes will be giving an illustrated talk looking at a range of different sports and sports personalities who have graced the green pastures of Dulwich from 1870-1970. Returning by popular demand, poet, comedian and musician, John Hegley, will explore ‘Fish and Ships’ in a family workshop. Inspired by the French ‘Poisson d’Avril’, the continental April Fool’s Day tradition of fashioning and fastening paper fishes onto unsuspecting jackets; join John in the making of fish and the drawing of ships! Very limited capacity so bag your ticket now. Spring is the theme for this year’s Children’s Art competition and for those budding writers, the Flash Fiction competition returns after its popular

joy of painting, inspired by walks and photography of the changing seasons. She will have mounted art, prints and cards to purchase, alongside her colourful glass tableware. Kevin Dutton produces limited edition prints of the photographs he takes of plants and flowers grown locally in his garden and at his allotment. Whilst painter, Alice Luetchford spent her lockdown in the Swiss Alps capturing the magnificence and joy of the mountains. In between canvasses, Alice was hurtling down the mountains, training for the Winter Olympics 2026, as her blind husband’s ski guide. New podcasts and short films can be enjoyed on demand throughout the Festival, with contributions from local ornithologist, Dave Clark, and also Chair of Dulwich Society Trees Committee, David Beamish both exploring the natural riches of Dulwich Park. Whilst acclaimed indie-folk quintet, Patch and the Giant will contribute a new song recorded especially for the Festival. The Festival is bursting with treats for all tastes, for further details and tickets, please visit:

debut last year. Fiction competition judges including Alice Castle and Marianne Kavanagh will be in conversation early in the Festival, exploring their fascinating journeys into writing. Over 60 artists will be exhibiting online in Artists’ Open House with ample opportunity to purchase art. Many artists shifted their artistic interests during their lockdown isolation; regular Festival contributor, Alice King, rediscovered her SE22 - May 2021 | 23

What's On - May Friday 7 – Sunday 16 May: Bell House Sculpture Park

11:30am-6pm. Join us this May as we take part in Dulwich Festival’s Artist Open House with the Bell House Sculpture Park! The Bell House gardens are open during the Dulwich Festival exhibiting works of 11 artists and 3 dancers. Forged metal, carved monoliths, playful perspex, resonant ceramics and woven alloys are but some of the forms that assemble to shape the pieces in the Sculpture Park. See how the artist’s have made new works in response to the architecture and history of the house or how existing works find new context in situ. This is our first public event since restrictions began and we are looking forward to welcoming you all! We will be operating in line with the latest government Covid safety measures. As such pre-booking is advised to help us manage social distancing. Walk-up’s are welcome but you may have to wait a little if we are busy! By booking you will be agreeing for us to hold your information for Track & Trace. We will keep this information in line with GDPR regulations. Alternatively, on arrival you can either scan the QR code at the entrance or we are more than happy to take your details with good old pen and paper! For full details of opening times and how to book please go to

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Monday 10 May: Exclusive Live Cook-Along with Rukmini Iyer

6.30pm-7.30pm. Join us for a night-in like no other: a virtual cook-along with best-selling author of The Roasting Tin series, Rukmini Iyer. Follow live at home as Rukmini leads you through one of her wildly popular recipes – with step-by-step instructions and expert tips, it’s the next best thing to having her in your kitchen! The cook-along will be a masterclass in Rukmini’s trademark style of fuss-free, flavour-focussed food. Hazel loves cooking from Rukmini’s books and The Roasting Tin Around the World has been one of our bestselling books at the bookshop too! Tickets from £10.

Wednesday 12 May: Dulwich & District u3a Open meeting: Introducing Link Age Southwark

2pm-3.30pm. Link Age Southwark has been operating in the borough since 1993. The charity's vision is of friendly, vibrant local communities where older people thrive. In this talk the Charity's Director, Sophie Wellings, who previously worked for the Third Age Trust (the u3a national umbrella body), will outline the work of the charity as well as exploring opportunities for collaborating with the u3a.

