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Newman's London: A Pilgrim Handbook

Newman's London: A Pilgrim Handbook

A book published to mark the canonisation of John Henry Newman had its launch party at the Church of the Most Precious Blood.

Transforming Being: Waterloo Festival short story competition

The Waterloo Festival returns this June with a lineup of thought-provoking arts, heritage and community events ... and there's still time to enter this year's short story competition.

Transforming Being: Waterloo Festival short story competition
Borough Market's latest beer now on sale

Borough Market's latest beer now on sale

Drinkers at the Globe Tavern in Borough Market can now enjoy a beer produced from hops grown just a few yards away in the Market Hall and flavoured with tea from a nearby trader.

Borough Market launches cookbook 20 years after retail relaunch

Two decades after Borough Market began its transformation from a declining wholesale fruit and vegetable market to a retail centre for all kinds of food and drink, a new cookbook has been launched.

Borough Market launches cookbook 20 years after retail relaunch
Weeping Window: poppies art installation comes to IWM London

Weeping Window: poppies art installation comes to IWM London

Several thousand of the ceramic poppies from the World War I centenary art installation that captured the public imagination at the Tower of London in 2014 have been brought to SE1 as the nation prepares to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Waterloo's Duke of Sussex pub adds Harry and Meghan to sign

The Duke of Sussex pub in Waterloo has added a portrait of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Harry and Meghan - to its sign.

Waterloo's Duke of Sussex pub adds Harry and Meghan to sign
Mindfulness in 3D: new book by local Alexander Technique teacher

Mindfulness in 3D: new book by local Alexander Technique teacher

Southwark-based Alexander Technique teacher Peter Nobes has written a book stressing that Alexander is about more than posture.

150 years since Queen Victoria started building of new St Thomas' Hospital

It's exactly 150 years since Queen Victoria visited Lambeth to lay the foundation stone for the new St Thomas' Hospital on the South Bank of the Thames.

150 years since Queen Victoria started building of new St Thomas' Hospital
How Keats' life and work in Southwark influenced his poetry

How Keats' life and work in Southwark influenced his poetry

A new book - John Keats and the Medical Imagination - brings together key talks given at Guy's Hospital.

To Be ... To Become - Waterloo Festival writing competition

The organisers of the Waterloo Festival are inviting submissions to their writing competition on the theme of 'To Be ... To Become'.

To Be ... To Become - Waterloo Festival writing competition
Firefighters mark centenary of Albert Embankment disaster

Firefighters mark centenary of Albert Embankment disaster

The London Fire Brigade this week held a memorial event to mark the centenary of a fire in Lambeth that resulted in the death of seven firefighters. The tragedy remains the greatest single loss of London firefighters during peacetime.

Tate Modern: extra swings now available outside the Turbine Hall

Eleven swings have been installed outside Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building, as part of a large-scale interactive installation by Danish collective SUPERFLEX.

Tate Modern: extra swings now available outside the Turbine Hall
South Bank Sculpture Walk: new guide to public art by the river

South Bank Sculpture Walk: new guide to public art by the river

A local artist has written a guidebook featuring 17 of the public sculptures along the South Bank between St Thomas' Hospital and the National Theatre.

80 years since Bermondsey stood up to the Blackshirts

Tuesday marked the 80th anniversary of a confrontation on the streets of Bermondsey between Oswald Mosley's fascist Blackshirts and local Labour and Communist groups.

80 years since Bermondsey stood up to the Blackshirts
Bermondsey Street Festival 2017

Bermondsey Street Festival 2017

The eleventh Bermondsey Street Festival took place on Saturday, confirming the event's status as an essential part of the local calendar.

Doorkins the Cathedral Cat stars in new children's book

Nearly nine years after she took up residence at Southwark Cathedral, SE1's best-known cat Doorkins Magnificat is the star of a new children's book.

Doorkins the Cathedral Cat stars in new children's book
Shakespeare's brother's Southwark burial record goes on show

Shakespeare's brother's Southwark burial record goes on show

A 1607 document recording the burial of William Shakespeare's brother Edmond - in the church that is now Southwark Cathedral - has gone on show in a new exhibition.

Book swapping shelves installed at Hay's Galleria

Visitors to Hay's Galleria this summer are invited to pick up and drop off books at a new 'honesty library'.

