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Women of the World and peak cinema season By Laura Burgoine


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The 33rd edition of London’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival, BFI Flare, opens with the UK premiere of Chanya Button’s Vita and Virginia at BFI Southbank. The true story follows the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), and the enigmatic aristocrat Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton). The film tells the story of the birth of the novel their intoxicating encounters inspired; Woolf’s bold experiment in art and androgyny, Orlando. BFI Southbank, March 21-31


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KYTE RUNNER While driving back to London one evening, mild-mannered newspaper writer Frances comes across an upturned car on the side of the road. She waits with the injured driver, Alys Kyte, until the ambulance arrives. Later, when Alys’s famous family gets in touch, Frances finds herself for the first time ushered into the world on the other side of the window. And she begins to wonder: what would it take to become a player? A gripping psychological thriller that excavates the fault line that separates the entitled from the unentitled. Directed by Nicholas Hytner and based on the novel by Harriet Lane. Alys, Always is on at the Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, SE1 2SG from February 25-March 30. Admission: £15-£65. Phone: 0333 320 0051. www.bridgetheatre.co.uk

Women of the World has announced two major events across International Women’s Day. On Friday 8 March, What Now? looks at politics, financial empowerment, sexism, racism and homophobia with guest speakers Annie Lennox, first female Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, Rizzle Kicks musician and actor Jordan Stephens and Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who cocreated daisie, a new online community for creative collaboration. On Saturday 9 March, What’s Next? presents some of the artists, thinkers, and activists who are bringing new thinking and ideas that will transform the world. Speakers include Sandi Toksvig, model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, bestselling author Reshma Saujani (Founder of Girls Who Code) and Jenny Sealey MBE (Graeae Theatre Company). WOW is also in conversation with Lily Allen in the wake of her book My Thoughts Exactly.WOW London is at the Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX. Admission: £5-£25. www.southbankcentre.co.uk



The East Dulwich Picturehouse is screening a new film from acclaimed director Nadine Labaki. In a courtroom, a young boy named Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) stands before a judge asking to sue his own parents for giving him life. The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family. Capernaum is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit – a battle cry for the forgotten, the unwanted and the lost that offers hope in the most unexpected of places. Running for three weeks from February 20. 116A Lordship Lane, SE22 8HD. Phone: 0871 902 5747. Admission: £14.50 adults. www.picturehouses.com


The Cinema Museum is screening an hour long love letter to cartoons. Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape was more than five years in the making and contains nearly 400 clips from the golden age of animation (including Disney and Warner Bros). Part lecture, part documentary, part conspiracy theory, the film shows today’s world through the prism of ten ‘motion laws’ like: everything falls faster than an anvil, and anybody suspended in space will remain in space until they’re made aware of its situation. The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), SE11 4TH. www.cinemamuseum.org.uk

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Return of the Dipstick and Del Boy “No income tax, no VAT, no money back, no guarantee” are words from a tune that we all know and love; a song that asks the question, why do only fools and horses work? And up to now that song by legendary sitcom writer John Sullivan has been the only music to remind us of the show that defined Peckham and the dodgy market trader - Only Fools and Horses. That was until Paul Whitehouse and Sullivan’s son Jim joined forces to complete his late father’s wishes to write a musical about those rascally reprobates, the Trotters, writes Michael Holland...

Yes, Only Fools and Horses is back but this time on the West End stage and not on one of those TV repeat channels. Whitehouse and Sullivan have wrote the script and score, with additional music from late greats John Sullivan and Chas Hodges, to make this a big must-see in 2019. All the regulars will be there and several iconic scenes from the series will be resurrected in this new tale of the Trotters taking on the yuppie invasion while looking for love in Peckham. Tom Bennett, who has been handed the big role of Del Boy spoke to us about what this all means to the fans, the actors who originally turned the characters into workingclass heroes, the big shoes he has to fill. A big plus for all South London enthusiasts of OFAH is that Tom is also a South Londoner, so we won’t have to worry about any fake London accents assaulting our earholes, and he’s a Crystal Palace fan. Cushty. Tom wanted to be an actor from the age of 10, and he claims with pride, “most kids at school wanted to become footballers but I knew early on that I wanted to be an actor, and I liked it, so that was it.” There is acting in the genes through both his parents, which means that he was always very aware of the pitfalls and uncertainties of that precarious profession. “I grew up intrinsically knowing it was a tough gig with no job security… And now, after many years, I can say I’m earning a living at it.” Tom jokes that he hasn’t had to yet “find a proper job” and that even though this is a dream role for him he doesn’t think “this time next year we’ll be millionaires.” But acting is a serious business, and comedy acting probably the most serious. Tom Bennett calls himself a “telly comedy boy” so going back to theatre will not be an easy move but he realises this will be a good thing for his career if he can be seen as someone who can carry a West End musical, adding, with a laugh “but it still won’t add job security.” He doesn’t know how many Del Boys were seen before he was offered the part but he does remember there being an audible sigh of relief when they realised he could hold a

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note. Even now he says: “It still hasn’t sunk in yet that I’m playing Del Boy, but every time I put the costume on it begins to feel a little bit more real.” Tom will not be doing an impression of David Jason’s version of Del Boy but putting his own stamp on the character. He explains thus: “the problem with just doing an impression is that you’ll lose a lot of the heart, the sincerity and the fragility of Del Boy - the emotional aspects - and if you lose that then the audience are not willing to come with you.” At the same time Tom understands that the audience will want to see a Del Boy they know and he will be giving them that, promising to work hard at getting this right. Having seen the script, Tom believes this show is a winner. He revealed that woven into the new story are several of the nation’s top OFAH scenes. “Paul and Jim,” he says, “have been able to take some of the best bits from all the series to use for their own purposes here, while it still plays as if it was by John Sullivan.” But like all actors, Tom Bennett laughs as he predicts that when this show comes to an end he will once again be fretting that “I’ll never work again” but if we all, as OFAH fans, get behind this musical version and not spend energy comparing it negatively against the TV series, then a lot of fun can be shared and enjoyed. He says: “this musical is something John Sullivan planned before he sadly died.” “It is a cornerstone of British culture that everyone will have an opinion on, so we all want to do his work justice and want fans to think this musical is a good addition to the OFAH oeuvre.” Only Fools and Horses is at Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk Street, SW1Y 4HT From 9 February - 22 June 3. Times: Mon - Sat 7.30pm. Wed & Sat matinees 2.30pm. Admission: £20 - £125. Phone: 020 7930 8800 https://onlyfoolsmusical.com

