South Londoner - July 2021

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SOUTH LONDonER July 2021

STAND UP AND BE C0UNTED Immigration lawyer by day, stand-up comedian by night. Meet rising star Sikisa Bostwick-Barnes

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July 2021

About us ― We’ve been based in the old Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey since 1994. We are proud to be a London Living Wage employer. Our flagship publication, the Southwark News launched in 1987 and is now London’s only independent, paid for newspaper. We also publish the Greenwich and Lewisham Weekender every week.

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We created the Bermondsey Biscuit and Rotherhithe Docker in 2018 with support from sponsors including Sellar, Grosvenor, British Land, and many more local businesses.

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Orwell in the park, blues in Brixton, Vauxhall Pride & more

We use 100% recovered paper from the Ortviken papermill in Sweden, a green energy provider who use biofuel instead of oil and provide heat for 10,000 single family homes.

Editor

Laura Burgoine

Deputy Editor

Cara Cummings

Design

Lizzy Tweedale, Dan Martin, Aurelio Medina

Marketing

Tammy Jukes, Clarry Frewin, Lorraine Wood, Katie Boyd, Sophie Ali

Media Partnerships

Anthony Phillips

Finance

Emrah Zeki

Managing Directors

Chris Mullany and Kevin Quinn

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Local Faces South London’s rising comedy star Sikisa talks stand up, stage fright, and taking aim at stereotypes

11-20 The Year of the Elephant Your guide to life and style in revamped Elephant and Castle

21 Wellbeing A women-only gym for all walks of life 23 Family Rainbow family Pride party, free wildlife

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gardening and a festival of fairy tales

25-33 Food and Drink The new generation of craft distillers

Contact us ―

taking south London by storm & the latest restaurant, bar and café news

34-39 Home Décor delights at Greenwich’s Tailor and

Email southlondonermag@gmail.com Phone

Home secretary

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Forge, and a look inside SE16 properties

Twitter @southlondonmag Instagram thesouthlondoner

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Website thesouthlondoner.co.uk

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A Love Letter to South London The founder of local drinks delivery service Growler talks people watching in Peckham and hunting hidden gems in Nunhead Nisa


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July 2021

HOME SECRETARY

The local line-up for your diary ― Cara Cummings

696 FESTIVAL – BLACK BRITISH MUSIC AT THE HORNIMAN

POP UP SCREENS OUTDOOR CINEMA

Black British music takes centre stage at the Horniman Museum and Gardens this month in 696 Festival, which will showcase south London’s live music scene, from Afrofuturist hip-hop to jazz and soul. Through a series of live gigs, installations, collaborations, residencies and specially commissioned works, 696 will celebrate Black British music genres and the people working in them, including local artists and promoters.

Continuing the alfresco entertainment theme - make the most, people! - London’s leading outdoor cinema pioneers Pop Up Screens are back from this month. To celebrate their 10th birthday, they’ve lined up a supersized summer schedule of screenings across the capital. Catch feel-good classics like The Greatest Showman, Dirty Dancing and Notting Hill in various venues in Brockley, Oval, Hither Green and North Greenwich, with a fully stocked bar and street food to boot.

Until 24 October. 100 London Rd, SE23 3PQ. Full lineup and tickets at: horniman.ac.uk/series/696

ANIMAL FARM - OUTDOOR THEATRE IN MAYOW PARK Sydenham-based theatre company Spontaneous Productions stage a new production of George Orwell’s satire on totalitarianism at Mayow Park’s Bowling Green this month. Expect powerful physical theatre performances, stylised designs and costumes, original music by Paul Tornbohm and occasional audience participation in a highly imaginative, outdoor show that promises a journey into the dark heart of man – and pig… Until 11 July, 2pm. The Bowling Green, Mayow Park, SE26 4SS. £15 adults, £10 concessions. Not suitable for under-11s. Book via spontaneousproductions.co.uk

vauxhall pride SW8 will be even more fabulous this month as a 4-night celebration of south London’s LGBTQI+ community kicks off at Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden, organised by Vauxhall One. An unmissable line up features legends of the local queer scene, including Sheila Simmonds hosting a special Pride Bingo, takeovers by Above The Stag Theatre and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, and a huge closing party on Saturday 17th. 14-17 July, various times. 6A South Lambeth Place, SW8 1SP. From £12.50; book via beinvauxhall.com/vauxhall-pride/

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Until 19 September. £14 adults, £9 under-12s. Full schedule and tickets at popupscreens.co.uk

THE ALBANY SUMMER IN THE GARDEN

OLD DIRTY BRASSTARDS AT BLUES KITCHEN

Deptford’s cutting-edge arts venue the Albany has launched a pay-what-you-decide series of summer shows, all taking place in its Covid-secure garden and featuring theatre, music, spoken word, films and family fun. Audiences can pay whatever they can after each show finishes - and with fresh sourdough pizzas available to order from nearby Taproom, too, summer in Deptford looks mighty fine indeed.

