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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
The streets of London really are paved with gold

The streets of London really are paved with gold

Visitors to Shad Thames on Wednesday found the street covered in gold 'cobbles'.

Local scenes feature on 2014 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 2014 calendars featuring local images are now available.

Local scenes feature on 2014 calendars
National Bakery School creates giant cake for Chelsea Pensioners

National Bakery School creates giant cake for Chelsea Pensioners

The National Bakery School at London South Bank University has created a 4-foot cake for the Chelsea Pensioners' annual Christmas Cake Ceremony - complete with edible Christmas trees and snowmen.

Stephen Humphrey produces definitive history of Elephant & Castle

Stephen Humphrey's history of the Elephant & Castle has been published after a quarter of a century of research.

Stephen Humphrey produces definitive history of Elephant & Castle
Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! at Somerset House

Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! at Somerset House

The life and wardrobe of former Waterloo resident and fashion writer Isabella Blow is explored in a lavish exhibition at Somerset House.

City skyline recreated in ice sculpture at London Eye

To mark the start of its winter 'Frostival' season the London Eye created an ice sculpture of the capital's skyline on the South Bank.

City skyline recreated in ice sculpture at London Eye
Sony rebrands Oxo Tower to promote PlayStation

Sony rebrands Oxo Tower to promote PlayStation

If you look carefully at Oxo Tower Wharf you might notice something a little different...

Leathermarket sculpture project wins Southwark arts award

The Leathermarket Community Scultpure Project has been awarded a 'SAFTA' as Southwark's Best Community Arts Project.

Leathermarket sculpture project wins Southwark arts award
Bankside Neighbourhood Plan: an interview with Tim Wood

Bankside Neighbourhood Plan: an interview with Tim Wood

For the past two and a half years residents, business and community groups in Bankside have been working to draw up a neighbourhood plan to help shape the future of this fast-changing area.

Green flag raised at Archbishop's Park

Archbishop's Park has been described as "a real hidden gem in the heart of central London" by a senior local politician.

Green flag raised at Archbishop's Park
Pictures: Apple Day at Borough Market

Pictures: Apple Day at Borough Market

Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral and the Lions part theatre company held their annual autumn celebrations of harvest festival and Apple Day on Sunday.

Bankside Open Spaces Trust celebrates double awards success

Bankside Open Spaces Trust has received two major awards for community gardening and engaging people with nature.

Bankside Open Spaces Trust celebrates double awards success
Young traders sell their harvest produce at Borough Market

Young traders sell their harvest produce at Borough Market

Pupils from 11 Southwark schools gathered at Borough Market last week to sell their seasonal vegetables, grown and nurtured from seed.

St Jude's pupils meet Anneka Rice at Waterloo Station

Pupils from St Jude's Primary School in Colnbrook Street joined Anneka Rice at Waterloo Station on Friday to record extracts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for a new talking book.

St Jude's pupils meet Anneka Rice at Waterloo Station
Malaysia Eye art exhibition at Nolias 11

Malaysia Eye art exhibition at Nolias 11

Malaysia Eye features 38 pioneer and young Malaysian artists selected with the aim of presenting the broadest possible collection of Malaysian art in London.

'Fete at Bermondsey' painting goes on show at National Portrait Gallery

A 16th-century painting called A Fete at Bermondsey is being displayed at the entrance to a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

'Fete at Bermondsey' painting goes on show at National Portrait Gallery
Elephant & Castle Strata tower features in post-apocalyptic novel

Elephant & Castle Strata tower features in post-apocalyptic novel

A novel called Ice Diaries looks ahead just five years to when the Elephant & Castle is the best place to be in horrendous weather.

3,400 teddy bears set up encampment in Potters Fields Park

Potters Fields Park was filled with hundreds of teddy bears on Tuesday morning to raise awareness of meningitis.

3,400 teddy bears set up encampment in Potters Fields Park
Southwark Mayor supports Macmillan charity coffee morning

Southwark Mayor supports Macmillan charity coffee morning

The Mayor of Southwark joined staff and patients at St Thomas' Hospital on Friday for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Lower Marsh people and shops featured in new children's book

Lower Marsh shops, stalls and familiar faces are featured in a new children's book.

Lower Marsh people and shops featured in new children's book
Bermondsey Street Festival 2013

Bermondsey Street Festival 2013

The seventh Bermondsey Street Festival brought large crowds to the street and its neighbouring green spaces on Saturday.

Konditor & Cook celebrates 20 years with Roupell Street Cake Fete

Local bakers Konditor & Cook held a street party called a 'cake fete' to celebrate twenty years in Waterloo.

Konditor & Cook celebrates 20 years with Roupell Street Cake Fete
1513: A Ships' Opera at The Mayor's Thames Festival

1513: A Ships' Opera at The Mayor's Thames Festival

The Pool of London echoed with the sounds of vintage vessels on Saturday night as the river provided the setting for an extraordinary performance as part of The Mayor's Thames Festival.

Southwark sixth-formers visit Borough Road Gallery

Local school pupils took part in a three-day drawing workshop at London South Bank University's Borough Road Gallery last week, led by artist-teacher Bruce Ingram.

