Autumn 2018

Dear Readers

The exotic & The local

The ‘bunkling down’ season is almost here – it’s time to start thinking about some interior ideas. We have included articles from high end bespoke flooring to Transylvanian folk art furniture as well as crafted glass inspired by a sacred Japanese pilgrimage.

At the Hayward Gallery until mid-October, a multitude of voices explore identity and gender since the 1960s in the exhibition Drag: Self-portraits and Body Politics. A subject relevant and timely in our fluid and shifting society.

We celebrate 20 years of Williams Lynch on Bermondsey Street in an interview with Mark Williams who was the first agent on the road, having identified the area’s potential. Mark fondly recalls his experiences and the changes over the last two decades.

Stay safe and warm!


Angela Webb

Also from this Edition:
  • Good Cheer at Great Guns! As the long, winter nights draw closer there’s no better time to bunker down in a cozy neighbourhood bar for an evening of great food and the warm glow that only cocktails can deliver.
  • High Street Flooring There are still some purchases you would not want to make online, which are keeping communities bustling
  • A Perfect Fit There's more to picking the right bike for you than meets the eye
  • How can we help you? Even though osteopathy has been a recognised and regulated practice since the mid-1990s misconceptions about it are still common
  • Entertainments Theatre Theatre Listings for Autumn 2018
  • Entertainments Galleries Gallery Listings for Autumn 2018
  • Thames Barrier in Action Once a year there's a full tide test closure of the Thames Barrier, when the Barrier gates rotate by 90 degrees into the fully closed defence position stopping the tide going into London
  • FOLK Art The beautiful art of craftspeople from distant corners of the continent is now on show on Tower Bridge Road
  • Grand Designs on Blackheath High School
  • Winners at Alleyn's Alleyn’s School in Dulwich, south London, has had a wonderful sporting academic year, ending with a particularly fine flourish; three titles in the London Schools’ Cricket Cup.
  • High-Flying Students Girls at St Saviour's and St Olave's have more than their fair share of opportunities, both academically and for full, joyful lives.
  • Harris takes up the Mandarin challenge Few state schools in England have Chinese Mandarin on the curriculum. But Harris Academy South Norwood does
  • Apprenticeships & Learning Academia is not the right path for every young person and alternatives with 'purpose' are often hard to identify
  • Getting a Head Start Local Academy pioneers professional opportunities for its students
  • 20 Years Independent & Local We chatted with Mark Williams, managing director of Williams Lynch, as the agency celebrates 20 years of business on the street

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