South London’s very own award-winning, 10-piece ‘drum n’ brass’ band have been wowing crowds around the world - including at Glastonbury - since forming in Forest Hill in 2012. The mighty party starters return for two nights at Brixton’s Blues Kitchen this month, performing their epic brass twists on two iconic albums: Oasis’ Definitely Maybe on 22 July, and Arctic Monkeys’ Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not on 29th.

Until 19 August. Douglas Way, SE8 4AG. Full line up at thealbany.org.uk

Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, SW2 5SP. 7pm10pm. £16.50; book via olddirtybrasstards.co.uk


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July 2021

“Equality is about people seeing us as more than tits and bums” ― Cara Cummings

South London’s rising comedy star Sikisa talks stand up, stage fright, and taking aim at stereotypes

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omedian, writer, podcaster, immigration lawyer - Sikisa Bostwick-Barnes has one helluva CV. The BBC New Comedy Award Competition finalist is taking the comedy world by storm, recently debuting on Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club and being nominated for Best Newcomer at the Leicester Comedy Festival. On the eve of her new stand up show Bad Guy (Work in Progress) at the Camden Fringe in August, Sikisa opens up about diversity, Barbados, and how a hungry lion changed her life... When did you start performing comedy? I’ve been doing standup for about six years. I worked in the Cavendish Arms in Stockwell they run live events at the pub like live comedy, burlesque, music etc - and my boss said to me, “You’ve got a funny personality. You should give it a go.” I went onstage and riffed for five minutes about lions, completely off the cuff. There was a story about a lion escaping the zoo in the papers, and I remember riffing along the lines of - “It just wants fresh meat, it’s had artificial stuff all its life!” People didn’t laugh laugh - there weren’t any actual jokes! but they seemed to find me funny as a person... Did you get the stand up bug straight away? Having to talk in front of people was a big step for me. I’m not very good at public speaking, which people find hilarious given what I do now. It felt uncomfortable; I was used to being behind a bar, pulling pints and making people smile. But I realised how nice it is to let people laugh with you. For the first year and half, I was just doing it for fun. Then I ended up in a major competition and was like: oh crap, apparently I’m funny! It’s difficult to get over the fear, sometimes. When you get put forward for big gigs like Jonathan Ross, you worry about being rubbish, and then you worry that you don’t deserve to be there. Everyone has imposter syndrome sometimes, but especially in comedy - you worry about how you’re

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being perceived. You do stand up to make people laugh, which means they have to like you. It’s an interesting concept. How would you describe your comedy ? It’s really just an exaggeration of me. I don’t have a persona. I like to talk about things that are relatable, honest, and properly connect with audience members. People normally say I'm just a big ball of energy; it’s nice to be able to present that on stage. Tell us about how Barbados has shaped your identity. It’s the most important part of my culture. I say that even though I was born in the UK. Both my parents are from Barbados, although my dad is half-Jamican - he’d kill me if I didn’t say that! I’ve had Barbadian citizenship since I was born and call myself Bajan. Barbados is home for me, and has been all my life. It’s been lovely to have contrasting cultures, growing up in the city in London and then going back to the country life in Barbados. What does south London mean to you? I’ve always lived in Union Grove, Stockwell and Vauxhall. South London is roots. I don’t like when people stereotype south London as a “bad” area. No: it may not have had the best reputation when I was growing up, but that doesn’t mean it’s just gangs, prostitutes or drug dealers around here. South London is a great hub of talented, smart people doctors, lawyers and engineers - and just because I grew up on a council estate doesn’t define me. As a comic and an imigration lawyer, I - much like south London - don’t like to be defined. I do my job because I want to change people's lives. Doing things to build a better community is part of what south London is. Comedy has had a pretty infamous problem with diversity in the past. What’s it like being a black woman on the circuit today? It’s been... interesting. Sometimes you do a show where you’re the only person of colour, or woman, on the bill. I won’t gig for someone who I’m aware might be booking me just to show they’re not racist, or so they have gender equality on the bill. I want to be booked because I’m funny, not because I’m black, or a woman. We should see everyone as more than their gender, race, religion or culture. If something’s funny, it doesn’t matter who or where it comes from. The comedy world needs to allow more people a platform; there are so many funny people that are not being showcased. There need to be more role models, more people on TV that represent the world we’re living in. We didn’t see a black comedian on TV apart from Lenny Henry for years. I'm so happy to see increasing visibility in the media, but as a black woman I want my cousin and godchildren to grow up seeing people like them on TV not being represented as a gang member, or a terrorist if they’re Muslim. I want to see them in roles which are positive, and that’s happening slowly.

You work actively to support female comedy and female-centred charities. Why is that important to you?