What's On - May Thursday 13 May: Filmmaking 101: The Camera with Dan Robb

Thursday 13 May: Ancient Egyptian Art - Three Thousand Years of Treasures

8pm-9pm. Lecture will look in depth at these treasures, examining techniques used, who commissioned them, their purpose and meaning. These are for members only. To join or book tickets: 7pm - 9pm. What does a director actually do? What makes a good script? Why is editing so important? Every month, an industry professional will host an online tutorial, where they will delve into the fundamentals of a specific filmmaking discipline. The cost of this tutorial is £15. We have 2 free/bursary tickets available for those unable to pay the full price.

Thursday 13 May: Operation Pedestal by Max Hastings

Monday 17 May: Change your habits - change your life 7pm-8pm. Have you ever tried to build a new habit or routine only to find yourself slipping back in old patterns? The habits and routines we chose daily impact not only our current situation but our future path. You will never change your life until you change your habits. There’s a tiny difference between thinking ‘I could never do that’ and realising ‘I can totally see how that’s possible,’ As successful habits are formed your brain is rewired and it builds a wave of positivity and motivation. In this session, you will learn how to create habits that stick, embrace change, and move towards the life you wish to lead.

Monday 17 May: An Evening with Sophie Hannah and Adele Geras 7.30pm-8.30pm. An epic, intimate new account of one of the greatest naval dramas of World War II, from number one bestselling historian Max Hastings. Tickets from £10. **We have been allocated a number of books which Max Hastings has kindly agreed to dedicate and sign.**

7.30pm-8.30pm. Join mother and daughter Adele and Sophie as they talk about their new books, writing careers, changing direction and how to insert a murder into a story. Based on a reallife voyage, Dangerous Women by Hope Adams (Adele Geras) is a sweeping tale of confinement, hope and the terrible things we do to survive. The Killings of Kingfisher Hall by Sophie Hannah see Poirot return to solve another muder mystery. Tickets from £6. SE22 - May 2021 | 25


Financial Matters

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Mistake or Not?


ur language is littered with sayings about mistakes. On the one hand there’s Einstein with “a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Whereas at the other extreme, “there’s nothing wrong with making mistakes. What’s wrong is letting a mistake stay a mistake, without putting in effort to make it right.” These are all equally valid and provide hours of reflection but let’s look at a mistake in the context of personal taxes and an individual’s failure to notify HMRC or the late notification of income tax liability. The importance of taxpayers making mistakes in a failure to notify HMRC of taxable income continues to drive HMRC to reduce their tax loss. This has been seen recently with the resurgence of HMRC’s attention to taxpayers who they believe or suspect have failed to notify them of taxable income and gains from overseas. This follows from the closure on 30th September 2018 of the Worldwide Disclosure Facility and the dawn of the new penalties under Requirement to Correct from 1st October 2018. In summary, HMRC granted taxpayers an opportunity with any worldwide earnings and gain to make a declaration by 30th September 2018. Thereafter, HMRC may levy penalties up to 300% of the unpaid income tax. In short, it can be an expensive mistake for the taxpayer who has mistakenly failed to declare to HMRC any overseas income or gains. Whilst it may be easy to assert that how can one forget? Or how does this arise? Let’s consider a recent case. UK tax resident Cleopatra who was responsible for her mother’s probate on her death overseas had opened an estate account to handle the mother’s estate in 2013. Following the successful conclusion of the matter, several years later Cleopatra changed the account into a personal account, in her sole name. Such behaviour consists of no behaviour to avoid UK taxes, or does it? Fast forward January 2021 and Cleopatra receives a letter from HMRC Worldwide Disclosure Service. Why? HMRC had been notified by the overseas tax authorities of Cleopatra’s account