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Women of the world festival Thursday 7 March -Women’s enterprise market 11am - 6pm Friday 8 March FREE - Workshops & talks From 10am Thursday 28 March - Women Breaking Barriers 10.30am - 2pm Lucy - 07904513153 Michelle - 07412666353 info@blackfemaleentrepreneurgreenwich.co.uk news@weekender.co.uk /


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Fri 1st Mar, SE27

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Gig guide

Mambista at Portico Gallery 23A Knight’s Hill, West Norwood, SE27 0HS, 8pm1am, £10 Live music from London’s Awalé promising a new “Senegalese Soul” sound, encompassing Afrobeat, soul, deep AfroJazz and Latin. Maintaining the shoe leather/dancefloor interface all night will be DJ Gerry Lyseight, busily rotating his well-oiled selection of Latin, African and Jazz tunes.

Fri 1st Mar, SW9

Tranceform at Club 414 414 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LF, 11pm-7am, £5/£10 If you’ve never experienced the unique vibes of the 414, you really should make the effort, if only once. Easily one of Brixton’s oldest clubs – it’s been here over 30 years - it’s recently had to battle hard to ward off evil developers who wanted to turn the two floor venue into luxury flats or a vile yuppie wine bar. Tranceform’s night is a benefit for Cancer Research UK, and invites trance loving punters to don their dayglo pants and swirl their glowsticks with gusto till 7am.

Sat 2nd Mar, SW9

Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ, 2pm-midnight, free


The fourth annual ‘Mardi Gras Brixton’ day and night festival pledges a “full-on immersive New Orleans experience” in the opinion-splitting, container park confines of Pop Brixton. A daytime Speakeasy stage hosts barrel-house piano blues and jazz from Diz Watson, plus Dom Pipkin, the Tamas Teszary Quartet and The Pomba Girls. Resident DJ Lil’ Koko spins 50’s RnB, funk and brass with swing dance ensemble The Mudflappers busting the chachacha moves. The Tunnel Chops Brass Band will take a stroll around the streets, while live acts 7Suns, Houndstooth and The Big Smoke Family mash up the Afro-Latin Jazz Rock and Voodoo Funk.

Sat 2nd Mar, SE1

On The Boil at Spit and Sawdust 21 Bartholomew St, London SE1 4AL, 8pm-midnight, free Launch night for an evening’s worth of disco vinyl in this small pub with an impressive craft ale offering.

Sun 3rd Mar, SW16

Chebeto Requena Quartet at the White Lion 234 Streatham High Road, SW16 1BB, 2pm-6pm, free An afternoon with the acclaimed south London based latin jazz quartet led by dynamic Venezuelan saxophonist and multi instrumentalist, Jose “Chebeto” Requena.

Mon 4th Mar, SW2

Folk Modern at Upstairs at the Ritzy Brixton Oval, Brixton, SW2 1JG, 8pm-11pm, free Enjoy five acoustic acts in this free monthly night up the stairs at the Ritzy, all handpicked and curated by compère and performer Steve Folk.

Weds 6th Mar, SW2

Brixton Blues Jam at Blues Kitchen 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP, 7pm-1am, free This new jam session invites musicians to holler and throw shapes with the experienced house band.

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3rd March South London Carnaval at Clapham Grand

21-25 St John’s Hill, Clapham, SW11 1TT, 5pm-midnight, £15

The Brazilian Carnaval shimmies into The Grand with an explosion of live samba, funk, house, MPB, bossa, forró, axé, pagode, sertanejo, hip hop, disco, sambass and more, courtesy of the London School of Samba, Quintal do Samba London and Capoeira Topazio London.

Thurs 7th Mar, SW2

Jam Session at the Hand In Hand 61 New Park Road, Streatham Hill, SW2 4LA, 7.30pm, free Taking place fortnightly at the no-nonsense Hand In Hand boozer at the top of Brixton Hill is D. Banana’s Platform Open Mic session. Get there by 7.30pm to sign up and get ready to impress (or depress) the friendly crowd with your singular talents. Backline is provided.

Fri 8th Mar, SW9

D Double E at Jamm 261 Brixton Road, Brixton, SW9 6LH, 10pm-5am, £15

Afrobeats Party at The Bussey Building 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST, 10pm-5am, £4 There’s a half ton of Afrobeats pounding around Peckham, with DJs thundering along to a salvo of the all-important confetti cannons.

Sat 9th Mar, SE27

The Irregulars EP launch at Railway Tavern 7 Station Rise, Tulse Hill, SE27 9BW, 9pm-2am, Free North London’s six-piece ska, rocksteady and 2-Tone delinquents drop their shiny new EP at their Railway debut. Get there early to enjoy the mahoosive garden and tasty food.

Thurs, 7th Mar, SE11

Live Music at Brown Derby 336 Kennington Park Road, Oval SE11 4PP, 8pm, free Unspecified ‘live jazz and blues artists’ bring the music to this unpretentious, 1920s-themed boozer right next to Oval tube station.

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Fri 8th Mar, SE22

Love Football Hate Racism at Dulwich Hamlet Football Club Edgar Kail Way, SE22 8BD, 7pm-11pm, £9 Love Music Hate Racism and Fans for Diversity are hosting this fundraising evening at the wonderful Dulwich Hamlet FC with The Estimators & DJ Cello providing the music and speakers including Paul Canoville, the first black player to play for Chelsea.

Fri 8th Mar, SE15

Forest Gate’s very own D Double E sashays into Jamm to showcase his record label ‘Bluku Music,’ with the legendary MC performing new and classic material while going back to the roots of authentic Grime shelling. Line up also includes Halo, Bubble and guests.