“I was just doing it for fun. Then I ended up in a major competition and was like: oh crap, apparently I’m funny”

I think because we are seen as a minority, some people still see us as weak. We’re not weak - we’re hard-working, we’re breadwinners. I hate when I get announced as a ‘female comic’. I’m a person. Equality is about people seeing us for something more than tits and bums. As a person of colour, and a female, I’ve always been told I’ve got to work harder than my counterparts in order to succeed. I don’t see why that has to be the case. Why don’t I get equal pay, or the same respect? Having a platform to campaign for that for other women is, I think, essential.

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out. Stand up wasn’t a dream for me; it’s something that fell into my lap. If there’s something you enjoy, and you want it to continue, you have to work hard at it. Just carry on following that dream and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. What can we expect from Bad Guy? You can expect lots of energy. Lots of jokes! You’re gonna hear some stories - it’s set in a party and it’s very me: real, honest and funny. We’ll talk about race, stereotyping, me being called intimidating because I'm a woman… The show got nominated for best appearance at the Leicester Comedy Festival this year so hopefully it’s got legs!

Any advice for people thinking about giving comedy a go?

Sikisa’s work-in-progress show Bad Guy (Work in Progress) takes place at 9pm on 10th August, at 2Northdown, King's Cross, N1 9BG.

Just do it! If you don’t take a chance on something that you want to do, you’ll never find

Tickets available via www.camdenfringe.com, or www.sikisacomedy.com


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July 2021

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The year of the Elephant ― Laura Burgoine

Once hailed as the Piccadilly of the south, Elephant and Castle is undergoing a £2.3 billion makeover, with Lendlease creating the new 2-acre Elephant Park, waterscape play area Elephant Springs, and foodie destinations Ash Avenue and Sayer Street. Now, along with world class authentic Latin American cuisine, for which the area’s famed, is a pioneering street-food market, craft beer, super lattes, and the biggest Four Quarters retro arcade bar yet.

Going Out, Out Airy street market Mercato Metropolitano is leading London’s green movement as a sustainable food hall, boasting street food from all over the world as well as a garden bar, cocktail truck, and both undercover and outdoor areas. Opening in August comes Four Quarters’ biggest retro arcade yet (fans will know its outfits in Peckham and Hackney Wick). The Elephant Park flagship venue features over 30 vintage arcade machines (from Street Fighter to Sega Rally), eight console booths, two big-screen gaming areas, 16 craft beers on tap, cocktails, burgers and bites. At the Imperial War Museum, you’ll find military tanks, planes, recreations of World War 1 trenches and the Blitz. The Ai WeiWei History of bombs exhibition is on until September 5, free with general admission. For nightlife, home of dance music the Ministry of Sound, is gearing up for raves every Tuesday from July 22, and has a banging summer line-up featuring SG Lewis, Gareth Emery, John Summit, Netsky and plenty more parties to get your #HotVaxSummer started. Pivoting like it’s nobody’s business, the Ministry also now has a swanky coworking space on Borough Road). Drawing Room Art Gallery is the only public, non-profit gallery in the UK and Europe dedicated to international contemporary drawing. The Bold and Saucy theatre company has transformed a 1950s office block to create a home for BOLD elephant, an immersive theatre company launching last month with a series of BOLD Beginnings performances screened online. Continues overleaf

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ELEPHANT & CASTLE

Orbit Beers has been brewing under a railway arch in Walworth since 2014. The journey began with founder Robert Middleton’s extensive research roadtrip where he visited every single brewery in Scotland. With that knowledge, he brought Orbit Beer to the world. The beers are deeply rooted in European tradition with a modern approach. Orbit puts their own twist on

classic styles with an eye for finesse and drinkabi Their work is inspired by the ethos of their favou record labels, who hold music and art above all e Likewise, they accept no compromises when it co to making beer. This month (lockdown dependent), Orbit is op a new taproom across the road from the brewery keep your eyes peeled or shop them online.

latin american restaurants Home to London’s Latin American community, Elephant and Castle is su casa for authentic South American cuisine. You’ll find Peruvian soups, fish stews and Creole rice dishes at Sabor Peruano on Newington Butts, Colombian flavours at Casa Colombia, and Colombian and meaty South American grills at Lenos and Carbon. Eat Ecuadorian at Rincon Costeno or Costa Azul (which specialises in Ecuadorian small plates and platters), Venezuelan at Los Chamos, and general Latin American fare at Borondo, as well as at Paladar which offers sharing plates and cocktails. For Mexican flavours and fiestas, look no further than Hermanos Taco House, and Mexican Kitchen. Discover a fusion of European and South American flavours at Tupi. The Elephant

restaurant (which you’ll also find in Croydon’s BoxPark and Peckham Rye) boasts a bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm6pm. The Brazilian Bellini and Sangria option costs £28 per person, while Prosecco and Aperol spritz is £33 per person, including one main course over a 1.5 hour slot. Or live every day like the weekend with £5 cocktails at Happy Hour on Monday to Friday from 4pm-8pm. For more global flavours, check out Beza on Sayer Street, which does vegan Ethiopian food, or Pot and Rice, specialising in claypot rice and cheung fun dishes, as well as side dishes from East Asia. Modern Asian Grocery Shop Hekede on Gabriel Walk has an Asian style café serving bubble tea and offers free delivery for orders over £60.

