Autumn 2019

Dear Readers

Autumn winds promise change

“It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver,” Gandhi famously said. Now more than ever mental and physical health is becoming increasingly important to us all. The stresses of normal daily life can too often bring on anxieties and run our bodies into the ground, so we’ve been talking with a mix of health and well-being specialists who live and operate around our community.

On a bigger scale, the health of the environment is coming into urgent focus. This year’s Extinction Rebellion in the capital and the devastation to the Amazon rainforests have been more than a wake up call for us all.

Thankfully we can always find some solace in culture and art so abundant around us, where often issues and solutions are discussed on stage or the gallery walls.

These winds of change are bringing with them the beginning of a new academic year, a fresh start and an end to austerity with a general election, enterprising businesses opening and new homes and communities being developed.

We are on the verge of a new beginnings, with the opportunity for fresh and enlightened views.


Angela Webb

Also from this Edition:
  • Head to Toe Self-care is a way to calm, heal and preserve our sanity in the face of adversity. Could the answer to your problems be in your feet?
  • Fit for the modern age Fitness Space Surrey Quays are celebrating an award-winning first year of business this Autumn, having opened in September 2018
  • Getting older & Staying healthy 5 Reasons why physical therapy is beneficial in your 40s, 50s and 60s
  • A Nordic Experience Rotherhithe twinkles again this winter with its own special Scandinavian Christmas market
  • East meets West at The Fan Museum As the stunning Gérard Lévy exhibition is due to close at the end of September, another prepares to open in October - running until the end of the year
  • Climate Matters Why is 'our house on fire', and why are we expecting our children to put out the flames?
  • Brexit Latest We're out! No, we're in... - In, Out, In, Out
  • Election SPECIAL That's it... A general election will sort it out!
  • Thames Barrier & London Regatta A family day out for some and a day of wild water sports for others, the Thames will draw the crowds from Hammersmith to Woolwich
  • Mediation vs. Court Judgments In our first or four instalments looking at business and personal negotiations, we discuss how issues can be resolved without resorting to expensive and risky litigation
  • Entertainments Theatre Theatre Listings for Autumn 2019
  • Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey Aged just 19 Shelagh Delaney wrote her first play 'A Taste of Honey', set in her home town of Salford
  • Entertainments Galleries Gallery Listings for Autumn 2019
  • Confidence + Curiosity = Learning Dedicated specialist teaching in Battersea provides the best grounding for dyslexic and dyspraxic children
  • Top Results for Alleyn's in 400th Anniversary Year As Alleyn’s celebrates the 400th year of Edward Alleyn’s foundation of his School, the results provide yet more reason to be cheerful
  • 5 Stars at the Edinburgh Fringe 5 Star Review for Blackheath High School students and their production of the absurdist classic play 'Rhinoceros' at the Edinburgh Festival this summer
  • St Saviour's & St Olave's & the Global Community Pupils from St Saviour's and St Olave's in SE1 have spent time this summer meeting with other young people from all over the world
  • Open Day Events Autumn 2019
  • LONDON Square Bermondsey Bermondsey has become one of the capital’s most coveted riverside districts

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