Southwark sixth-formers visit Borough Road Gallery
54 riders cycle 54 miles to raise £10k for 10-year-old youth charity

54 riders cycle 54 miles to raise £10k for 10-year-old youth charity

As local youth charity SE1 United celebrates its tenth anniversary, 54 intrepid cyclists this week completed a 54-mile bike ride to Brighton with the aim of raising £10,000 to secure the future of the charity's work.

Giraffes take up residence at More London

15 hand-painted 2.5-metre giraffe sculptures have been installed on the More London estate near Tower Bridge

Giraffes take up residence at More London
Great River Race: pictures and video

Great River Race: pictures and video

More than 300 boats took part in the Great River Race on Saturday.

Locals get a preview of new Rambert community dance programme

Local children and adults have enjoyed a summer preview of the new community dance programme to be launched by Rambert when it moves into its new South Bank headquarters

Locals get a preview of new Rambert community dance programme
Children from Evelina hospital triumph at Transplant Games

Children from Evelina hospital triumph at Transplant Games

28 children from the Evelina London Children's Hospital transplant unit have returned from the annual British Transplant Games weighed down with 52 medals.

Midwife's love of the South Bank reflected in art installation

A St Thomas' midwife - who got married, went into labour and watched her children take their first steps in the Royal Festival Hall - has made her story into an interactive art installation.

Midwife's love of the South Bank reflected in art installation
Boating lake and paddling pool opened in Union Street

Boating lake and paddling pool opened in Union Street

A temporary boating lake for inflatables and toy boats and a paddling pool has opened in Union Street.

Latin American flower festival comes to Elephant & Castle

St Mary's Churchyard at the Elephant & Castle hosted the Azucar Flower Festival on Saturday - a Latin American celebration organised as part of Southwark Council's Elephant and The Nun Festival.

Latin American flower festival comes to Elephant & Castle
Pearly King & Queen lead Lambeth Walk extravaganza at SummerFest

Pearly King & Queen lead Lambeth Walk extravaganza at SummerFest

The Pearly King of Bow Bells and the Pearly Queen of the Old Kent Road led the crowd in a mass performance of 'Doing the Lambeth Walk' to open this year's SummerFest in Archbishop's Park on Friday.

West Side Story cast recreate show's dance moves in Leake Street

The international cast of West Side Story has arrived in London for the show's run at Sadler's Wells and some of the members of the two rival gang - The Jets and The Sharks - headed to Leake Street to recreate some of the show's famous moves.

West Side Story cast recreate show's dance moves in Leake Street
Bankside & Waterloo Growing Grants: kick-start a community garden

Bankside & Waterloo Growing Grants: kick-start a community garden

Need £200 to make your local environment better? Don't want to fill a long application form for a few hundred pounds? Bankside Open Spaces Trust can help.

Model of Tower Bridge created from single toothpick

A San Francisco artist has created a model of Tower Bridge from a single toothpick.

Model of Tower Bridge created from single toothpick
Borough Market's new indoor garden is now open

Borough Market's new indoor garden is now open

Borough Market's new glass market hall on Borough High Street is now open.

Notre Dame dancers take to the stage at Sadler's Wells

Pupils from Notre Dame RC Girls' School were among 400 young dancers from London and Essex who took part in the Step LIVE! 2013 show at Sadler's Wells on Sunday.

Notre Dame dancers take to the stage at Sadler's Wells
Dale Inglis shows Thames paintings at National Theatre

Dale Inglis shows Thames paintings at National Theatre

Paintings by Walworth-based artist Dale Inglis have been on show at the National Theatre since late May as part of a collaboration with the Waterloo Festival.

Waterloo celebrates 10 years of "best small carnival in London"

Nearly 400 people took part in a a colourful farmyard-themed carnival procession through the streets of Waterloo on Friday lunchtime.

Waterloo celebrates 10 years of
MPs win Thames boat race against Lords

MPs win Thames boat race against Lords

The Parliamentary Boat Race has been won by the House of Commons.

Spanish Civil War's British fighters remembered on South Bank

Tributes were paid to David Lomon during the annual Spanish Civil War international brigades commemoration in Jubilee Gardens on Saturday afternoon.

Spanish Civil War's British fighters remembered on South Bank
Archbishop's Park gardening club seeks new members

Archbishop's Park gardening club seeks new members

A Friday afternoon gardening club in a North Lambeth park is looking for more volunteers to get involved.

SE1 United seeks cyclists for London-Brighton challenge

Local youth charity SE1 United is looking for cyclists to help it raise £10,000 by riding from London to Brighton this September.

SE1 United seeks cyclists for London-Brighton challenge
New play inspired by lupus patients at St Thomas' Hospital

New play inspired by lupus patients at St Thomas' Hospital

A playwright has used her experiences of working at St Thomas' Hospital to write a critically acclaimed play about lupus, a medical condition 'no one has heard of'.

Green wall created next to Borough's Wheatsheaf pub

Nearly 200 plants have been added to a green wall which disguises a metal access staircase next to the recently reopened Wheatsheaf pub in Stoney Street.