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Roman era

Old Kent Road and Newington Causeway roughly followed two Roman routes, Watling Street and Stane Street, leading into Londinium via an early incarnation of London Bridge. On either side of the Elephant and Castle junction was Newington and Walworth, separate villages among market gardens, fields and marshlands.

18th Century

As new bridges were built across the Thames, Elephant and Castle transformed into a fashionable Georgian commuter suburb.

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Victorian era

Industry and transport had led to a population increase and by the end of the century, the area was home to a diverse mix of people living in large detached Georgian homes, modest almhouses, and traditional terraces.

1890s-1940s

Elephant and Castle came alive, becoming known as ‘the Piccadilly of the south’ with the Elephant and Castle Theatre, Trocadero, and the 4000-seater South London Palace of Varieties playing host to stars of the day, like Charlie Chaplin. Commerce boomed with new department stores like Rabbit’s Shoes, Hurlock’s, and William Tarn and Co. Best of all, it was easy to get to, with transport ranging from the arrival of the horse bus in 1829, the first overland rail link in 1862, the Northern Line in 1890, followed by electric trams, motor buses, and the Baker St and Waterloo (now Baker St) line in 1906. Continues on page 16


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s we look forward to the summer months and having fun together, Team London Bridge is collaborating with award winning artist Ray Lee to bring the outdoor sonic adventure, CONGREGATION to the London Bridge area. Come and take a voyage of discovery with your friends and family through the streets and parks of London Bridge. Explore the surrounding area ending at a secret location led by a magical sphere. The orb, seemingly has a mind of its own as it tells you which way to walk by the sounds it makes, if you’re not heading in the right direction, it will let you know! As you go on your journey through familiar sites and less known territory you will reach a destination where there will be an encounter of the spheres and a pulsing web of electronic sound. Congregation has been created by multi-award-winning artist and composer Ray Lee. Ray has toured his work nationally and internationally with appearances at major outdoor programmes around the world. Although he isn’t a stranger to the area, as in 2018 he brought The Ethometric Museum to the Ugly Duck space in Tanner

Street. As well as joining us in London Bridge this Summer, he will have sonic installations at the Brighton Festival and Norwich and Norfolk Festival. Ellie Beedham, Director of Arts at Team London Bridge, said ‘We are delighted to bring Ray Lee’s brilliant sonic experience, Congregation to the London Bridge area. We are looking forward to welcoming our local community and visitors to experience arts, culture and everything else the area has to offer.’ Congregation is part of a year-round cultural programme run by Team London Bridge who work with partners and over 400 business members, who strive to make London Bridge sustainable, culturally innovative and compelling for business, residents and tourists. https:// atlondonbridge.com Congregation is presented by Team London Bridge, Ray Lee and Potters Fields Park Management Trust with Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge City, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, Southwark Council, JMB Estates, Guy’s and St Thomas Foundation and STAMP. Congregation was developed as a result of an initial residency at

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the National Theatre Studio and R&D support from The Kitchen (Appetite, Stoke on Trent) and a Without Walls Blueprint R&D award. It was commissioned by Norwich and Norfolk Festival and Out There Festival Great Yarmouth with financial support from Without Walls, OCM, Oxford Brookes University and 101 Outdoor Arts, Newbury. TIMES AND TICKETS. Wednesday 11 August, Thursday 12 August, Friday 13 August 12.30pm, 5pm, 8pm Saturday 14 August and Sunday 15 August 12.30pm, 4pm, 7pm Tickets are on sale from www.unicorntheatre.com £5 per orb for group of up to four people. Children are very welcome. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. This event is covid safe.


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pizza Hot off the heels of successful operations in Nunhead, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill and West Norwood, sourdough specialists Four Hundred Rabbits have opened in Elephant Park with their iconic range of pizzas; watch out for current special pork rillette and new season asparagus. They also serve Allpress coffee, craft beer on tap, Borough wines, cocktails, and posh soft drinks and snacks. Camberwell fave Theo’s Pizzeria is now dishing up its signature Neopolitan pizzas to the Elephant.

baked goods Sweet Olive’s is your one-stop shop for bespoke cakes, cupcakes, macarons, cookies and other sweet treats.