Bad Day Blues Band at the Rebel Inn 78A Streatham High Road, Streatham, SW16 1BS, 7pm-midnight, Free The Bad Day Blues Band bring their jaunty brand of original rock, blues and pop band to the former Standard boozer in Streatham.

Sat 9th Mar, SE17

NAFF at Corsica Studios 5 Farrell Court, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1LB, 11pm7am, £12.50 New night NAFF launches at Corsica over the International Women’s Day weekend, with six talented

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ervla Kirwan was chucked out of her Dublin school aged just 15 for drifting towards the arts instead of getting on with the prescribed curriculum and “being a good Catholic” but we should be thankful for that because she has graced the stage and screen ever since and made a lot of people happy on the way, writes Michael Holland... After a few acting jobs in her native Ireland a friend told her about a play she should audition for. She did and she got the part. The play, Billy Roche’s Handful of Stars, however, was in London’s legendary Bush Theatre, which meant the teenage Dervla coming over here with her mother to step up to the big league - no easy feat for someone so young. The play

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had, ironically, been turned down in Ireland but was getting lots of critical acclaim and attention here, and Dervla was seen as one to watch. She says that “having that media spotlight shining on you from an early age is not easy, and you need a good support network.” With her mum around she came through unscathed and spent the next few years commuting back and forth from her hometown to England where she was getting steady flow of good work. Ms Kirwan remembers how she had no money for drama school but was working constantly and had an agent, so didn’t feel a need. Plus, with some of the tales of woe she heard from those that did go to drama school she feels that she “dodged a bullet,” adding, “learning on the job is harder but never underestimate human capability.’”

Dervla’s capability and her commitment to work and to learning from those she worked with ensured that those early roles were a solid foundation for her future, because she went on to become part of British TV legend as Nicholas Lyndhurst’s cockney girlfriend in Goodnight Sweetheart, and the pub landlady, Assumpta, in Ballykissangel, as well as perform on some of the mightiest stages in big productions with the biggest of stars. Now she is back as Mary Jane Hanraham in Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train. Dervla sums it up as a play asking whether “justice and God can be possible in an unjust society.” Her character is a public defender trying to save a young man from prison and, knowing nothing of the US penal system, she says she is discovering

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Hopping the 'A' train

how corrupt the system is while working on the play. But even with such a tough subject, Dervla Kirwan says she “walks into rehearsals with a big smile because I love the work I do, I love acting, I love the atmosphere in the room…I’m really excited to be at The Young Vic. Really excited! And in a great play with an amazing, young female director, Kate Hewitt.”

Since talking to her, my excitement levels have gone up, and my tickets are booked. Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train is on at The Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, , SE1 8LZ from 14 February – 30 March. Times: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm; Matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm. Admission: £10 - £40. Phone: 0207 922 2922. www.youngvic.org

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Gig guide Mon

11th March

Americana Folk Jam at The Old Dispensary 325 Camberwell New Road, SE5 0TF, 8pm-1am, free This traditional and affordable Irish boozer is the perfect setting for a spirited weekly Americana-themed acoustic folk jam where anyone can join in with the band and sing, strum, rattle or parp to their heart’s content. Popular with

women laying down granite-scrunching techno in both rooms. Copenhagen’s Mama Snake headlines Room 1 with a fierce, venomous set of trancey, 90s-leaning techno. Also swiping the sliders is Miley Serious and Discwoman’s SHYBOI Blasha, plus Allatt and Anu.

Sat 9th Mar, SE15

Dusty Groove at Canavan’s Peckham Pool Club 188 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4NF, 10pm-4am, £7 Local selectors Sean OD and Will Lister join the resident DJs at this friendly, no-nonsense pool hall-cum-bar in SE15 that attracts a friendly, studenty crowd.

Sun 10th Mar, SE11

Sunday Jam at The Walcot 171 Kennington Rd, Lambeth, London SE11 6SF, 8pm-11pm, free Hosted by fast-rising local musician Ese, this jam session sees talented local musicians and singers perform in a CAMRA-pleasing Kennington boozer stuffed with juicy real ales.

Sun 10th Mar, SW2

No Frills Sunday Session at The Windmill 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton SW2 5BZ, 7pm, free With the hard drinking No Frills Band at the helm, this jaunty, round-the-table candlelit session invites musicians of all abilities to join in with new and traditional songs.

Weds 13th Mar, SW2

Xylaroo & Miranda Joy at Hootananny 95 Effra Road, Brixton, SW2 1DF, 9pm-midnight, free

Camberwell students and locals of all ages, the night is hosted by local music legend Hank Dog and attracts plenty of familiar faces from the south London music scene. It’s a great Monday night hang out.

Hoot’s regular ‘Songwriters and Wordsmiths’ night serves up an evening of fresh talent, headlined by Xylaroo, who recently supported Frank Turner in Europe. Comprising sisters Coco and Holly Chant, the band meld bright and breezy harmonies while taking on some serious topics. Also on the bill is jazzy/soulful Miranda Joy, and singer-songwriter Ann Liu Cannon.

Thurs 14th Mar, SE11

Bec Willbans at Toulouse-Lautrec 140 Newington Butts, Kennington, SE11 4RN, 7.30pm-10.30pm, Free London-born Bec has been described as a mixture between Billie Holiday, Noel Coward and, err, a “half Chinese Lily Allen,” so there’s plenty of reasons to check out her jazzy sounds at this free show.

Sat 16th Mar, SE11

Mrs Mills Experience at Duckie Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY, 9pm-2am, £6

One of the “Original Funki Dreds” and long standing member of the world famous musical collective SOUL II SOUL, Aitch B brings some rock-solid dance mixes to the Village.

Sat 16th Mar, SW16

Andy Fairweather Low at the Hideaway 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, SW16 2BF, 9pm, £22.50

Thurs 14th Mar, SE24

Let’s Swim, Get Swimming at Off The Cuff 301-303 Railton Road, Herne Hill, SE24 0JN, 7pm11pm, £5 Bring your calculator along for a double header maths-rock night featuring Let’s Swim, Get Swimming backed by Brighton-based ‘scrappy math-rock’ trio, Exploder.