Green wall created next to Borough's Wheatsheaf pub
Thames cutter crews compete in Admiral of the Port's Challenge

Thames cutter crews compete in Admiral of the Port's Challenge

14 crews competed in the Admiral of the Port's Challenge on the River Thames on Monday night.

'Tax haven' island set up on South Bank

Anti-poverty campaigners set up a tropical island on the South Bank on Friday to encourage Londoners to lobby the prime minister before the G8 summit.

'Tax haven' island set up on South Bank
Hops planted in Borough's new market hall

Hops planted in Borough's new market hall

Pupils from Notre Dame School last month visited Borough Market where they helped to plant hops which will be grown in the new glazed hall at the corner of Borough High Street and Bedale Street.

Flying sheep at London Bridge and a peat bog in Potters Fields

A parade of 'flying' sheep across London Bridge and a peat bog in Potters Fields Park were two of the features of 'Ardbog Day', held on Saturday to promote Ardbeg whisky.

Flying sheep at London Bridge and a peat bog in Potters Fields
Lucy Brown House: residents celebrate 25 years of sheltered housing

Lucy Brown House: residents celebrate 25 years of sheltered housing

Residents of a sheltered housing complex in Park Street last week celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the development.

Desmond Tutu draws a crowd to Greenwood Theatre at London Bridge

A queue stretching along Weston Street and around the corner into Snowsfields formed on Monday afternoon as hundreds of people packed into the Greenwood Theatre to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu take part in a panel discussion.

Desmond Tutu draws a crowd to Greenwood Theatre at London Bridge
Former England captain Amanda Newton coaches Waterloo Netball club

Former England captain Amanda Newton coaches Waterloo Netball club

Former England netball captain Amanda Newton visited Waterloo Netball club on Saturday for a special coaching session at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth sports facility.

Recycling bin for low-energy lightbulbs installed in Waterloo

A recycling bin for low-energy lightbulbs has been installed in Waterloo.

Recycling bin for low-energy lightbulbs installed in Waterloo
First London Bridge Open Kitchen held at White Cube Bermondsey

First London Bridge Open Kitchen held at White Cube Bermondsey

The first London Bridge Open Kitchen food festival was held on Wednesday night in the forecourt of the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey Street.

Empowering Latin American women through art

This week Southwark Council's Tooley Street headquarters has played host to the 'Empowerment through Art: Photography and Latin American Migrants Girls in London' exhibition.

Empowering Latin American women through art
Borough Market turns new glazed hall into 'city garden'

Borough Market turns new glazed hall into 'city garden'

Gardeners are applying the finishing touches to a 'city garden' which has been created in Borough Market's new glass market hall.

24 years on: film of campaign rally to save Rose Theatre Bankside

Rare video footage of the extraordinary campaign to save the remains of Bankside's Rose Theatre has been published 24 years later.

24 years on: film of campaign rally to save Rose Theatre Bankside
Archbishop's Park Bower unveiled

Archbishop's Park Bower unveiled

A stunning new hand-carved new bower or shelter has been unveiled in Archbishop's Park.

Southbank Centre launches summer-long Festival of Neighbourhood

Southbank Centre's summer festival this year will celebrate the idea of neighbourhood and explore the concept of what makes a good neighbourhood and what it means to be a good neighbour.

Southbank Centre launches summer-long Festival of Neighbourhood
Romeo the Shard fox immortalised in Cumbrian forest

Romeo the Shard fox immortalised in Cumbrian forest

A wooden monolith depicting the adventures of an urban fox in Europe's tallest building has been installed in the Grizedale Forest in Cumbria.

Tate Modern turbine hall filled with flotilla of paper boats

Tate Modern's turbine hall was filled with dozens of paper boats made from banknotes, maps and rail tickets this weekend as part of the Hyperlink festival.

Tate Modern turbine hall filled with flotilla of paper boats
Dragon Cafe celebrates St George with East meets West parade

Dragon Cafe celebrates St George with East meets West parade

The Dragon Cafe - an arts and creative project which operates from the crypt of St George the Martyr church every Monday - celebrated the eve of St George's Day this week with a range of colourful events.

Royal rowbarge Gloriana leads Thames Tudor Pull

The royal rowbarge Gloriana, built for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, was the star of this year's Tudor Pull event.

Royal rowbarge Gloriana leads Thames Tudor Pull
St George's Day: human towers and an Anglo-Catalan festival at Borough Market

St George's Day: human towers and an Anglo-Catalan festival at Borough Market

England and Catalonia share St George as their patron saint so it was fitting that Borough Market's St George's Day event on Sunday had a Catalan twist.

HMS Belfast opens new cafe-bar

The first phase of HMS Belfast's new land-side building has been completed with the opening of a cafe-bar alongside the ticket office and souvenir shop.

HMS Belfast opens new cafe-bar
NPG's new Maggie Smith portrait was painted in Southwark studio

NPG's new Maggie Smith portrait was painted in Southwark studio

A new portrait of Dame Maggie Smith painted in the Southwark studio of artist James Lloyd has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

Explorers climb cathedral tower to make Scout promise

Eight members of a new Explorer Scout Unit based in Bermondsey climbed the tower of Southwark Cathedral last week to make their Scout promises.