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and her receipt of interest for several years. On checking her Self-Assessment account, HMRC found no declaration of the overseas income being declared. HMRC have immediately identified a person who has failed to make a declaration of their overseas earnings. Or have they? How many taxpayers may be or are in this position, because as a UK taxpayer, are you fully aware that your worldwide income and gains are subject to declaration and liable to UK income tax, irrespective of whether the money arrives in the UK or not? A large number of taxpayers are and maybe unaware of the UK tax system let alone how it handles overseas income and gains, if they have any such luxuries. Whilst HMRC, may have in place a robust piece of legislation to address tax evasion, which nobody can doubt is required, the real concern is how many ordinary taxpayers may be making that mistake that may lead to HMRC’s reclassification of them. Taxpayers like Cleopatra, who are behaving without any regard or awareness to UK income tax rules can easily and do readily find themselves making these mistakes. All too often, through no fault of their own. Given HMRC’s eagerness to tackle global tax evasion some may think they are starting with the low lying fruits and ignoring the real fruit tree or fruit basket. Irrespective of your thoughts, taxpayers are reminded to be mindful of their overseas behaviour as they may be oblivious to walking into unforeseen income tax problems. Whilst, our Cleopatra, was able to address her mistake. The real question is, how many other taxpayers await that unexpected letter from HMRC Worldwide Disclosure or its other disclosure teams for the failure to notify.

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Dulwich Hamlet FC


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lato once said “he who commits injustice is ever more wretched than he who suffers it.” In recent weeks Dulwich Hamlet’s Dialectic Philosophy Unit has been pondering whether he had the National League’s dismal apparatchiks in mind when he committed this thought to papyrus or clay or whatever. “What have they done now?” you cry. “We thought their actions hitherto had fully bottomed out the depths of human folly.” Well no, frankly. You’ll remember the Sisyphean struggle the Hamlet have undertaken to keep the club afloat as the pandemic swept the land. And you’ll recall further how, with huge regrets, the club’s board with fan support took the painful decision in February to not play any more games while there was no chance of any income. All this to avoid plunging the club into serious debt. Well for the crime of trying to ensure the pride of East Dulwich remains in business for generations to come, the National League thought a fitting punishment would be to fine the club £8000 and dock them eight points next season. Now eight grand is a big fine fa fa fine and by no means reet petite for a club of the Hamlet’s size. By way of perspective, eight grand could buy you a second hand 2014 Nissan Quashqai or a full summer-long rental for two families on The Witterings . And eight points is usually as much as the Hamlet pick up in the dark days of the season’s middle third. Apoplexy reigns on Champion Hill as a result and the club is girding its loins and considering how to respond. Watch this space for further exciting updates. Nonetheless, spring has sprung, the grass has riz, you’re wondering where the football is? Well as it happens, while the National League Season remains void and moribund, there are small shoots (shots?) of action on the pitch as well as off it. Because the ever burgeoning Dulwich Hamlet Women’s team is back in training and in early April they played a game, with a stonking (albeit crowd free) 5-0 win over local rivals Crystal Palace. The team included several new faces, including a keeper debut and three

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trialists who add flair to an already formidable roster. Expect big things over the coming months. And hopefully in front of a baying rabble of SE22 ultras. Finally, with Summer barrelling towards us, you can help yourself look right smart as lockdown eases while helping the club generate income by buying yourself some gorgeous club merch via the online shop at How about the sweet pink and blue Yorick hoodie (pictured)? Or something for the nippers from the Junior Rabble collection? Pink and blue are certainly your colour. As ever keep apprised of all Hamlet news at And hopefully we’ll see you down at Champion Hill before long. Up the Hamlet






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What's On - May Tuesday 18 May: Fungus amongus: common mushrooms in England

Monday 24 May: Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell by John Preston

7pm-8pm. Fungi are everywhere in our lives and environment. They can teach us a lot about the world we live in and have been a key element in our ascent as a species. Some information about mushroom edibility can be provided but the focus of the talk is ecological and cultural rather than culinary.

Wednesday 19 May: The Well Gardened Mind with Sue Stuart-Smith

7.30pm. How can gardening relieve stress and help us look after our mental health? What lies behind the restorative power of the natural world? In a powerful combination of contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis and brilliant storytelling, The Well Gardened Mind investigates the magic that gardeners have known for years – working with nature can radically transform our health, wellbeing and confidence. Tickets from £6. 30 | SE22 - May 2021

