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Jonathan Petherbridge and London Bubble

By |November 29th, 2015|Categories: All, Art and Culture, Community, People|

The origins of London Bubble lie not in Rotherhithe but in Kentish Town! London Arts set up the company to tour theatre around the outer boroughs, delivering Ibsen and Shakespeare in drafty church halls. By the [...]

Young Mediators at Bacon’s College

By |November 26th, 2015|Categories: All, Community, People|

We know that there are always conflicts in everyday life. Parents and children fall out, a friendship reaches breaking point or neighbours fight with each other. Conflict does not need to be destructive and indeed [...]

Open Air Art

By |November 15th, 2015|Categories: All, Art and Culture, Heritage|

We are greatly blessed with loads of public art in SE16. Much of it is unknown even to old timers so we thought we'd tell you a little more about what's here to be seen [...]

The Night before Christmas

By |November 12th, 2015|Categories: All, People|

The West End is coming to Bermondsey this Christmas! A new theatre company Different Breed have produced The Night before Christmas by Anthony Neilson especially for their Bermondsey venue - the Bottle Shop in Druid [...]

Gerry Otim and Millwall Kicks

By |November 10th, 2015|Categories: All, Community, People, Sport & fitness|

How do you make your way in football? Lots of young people in SE16 have dreams of joining the elite in the Premier League and performing their magic in front of thousands each week. The [...]

Inclusion for All, Shaun Dellenty and BOY

By |November 8th, 2015|Categories: All, Art and Culture, People|

How do we build a school culture that welcomes diversity and supports the identity of every pupil and staff member? In Rotherhithe, we have a prominent advocate for inclusion and an inspiring leader for greater [...]

Southwark’s Fireworks Night 2015 – 5 November

By |November 1st, 2015|Categories: Advice, All, What's on|

We all know the amazing effects that professional pyrotechnicians - or firework specialists in normal parlance - can achieve. We remember the displays at the opening of the 2012 London Olympics or the New Year as marking [...]

A Day in the Life of a Sixth Former

By |October 29th, 2015|Categories: All, Community, People|

It’s not often that a new sixth form is founded in SE16! This year is the first time that Harris Academy Bermondsey (HAB) has offered students a focus on the A Levels preferred by the [...]

Nick Dunne and Bede House

By |October 28th, 2015|Categories: All, Community, People|

Local Bermondsey charity Bede House and the Bede Centre – their community centre at the base of 26-storey Maydew House, overlooking Southwark Park – is constantly adapting to meet new challenges. Nick Dunne – their Director [...]

Greenland Dock – its whaling history

By |October 25th, 2015|Categories: All, Heritage|

Many people who live in SE16 know the area has been dominated by the Surrey Docks since about 1750. Rotherhithe became the centre of trade with the Baltic and so much of the timber that [...]