Book swapping shelves installed at Hay's Galleria
Bermondsey 'Then and Now' photo contest launched

Bermondsey 'Then and Now' photo contest launched

As the Bermondsey Street Area Partnership celebrates more than 25 years, local people have been invited to share their photographs of the area as it was in 1992, as well as favourite images of the area as it is in 2017.

Anglo-Catalan St George's Day celebrations at Borough Market

Catalan human towers drew large crowds to Borough Market during the St George's Day celebration.

Anglo-Catalan St George's Day celebrations at Borough Market
William Blake's Lambeth: crowdfunding sought for new booklet

William Blake's Lambeth: crowdfunding sought for new booklet

A guide to William Blake's Lambeth is one of four titles in a series of pamphlets by local archivist Jon Newman to be published this summer if a crowdfunding campaign is successful.

Draft House pub quizzes raise £500 for cancer charity

Customers of the Draft House Tower Bridge bar have raised more than £500 for local charity Dimbleby Cancer Care through weekly pub quizzes.

Draft House pub quizzes raise £500 for cancer charity
Southwark Cathedral hosts corrugated metal art installation during Lent

Southwark Cathedral hosts corrugated metal art installation during Lent

A large-scale art installation made from corrugated metal has been installed around the high altar of Southwark Cathedral as the latest in a series of artistic responses to the season of Lent.

New book traces Harrods' Southwark roots

A new book on the history of Harrods has revealed that not only was the famous Knightsbridge store founded in Borough High Street but it began as a drapers rather than a grocer as widely claimed.

New book traces Harrods' Southwark roots
Community Heroes Award for Union Jack pub's Nolia Devlin

Community Heroes Award for Union Jack pub's Nolia Devlin

A large celebration at The Union Jack pub has marked a community heroes award being presented to publican, arts promoter and singer Nolia Devlin.

Mayor joins SE1 children selling home-made soup at Borough Market

Mayor of Southwark Cllr Kath Whittam visited Borough Market on Tuesday where local school children were selling home-made soup in aid of charity.

Mayor joins SE1 children selling home-made soup at Borough Market
Local photographer Steve Hollingshead publishes 2017 calendar

Local photographer Steve Hollingshead publishes 2017 calendar

For the 14th year, Southwark-based photographer Steve Hollingshead has created a limited edition calendar featuring black and white images taken at quirky London events.

A Statue for Mary: new book tells story of Seacole memorial

A book has been published. telling the story of the Mary Seacole statue recently installed outside St Thomas' Hospital.

A Statue for Mary: new book tells story of Seacole memorial
Bicentenary of John Keats abandoning Guy's Hospital training

Bicentenary of John Keats abandoning Guy's Hospital training

Two hundred years ago this month John Keats left his home in Southwark as he gave up a career in medicine in favour of poetry.

Nelson Square residents launch local history website

A website devoted to the history of Nelson Square has been launched by its residents.

Nelson Square residents launch local history website
Bermondsey Street photo wins National Portrait Gallery competition

Bermondsey Street photo wins National Portrait Gallery competition

Local filmmaker and artist Richard Miller has won a competition run by the National Portrait Gallery with his photograph of Al's Cafe in Bermondsey Street.

Bye-bye to the Blackfriars banger: sausage factory pulled down

One of the last surviving elements of the once-extensive Sainsbury's headquarters complex in Stamford Street is being demolished.

Bye-bye to the Blackfriars banger: sausage factory pulled down
Bermondsey Street: A London Story - DVD goes on sale

Bermondsey Street: A London Story - DVD goes on sale

A documentary film about the characters who live and work in Bermondsey Street is being released on DVD this weekend.

'We Knit Waterloo' show inspired by history of shopping streets

An open-air exhibition knitting together the history of Waterloo's key shopping streets has opened in Emma Cons Gardens opposite The Old Vic.

'We Knit Waterloo' show inspired by history of shopping streets
Bermondsey Street turned into 1960s Paris for Giacometti movie

Bermondsey Street turned into 1960s Paris for Giacometti movie

Empty shops on Bermondsey Street have been turned into a 1960s-style French high street as scenes for a new movie are filmed.

Round-the-world bagpipe challenge ends at HMS Belfast

On Saturday Irene Robinson came to HMS Belfast to finish a 50,000-mile journey across 7 continents in 50 days playing the bagpipes at the world's most famous locations.