Fri 15th Mar, SW2

Brixton Buzz party night at the Effra Social 89 Effra Road, Brixton, SW2 1DF, 9pm-1am, free A night of Brixton Buzz DJs spinning floor-crunching party bangers till 1am, backed by crazy dance visuals. The music policy is: paaaaaaarty, so expect pop nipple-tweakers like Cyndi Lauper, Stones, Jackson 5, Beyonce, Bon Jovi, A-Ha, Fleetwood Mac, Dolly, Whitney, Queen, Bowie, Outkast and more.

Fri 15th Mar, SE22

Watson’s General Telegraph Forest Hill Tavern, 108 Forest Hill Rd, SE22 0RS, 7pm-midnight, free Groove to DJs spinning tunes while you get stuck into the bar’s formidable, ever-rotating selection of craft beer, cask ales and cider, sourced locally and globally.

Fri 15th Mar, SW2

Norman Jay at the Blues Kitchen 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP, 10.30-2.30pm, £11.50

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HRH the Imperial Norman Jay of Turntablesville returns to Brixton to throw down a set of bootyshunting funk and soul from midnight, with house band the Atlantic Soul Orchestra grinding out party classics and vintage dance anthems.


South London’s rowdy singalong tribute to the muchloved queen of the honky-tonk piano, the Mrs Mills Experience return to deliver an ale-spilling, Cinzanoclinking, dancefloor-filling selection of authentic, working class tunes delving into Britain’s music hall tradition. Expect a wild night with the rambunctious Duckie crowd singing along with gusto.

Sat 16th Mar, SW4

Sat Night in Fu Manchu 15 Lendal Terrace, Clapham, SW4 7UX, 9pm-3am, £5 It’s a night of straightforward commercial anthems, Rnb, Old Skool & Club Classics at this pricey, champagne-shunting Clapham bar.

Sat 16th Mar, SW9

Aitch B at the Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9, 7pm-10.30pm, free

He’s played with almost every big name in the industry including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, The Who and BB King, and a big crowd is expected for Andy Fairweather Low’s debut at the Hideaway.

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Gig guide

Sunday 17th Mar, SW2

Paddy’s Pub at The Windmill 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, SW2 5BZ, 6pm, £5 A proper St Patrick’s night is waiting for your boozy interactions at the Windmill, with a freeform Irish Dancing competition, talent show covering Irish acts and all manner of booze-based shenanigans. It’ll sell out, so be quick!

Tues 19th Mar, SW2

The Soothsayers at Effra Hall Tavern Kellett Road, Brixton, SW2, 9pm-11.30pm, free Glug down a Guinness in this old-school Brixton boozer and enjoy splendid original Afrobeat and reggae-influenced grooves from local legends, The Soothsayers.

Weds 20th Mar, SW9

Brixton Late Night Jam at Club 414 414 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LF, 10pm-3am, £3 Tap your toes to talented local musicians - and maybe step up on stage to take a turn - at this laid back night of blues, jazz, and reggae in a super friendly venue that’s open till 3am.

Thurs 21st Mar, SW4

Uncle Monty at Bread & Roses 68 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham, SW4 6DZ, 9pm11pm, Free London based Uncle Monty mash up hard hitting folk and alternative indie-pop with jazzy overtones in the UK’s only Trade Union-owned boozer which packs a delightful selection of frothy beers and spirits.


Thurs 21st Mar, SE5

Jazz Jam at The Junction 171 Coldharbour Lane, SE5 9PA, 8pm-11pm, free Popular jazz jam, with an accomplished house band throwing more shapes than an acid-infused Magnus Pyke on a slippery pogo stick.

Fri 22nd Mar, SW2

Beat Wave at Barrio 30 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SG, 8pm-2.30am, free Barrio All-Star DJs stir a breezy cocktail of Tropical Soul, Latin Licks, Funky Disco, Old-Skool & party faves.

Sat 23rd Mar, SW9

Community Bass at Queens Head 144 Stockwell Rd, Stockwell, SW9 9TQ, 8pm-3am, £5 Drum and bass with Marvellous Cain, Dan Stoves, Drenalin NC and resident DJs backed by live drumming at this ever-changing boozer in Stockwell.

Sun 24th Mar, SW9

Pantha Du Prince at Phonox 418 Brixton Rd, Brixton, SW9 7AY, 4pm-10pm, £22.40

23rd March

Lee Scratch Perry at Electric Brixton

Town Hall Parade, Brixton, SW2 1RJ, 10pm-4am, £20 See some of the greatest living legends in Roots & Dub in Brixton, with Grammy award-winning dub and reggae artist, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry taking to the Electric stage with Mad Professor, Trojan Records Vs Tru Thoughts and Steel Pulse. Described house, chart hits, deep house, techno, pop and disco across four floors. Drinks are priced at a pleasing £3 each and there’s a rodeo bull, free chocolate eggs and bunny rabbit ears for the added LOLz.

Thurs 28th Mar, SE15

Pyramid Scheme at Four Quarters 187 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4TP, 8pm-1am, Free Launch night sees four live acts including master modular synth builder Charlie Kerr (aka Loudest Warning), Dom Millard, Frank Minoprio and South London duo CGI ABS, with DJs Phanes and Dillon rotating the discs o’joy.

Thurs 28th Mar, SW8

Static at The Cavendish Arms 128 Hartington Road, SW8 2HJ, 8pm, Free A night of mo’fo roooock with Essex “hard rock power frenzy” Static punching the air with gusto and riff-thrusting, codpiece-ripping Lavde mashing up pop’n’power chords in this likeable, tucked away, small Stockwell venue.

as “the pioneer of dub” by The Guardian, the ever-eccentric Perry has been a huge influence in the development of dub and reggae music in Jamaica and overseas, creating innovative and boundary-leaping recordings as a performer and producer.