7.30pm-8.30pm. In February 1991, the media mogul and former MP Robert Maxwell made a triumphant entrance into Manhattan harbour aboard his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, to complete his purchase of the ailing New York Daily News. But just ten months later, Maxwell disappeared from the same yacht off the Canary Islands, only to be found dead in the water soon afterward. Maxwell was the embodiment of Britain’s post-war boom. Born an Orthodox Jew, he had escaped the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, fought in World War 2, and was decorated for his heroism with the Military Cross. He went on to become a Labour MP and an astonishingly successful businessman. But on his death, his empire fell apart, as long-hidden debts and unscrupulous dealings came to light. What went so wrong? In this gripping book, John Preston delivers the definitive account of Maxwell’s extraordinary rise and scandalous fall. 32

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What's On - May Tuesday 25 May: Just One Pan with Jane Lovett

7.30pm-8.30pm. Simple and stress-free one pan recipes to get fresh, home-cooked food onto the table with the minimum of effort. Jane Lovett is known and loved for her delicious, original recipes that are always reassuringly fool-proof and deceptively straightforward. Just One Pan is no exception – packed with over 100 exciting yet totally fuss-free recipes for everything from quick dinners to weekend lunches. This cookbook is bursting with bakes, casseroles, gratins, dhals, frittatas and hearty salads of every description, all of which are made using one pan, pot or dish. You’ll be sure to find inspiration for whatever you are in the mood for, alongside Jane’s much-loved Hints & Tips to help you get ahead in the kitchen. No more endless washing up, or unnecessary hassle, just quick, achievable yet always impressive recipes to get fantastic and flavourful home-cooked food on the table, whatever the occasion. Tickets from £8.

Wednesday 26 May: Cooking with Scissors (via Zoom) 8.15pm. An opportunity for local business professionals to meet, make new contacts and gain new business. The last Wednesday of every month. Free Admission. To find out more or register your interest in attending, please email: PLEASE NOTE that all this information was correct at the time of going to press. However please do check details ahead, as the lockdown may be extended and this could affect some events. 32 | SE22 - May 2021

Thursday 27 May: Tom Templeton: 34 Patients

7.30pm-8.30pm. We ask so much of our doctors. To heal. To trust. To care. To listen. To tell a man he might be dead tomorrow. To help a man who doesn’t want to live. To look into a parent’s panicked eyes as their tiny daughter fights for every breath. To watch a 103-year-old woman slip away from a life well-lived. But as patients, how do those experiences affect us? Do we ever really return to the land of the healthy or do we spend the rest of our lives with a foot in both territories? Through stories of the patients he has helped and lost, and those who have changed him for ever, Dr Tom Templeton weaves a profound and moving portrait of humanity, asking us to treat all with compassion. Tickets from £6.

Dulwich Park Runners Tuesdays, 4, 11, 18, 25 May 7.30pm NEW FRIENDS THROUGH RUNNING DPR organises a regular programme of social running: Plus most Sunday mornings (see website for details). New runners welcome. All levels of ability are welcome. Social runs, races, competitions, coaching and great social activities. Dulwich Park Runners: building a local running community.

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Good Food & Healthy Habits Education News from Alleyn's | James Sharp, Head of Food and Nutrition at Alleyn’s, talks about why teaching nutrition is so important and how we can help our children develop healthy eating habits. Young people are faced with daily choices about how to feed themselves. Influencers on social media promoting weight loss products or muscle building protein powder, home delivery services and the food industry make it easy for people to rely on manufacturers for food. The eating habits formed during adolescent years can last well into adult life and have profound long-term effects on health. Teaching food and nutrition is a fundamental part of a holistic approach to the emotional, physical and academic well-being of young people.

Encouraging Good Food Choices Nutrition education is most effective when it includes hands-on food preparation activities (i.e. cooking!). Research shows that young people involved in practical lessons eat more fruit and vegetables than those undertaking nutrition lessons without a cookery component. The focus should not just be on diet and health, there needs to be a balance with the pleasure and social bonding food can provide. Lessons, cookery clubs, field trips and competitions all have a role in developing an interest in food.