Round-the-world bagpipe challenge ends at HMS Belfast
Fire brigade celebrates 150 years with Union Street display

Fire brigade celebrates 150 years with Union Street display

The London Fire Brigade has decorated the windows of its Union Street headquarters with historic images of fire engines and firefighters to mark the brigade's 150th anniversary.

Bankside 1598 recreated in virtual reality at Florida university

A multidisciplinary team of students at Florida International University has created a virtual reality experience based on Bankside in the age of William Shakespeare.

Bankside 1598 recreated in virtual reality at Florida university
St Thomas' Hospital chapel restored

St Thomas' Hospital chapel restored

The historic chapel at St Thomas' Hospital has been officially reopened and blessed after eight months of restoration work.

Earthworks: Southwark Cathedral hosts Lent art installation

For the fifth year Southwark Cathedral is hosting a contemporary art installation during the season of Lent.

Earthworks: Southwark Cathedral hosts Lent art installation
How Shakespeare's playhouse moved from EC2 to SE1

How Shakespeare's playhouse moved from EC2 to SE1

Key documents relating to William Shakespeare's life in London are part of a new exhibition at Somerset House to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death.

Theatre Royal recreated in SE1 for Tom Hardy 'Taboo' drama

The portico of Henry Wood Hall in Trinity Church Square was turned into the entrance of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Saturday.

Theatre Royal recreated in SE1 for Tom Hardy 'Taboo' drama
Four South Bank sculptures given listed status

Four South Bank sculptures given listed status

Four sculptures on the South Bank are among 41 post-war works of public art to be included on the national heritage list.

Wanted: your memories of Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

A group of local artists are appealing for people to share their memories of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre as they prepare a film and model of the building before it is demolished.

Wanted: your memories of Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Philip Henslowe anniversary opens Shakespeare 400 year

Philip Henslowe anniversary opens Shakespeare 400 year

The 400th anniversary year of William Shakespeare's death opens with the anniversary of the death - also in 1616 - of his friend Philip Henslowe.

Local photographer launches 2016 London calendar

For the 13th year Southwark-based photographer Steve Hollingshead has created a limited edition calendar featuring images of London events.

Local photographer launches 2016 London calendar
Architects devise South Bank ice rink concept

Architects devise South Bank ice rink concept

Architects NBBJ have come up with a concept for a series of ice rinks above the River Thames on the South Bank, inspired by the frost fairs once held on the river.

Treasures from hospital art collection go on public view

A previously unknown portrait of Edward VI, only son of Henry VIII, has been discovered hidden in the art collection of Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.

Treasures from hospital art collection go on public view
Filming for 'A United Kingdom' takes over Waterloo streets

Filming for 'A United Kingdom' takes over Waterloo streets

Roupell Street, Whittlesey Street and Theed Street were closed this week whilst scenes for a new movie were filmed.

Agincourt song featured in Tower of London exhibition

A 15th-century copy of the Agincourt Song, heard in Borough High Street 600 years ago, is on display at the Tower of London.

Agincourt song featured in Tower of London exhibition
Remembrance Sunday 2015 at the Soviet War Memorial

Remembrance Sunday 2015 at the Soviet War Memorial

Politicians and diplomats gathered at the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park to observe Remembrance Sunday.

1,000 local children celebrate Southwark's Agincourt link

A thousand primary school pupils from Southwark and Lewisham took part in a semi-staged musical performance this week to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.

1,000 local children celebrate Southwark's Agincourt link
Leake Street Pocket Park now open

Leake Street Pocket Park now open

A scrap of wasteland at the junction of Lower Marsh and Leake Street has been turned into a small garden in a £90,000 project.

'Mosasaurus' breaks through the South Bank

A life-sized mosasaurus burst through the South Bank riverside path on Monday to promote the Blu-ray and DVD release of the new Jurassic World movie.

'Mosasaurus' breaks through the South Bank
Winchester Palace: a new garden for Clink Street

Winchester Palace: a new garden for Clink Street

A new garden in the ruins of Winchester Palace was inaugurated last week.

Local choir takes centre stage at Shakespeare's Globe

16 members of local acapella group Borough Market Choir have been picked to take part in Adele Thomas's production of Aeschylus' The Oresteia at Shakespeare's Globe.