Don your chef’s hat at Bobo Social Fans of eatery Bobo Social can now go behind the scenes and make their own kitchen creations. Join the Head Chef for an Experimental Burger cooking class where you’ll spend an hour and a half getting your burger chemistry sparking with a range of exotic meats such as kangaroo, zebra, ostrich and of course BOBO’s classic rare-breed beef. Classes are on Mondays at 7pm and cost £25.95 per person. Every Thursday, Bobo Social also hosts Introduction To Wine workshops. The perfect opportunity to learn about wine’s different flavours and robes, with the help of a connoisseur. During a one-hour session, you’ll be offered six different wines to taste and train your palate like a professional. Classes run every Thursday at 7pm and cost £49 per person. Bobo Social is at 23 Sayer St, SE17 1FY. Phone: 077 8080 8071. https://bobosocial.com

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WILD LIFE

Paladar Latin American restaurant and wine shop at St George’s Circus is just five minutes’ walk along London Road, to the north of Elephant and Castle. “When we opened in late 2017 we could see the potential of the location” says Charles Tyler, Director of Paladar. “Whilst we are not located right in the heart of the main Elephant Park development area, we are housed in a listed Georgian building dating from 1818 and have a delightful secret courtyard garden – which has been a Godsend to us during the pandemic.” Chef Jose Rubio-Guevara's creative dishes are designed for sharing and take inspiration from Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Cuba.

For organic, fair trade coffee and Best Coffee based frappucinos, look no further than Elephant Arcade’s Black Cowboy Coffee. Art Café London (on London Road behind London South Bank University) works with local and international art galleries to stage pop-up art events and exhibitions featuring emerging and established artists. Healthy café Nue Ground has opened on Churchyard Row (they have a Clapham outfit on Abbeville Road) with a ‘root to stem’ sustainable cooking philosophy. Go for chickpea and courgette waffles, vegan burgers, salmon poke bowls and ‘super lattes’ made from charcoal and macadamia milk.

Nunhead Gardener is growing in more ways than one, with a new garden centre on Sayer Street following on from the success of outposts in Camberwell and Nunhead. The team of horticulturalists cater for urban gardeners and home jungle enthusiasts alike. Flower subscriptions really took off during lockdown (elevating the usual ‘delivered to your door’ offerings). Flowers by Flourish are based out of Newington Industrial Estate and offer seasonal bouquets delivered weekly, fortnightly or monthly from £20 upwards.

Late 19th & 20th century

1960s

Although the area thrived, it faced problems with slum developments emerging to house the rising population, resulting in many residents enduring poor living conditions. Bombing destroyed most of the area in WW2, with 50 acres redeveloped afterwards into high density, slab block estates and a large gyratory road system.

The Elephant and Castle shopping centre was built, the first of its kind in Europe.

Today

Home to two universities, the Latin American diaspora, a vibrant arts scene, and one of the city’s most important transport hubs, Elephant and Castle is currently undergoing a major regeneration with £4 billion of private and public money being invested in the area, creating thousands of homes, new businesses, as well as revitalising the town centre.

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Elephant gets hard core ― Laura Burgoine

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empo Pilates has rolled out its signature stretching style at a new studio in Elephant Park. The original 301 Tempo method (also taught in Shoreditch and Hackney) combines reformer Pilates method performed to music. Following a series of controlled and precise mindbody movements – each guided with breath – the classes are given a pace that creates flow, and encourages centring and concentration. The result is a fresh, upbeat approach to Pilates that’s enjoyable but challenging. If you want to burn calories, build lean muscle and sculpt and tone the body without it feeling like a chore, then the Tempo method is for you. Tempo also runs its own hybrid HIIT classes, which combine the intense energy of a cardiodriven, fat-burning HIIT class with the low impact, muscle-strengthening mechanics of Pilates. Focusing on endurance, the sweat-inducing workouts are designed to burn calories so you can lose weight fast while increasing strength and prolonging your health. Through a series of controlled movements, performed to energetic music, Tempo HIIT not only tones up the body, but elevates the heart rate to shred belly fat while avoiding the risk of injury associated with highintensity interval training. Tempo is running an intro offer of £15 per class, and also offers bundle class packages. http://tempo301.co.uk 

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outhwark’s women-only gym, the Bridge, takes a holistic approach to health, tackling inequality and helping clients change their lifestyle by exploring their physical, emotional and environmental challenges. The gym boasts state of the art machines, hardcore trainers, classes led by female instructors, with everything from Pilates to HIIT, and a café downstairs serving up a mean protein shake. Women use this gym for a number of reasons - not least to avoid male peacocks hogging the mirrors in the weights area. Some Muslim clients prefer to work out without their Hijab and others just like the bond and friendship they experience in a female-only environment. The Bridge aims to support women, from all walks of life, in health and wellbeing regardless of their circumstances. Manager Dede is open about her own struggles with anxiety, which she’s found improved markedly since she took up boxing. The gym uses its resources to meet gaps in services provided by the NHS and other official

organisations and works with partners and agencies to reach out to people who need support. Programmes target Type 2 diabetes and other preventable, potentially life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, strokes and obesity (The SWAP Project), and poor mental wellbeing (the RISE Project). The Bridge also launched a food box scheme last year to support local people in food poverty, providing them with healthy food they could cook easily themselves. Supporting women's health and wellbeing since 1932, the gym’s mission started in the 1920s when a group of radical, outward looking women set out to form an organisation aiming to promote the intellectual, physical, spiritual, moral and social interests and needs of its members, and the good work continues today. 81 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0NQ. PHONE: 020 7089 6250. www.thebridge-uk.org