Explorers climb cathedral tower to make Scout promise
Waterloo's 'Cardboard City' featured in new short film

Waterloo's 'Cardboard City' featured in new short film

A powerful new short film inspired by a gang which once roamed Waterloo's Cardboad City will receive its premiere at the BAFTA cinema in Piccadilly on 5 April.

24-hour bike repair pitstop opens in Great Guildford Street

A 'pink pitstop' for cyclists to pump up their bike tyres or carry out basic repairs has been unveiled outside the Bankside Community Space in Great Guildford Street.

24-hour bike repair pitstop opens in Great Guildford Street
Waterloo Netball under-14s beat Wandsworth team

Waterloo Netball under-14s beat Wandsworth team

Waterloo Netball under-14s enjoyed a victory over Wandsworth last Saturday at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park.

Lambeth kids visit Rambert Dance Company's new South Bank home

Pupils from Walnut Tree Walk Primary School in Kennington got an exclusive preview of the Rambert Dance Company's new headquarters on the South Bank this week.

Lambeth kids visit Rambert Dance Company's new South Bank home
Tower Bridge launches smartphone app

Tower Bridge launches smartphone app

The Tower Bridge Exhibition has launched a smartphone app for iOS and Android devices.

Tanner Street aquaponic urban farm seeks funds

Fish and vegetables could be produced in a Bermondsey car park this summer if the GrowUp project succeeds in raising £15,000 by the end of the month.

Tanner Street aquaponic urban farm seeks funds
Fairtrade Warrior strides across Potters Fields Park

Fairtrade Warrior strides across Potters Fields Park

Year 4 pupils from Tower Bridge Primary School met cocoa farmers from Ghana at Potters Fields Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Dramatic sculpture installed at Southwark Cathedral

'Christ Rests in Peace' – a new sculpture by Nic Fiddian-Green – has been placed in front of the high altar of Southwark Cathedral during the season of Lent.

Dramatic sculpture installed at Southwark Cathedral
Giant alien egg hatches in Potters Fields Park

Giant alien egg hatches in Potters Fields Park

A 6-metre alien egg appeared at Potters Fields Park on Monday afternoon.

Borough Market enters "next era" as Three Crown Square reopens

"This is the start of the next era of Borough Market," said managing director Keith Davis as traders moved back in to Three Crown Square this week after the construction of a new rail viaduct.

Borough Market enters
Charles Dickens' great-great-grandson unveils Dog and Pot sculpture

Charles Dickens' great-great-grandson unveils Dog and Pot sculpture

A replica of a Victorian shop sign that formed one of the landmarks on the young Charles Dickens' regular walk through Southwark has been unveiled by the writer's great-great-grandson.

Finishing touches applied to refurbished Borough Market hall

This week workmen have been applying the finishing touches to the rebuilt canopy at Three Crown Square as Borough Market traders prepare to move back in to the space they vacated in 2009 for the construction of a new rail viaduct.

Finishing touches applied to refurbished Borough Market hall
Waterloo Netball Juniors visit the London Eye

Waterloo Netball Juniors visit the London Eye

Last month the EDF Energy London Eye hosted a visit by Waterloo Netball Juniors. 19 girls, one coach and four parents climbed aboard a private capsule on the wheel before going along to the 4D experience at County Hall.

Children's hospital play room transformed by Merlin's Magic Wand

An illuminated model replica of the London Eye is one of the centrepieces of a multi-sensory room at the Evelina Children's Hospital which has been upgraded thanks to money and skills from staff at the observation wheel and its sister attractions.

Children's hospital play room transformed by Merlin's Magic Wand
Bermondsey boxing champion battles it out with Battroborg robot

Bermondsey boxing champion battles it out with Battroborg robot

Frank Bruno Boxing Academy student and Fisher Amateur Boxing Club member Ted Cheeseman helped to demonstrate new Tomy Battroborg robots at the Toy Fair at Olympia this week

Balancing conservation and commercialism on the South Bank

Architects, arts programmers and conservationists met on Friday to debate how the competing considerations of commercialism and conservation can be reconciled in the refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery on the South Bank.

Balancing conservation and commercialism on the South Bank
Clive Rowe cuts Twelfth Night cake at The Old Vic

Clive Rowe cuts Twelfth Night cake at The Old Vic

Clive Rowe, from the Kiss Me Kate cast, cut The Old Vic's Twelfth Night cake on Saturday afternoon

Pedal powered Christmas lights on the South Bank

This year's Christmas lights at Southbank Centre have a twist: they rely on visitors to generate the power themselves.

Pedal powered Christmas lights on the South Bank
Red Cross Garden Christmas fayre rounds off Octavia Hill centenary

Red Cross Garden Christmas fayre rounds off Octavia Hill centenary

Christmas festivities at Red Cross Garden on Friday marked the end of a year of events to commemorate the centenary of the death of Octavia Hill.

Crossway Church minister Peter Stevenson launches new book

United Reformed Church minister Peter Stevenson has presented a copy of his book on Jesus' miracles to Mayor of Southwark Cllr Althea Smith.

