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20 08, 2015

August MeetUp – 28 Aug 19:30 The Gregorian

Open Invitation – come and meet new friends! Find the details on Facebook as our August MeetUp Event Adam and Eve MeetUp - July 2015 Each month @SE16Hour runs a MeetUp for locals (and not so locals) to…well…meet up. It’s an informal social for anyone who wants to meet other people who live, [...]

18 08, 2015

Why are our pubs closing?

Pubs were once the social centres of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe but all that seems to be changing. The British Beer and Pub Association estimates that about 30 pubs are closing each week across the UK. The closures in SE16 are legion and the blame is passed around from the high taxes on beer, competition from [...]

12 08, 2015

The Cultural Cycle – Gavin Tiffin

Have you ever got off a bike and just had enough? That might be the response from Bermondsey resident Gavin Tiffin when he finishes his next project the Cultural Cycle. He has set himself the unique challenge to ride between London and St Petersburg, Russia through ten counties in three weeks and cover 2,000 miles. [...]

9 08, 2015

Making Cheese in SE16 – Kappacasein

There is no mistaking what is made at Kappacasein! The wonderful aroma of cheese wafts into your nostrils as soon as you approach the place. But a cheese producer in the midst of urban SE16 seems a little out of place. Not so, when you find out the history and practice of Bill Oglethorpe who [...]

2 08, 2015

Ballers Academy

Success for many youngsters is seen through the eyes of football excellence. The adulation of the crowds, the princely sums paid as salaries and the lifestyle options all make for a heady mix when a lad hopes to make it in football. Jamie Mehmet as the Manager of Ballers Academy is much more down to [...]

26 07, 2015

Making friends out of neighbours

*July SE16Hour MeetUp* Friday 31 July 19:30 Adam and Eve pub, Brunel Road SE16 4JN This community is very rich in many ways. We have a great range of local businesses who offer us great service and quality purchases. We have the riverside and the green spaces which offer diverse locations and settings for both [...]

22 07, 2015

History of Trade in SE16

Claire Godwin has a winning smile. She warmly welcomed me to the Brunel Museum and offered me a welcome cuppa. Claire’s been there since April as Volunteer and Events Manager and says it’s been great to build on her previous experience. ‘When I moved to London to do my degree in arts management at London Southbank [...]

19 07, 2015

Yellow Summer Party

Alice Bird by Zoltan Almasi You are invited to an evening party happening at Sands Films and Tunnel Wharf in Rotherhithe village next Saturday (25 July). It's the London premiere of the short film I'm in the corner with the bluebells but more than that it’s a combination of film, live music, DJ, installation art, [...]

14 07, 2015

Album Gallery

We all love a good picture but Paul Bridge is out to persuade us that great photographs are worth printing and putting on display. ‘Too often today people see photography as disposable,’ says Paul. ‘But the reality is that you can take a snap but you have to make a photograph.’ Paul is determined to [...]

12 07, 2015

Ramadan and Eid

The month of Ramadan is celebrated across the world by Muslims as a time of fasting and prayer. The Islamic lunar ninth month has played a key part in Muslim life since the time of the Prophet and fasting and prayer during Ramadan is one of the pillars of Islam. Fasting (sawm) begins at dawn [...]