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DISCOVER GREENWICH’S GRANDEST SQUARE THE STORY OF GREENWICH STARTS HERE • Enjoy a fantastic day out at VisitEngland’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year • Marvel at the incredible Painted Hall • Learn about our 500 years of history in the Visitor Centre • Join a guided tour or download one of our free online tours • Enjoy mouthwatering food and drink from our cafe and on-site pub, The Old Brewery • Find gorgeous gifts in our unique shops

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Pride and fairytales this summer ― Cara Cummings

FREE SENSORY ART FOR NEURODIVERSE 3-5 YEAR OLDS

LITTLE FIRST AIDERS SUMMER WORKSHOP

MAMA G’S FAMILY PRIDE PARTY

NATURAL GARDENERS FREE FOR SOUTHWARK FAMILIES

Families with a child aged 3-5 who is neurodiverse can enjoy sensory-based creative sessions on Monday afternoons throughout July, led by a qualified teacher and neurodiversity specialist. From making sensory bottles and cards, to trying out activities, to aid relaxation and calm, sessions are fun, inclusive and entirely free.

Would your kids know what to do if you suddenly stopped breathing, had a heart attack or stroke? This fun-focused, interactive course prepares children aged 4-11 for dealing with a medical emergency, from wounds and bleeding to CPR, defibrillation and much more - topped off with an Olympic-style award ceremony and personalised certificates of achievement.

Celebrate rainbow families and the LGBTQ+ community with a packed day of pay-what-youcan family fun at Stanley Arts in South Norwood on Sunday, 4th July. Pantomime dame Mama G hosts a lineup of entertainers - including ‘90s pop sensation Lolly, and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant - along with puppetry, market stalls and face painting.

Make the most of summer Mondays with two green-fingered family sessions at the Centre of Wildlife Gardening. Explore wildlife in the pond, the soil, the log pile and the flowers, create your own mini wildlife garden and learn how we can help make space for wildlife in our gardens, balconies or window sills.

28th July, 10.15am-12.45pm. 155 Half Moon Lane, SE24 9HU. From £18.65; book via butterflyfirstaid.com

4th July. 12 South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB, 12pm-6pm. From £2; book via stanleyarts.org.uk

Mondays throughout July, 1pm-2pm. Stockwell Park Community Centre, 21 Aytoun Place, SW9 0TE. Book via eventbrite.

BOOK AHEAD: FESTIVAL OF FAIRYTALES AT THE GARDEN MUSEUM An exciting new festival for children aged 4–10 takes place at the Garden Museum next month, featuring pop-up performers, craft workshops, storytelling, music and circus performances. Guided by a genie, explore a world of gnomes, butterflies and magical golden fish - and plant your very own wishing tree seeds… Optional dress code: Woodland Creatures.

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THE GRIMM SISTERS AT THE ALBANY Scratchworks Theatre bring their twist on the Brothers Grimm story - featuring the Grimm sisters, Brunhilda and Mitzi - to Deptford arts venue the Albany this month. Little ones will love this magical mix of live music, singing and comedy, as the sisters dive headfirst into a weird world of poisonous parents, courageous quests and a magical frog called Jeremy. 31st July, 2pm and 4.30pm. The Albany Garden, Douglas Way, SE8 4AG. Book via thealbany.co.uk; pay-what-you-decide.


PECKHAM FLY! Come and fly at Flying Fantastic, a dedicated aerial and circus school in the heart of Peckham. A COVID safe studio offering weekly classes, workshops, family classes, group bookings, as well as professional training. Sessions available for both kids (aged 7+) and adults. No previous experience necessary - we promise! ADULT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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MED ON THAMES

Missing the sun-kissed buzz of European aperitivo hour? Fret not, Med fans - the freshly corked Riverside Terrace Bar, perched just by City Hall, means you can soak up everything you love about going on holiday without stepping on a plane. Designed to represent a collage of Mediterranean coastal towns, this absolute fever dream of a venue plonks you straight into a lime-washed Greek taverna with views of, err, Tower Bridge. Drink yourself through the cognitive dissonance with pints of Madri Excepcional, a Malfy con limone spritz or a Graham’s White Port & Tonic.

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EREV POPS UP IN BOROUGH MARKET Israeli eaterie Shuk has long been one of Borough Market’s most popular stalls. So news that founders Richard Littman and Mark Jankel have launched a summer pop up restaurant is music to our hummus-craving ears. Book a table at Erev, “evening” in Hebrew, and enjoy small plates like smoky aubergine with tomato, labne, mint & toasted pumpkin seeds, or rare beef carpaccio and smoked pickled mushrooms, dried tomatoes, zaatar and truffle pecorino; epic hummus served with fish tagine or spiced lamb, and a coffee and cardamom crème caramel that’ll have you booking your next dinner immediately.

