Spring 2014

It’s spring; a time for new ventures, growth and embracing the economic ‘green shoots’ that were promised last year, and which are at last beginning to show.

From the Garden Bridge project to market stalls in Brixton, this issue looks at entrepreneurs and innovation across Lambeth and Southwark. We’ve been particularly impressed by Brixton, now recognised as one of “the coolest places on Earth,” and by the women that we met who are leading the way in diversity under the roof of Brixton Village.

Olwen Fouere, our front page story, puts on a powerful performance with riverrun at The National Theatre’s The Shed, whilst Roni Page talks us through her role in Sam Mendes’ brand new West End production.

Overall, this spring we are looking at the independent ideas that are driving change on the face of London, the Thames and its fringes.

Yours,

A Webb
Editor

Also from this Edition:
  • A BOUNTIFUL Season London’s hidden markets will excite even the most experienced of palates
  • THE FINEST Ingredients Discover the essential Italian flavours behind the success of Tentazioni Restaurant
  • layers of TRADITION A Mediterranean escape within London’s most idyllic marina
  • a blackfriars BRUNCH Home-cooked comforts at Café Pronto
  • A LIFE in the day A unique view from a Brixton Village tradesman
  • A CINEMATIC revolution The Ritzy Picturehouse’s century-long career at the forefront of ‘art cinema’
  • SWERVE OF SHORE to bend of bay An interview with one of Ireland’s leading theatre-makers, and her photographer
  • AN INNOVATION in theatre Stage meets screen for Sam Mendes’ ground-breaking production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • CHILDREN’S book review For this edition Meg Connor-Scahill, aged 11, gives us her thoughts on the traditional children’s book Heidi, written in 1880 “for children and for those who love children” by Swiss author Johanna Spyri
  • RACING for charity Nephew of The Shipwright’s Arms publican, Andy Bishop, undertakes a marathon challenge
  • SEDUCED by Seville ...Sweet orange blossom & Spanish guitar
  • 5:2 Your Life
  • Fuel Your Body BETTER How Metabolic Dieting can help you to avoid ‘starvation mode’ and stay both slim and strong
  • SET apart Graphic display company Colorset underlines the importance of adaptation
  • SANDRINGHAM House Organic interiors, river-side views and high-tech finishing touches from award-winning design firm, Darling Associate
  • OUR GREAT Thames Joanna Lumley and Thomas Heatherwick lay plans for London’s very own floating garden
  • SPOTLIGHT Properties CONTEMPORARY CONVERSIONS: Loft Living
  • SPOTLIGHT Properties A PERIOD Apartment
  • SPOTLIGHT Properties A REGENCY Residence
  • GOLDFINGER'S Legacy The enduring architecture of a post-war pioneer

	
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