Crossway Church minister Peter Stevenson launches new book
Southwark Santa school features in Channel 4 show

Southwark Santa school features in Channel 4 show

A new Channel 4 show that follows a group of unemployed men as they are taken through their paces at Santa School in Southwark - but only the best will make it into the grottos in time for Christmas.

SE1 children decorate Lambeth Palace Christmas trees

Pupils from St Jude's Primary School in Colnbrook Street visited Lambeth Palace on Wednesday to help decorate Christmas trees with the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams.

SE1 children decorate Lambeth Palace Christmas trees
Tower Bridge raised for giant yellow duck

Tower Bridge raised for giant yellow duck

It was one of the most talked-about publicity stunts of 2012: commuters couldn't believe their eyes on Tuesday morning when a giant yellow duck made its way under Tower Bridge.

Steve Hollingshead's 2013 London calendar out now

For the tenth year local photographer Steve Hollingshead has created a limited edition calendar.

Steve Hollingshead's 2013 London calendar out now
'Southwark is Home' theme for Globe's winter community concert

'Southwark is Home' theme for Globe's winter community concert

More than 250 performers from six Southwark schools and community groups took to the stage of Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside on Thursday for the theatre's annual Concert for Winter.

Dog and pot sculpture to be installed as Dickens bicentenary year ends

A lasting tribute to Charles Dickens is to be revealed in Southwark at the climax of the author's bicentenary year.

Dog and pot sculpture to be installed as Dickens bicentenary year ends
Food, fighting, sex and theatre in Elizabethan Southwark

Food, fighting, sex and theatre in Elizabethan Southwark

"If you want a day out, a night out, fun in the 1590s, the place you come to is Southwark," said British Museum director Neil MacGregor when speaking about the Elizabethan years.

Shakespeare's Local: the George Inn's place in Southwark history

"Here we are on page 46 and we're only now getting to something...," writes Pete Brown. This book is a ramble around the Borough and sometimes you feel as if you might be in the George listening to the author talking about the area.

Shakespeare's Local: the George Inn's place in Southwark history
Sculpture shows man defecating on the lawn at Potters Fields Park

Sculpture shows man defecating on the lawn at Potters Fields Park

An 4.5 metre high interactive artwork representing a man squatting as if defecating has been installed in Potters Fields Park to mark World Toilet Day.

Actionplus Foundation celebrates 15 years with Commons reception

Southwark-based charity Actionplus Foundation is marking its 15th anniversary as well as its founder's thirty years ministry.

Actionplus Foundation celebrates 15 years with Commons reception
Wheelchair loan service helps Bankside OAPs go further

Wheelchair loan service helps Bankside OAPs go further

Residents of a sheltered housing complex in Bankside can now take advantage of a wheelchair loan service to help them enjoy living in central London.

Artists' playful reinventions of the London Underground roundel

100 artworks made in 2008 to mark the centenary of the London Underground roundel logo have been put on display at Southwark Tube Station.

Artists' playful reinventions of the London Underground roundel
Southwark and Lambeth curiosities in Statute Law (Repeals) Bill

Southwark and Lambeth curiosities in Statute Law (Repeals) Bill

On Guy Fawkes' Night the House of Lords gave an unopposed second reading to a 'bonfire' of obsolete legislation. The 800+ acts to be repealed include a number of local curiosities.

Microsoft 'flying saucer' at Tower Bridge for Halo 4 launch

River traffic on the Thames was halted on Monday night when a 'flying saucer' appeared in the Pool of London near Butler's Wharf.

Microsoft 'flying saucer' at Tower Bridge for Halo 4 launch
Kids enjoy Halloween-themed composting workshop at Mint Street

Kids enjoy Halloween-themed composting workshop at Mint Street

Children at Mint Street Adventure Playground learned about worms and creepy crawlies during a Halloween-themed workshop.

Youth film to examine Bermondsey life 40 years after Thames TV documentary

The Downside Fisher Youth Club has launched a project to create a new film and photography exhibition inspired by the 40th anniversary of 'We Was All One', the 1972 Thames Television documentary about Bermondsey life.

Youth film to examine Bermondsey life 40 years after Thames TV documentary
Artists re-imagine the hoarding at Tate Modern 'pocket park'

Artists re-imagine the hoarding at Tate Modern 'pocket park'

Artists Heather and Ivan Morison were in Sumner Street on Thursday evening for the inauguration of their Skirt of the Black Mouth art installation.

Nolias 11 jazz club opens in Stamford Street

Jazz fans and several well-known players have been visiting 56 Stamford Street for a few weeks but it officially opened on Thursday evening when the Mayor of Southwark Althea Smith cut a red ribbon.

Nolias 11 jazz club opens in Stamford Street
SE1 United members visit Earl of Normanton's country estate

SE1 United members visit Earl of Normanton's country estate

Members of youth-led community group SE1 United visited Hampshire this weekend to spend a day at Somerley, home of the Earl of Normanton.

Mindapples tree appears in Southwark Cathedral churchyard

Local workers and tourists walking through Southwark Cathedral's churchyard on Wednesday lunchtime were invited to share their secrets of mental wellbeing.