Local choir takes centre stage at Shakespeare's Globe
Bermondsey Street Festival 2015

Bermondsey Street Festival 2015

The Bermondsey Street Festival continued its extraordinary run of bright, sunny days for the ninth annual event last Saturday.

Thames flotilla celebrates Queen's record-breaking reign

Crowds lined bridges over the Thames on Wednesday lunchtime to see a flotilla of historic vessels to mark the Queen becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch.

Thames flotilla celebrates Queen's record-breaking reign
Colombian tall ship ARC Gloria visits the Pool of London

Colombian tall ship ARC Gloria visits the Pool of London

Hundreds of people - many waving Colombian flags - lined the banks of the Thames on Sunday night to watch the flagship of the Colombian navy pass through Tower Bridge.

Avon Place mural unveiled

A colourful new mural in an alleyway off Borough High Street has been officially unveiled by Neil Coyle MP and Captain Ian McNaught of Trinity House.

Avon Place mural unveiled
6-metre City & Southwark wall hanging unveiled at Glaziers Hall

6-metre City & Southwark wall hanging unveiled at Glaziers Hall

An embroidered triptych depicting City and Southwark landmarks - which took 4,000 hours over four years for four men in two prisons and one former prisoner to make - has been unveiled at Glaziers Hall.

Myths and legends theme for 12th Waterloo Carnival

The sun shone on the Waterloo Carnival parade as it made its way through the streets on Friday lunchtime.

Myths and legends theme for 12th Waterloo Carnival
In pictures: Open Streets London in Great Suffolk Street

In pictures: Open Streets London in Great Suffolk Street

Great Suffolk Street was closed to motor traffic for five hours on Saturday with the aim of making space for people to use the road space in new and creative ways.

Blackfriars Estate fun day

Newly elected Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle joined more than 200 local residents at a fun filled event on Peabody's Blackfriars Estate.

Blackfriars Estate fun day
St Thomas' to St Petersburg: 2,000-mile charity bike ride

St Thomas' to St Petersburg: 2,000-mile charity bike ride

Gavin Tiffin, head of hospitality at Guy's and St Thomas', will this summer cycle 2,000 miles from London to Russia to raise money for charities linked to the hospitals.

National award for St Thomas' Hospital nurse Liz Browse

Liz Browse of St Thomas' Hospital has been named the bank nurse of the year at the Nursing Standard Nurse Awards, following more than 40 years of service.

National award for St Thomas' Hospital nurse Liz Browse
Spooks movie features SE1 locations

Spooks movie features SE1 locations

A new movie based on the long-running TV drama Spooks was released on Friday - and it makes use of lots of SE1 filming locations.

Finds from Dickens Square archaeological dig on show at museum

Items found during a recent archaeological dig at the Harper Road mosque have gone on display at the Museum of London.

Finds from Dickens Square archaeological dig on show at museum
Lambeth Palace Garden: Archbishop extends public access

Lambeth Palace Garden: Archbishop extends public access

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has introduced regular monthly open days at the Lambeth Palace Garden.

Giant chicken skeleton installed in Bermondsey school foyer

Students at the City of London Academy in Lynton Road have created a giant chicken skeleton which is on display in the school's atrium.

Giant chicken skeleton installed in Bermondsey school foyer
Pocket park brightens corner of Snowsfields and Weston Street

Pocket park brightens corner of Snowsfields and Weston Street

The bleak brick walls of the Greenwood Theatre at the corner of Snowsfields and Weston Street have been transformed by the creation of a new 'pocket park' designed by Dame Zandra Rhodes and Joe Swift.

St George's Day celebrated in Southwark

The St George in Southwark Festival made a comeback this year with a day of celebrations centred on St George the Martyr church in Borough High Street.

St George's Day celebrated in Southwark
Southwark Cathedral confirms Rouen link

Southwark Cathedral confirms Rouen link

An ecumenical twinning agreement between Southwark and Rouen cathedrals has been reaffirmed by a new generation with a signing ceremony at Southwark Cathedral.

'Brad Pitt's Bruised Bits' - new sculpture in Bermondsey Square

The second in a series of three sculptures to be exhibited in Bermondsey Square has been unveiled.