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What could make a visit to Peckham’s top craft chocolate shop Melange even better? That’s right: cocktails. The cocoa gods have smiled on south London - Melange is now serving drinks from 5pm on weekend evenings. Head down and sip chocolate-inspired aperitifs like The Creek - a mint and cumin spiced number made with Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye whisky - with a side of owner Isabelle Alaya’s legendary handcrafted sweet treats.

Big news, sushi fans: top Japanese rice chef Shaulan Steenson opens London’s first handroll sushi bar in Brixton Village this month. Temaki will serve hand-wrapped sushi to those lucky enough to nab a seat at its tiny counter, where you can watch Shaulan and team craft beautiful rolls including a signature white and brown crab meat number with egg yolk and white soy along with unagi eel, served with its own sauce, cucumber and wasabi. Additional small plates like sashimi with smoked salt and buckwheat, and salmon skin crisps with chilli and salt, look set to make this your new favourite Brixton pitstop.

Indulge your inner Mamma Mia at London Bridge’s latest arrival, from Greek street food impresario Neo Christodoulou. Smashing Plates promises Greek food like you’ve never eaten before - and boy, does the menu have our mouths watering. Chicken, lamb and pork - all responsibly-sourced and butchered in-house - plus plant-based gyros are marinated overnight in Greek oregano, then chargrilled to order and topped with a secret-recipe sauce featuring roasted aubergine and garlic butter. Expect Greek salads, panakopita and an almighty-sounding spiced cinnamon pita for afters. Opa!

MELANGE LAUNCHES CHOCOLATE COCKTAIL BAR

After a two-year hiatus, much-loved Deptford venue the Deptford Bus is open once again - with a new team in charge and some seriously exciting changes. The restored double decker has been lovingly converted into a pizza restaurant, where local “pizza nerds” The Yeast Brothers are serving up 48-hour fermented sourdough slices alongside a bar stocked with south London beers and craft spirits. Expect a cracking line up of live music, comedy and cabaret in the Bus’ new secret garden throughout the year, too… 30 Deptford Church St, London SE8 4RZ.



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kanpai sake In a buzzing corner of Peckham’s Copeland Park, Lucy and Tom Wilson make craft sake that will blow your mind. Since opening Kanpai, the UK’s first sake microbrewery, in 2017, the Japan-loving duo have quietly become shining stars of south London’s artisan scene. Kanpai’s sake is made with just four ingredients - rice, water, yeast and koji but the Wilsons don’t shy away from innovating with fresh flavour twists, and regular collaborations with craft brewers. Visit the Kanpai taproom and tuck in to the latest range, plus Japanese beer, whisky, gin, shochu, awamori and liqueurs. A guaranteed good time. Unit 2A.2 Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN. kanpai.london

ASTERLEY BROTHERS - ENGLISH VERMOUTH, AMARO AND FERNET

GOSNELLS - PECKHAMMADE MEAD

Siblings Rob and Jim Berry discovered amaro - the bitter, herb-infused Italian spirit you’ll know from negronis and Aperol spritz - after Rob married into a Sicilian family. Keen to give the tipple a British twist, the duo began studying recipes from Culpeper's 'London Dispensatory', a 17th century catalogue of London tonics and liqueurs. Flash forward five years, and the brothers now create English-inspired “aperitifs with integrity” in their Forest Hill workshop. This is serious stuff - each bottle takes around three months to make using traditional techniques - with a modern twist. Their rhubarb negroni may well change your life…

Think mead’s the stuff of Medieval monks? Hold on to your tonsures: the ancient honey drink has been madeover. Gosnells create modern mead - the oldest alcoholic drink in the world, FYI - with a sparkling twist. Their signature bottled line has a light, crisp and citrusy flavour that gives champagne a run for its money; Gosnells cans, meanwhile, come in fantastical flavours including hibiscus, a ‘Citra Sea’ of lemon, tarragon and salt, and rotating small-batch brews like plantain and blueberry, or dandelion and rhubarb. Even better, Gosnells have opened a charming Mead Garden at their Peckham taproom just in time for summer. Buzz down ASAP.

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DOGHOUSE DISTILLERY GRAIN-TO-BOTTLE VODKA Battersea-based Doghouse is currently the only company to produce vodka from scratch in London, using wheat sourced from Norfolk. Every spirit in the Doghouse core range is inspired by a particular music genre. Alongside their hip-hop themed Baller Vodka, you’ll find Renegade Gin - rock and roll - and the Doppelgänger Aperitivo (house music), all of which can be enjoyed at the Doghouse’s regular mini-festivals featuring live music and street food, which are set to resume in 2022. We hear there’s a brand new unaged whisky about to drop, too… Unit L, London Stone Business Estate, Broughton Street, SW8 3QR. doghousedistillery.com

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EL RAYO TEQUILA

MARKET ROW BOTANICAL RUM

If London is the gin capital of the world, then Jim and Tonic are leading a brand new chapter for the capital’s favourite tipple. Every drink you order at a J&T bar - including at their Mercato Metropolitano HQ - or via the company’s delivery service is produced with sustainability in mind. From distilling organic grain alcohol in line with Soil Association standards, to growing their own botanicals using urban farming techniques, Jim and Tonic’s make booze you can feel really good about drinking. It’s also as delicious as it is decently made, scooping up industry awards left right and centre.