St. Matthew’s Church, Effra Road, Brixton, SW2 1JF, 9pm-2am, Free DJs Yvette Lindquist/Miswhite spin vocal classic house and Latin beats, accompanied by an unspecified sax player.

Sat 30th Mar, SW9

Britpop to Beyonce at Market House 443 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LN, 10pm3am, £5 There’s going to be another jam-packed night upstairs at the Market House as DJ Editor and Jizzy Rascal pump out their trademark category-catapulting selections of dance zingers, indie smashes, disco thrusters and underwear-discarding pop monsters to

keep the floor oscillating wildly.

Sun 31st Mar, SE27

Zoë Baxter radio show at Book & Record Exchange 20 Norwood High St, SE27 9NR, noon-2pm, free Zoë Baxter returns for a two hour midday live music radio show at the lovely Book and Record Bar in West Norwood.

Sun 31st Mar, SW9

Grass Roots Live Music at Club 414 414 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LF, 10pm3am, £3 Expect a night of live uplifting Blues, Reggae and Ska in front of a busy, old school mixed Brixton crowd. It’s open till late and a big hit with locals.

Fri 29th Mar, SW9

Pantha Du Prince (aka German producer/artist Hendrik Weber), showcases his unique combination of twisted minimal techno, shoegazey electronica and psychedelic ambient soundscapes with Yu Su in support.

Tues 26th Mar, SE1

Milkshake Easter Rave at Ministry of Sound 103 Gaunt Street, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6DP, 10pm-4am, £6 An early Easter rave with resident DJs spinning

Destination at Dogstar 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LQ, 10pm4am, £7 A Spring Equinox special with two rooms of Ibiza Anthems, Electro House, Club Bangers Bashment and Garage with “spring garden themed rooms, filled with inflatables, confetti” and, err, popcorn.

Sat 30th Mar, SW16

Polar Bears Can Dance at Pratts & Payne 103 Streatham High Road, SW16 1HJ, 9pm-2am, free DJs serve up soul, disco, funk and reggae in this retro chic bar stocked with a plentiful supply of real ales.

Sat 30th Mar, SW2

Funky House at Gremio de Brixton

Beyonce at Market House

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Arts and entertainment


ondon-based Portuguese theatre maker Xavier de Sousa is sitting down for soup with his audience as part of his new oneman show. A response to the ongoing global dialogue on borders, POST is coming to Battersea Arts Centre in March for five nights, writes Laura Burgoine...

Following a series of performances around the UK and Europe, the solo theatre show is based around a kitchen table where Xavier serves his grandmother’s recipe of traditional Portuguese soup: Caldo Verde and potent Cachaça. “I wanted to make a show that broke down the barrier between the stage and the audience,” Xavier told the Weekender. “If you talk about borders you might as well break them down as you do it.” As part of this, Xavier, who has lived in England for 13 years, is examining his native Portugal. “A big element from the place I come from is the ability to host. We are very good hosts,” he said. “I wanted to utilise that as a theatrical tool. Soup is a big part of Portuguese culture. I make a vegan version!” The performer has been touring the show, which started

at Ovalhouse, for just over two years. “It’s a very different show now. It was much more aggressive back then because I started it as a response to the hostile environment that was starting to really kick in in the mainstream against migrants,” he said. “I want to make a space where we can gather and respond to that situation, where voices that are pro Brexit or pro borders can be heard but also challenged. What better way to do that than a dinner table?” It’s all consensual and people don’t have to participate, Xavier said. “It’s been interesting to see how the show adapts to local contexts,” he said. “Every conversation is so different, every mood is so different. It’s interesting as a reflection of locality of where we’re presenting it,” he continued. “In Norwich the show went on for two and a half hours. After the show we let people stay and carry on the conversation. I think that’s important that there’s a space for people to gather and socialise.” P Lost is at Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN, on March 18-22 at 8pm. Admission: £12.50/£10 concession. Phone: 020 7223 2223. www.bac.org.uk

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Art from the streets


oyne (Piotr Nowak) was born and raised in southern Poland, on the borderland between postindustrial Silesia and Galicia, mostly associated with cultural and educational hub of Cracow, writes Michael Holland...

He is a graduate of Krakow School of Art and Fashion Design (SAPU). Since his arrival to the UK he has participated in many group exhibitions in London and ‘Out’ is his third solo exhibition. Yoyne’s artwork stands out from others because of his intriguing use of found objects that he gives new life to. He says, “I use a variety of objects from traditional canvases to recycled furniture, mirrors, frames and fabrics. My main medium is undiluted acrylic spray paint and I use small blocks of canvas or roller stencils to layer the surface of my paintings. Then I might draw shapes on it and fill them with colours. I often use found objects either as the ‘canvas’, or to form a collage in which they meld with the paint.” How Yoyne discovers these “objects

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of ephemera” depends on his mood and where he may be: “They have their own history which weaves its way into the body of my work. I get them from flea markets, charity shops or simply come across them when walking around London’” The artist’s inspiration, he reveals, comes from “sights, smells, views,


situations, reflections, people I meet… Almost everything in everyday life.” Out is on at Shortwave Cafe, The Biscuit Factory, 100, Clements Road, SE16 4DG from 11 February - 5 March. Times: Mon - Fri from 9am 7pm. Admission: Free. www.shortwavecafe.co.uk

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We have sufficiently moved on from Pamela M

artin Crimp’s When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other is “provoked” by Samuel Richardson’s Pamela, a book published in 1740. The book tells the story of a master (Mr. B) who tries to sexually impose himself on a young housemaid (Pamela) who rebuffs his every attempt until he offers an equitable marriage, which she eventually gets and accepts, writes Chris Peacock... Crimp’s play is composed of twelve vignettes that analyse

the relationship between the two protagonists. Crimp has brought the couple forward in time to modern day and the whole piece is staged in the two-car garage of a country house. The sexual relationship is examined further with cross dressing and role reversal that gets played out over two hours. Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane play the roles of Man and Woman. Their performances are incredibly watchable and carry the show as they both handle the role reversals immaculately, while fleshing out what they can of this piece. Their never-ending arguments and manipulation of

each other are portrayed with the assistance of four other cast members, moody lighting and a dramatic score. What the show lacks, however, is any real emotional connect to those presented. By removing the characters from the context of 18th century England the class and power dynamics are inevitably altered, which then brings to the fore the themes of sexual desire and sexuality. The role of theatre to broaden minds and open debate on subjects that are considered taboo is, unfortunately, not what is on show here. In 2019, themes around gender, gender roles

and sexuality are readily up for discussion, so there is no shock factor here. We have all moved on. When We Have Sufficiently