'Brad Pitt's Bruised Bits' - new sculpture in Bermondsey Square
Jonathan Dimbleby marks 50 years of cancer charity with 50km walk

Jonathan Dimbleby marks 50 years of cancer charity with 50km walk

Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby is taking on an endurance challenge this summer in celebration of the charity founded in honour of his father, Richard, who died 50 years ago this year.

Alan Titchmarsh and Rowan Williams unveil Guy's Hospital artwork

A new artwork has been unveiled at Guy's Hospital in honour of those who have donated organs and helped save the lives of others.

Alan Titchmarsh and Rowan Williams unveil Guy's Hospital artwork
Olivia Colman and Neil Morrissey filming in Southwark

Olivia Colman and Neil Morrissey filming in Southwark

Southwark Cathedral's churchyard was taken over by a BBC film crew on Thursday shooting scenes for a new adaptation of John Le Carré's 'The Night Manager'.

Mayor of Southwark unveils Queen's Walk sundial

Southwark mayor Cllr Sunil Chopra this week presided at the unveiling of a new sundial on The Queen's Walk alongside Potters Fields Park.

Mayor of Southwark unveils Queen's Walk sundial
Female street artists take over Leake Street tunnel

Female street artists take over Leake Street tunnel

The graffiti tunnel under Waterloo Station was taken over by female artists on Sunday to celebrate International Women's Day

Heart-shaped bike rack appears in Union Street

Just in time for St Valentine's Day, Cyclehoop has teamed up with Hackney-based artist Graham McLoughlin and the British Heart Foundation to place 14 heart-shaped cycle stands across Central London.

Heart-shaped bike rack appears in Union Street
Shaun the Sheep statue arrives on South Bank

Shaun the Sheep statue arrives on South Bank

A giant statue of Shaun the Sheep has been installed on the South Bank to mark the launch of the latest Aardman Animations movie.

8 facts about Borough, Bankside & Walworth

Southwark Council has published a new profile of the residents of Borough, Bankside and Walworth based on information from the 2011 census.

8 facts about Borough, Bankside & Walworth
National Bakery School creates metre-long cake for Parliament

National Bakery School creates metre-long cake for Parliament

Parliament celebrated its 750th birthday on Monday with a metre-long cake created by the National Bakery School at London South Bank University.

Hundreds of plants grown in recycled fruit juice drums

60 recycled fruit juice drums have been installed in the streets of Waterloo as part of a project make the area greener and increase local biodiversity.

Hundreds of plants grown in recycled fruit juice drums
A Nativity scene with a difference at Southwark Cathedral

A Nativity scene with a difference at Southwark Cathedral

This year's Nativity scene at Southwark Cathedral is rather different to usual: the figures have no faces, arms or legs.

Local images feature on 2015 calendars

If you're in need of a last-minute Christmas gift - or simply a way of keeping track of the coming year on your own wall - then two 2015 calendars featuring local images are now available.

Local images feature on 2015 calendars
Waterloo Station hosts landscape photography exhibition

Waterloo Station hosts landscape photography exhibition

A striking black and white photograph of London Bridge Station seen from The Shard is one of dozens of images featured in a new exhibition at Waterloo Station.

William Blake's Lambeth studio recreated in Oxford museum

The front room of William Blake's house in Hercules Road, Lambeth, has been recreated for a new exhibition at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum.

William Blake's Lambeth studio recreated in Oxford museum
Could you befriend a local older person? Charity seeks volunteers

Could you befriend a local older person? Charity seeks volunteers

Blackfriars Settlement is looking for volunteers to work with older people.

Carole Wright receives volunteering award from Peabody

The achievements of a Blackfriars Road resident were recognised at the fifth annual Peabody Volunteer Awards held at City Hall last month.

Carole Wright receives volunteering award from Peabody
'Real' Apple Store turns heads at Borough Market autumn celebration

'Real' Apple Store turns heads at Borough Market autumn celebration

With white walls and minimalist displays, for one day only Borough Market adopted the design aesthetic of a well-known electronics and computer company with its 'Real' Apple Store.

Elephant & Castle tube station inspires short story for children

An American author has published a book of children's stories including a tale inspired by Elephant & Castle tube station.