Mindapples tree appears in Southwark Cathedral churchyard
St Thomas' Hospital art projections aim to make the invisible visible

St Thomas' Hospital art projections aim to make the invisible visible

A new collaboration between artist Dryden Goodwin and scientists from King's College London this month will highlight the need for a public debate on air pollution in the capital.

Former South Bank rough sleepers taken for ride on London Eye

Two formerly homeless men who spent many years sleeping rough on the streets around the South Bank realised one of their dreams last week when they were given the chance to ride on the London Eye.

Former South Bank rough sleepers taken for ride on London Eye
Bermondsey Street Festival returns for sixth year

Bermondsey Street Festival returns for sixth year

The sun shone on Bermondsey Street on Saturday for the street's sixth annual festival.

Savoy unveils panoramic painting of South Bank and River Thames

A panoramic painting depicting the River Thames and the South Bank on the day of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant has been unveiled in the front hall of the Savoy Hotel.

Savoy unveils panoramic painting of South Bank and River Thames
Dame Kelly Holmes drops in to Tooley Street's Stress Exchange

Dame Kelly Holmes drops in to Tooley Street's Stress Exchange

Dame Kelly Holmes this week visited the Stress Exchange in Tooley Street to lend her support to the salon's charity fundraising efforts.

Pop-up Shakespeare comes to Borough Market

Last weekend Borough Market hosted the finale to the 'What You Will: Pop-Up Shakespeare' series of of performances held around the capital as part of the London 2012 Festival.

Pop-up Shakespeare comes to Borough Market
Peckham post-riot Post-it note patchwork on show at cathedral

Peckham post-riot Post-it note patchwork on show at cathedral

An artwork created from the messages left by local people in the wake of the summer 2011 riots in Peckham is now being exhibited in Southwark Cathedral.

Floral designers create living art gallery at Southwark Cathedral

85 floral designers have created displays for the Leprosy Mission Festival of Flowers held this week at Southwark Cathedral.

Floral designers create living art gallery at Southwark Cathedral
Millennium Bridge and London Eye feature on Paralympics stamps

Millennium Bridge and London Eye feature on Paralympics stamps

Royal Mail will this week issue a set of four stamps to mark the start of the Paralympic Games - and two of the stamps feature SE1 landmarks.

Sun shines on SummerFest at Archbishop's Park

Archbishop's Park in Waterloo was filled with stalls and activities on Friday for the annual SummerFest event.

Sun shines on SummerFest at Archbishop's Park
Projections on Thames mark Olympic handover from London to Rio

Projections on Thames mark Olympic handover from London to Rio

A water projection on the Thames - designed to be viewed from the South Bank - marked the handover of Olympic host city status from London to Rio de Janeiro.

Designers use Thames mud to create crockery range

This week a young duo from this year's Designers in Residence at the Design Museum began their project to turn mud from the bottom of the River Thames into kitchenware.

Designers use Thames mud to create crockery range
Pop-up Mini Olympics extended till late October

Pop-up Mini Olympics extended till late October

The Pop-up Mini Olympics at the Marlborough Playground on Union Street - planned as a month-long event - has proved such a hit that it has been extended for a further three months.

Pop-up radio station broadcasts from bus parked in Montague Close

A pop-up radio station with its studio in a bus parked in Montague Close near London Bridge is broadcasting on DAB digital radio across London during the Olympic Games.

Pop-up radio station broadcasts from bus parked in Montague Close
Feast food festival held in Guy's Hospital car park

Feast food festival held in Guy's Hospital car park

The consultants' car park at Guy's Hospital was filled with stalls from some of the biggest names on the London restaurant and street food scenes this weekend.

Borough Market hosts carousel celebrating the SE1 skyline

Borough Market is hosting one of five Streetscape Carousels dotted around London during the Olympic Games.

Borough Market hosts carousel celebrating the SE1 skyline
See historic drawings of Waterloo and London Bridge Stations

See historic drawings of Waterloo and London Bridge Stations

Architectural plans and drawings of some of the capital's biggest and busiest railway stations – including London Bridge and Waterloo - have been published on Network Rail's online archive.

Parliamentary projections provide new South Bank spectacle

Each night during the Olympic and Paralympic games locals and visitors out for a late-night stroll on the Albert Embankment upstream of Westminster Bridge are being treated to a sporting sound and light show.

Parliamentary projections provide new South Bank spectacle
See the Olympic and Paralympic games on the big screen in Potters Fields Park

See the Olympic and Paralympic games on the big screen in Potters Fields Park

The big screen in Potters Fields Park showing Olympic and Paralympic games has already proved a hit with locals and tourists during its first three days.

South Bank's National Theatre ablaze for Olympic celebrations

On Tuesday night the National Theatre was ablaze as The World Famous Pyrotechnic Company turned Denys Lasdun's building into a Fire Garden to mark the opening of the Olympics.

South Bank's National Theatre ablaze for Olympic celebrations
'Climber' scales Southwark Cathedral to promote flower festival

'Climber' scales Southwark Cathedral to promote flower festival

A life-size moss man was installed on the walls of the south transept of Southwark Cathedral on Monday.