Tortured Each Other is on at The National Theatre until 2March. Admission: £10 - £58. Phone: 0207 452 3000. www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Menier's look at Matisse in Nice The Menier Chocolate Factory has a major revival of David Hare’s The Bay at Nice. Richard Eyre directs Martin Hutson, Ophelia Lovibond, David Rintoul and Penelope Wilton. In Leningrad in 1956, Valentina

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Nrovka has been invited to the Hermitage to offer her opinion on the authenticity of a Matisse painting, as she knew the great artist personally. Her daughter Sophia, also a painter, meets her there to seek her mother’s

help, both financially and politically. This first London revival of David Hare’s play, since its première at the National Theatre in 1986, explores a mother and daughter’s fight for personal ideals and domestic responsibilities, as well as the

choices made both in life and art. Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU from 14 March – 4 May. Admission: £35 £42.50. Phone: 020 7378 1713. www.menierchocolatefactory.com

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Special Mention, Natural World Petar Sabol (Croatia): A kingfisher grabs a fish under water between Palovec and Mala Subotica, Croatia.



he annual Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition is returning to London Bridge. Taking place in the open air at The Scoop, the exhibition runs from March 28 – April 30 and is free to attend.

Shot on everything from high-end mobile phones to professional cameras, the exhibited images present a glorious, intriguing, at times poignant, thought-provoking view of this planet and its human and wild inhabitants. The exhibition showcases the winning shots from the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year competition, the results of which were announced in December 2018. Amateur and professional photographers from 142 countries submitted over 20,000 images, and photographers from 22 countries feature amongst the winners. The exhibition will provide inspiration for those considering entering the 2019 Travel Photographer of the Year awards, which open for entry on April 11. In addition, Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) and Photo Iconic are staging a series of low-cost photography-related photowalks and workshops, allowing photography fans inspired by the images on show to brush up their own photography skills in this highly photogenic London location.

Special Mention, Faces, People, Cultures Robin Yong (Malaysia/Australia)

Highly commended, natural world Marsel Van Oosten (Netherlands): Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey in Shaanxi, China.

Hot/Cold single image category: Andrew James (UK): An elephant seal and a Gentoo penguin in Yankee Harbour, Antarctica.

Overall winner Stefano Pensotti (Italy): SzĂŠchenyi Baths in Budapest, Hungary.

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Theatre503’s fantastical fairytale


show not to be missed this Spring is Ross Willis’ debut play, Wolfie, at Theatre503. A bold, fantastical fairytale following two twins separated at birth, Wolfie asks who is truly responsible for society’s most vulnerable children.

With Erin Doherty and Sophie Melville forming the stellar cast, Wolfie is set to astound. Erin was recently featured by the Evening Standard as a ‘rising star’ and plays Princess Anne in the forthcoming series of

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Netflix’s The Crown. Sophie’s work includes Iphigenia in Splott at the National Theatre, for which she received The Stage Award for Acting Excellence. Theatre503’s Artistic Director, Lisa Spirling, will direct Wolfie: “Ross’ writing breaks your heart with wit and wonder and then makes it sparkle. We are immensely proud to have been a part of that journey with him.” Striving to make extraordinary theatre affordable, Theatre503 proudly has a ‘Pay What You Can’ scheme for all their Saturday matinees, as well as £5 front row seats for performances. Ross Willis is one of Theatre503’s resident 503Five playwrights and was recently announced as a recipient for the new Kudos and Royal Court Theatre Fellowship: “Wolfie started out as a tiny idea. Which became a howl. Which became a roar. It is inspired by the way I was raised and the way I live now because of it.” Wolfie at Theatre503 plays 20 March – 13 April. To book please visit www.theatre503.com or call their Box Office on 020 7978 7040.

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The opportunities locally for students and business have never been stronger N ational Apprenticeship Week takes place between Monday 4th and Friday 8th of March, to give those looking to become an apprentice and businesses thinking of taking on apprentices the chance to find out what is available in their area and in their industry, writes Kevin Quinn...

The National Apprenticeship Service is part of an agency backed by the Department of Education, but the opportunities are so varied that many struggle to keep up. The ‘Blaze a Trail’ themed week will see a range of activities and events being hosted across the country, aimed at challenging the outdated views many people still have about apprenticeships. In Southwark £5 million has been spent on creating a hub in

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partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU). This hub is aimed at businesses and potential apprentices to access information, support and training around apprenticeships. Lambeth College, which in recent years was remodelled as a career college sporting real-life environments like a restaurant and spa, has merged with the university. The Elephant & Castle based university currently has around 800 apprentices on sponsored degree places. The university currently offers eighteen degree level apprenticeships and is aiming to enrol a total 2000 apprentices by 2020. The five main apprenticeships at LSBU are Health Assistant Practitioner, Nursing Associate, Chartered Surveyor, Civil Engineer and Building Services Engineer,


while the top five employers the university supplies the majority of apprentices to are Transport for London and NHS Trusts (King’s, GSTT, Lewisham and Greenwich). Taking Lambeth College in their words into ‘the LSBU family’, which already includes primary and secondary schools, means the chances for local people to progress from school, college and university into a career have never been stronger. Lambeth College offers a wide range of courses and apprenticeships that open doors to future careers in health and social care, construction, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), engineering, hair and beauty, hospitality, sport, media and more. LSBU’s main event at their Passmore Centre at 12 Borough Road takes place on Wednesday