Elephant & Castle tube station inspires short story for children
Radioactive blob appears in Bermondsey Square

Radioactive blob appears in Bermondsey Square

A sculpture inspired by a science-fiction film has been installed in Bermondsey Square.

Bermondsey Street Festival 2014

Good weather drew thousands of people to Bermondsey Street Festival on Saturday.

Bermondsey Street Festival 2014
BOST is 'Champion of Champions' again

BOST is 'Champion of Champions' again

Bankside Open Spaces Trust has been awarded a special Champion of Champions certificate by London/Britain in Bloom for the second year running.

Queensborough Centre marks 30 years

The Queensborough Community Centre on the Scovell Estate has marked its 30th anniversary with a party.

Queensborough Centre marks 30 years
Bermondsey Project exhibitions

Bermondsey Project exhibitions

The Bermondsey Project is celebrating five years at the Crosse & Blackwell factory in Willow Walk.

South Bank bar installs division bell to summon MPs to vote

A restaurant and bar at County Hall on the South Bank has installed a division bell which gives MPs an eight-minute warning to make their way across the river to vote in the lobbies of the Palace of Westminster.

South Bank bar installs division bell to summon MPs to vote
Centenary of Waterloo-born Labour foreign secretary George Brown

Centenary of Waterloo-born Labour foreign secretary George Brown

The centenary of foreign secretary George Brown, born on 2 September 1914 just a month into the First World War, falls this year.

Blackfriars watercolour to feature on tube station posters

A watercolour of Blackfriars Railway Bridge is one of two Thames-related paintings to be displayed on posters at river piers and tube stations around London.

Blackfriars watercolour to feature on tube station posters
Fundraising feats to raise money for Garden Museum expansion

Fundraising feats to raise money for Garden Museum expansion

A Lambeth councillor has raised more than £1,000 for the Garden Museum with a 78-mile walk round the Capital Ring orbital footpath ... and now the museum's boss plans to swim the Thames from Oxford to London.

Local trainees employed as marshals on Roupell Street film set

Six young people trained by a Kennington-based charity were employed as marshals on a film set in Waterloo last month.

Local trainees employed as marshals on Roupell Street film set
Book exchange opens in hidden London Bridge garden

Book exchange opens in hidden London Bridge garden

As the Gibbon's Rent garden celebrates its second anniversary, a new book exchange cabinet has been added to the green oasis just yards away from the bustle of Tooley Street.

New Anna Robinson poetry collection launched in Lower Marsh

Anna Robinson's second poetry collection Into the Woods has been launched with a party in Lower Marsh.

New Anna Robinson poetry collection launched in Lower Marsh
Southwark's Dog & Pot at Dickens Museum

Southwark's Dog & Pot at Dickens Museum

The Dog and Pot sign opposite Southwark Station in Blackfriars Road is featured in a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum.

GBBO star Kimberley Wilson helps to judge Waterloo's best cake

Great British Bake Off finalist Kimberley Wilson and Konditor & Cook founder Gerhard Jenne this week judged Waterloo's very own cake competition.

GBBO star Kimberley Wilson helps to judge Waterloo's best cake
Thames cutter crews compete in Port of London Challenge

Thames cutter crews compete in Port of London Challenge

Competitors in the Port of London Challenge assembled near the National Theatre on Thursday evening to set off on a 4.4 mile race up the Thames.

Southwark Street, George Street or Station Road? TfL can't decide

Bus passengers in Southwark Street could be forgiven for being confused by the new bus stop flags installed this week by Transport for London.

Southwark Street, George Street or Station Road? TfL can't decide
Vintage RT bus on route 100

Vintage RT bus on route 100

Passengers on bus route 100 between Elephant & Castle and Shadwell enjoyed free rides on a 66-year-old vintage RT bus on Saturday.

German artist's dazzling WWI centenary makeover for HMS President

A World War I warship permanently moored on the River Thames has been given a startling new livery as part of the commemorations of the centenary of the start of the conflict.

German artist's dazzling WWI centenary makeover for HMS President
Artist and activist Veronica Planton remembered at Waterloo exhibition

Artist and activist Veronica Planton remembered at Waterloo exhibition

Waterloo resident and community activist Veronica Planton has been remembered with an exhibition of her paintings, drawings and sketches.

Sunday Service: photographing Southwark's black majority churches

Photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews has brought together pictures of Southwark's black majority churches in an exhibition at Tate Modern called Sunday Service.