When Tom Bishop and Jack Vereker first tried craft tequila on a night out in Peckham, the pair loved it so much they quit their jobs, flew to Mexico and started their own tequila company. And boy, we’re glad they did. El Rayo is one of the most exciting spirits around - handcrafted with nothing but water and slow-grown Mexican blue agave, this is tequila, but not as you know it. Try it with tonic - yep, that’s tequila and tonic - for an achingly hip twist on a summer spritz.

Prepare to have your summer super-fied, thanks to this sensational rum made in the heart of Brixton by the Brixton Distillery Company. A blend of rums from five historic distilleries across Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic, Market Row matures in bourbon barrels for up to five years - before being infused a Brixton-inspired blend of botanicals including with Kenyan black tea, Nigerian hibiscus and Asian red rose petals. The result? A naturally drier, lighter, lower-sugar rum that packs a smooth, sweet punch. Find Market Row in bars throughout Brixton, or treat yourself to a bottle for £34 from the distillery itself.

Available in south London bars including Bermondsey’s Nine Lives and Shrub and Shutter on Coldharbour Lane, or via elrayotequila.com

Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR. Jimandtonic.com

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London and holidaying in Mallorca – Bloody Bens Signature Gin. But again, it had to be anything but ordinary, so it’s a London Dry with honey and orange notes that give it a deliciously distinctive taste. The honey represents living and working in Wandsworth (it’s pretty much all Ben could find that’s made locally) and the orange represents Mallorca, which is where Ben fell in love with gin. The spirit of this gin and label is one of escapism, dreaming and sunny vibes. This was released in December 2018 and it helps make the best Negronis. In the summer of 2019, inspired by Wimbledon Tennis, the company produced its Pink Gin (£35) which tastes of Strawberries and Cream. Unlike most pink gins, this is not a liqueur, it has loads of juniper and isn’t anywhere near as sweet as it looks. It’s also 43% so it packs plenty of punch. The company originally distilled its gin in Earlsfield (the area’s first ever gin) but has now moved to Balham, where its settled in downstairs at The Wine Twit, a bottle shop just a short walk from Clapham South tube and Clapham Common. The Micro Distillery is powered by a small Copper Still and the brand typically makes gin in batches of just 60 bottles, placing it very much in the artisan and hand crafted category.

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the shops that drove us as a community forward or the people who made the best of a bad situation, it made me appreciate the little highlights that come from everyday life.

How long have you been delivering locally brewed beer and cocktails across south London? What made you want to set up your business here? I set up Growler at Easter, 2021. I wanted to create something that connected people with all the amazing breweries we have here in the local area. I think it’s awesome to think that no matter where people are, they can have a freshly pulled pint brewed down the road. Right now my role is to get Growler in as many hands as possible! But when I’m not working, I spend time around my home in Peckham, walking, eating, drinking, and watching people.

Have any fellow south Londoners been an inspiration in chasing your dreams? When I started Growler I was based in the basement of the Prince of Peckham pub. Clem Ogbonnaya - the Prince’s founder - and his team have turned that place into a Peckham institution and I think it’s spaces like that, and people like Clem, who should be celebrated.

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How has south London changed since you’ve lived here?

Hakata, Bermondsey for ramen, gyoza and a pint of Orbit Pale Ale - you can’t go wrong. Good Cup in Nunhead always delivers, too. Those guys got me through lockdown.

I think London is always in an unavoidable state of flux, but one thing I have noticed throughout lockdown and in starting my business is the sense of people willing to come together and support each other. Everyone I’ve worked with in the drinks industry has been there to help and lend their support.

The Old Nuns Head in Nunhead Green is just a great collection of people, burgers and beers. Whether it’s a rainy day and you’re slumped on their sofas, or the sun's shining and you’re outside, it’s a great place to be.

How would you describe south London in a nutshell?

Top south London shop? Nisa Local, Nunhead – it’s like a Tardis in there. Their selection is insane, filled with great beer, unique herbs and spices and food you’d never expected. Top tip: go in, grab a couple of cold beers and head off on a walk around Peckham Rye, aka ‘A Beer Walk’.

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How has living in south London shaped your outlook?

Walk up to One Tree Hill in Honor Oak and enjoy the view. Telegraph Hill Upper Park is great, too. It’s rare you get a view from so high of London. I love seeing the city looming off in the distance.

Finally: what’s the one place, thing or activity on our side of the river that everyone should try at least once?

Throughout lockdown, I found myself feeling very lucky to call South London home. Whether it was the variety of green space we have on our doorstep,

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