In Southwark £5 million has been spent on creating a hub in partnership with South Bank University ... currently offering eighteen degree level apprenticeships, aiming to enrol a total of 2000 apprentices by 2020 March 6 at 5.30pm. Nearby at The Cut on the following Friday, March 8, Southwark College is inviting all local residents and businesses to its Apprenticeship and Careers Fair from 11am to 2pm. The college offers an array of apprenticeships in support services, creative industries, and business. It is among the highest quality apprenticeship providers in South London, with an achievement rate which is 8.5% above the national average, according to the

government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency. There are events across the country - to find out ones near you or relevant to the sector you are looking for go to: www.gov.uk/government/news/ get-behind-national-apprenticeshipweek-2019-asks-of-the-sector and see the events map. You can also follow @Apprenticeships on Twitter and National Apprenticeship Service on LinkedIn to keep up to date

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LSBU welcomes Secretary of State for Education


ondon South Bank University (LSBU) staff and students recently welcomed a visit by Damien Hinds, Secretary of State for Education.

Mr Hinds visited LSBU’s recently opened apprenticeship hub, the Passmore Centre, to learn more about the University’s degree apprenticeship programme, and to meet with student apprentices and employers. He met with three LSBU nursing associate degree apprentices from the University’s School of Health and Social Care and with Building Service Engineering and Civil Engineering apprentices sponsored by engineering design consultancy, Waterman Group plc. Mr Hinds heard directly from the apprentices about their individual decisions to pursue an apprenticeship and the challenges of combining work and study. Ahead of national Student Volunteers’ Week, Mr Hinds also met with students from LSBU’s School of Engineering who volunteer at the local University Technical College and Engineering Academy, both of

which feature in LSBU’s south London ‘family’ of educational institutions. Dr Safia Barikzai, who leads the project, was on hand to explain to Mr Hinds how students can apply for a place on one of these apprenticeship schemes. The visit concluded with a discussion including members of LSBU’s Health and Wellbeing team about support the University provides to students with mental health issues. This was followed by a student giving a personal testimony describing how LSBU helped him overcome mental health challenges and complete his degree. Speaking during the visit, Nick Harrison, Learning and Development Manager at Waterman Group, said: “We were delighted to represent Watermans at this important event. It was a great opportunity to share our thoughts and experiences, but also to hear first-hand the Secretary of State’s views on this important topic.” David Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of LSBU, said: “I was very pleased that the Secretary of State was able to visit the University and speak to a diverse

range of student volunteers and apprentices about the range of technical routes available at universities and the importance of the wider academic environment and support services.” LSBU currently has around 800 apprentices on sponsored degree places. The University currently offers 18 degree apprenticeship standards and is aiming to enrol 2000 apprentices by 2020. The five main apprenticeship standards fulfilled by LSBU include, Health Assistant Practitioner, Nursing Associate, Chartered Surveyor, Civil Engineer and Building Services Engineer. The top five employers the University supplies the majority of apprentices to are Transport for London, and NHS Trusts (King’s, GSTT, Lewisham and Greenwich). A selection of some of the main employers in the public and private sectors that LSBU works with currently include: the Edge Foundation, Unilever, Mace, Transport for London, the Environment Agency, the Foreign Office, Lidl, NHS, plus a range of small architecture practices. Advertorial


pprenticeships offer the opportunity to work in a wide range of fields and are a great way to kick start your career or to progress to the next level.

They allow you to learn while you earn, gaining practical work experience while learning new skills and getting a recognised qualification or award. There are a range of courses available, right up to degree-level. While many people still think apprenticeships are just for school leavers, in fact you can become an apprentice at any age. Southwark Council is committed to creating 2,500 new apprenticeships in the borough in a full range of businesses, charities and public services. We also have our own in-house programme with over a hundred apprentices now working in the council. With so many now on offer there has never been a better time to find an apprenticeships that is right for you. One recent employee is Clare Gobel, aged 53, who is an apprentice Customer Support Officer at Southwark Council. Clare said: “I had previously spent 20 years working in the hospitality industry, before deciding to take a break to start a family. Since having children, and taking a break from employment, I was very nervous about returning to

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Apprenticeships are for everyone

work and finding something that I enjoyed doing. “At first, I always considered apprenticeships to be for younger people – those who had just finished school or college. However, when I started to browse


for vacancies online I quickly learned that anyone could apply. Since taking on the role, I have worked with a number of teams and gained additional skills and experience that will help me progress.

“Apprenticeships are a great opportunity to not only study but gain real life, on the job experience at the same time. Once I complete my apprenticeship, I will have achieved a Level 3 qualification

in Housing and I am pleased to say that I have already secured a permanent, full time position!” If you want to learn more about apprenticeships in Southwark visit: southwark.gov.uk/apprenticeships

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Neil Coyle MP to launch Apprenticeship Week at Southwark College N

eil Coyle, MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, will visit Southwark College as guest of honour at its Apprenticeships and Careers Fair on Friday 8 March.

Marking the end of the 12th National Apprenticeships Week, the fair will be the finale of five days of activities across both Southwark College and its sister institution, Lewisham College. The fair will welcome students, local employers and Southwark residents interested in finding out more about apprenticeships. As someone who fights to defend jobs in his borough, Neil will open the event and talk to students and staff

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about the opportunities that apprenticeships can offer. Visitors will then get the chance to browse a marketplace of stands hosted by businesses, and chat to current apprentices and employers. Southwark College will also host an apprenticeship awards evening on 7 March, which will celebrate some fantastic success stories, and both Colleges will be holding informal drop-in sessions where students can find out more about apprenticeships. Southwark College offers a wide range of apprenticeships in support services, creative industries, and business, is among the highest quality apprenticeship providers in South London. The apprenticeship achievement rate

was 8.5% above the national average, according to the government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency. Local residents and businesses are invited to attend Southwark College’s Apprenticeships and Careers Fair, which will take place on Friday 8 March at 25, The Cut, SE1 8LF from 11am to 2pm. For more information, see www.