Sunday Service: photographing Southwark's black majority churches
Circus-themed Waterloo Carnival features locals aged 2 to 82

Circus-themed Waterloo Carnival features locals aged 2 to 82

The eleventh annual Waterloo Carnival procession took to the streets on Friday lunchtime.

BookBenches appear around Bankside and London Bridge

Decorated benches in the shape of an open book have appeared around Bankside and London Bridge as part of a London-wide initiative by the National Literacy Trust.

BookBenches appear around Bankside and London Bridge
Bermondsey in Bloom 2014: call for entries

Bermondsey in Bloom 2014: call for entries

Residents, businesses and organisations in Bermondsey are invited to enter this year's competition to celebrate gardening prowess.

Simon Hughes takes up tennis at Tanner Street

Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Simon Hughes took up a challenge from a local coach this weekend and enjoyed a game of tennis at Tanner Street Park.

Simon Hughes takes up tennis at Tanner Street
'Book bin' installed in Bermondsey

'Book bin' installed in Bermondsey

A 'book bin' for unwanted books has been installed at the Leathermarket JMB offices in Leathermarket Street, Bermondsey.

Bermondsey girls are London basketball champions

Students from the under-16 girls' basketball team at the City of London Academy have been celebrating today after winning the London School of Basketball's Community Basketball League finals earlier this month.

Bermondsey girls are London basketball champions
2014 Southwark Civic Awards presented at Southwark Cathedral

2014 Southwark Civic Awards presented at Southwark Cathedral

Volunteers from across the borough were honoured for their exceptional work for the community at the Southwark Civic Awards held last week.

Maria Moruzzi celebrates 50 years at Borough Market

Maria Moruzzi was uncharacteristically lost for words on Friday when Borough Market trustees, staff and traders descended on Maria's Market Cafe to celebrate her 50-year association with the market.

Maria Moruzzi celebrates 50 years at Borough Market
Former England footballer John Barnes at Southwark Tube Station

Former England footballer John Barnes at Southwark Tube Station

Former England footballer John Barnes visited Southwark Underground Station on Tuesday to launch a partnership between Transport for London and football website ESPNFC to bring live World Cup updates to tube passengers this summer.

Royal Marines drummers and buglers visit Bermondsey school

Drummers and buglers from the Royal Marines Band Service visited the City of London Academy in Bermondsey last week.

Royal Marines drummers and buglers visit Bermondsey school
Bermondsey Farmers' Market seeks new traders

Bermondsey Farmers' Market seeks new traders

The Saturday morning farmers' market in Bermondsey Square is inviting new traders to join the regular stalls.

Southwark delftware cats to go under the hammer in pottery sale

Two delftware cats probably made in Southwark more than three centuries ago are among the lots in Bonhams Fine British Pottery sale on Wednesday 21 May.

Southwark delftware cats to go under the hammer in pottery sale
John Constable launches new poetry book

John Constable launches new poetry book

Playwright Nell Dunn joined John Constable at the Boot & Flogger for the launch of his book Spark in the Dark.

Harvey's horses and dray visit Southwark

The Horses and dray from Harvey's Brewery in Lewes, Sussex, have visited the Royal Oak in Southwark.

Harvey's horses and dray visit Southwark
Borough Market offers free wifi to shoppers

Borough Market offers free wifi to shoppers

Borough Market has introduced free wireless internet access for shoppers.

Queen's row barge Gloriana returns to tidal Thames for Tudor Pull

The Queen's row barge Gloriana startled those out for a Sunday afternoon stroll on the South Bank when it made its way down the Thames as part of the Tudor Pull.

Queen's row barge Gloriana returns to tidal Thames for Tudor Pull
Borough schoolboy wins Fourth Plinth art competition

Borough schoolboy wins Fourth Plinth art competition

A pupil at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in the Borough has been named as one of the winners of this year's Fourth Plinth School Awards.

Konditor & Cook founder reveals cake recipes in new book

Gerhard Jenne, founder of the cake shop, has published a recipe book 'Konditor & Cook: Deservedly Legendary Baking' featuring some of his popular cakes.