How to Complement Your Child’s Nutrition Lessons Cooking at home with your child gives them a connection between their family and school, and an opportunity to enjoy and share food experiences. Encourage your child to cook mostly savoury foods which provide healthy well-balanced menu choices and develop a wide range of skills (in addition to popular activities such as baking). Keep fruit and vegetables visible at home as it increases the likelihood of their consumption as snacks. Expose your child to foods they otherwise might not have tried so they can develop a palate that includes healthy options e.g. jackfruit or cauliflower are great substitutes for meat in some dishes. Cooking leftovers teaches children the importance of environmental sustainability and how to look after themselves on a budget (e.g. at university). 34 | SE22 - May 2021

Promote Cooking as a Pleasurable Activity Encourage the idea of cooking as a fun and creative leisure activity rather than a chore. Food preparation and clean up require patience, and the experience is best when you can work together in the kitchen at a relaxed pace. That’s why it helps to introduce cooking together when you’ve got the time, such as the weekend or school holidays.

Give Responsibility for Cooking Family Meals Give responsibility for at least one evening family meal to your teenager. They’ll need help with timing and preparation, but research shows that allowing young people to make choices for their family’s nutrition encourages healthier choices for themselves.

Focus On Sport Focus on nutrition for sport. Explain how healthy eating can develop a strong skeleton, improve performance and increase energy levels during a match. Remember that recipe failures matter as much as the successes; they are good learning opportunities and teach children resilience.

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Cllr Victoria Olisa | s I write this column, we are finally bouncing into spring with a new vigour! The darling buds of May! Phase 2 of the roadmap means that lockdown Part 3 has been eased dramatically, most shops are now open, the gyms are open, you can meet your friends and family in your back garden or at Goose Green park or at the local pub. You can now get your hair cut, have a wonderful massage and beauty treatments in Melbourne Grove, grab a coffee and pastry and watch the world go by on Lordship Lane (do not forget your coat, as it is still a little chilly in the sunshine!) or something more substantial from the restaurants further along the Lane, Mediterranean style. Life is good! Until May 17th at least, all non-essential shops, gyms, libraries, and community centres are open. Social distancing still prevails, so rule of meeting up to 6 people in the outdoors remains. After May 17th we can enjoy our cafes and restaurants, both inside and outside with little restrictions. I have seen the community come out to support their local shops, especially all along Lordship Lane, Northcross Road and Melbourne Grove too. We all need to support our local shops, as they are the lifeblood of our area. We are looking at ways to improve our high street and want your ideas and views on this in the coming months. Do we need another local artisan market, signage to promote Lordship Lane, Melbourne Grove, Northcross Road perhaps? Watch the local noticeboards for news of forthcoming ward meetings. We want to hear your ideas. LTNS (Low Traffic Neighbourhoods) and the recent traffic measures have been a challenging and divisive topic over the last few month. You said and we have listened to many local business concerns, so we have amended many parking restrictions in local streets, introduced temporary parklets in Melbourne Grove South and other side streets to give a welcoming space for residents to sit and meet their friends, have a coffee, and get some fresh air. We know that these are challenging times for residents, but we ask that you take part in the public review of the programmes in late summer, so that we can provide a better environment for all residents be they a trader, parent, child, motorist, or cyclist. LTNS are part of our borough wide focus

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on improving air quality, reducing air pollution, part of our wider movement plan and long-term climate emergency plans. With the current COVID-19 19 restrictions, the council is still unable to carry out public face to face meetings, but please check your local noticeboards for details of forthcoming ward meetings this month, to discuss our local high street. Also check the Common Space website and other social media avenues for news of how to engage with you to listen to your views. Please continue to email us with your views and concerns. Look forward to seeing many of you in the coming months when the restrictions have been fully lifted.

Link Age Southwark Open Gardens

Visit these beautiful Dulwich gardens and support local charity Link Age Southwark


ink Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity providing friendly volunteer support to older people and people living with dementia in our community. They work to reduce isolation and loneliness by helping those they support maintain active lives through their befriending service, group activities, transport, light DIY and gardening services. The charity has had to make a significant amount of changes to these services over the past year, in order to ensure they still reach the people who need them. The restrictions have also had a huge impact on their volunteers and the incredibly vital roles they play, as well as the charity’s fundraising efforts, with all their usual in-person events being cancelled last year. Now restrictions are easing, Link Age Southwark are delighted to be involved in a number

of upcoming Open Garden events hosted by local supporters, in aid of the charity. The beautiful Dulwich gardens will open to the public with all proceeds of tickets, refreshments and plant sales going to support Link Age Southwark’s work. Buy your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment! For more information and to purchase tickets for each event please go to the charity’s website:

LINK AGE SOUTHWARK OPEN GARDEN EVENTS Sunday 23 May 115 Dulwich Village, SE21 7BJ. 6.30pm – 8.30pm Sunday 6 June: North House, Dulwich Village, SE21 7BJ. 2pm – 5pm Wednesday 16 June 108 Turney Road, SE21 7JJ. 6.30pm – 8.30pm Sunday 27 June: Garden Safari at 102, 108 & 110 College Road, SE21 7HW. 2.30pm – 5.30pm Please note: Each event will be operating at an outdoor capacity of 30 people at one time, as per government guidelines. SE22 - May 2021 | 37

NOTICEBOARD Link Age Southwark seeking Trustees

Link Age Southwark, a small local charity working to reduce loneliness and isolation for Southwark’s older residents, is looking for Trustees. We would love to attract applicants from all age groups who represent our diverse community in Southwark. Lack of experience is no barrier as we will offer training to those who are new to Trusteeship. Being a Trustee can be very rewarding and is a chance to make a significant difference to a cause you care about. If you are interested in finding out more, please visit our website to apply: become-a-trustee

Local charity The Arts Society Dulwich is looking for a treasurer for book-keeping and general financial oversight. Gift Aid experience useful. Contact Yvette at

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The Last Word – David Datt The most famous person you’ve met? I’ve seen a few famous people in the area. Had a chat with the TV Political Correspondant John Pienarr recently on Lordship Lane. I met Robert Glenister from Hustle in the area and also ran into Fred from First dates up at Sainsbury’s!!

Coffee or tea? Where? Coffee and would have to be at the Blue Mountain. When I first came to the area I got to know Mel the owner and he was very welcoming and also serves very good coffee!

The best meal I’ve ever had.. I’ve so many lovely meals and have worked with some amazing chefs and so tried some fabulous food over the years. But for me the best food I’ve ever eaten has to be when I was growing up as a child, eating the food that my Mum and Dad used to cook. My mum used make a mean Caribbean soup with spinners and lamb, the type of soup that she made me if I was ever feeling ill! My dad was the Roti king! David Datt is a chef living in East Dulwich. He runs his Fiji Fusion Supper Club events locally serving delicious dishes combining elements of his Fijian & Saint Lucian roots and his classical cooking training.

How long have you lived in the area? I’ve lived in the area for 3 ½ years now.

What brought you here? I am originally from Hoxton and was living in Brick Lane for a while but my girlfriend already lived here so she bought me here

What has changed most during that time? I’m really happy to say that although the pandemic has changed a lot of places we’re so lucky to be living in such a vibrant area and I think this area will recover quickly. Proof of the sense of community and local support for businesses is the Northcross road market, which still seemed to do well throughout this difficult time.

The one thing you couldn’t do without? The ice cream parlour Oddono’s!! I love a little walk down there in the evenings and they do some great sorbets too.

Do you know your neighbours? Yes I do know some of them, it’s lovely! We do the pub quiz in the Bishop together sometimes. 40 | SE22 - May 2021

Your favourite place to go for a drink? This depends on the occasion! The Great Exhibition or the Actress for watching the sport. For a nice cocktail Fifty Seven on Northcross Road or House of Tippler (which for us has a nickname of “The Black Hole’ as if you go in there and see people you know it’s very hard to get out!!) For a Sunday pub quiz and a large glass of wine or a beer The Bishop.

The best kept secret... I’ve been suffering with a bad neck for a few years and an amazing Soft Tissue Therapist Anna at Dulwich Therapy Rooms has really sorted it out!

Where’s your favourite place to walk? Around Dulwich or Peckham park.

When I want to relax... I love to go to Therapy on Melbourne Grove for a Deep Tissue Massage and then come home for a snooze!

My secret ambition.. To cook on TV in some capacity. Also to be an author and I have been writing my book for the past few years. I will publish it in the near future! ...................................................................................

Rosie Reilly

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