London's first 'repair cafe' held at Goodlife Centre

Wobbly chairs, wonky umbrellas and a toaster were some of the items that were fixed at the inaugural 'repair cafe' held on Sunday at The Goodlife Centre in Webber Street.

London's first 'repair cafe' held at Goodlife Centre
Thames bridges get special Olympic lighting

Thames bridges get special Olympic lighting

Six river crossings linking SE1 with Westminster and the City are hosting nightly light shows as part of London's Olympic and Paralympic celebrations.

Wenlock Olympic mascot arrives at Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral is one of 16 locations across SE1 hosting large representations of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots.

Wenlock Olympic mascot arrives at Southwark Cathedral
Paris comes to Park Street as Borough celebrates Bastille Day

Paris comes to Park Street as Borough celebrates Bastille Day

Torrential rain didn't dampen enthusiasm at Saturday's Bastille Day celebrations in and around Borough Market.

County Street Urban Garden gives SE1's fourth plinth a green setting

A new 'urban garden' has been created at the end of a dead-end street just yards from the busy New Kent Road.

County Street Urban Garden gives SE1's fourth plinth a green setting
Waterloo Carnival 2012: pictures, video, audio

Waterloo Carnival 2012: pictures, video, audio

The streets of Waterloo were filled with superheroes on Friday lunchtime as the Waterloo Carnival made its way from Lower Marsh to Waterloo Millennium Green.

New aerial photos of Blackfriars and London Bridge stations

Network Rail has released new images of Blackfriars and London Bridge Stations captured from the company's helicopter which flies around the railway system surveying it from the air.

New aerial photos of Blackfriars and London Bridge stations
Tour highlights Southwark's brewing and hop trade heritage

Tour highlights Southwark's brewing and hop trade heritage

The first of a series of special London CAMRA heritage pub crawls took place in Southwark on Wednesday night.

Young SE1 composer turns Tower Bridge into musical instrument

Tower Bridge played to a capacity audience on Sunday night as more than 500 people came to hear the premiere of Samuel Bordoli's 'Live Music Sculpture' on the high-level walkways that span the Thames.

Young SE1 composer turns Tower Bridge into musical instrument
14 remarkable local women depicted in mosaic at Morley College

14 remarkable local women depicted in mosaic at Morley College

A new permanent display of mosaic portraits of notable local women has been unveiled at Morley College by the Mayor of Lambeth.

Reverdy Road residents get preview of TV history documentary

Residents of Reverdy Road have given the thumbs-up to to a film about their street which will be broadcast this week.

Reverdy Road residents get preview of TV history documentary
Giant red ball appears on Golden Jubilee Bridge

Giant red ball appears on Golden Jubilee Bridge

Commuters and tourists crossing one of the Golden Jubilee footbridges alongside Hungerford Bridge on Wednesday found a 15-foot inflatable red ball wedged into the structure of the bridge.

Banners unfurled at Jerwood Space

To mark the end of Jerwood Visual Arts' Assembly exhibition, artist Charlie Woolley led a banner making workshop on Sunday which concluded in a banner drop outside the Jerwood Space building.

Banners unfurled at Jerwood Space
Seven street pianos come to SE1

Seven street pianos come to SE1

50 pianos free for anybody to play have appeared on the streets of London - and seven of them are in SE1.

Sponge cake model of Wren church on show at SE1 architects' office

A model of St Bride's Church in Fleet Street made from sponge cake was displayed this weekend at the offices of John Robertson Architects in Southwark Street.

Sponge cake model of Wren church on show at SE1 architects' office
Extraordinary subterranean fungal landscape opens in Waterloo

Extraordinary subterranean fungal landscape opens in Waterloo

An underground horticultural installation has opened in a dark, dank railway arch at the Old Vic Tunnels in Waterloo.

London Bridge rail heritage under "imminent death sentence"

Campaigners hoping to save two Victorian buildings likely to be demolished as part of the redevelopment of London Bridge Station have opened an exhibition of the work of the two architects responsible for the historic structures.

London Bridge rail heritage under
Dickens-themed fashion show at London Bridge nightclub

Dickens-themed fashion show at London Bridge nightclub

Local mental health charity CoolTan Arts last month hosted a Dickens-themed fashion show in the atmospheric setting of the Cable nightclub under London Bridge Station.

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant

Thanks to the reader who sent in these great pictures of Sunday's momentous river pageant to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
Oxo Tower Wharf decked out with handmade diamond jubilee bunting

Oxo Tower Wharf decked out with handmade diamond jubilee bunting

Off-the-shelf Diamond Jubilee bunting wasn't good enough for the designer-makers at Oxo Tower Wharf so they clubbed together to design and make their own decorations.

SE1 schoolgirl's Jubilee tribute to Queen unveiled in Potters Fields Park

A Diamond Jubilee image designed by 11-year-old Malika Mohammed has been unveiled in Potters Fields Park on the hoardings around Berkeley Homes' One Tower Bridge development.