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Food & Drink

A good lunch is the meaning of life Courthouse Garden Café ist Centre Jamyang Buddh use, The Old Courtho d 43 Renfrew Roa A 4N 11 E London, S o.uk www.jamyang.c 87 87 0 Phone: 0207 82


feel good. I feel clean and serene, calm and happy; today I am at peace within myself and with the world going mad around me, writes Michael Holland... No, my morning cuppa was not spiked with some hallucinogenic. I have, however, been taken on a guided tour of the Jamyang Buddhist Centre by Jane and Fabiana who told me and my veggie guru Fiona all about the centre’s history and the community events they run there, including walks, meditation, yoga and cookery workshops. But while Fiona was asking deep, existentialist questions of our hosts I had luncheon on my mind. Jamyang is in a former courthouse that has seen various IRA members and the Krays go through its doors, but now boasts visits from His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who declined to sit in the throne made especially for his visit but sat on the gompa floor with his followers, citing, “I am just a Buddhist monk.” Jane imparted a stream of interesting information on the building’s history and how it became a centre for Buddhism as we went from room to room,

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finishing at the old cells that are now used for overnight stays, but with the freedom to leave after breakfast. The end of the tour found us in the vegetarian café where they source food as locally, organically and ethically as they can and where delicious aromas had been escaping from and tantalising me for quite a while. It was time for lunch and a little palate livener first; Fiona went for a fennel tea, while I chose an Earl Grey, which we supped as Chef Ilaria talked us

through the dishes that are cooked fresh daily. Fiona quickly pounced on the sweet potato and coconut curry, whose scent I’d been keenly aware of as we walked around. I, on the other hand, felt it right to have a starter first so began with the celeriac and apple soup with organic sourdough bread. It was a thick, warming soup that would have been quite enough for lunch if I’d eaten all the lovely bread provided. But no, I was saving myself for the Quiche of the Moment, which was broccoli. This

warm flan was encased in light, crumbly pastry, and surrounded by an array of salads: red onion and apple, cucumber and broad beans with a seed dressing, spinach with an oil and herb dressing, another with petit pois, and all very flavoursome. Fiona’s curry came with brown rice and chickpeas and she also added the salad option. She was very complimentary about it all. Everything looked so fresh and enticing, and enticed we most definitely were. Not having the soup to start meant my lunch partner was ready and willing for some cake, of which I had to beg for a small taste. It was so light. I think it was only the blueberries, on top and within, that stopped the whole thing from floating away! Our time at Jamyang was one of interest and joy. Fiona bought a cookbook, Jane gave us guides on visiting London’s green spaces, and I came away with a press pack of forthcoming events - some of which we will partake in. Jamyang is open to everyone, there is no evangelism and no expectations when you visit, just freshly cooked, wholesome, vegetarian lunches, many of which are vegan.

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roudly occupying a space amidst one of London’s leading regeneration hotspots is Notting Hill Genesis’ exciting new development, Manor Place Depot.

Delivering a collection of wellappointed apartments in the bustling district of Walworth, near Elephant & Castle – Notting Hill Genesis is successfully supporting an unprecedented number of buyers searching for an affordable way of making this vibrant Zone 1 location their home, with over 65% of the Shared Ownership units being reserved since launching in January this year. Ideal for first time buyers wanting to take their first steps onto the ladder, Manor Place Depot offers a selection of contemporary, well-equipped, one and two bedroom apartments on the edge of Zone 1, just a short walk from Elephant & Castle Station. The Shared Ownership scheme through Notting Hill Genesis allows potential purchasers to buy as little as 25% of a home, paying a subsidised rent on the remainder. Currently, buyers can secure a one-bedroom apartment at the development with deposits starting from just £10,875*. Undergoing a huge transformation, Elephant & Castle is at the forefront of one of London’s largest regeneration programs. Buyers here will be able to witness their surroundings flourish with a multi-billion-pound investment, creating an exciting new town centre

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First time buyers making Elephant & Castle their manor that will host new leisure facilities, a new shopping centre, multi-screen cinema and public spaces – moments from home. The unrivalled transport links provide effortless journeys across the rest of London, and 24-hour travel via the night tube service on the Northern line gives purchasers easy access to all of central London’s lively hotspots. Prices for a one-bedroom Shared Ownership apartment at Manor Place Depot start from £108,750 for a 25% share of £435,000. The Shared Ownership scheme at Manor Place Depot, through Notting Hill Genesis, is currently open to people who live or work in the London borough of Southwark. To register your interest for further updates, please visit www.manorplacedepot.com or call 020 3815 2222.


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Spring-time changes everything for older people Leading experts in aged care have cited evidence that depression and anxiety among older people is not uncommon and can happen for seemingly no apparent reason.

However, long, grey, cold winters leave many older people alone and frustrated, waiting for assistance to get around and complete basic tasks. Other triggers include life events, such as losing a partner or close friend, dealing with retirement issues or family stresses. The good news is, spring has arrived and along with it, warmer temperatures, giving many families the opportunity to review with their parents or grandparents their living and care arrangements. An Assisted Living apartment could be worth considering, says Jason, the Seasons Senior Living General manager at Bankhouse. “We often see how our residents flourish, as they spend more meaningful time with their friends and loved ones while we look after all their social, physical and care needs. “We’ve also made it easier for families

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to buy into an Assisted Living apartment at Bankhouse. With our Shared Ownership agreement, prospective residents will have the opportunity to pay from as little as 25% and up to 75%* of the market price, leaving them with extra funds from the sale of their property, to do with them what they choose. As an example, our one bedroom apartments on a 50% shared ownership start at £277,500*.” Bankhouse will be hosting an exclusive tour and lunch on Friday 1st March from 12 noon until 2.30pm. To register for the ‘Spring into Bankhouse’ tour you’ll need to call Bankhouse on 020 8821 4841 or email your rsvp to BankhouseSales@onehousing.co.uk. Or you can pop into our ‘Every Wednesday at Bankhouse’ for a cuppa and personalised tour. It’s the perfect opportunity for families to find out how Assisted Living and shared ownership really works. * Based on list price of £555,000 and 50% shared ownership. Subject to terms and conditions. Eligibility criteria apply.

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