Konditor & Cook founder reveals cake recipes in new book
BOST celebrates Sumner Street Garden and Bankside food-growing

BOST celebrates Sumner Street Garden and Bankside food-growing

Bankside Open Spaces Trust and Sumner Buildings residents held a garden party last Saturday to launch their new food garden and celebrate the 24 food growing projects which form part of 'Edible Bankside'.

Waterloo Festival launches film score competition

Waterloo Festival launches film score competition

The organisers of the Waterloo Festival have teamed up with the British Film Institute to launch this year's film score composition competition.

Actress Lesley Sharp visits Globe Academy

Actress Lesley Sharp - currently appearing at the National Theatre on the South Bank - led a Q&A session with GCSE drama pupils at the Globe Academy this week.

Actress Lesley Sharp visits Globe Academy
Dan Cruickshank visits Kirkaldy Testing Museum

Dan Cruickshank visits Kirkaldy Testing Museum

Architectural historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank last week visited the Kirkaldy Testing Museum in Southwark Street.

Small grants available for SE1 locals to green their environment

For the second year running Bankside Open Spaces Trust and the City Bridge Trust are offering individuals and community organisations small grants to help kick-start or sustain local gardening and greening projects.

Small grants available for SE1 locals to green their environment
SE1 kids enjoy free visits to London Eye and London Aquarium

SE1 kids enjoy free visits to London Eye and London Aquarium

Children from a number of SE1 schools enjoyed free visits to South Bank attractions this week as part of an initiative by Merlin Entertainments.

Young SE1 basketball player reaches Europe's top 40

Globe Academy pupil Samuel Japhet-Mathias has been recognised as one of Europe's top 40 basketball players in his age group.

Young SE1 basketball player reaches Europe's top 40
Lower Marsh's new Saturday market launches

Lower Marsh's new Saturday market launches

A new weekend market launched in Waterloo's Lower Marsh on Saturday.

Book launch marks start of Southwark Cathedral's WWI commemorations

Southwark Cathedral's programme of events to mark the centenary of the start of World War I began last week with the launch of a reprint of a key book.

Book launch marks start of Southwark Cathedral's WWI commemorations
Southwark students celebrate Seven Ages of Shakespeare at Globe

Southwark students celebrate Seven Ages of Shakespeare at Globe

This week Shakespeare's Globe hosted a performance by Southwark school pupils to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of the Bard.

Medieval flagon on display at Wheatsheaf pub in Stoney Street

A 14th-century jug found during excavations at the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market has now gone on display.

Medieval flagon on display at Wheatsheaf pub in Stoney Street
Southwark flies rainbow flag for LGBT History Month

Southwark flies rainbow flag for LGBT History Month

Eagled-eyed passers-by will have noticed a flash of colour against the grey February skies on Tooley Street this week as Southwark Council shows its support for LGBT History Month.

Foyles bookshop opens at Waterloo Station

The long-awaited new Foyles Bookshop at Waterloo Station opened its doors on Saturday morning.

Foyles bookshop opens at Waterloo Station
Volunteers wanted for London's first Open Streets event

Volunteers wanted for London's first Open Streets event

The organisers of a one-day event that will see Southwark Street and Blackfriars Road closed to motor traffic have appealed for local residents to get involved.

Homeless Londoners 'denied basic human rights'

Hundreds of street homeless people across the country are being denied the basic human rights of access to shelter, drinking water, sanitation and food, according to a coalition of housing and human rights groups.

Homeless Londoners 'denied basic human rights'
Bermondsey brewer creates beer inspired by bees

Bermondsey brewer creates beer inspired by bees

Hiver - a honey beer - has been created by a Bermondsey resident and is available at a number of local bars.

Filmmaker retraces steps of 1927 colour cinematographer

A London filmmaker has produced a short video showing how London has changed over the past eight and half decades.

Filmmaker retraces steps of 1927 colour cinematographer
Strictly Come Dancing stars visit Evelina Children's Hospital

Strictly Come Dancing stars visit Evelina Children's Hospital

Patients and pupils at Evelina London Children's Hospital and its school had an early Christmas treat when the stars of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing popped in for a visit.

Simon Hughes invites young social entrepreneurs to Parliament

Simon Hughes MP was so impressed with Walworth Academy's social enterprise project he has invited pupils to sell their wares at the House of Commons.

Simon Hughes invites young social entrepreneurs to Parliament
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