SE1 schoolgirl's Jubilee tribute to Queen unveiled in Potters Fields Park
London Eye features on Isle of Man Diamond Jubilee postage stamps

London Eye features on Isle of Man Diamond Jubilee postage stamps

The London Eye features on a set of commemorative postage stamps issued by Isle of Man Post Office to mark the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

Kevin Pietersen and Sir Viv Richards visit Waterloo school

Cricketers Charlotte Edwards, Kevin Pietersen and Sir Viv Richards helped celebrate Chance to Shine's Brit Insurance National Cricket Day at Johanna Primary, Oasis Academy Waterloo on Tuesday

Kevin Pietersen and Sir Viv Richards visit Waterloo school
Mayor of Southwark hosts charity ball at Vinopolis

Mayor of Southwark hosts charity ball at Vinopolis

More than 200 guests attended the Mayor of Southwark's charity ball event held at Vinopolis last Saturday evening.

Southwark Street book exchange launched by communications firm

A pavement book exchange where secondhand books can be swapped freely has been set up in the doorway of Forster Communications' Southwark Street offices.

Southwark Street book exchange launched by communications firm
Diamond Jubilee stained glass window installed at Southwark Cathedral

Diamond Jubilee stained glass window installed at Southwark Cathedral

A stained glass window to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee has been installed at Southwark Cathedral.

London Eye hosts pop-up garden to launch Cityscapes project

A London Eye capsule was turned into a temporary garden on Wednesday to mark the launch of Cityscapes, a summer-long programme of temporary gardens around the South Bank, Bankside and London Bridge.

London Eye hosts pop-up garden to launch Cityscapes project
Local children to design Jubilee hoarding for One Tower Bridge

Local children to design Jubilee hoarding for One Tower Bridge

Pupils from Tower Bridge Primary School have visited the Berkeley Homes construction site next to Potters Fields Park.

Prince of Wales opens Royal Devotion exhibition at Lambeth Palace Library

The Prince of Wales has opened an exhibition at Lambeth Palace featuring his own prayer book.

Prince of Wales opens Royal Devotion exhibition at Lambeth Palace Library
SE1 children plant herbs at Borough Market's 'nomadic allotments'

SE1 children plant herbs at Borough Market's 'nomadic allotments'

Pupils from Snowsfields and St Joseph's Primary Schools visited Borough Market on Tuesday to help put in a new batch of plants at the market's mobile allotments.

Deptford Jack in the Green returns to SE1 for May Day revels

Fowlers Troop brought the Deptford Jack in the Green back to Southwark on Tuesday for a May Day tour of pubs in SE1 and the City.

Deptford Jack in the Green returns to SE1 for May Day revels
SE1 flower and vegetable show to celebrate Octavia Hill centenary

SE1 flower and vegetable show to celebrate Octavia Hill centenary

Bankside Open Spaces Trust is inviting SE1 residents to grow flowers and vegetables or make cakes and chutneys for a flower show in celebration of Octavia Hill a century after her death.

St George's Day 2012 in Southwark

St George's Day in Southwark was marked by events at the borough's two cathedrals as well the Borough's church of St George and Red Cross Garden.

St George's Day 2012 in Southwark
St George celebrations in Southwark: Catalan, Ethiopian and Somali-style

St George celebrations in Southwark: Catalan, Ethiopian and Somali-style

"As the patron saint of multicultural and multilingual England, St George seems perfect," declared Fr Rana Khan in his sermon at the St George in Southwark Festival service.

Storytellers embark on pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury

On a wet Wednesday morning a bedraggled group of walkers gathered in Talbot Yard to embark on a literary pilgrimage from Southwark to the shrine of St Thomas Becket tracing the route taken by Chaucer's fictional pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales.

Storytellers embark on pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury
Rowan tree planted in Archbishop's Park

Rowan tree planted in Archbishop's Park

A rowan tree has been planted in Archbishop's Park as part of a programme teaching children about the importance of trees.

Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle - Marcus Coates

The former PriceMark 98p shop at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre has been transformed into a temporary cinema showing an extraordinary film about one man's quest to understand the neighbourhood and what makes it tick.

Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle - Marcus Coates
Dame Helen Mirren learns lifesaving skills at Waterloo ambulance HQ

Dame Helen Mirren learns lifesaving skills at Waterloo ambulance HQ

Dame Helen Mirren visited London Ambulance Service headquarters in Waterloo this week to meet the people behind the London Ambulance Voluntary Responder Group and learn how to save a life.

Public bicycle pump installed in Kennington Road

A public bicycle pump has been installed outside the Three Stags pub at the corner of Kennington Road and Lambeth Road.

Public bicycle pump installed in Kennington Road
Cardboard box model of the Shard created by local shop

Cardboard box model of the Shard created by local shop

The Rocketvan Box Shop in Union Street has unveiled its latest creation - a model of the Shard.

Elizabethan fork excavated at Rose Theatre to feature on Radio 4

A fork discovered during excavations at the Rose Theatre on Bankside will be the subject of a programme presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor on BBC Radio 4 this spring.

Elizabethan fork excavated at Rose Theatre to feature on Radio 4
London Eye and Tower Bridge in floral art show at City Hall

London Eye and Tower Bridge in floral art show at City Hall

Floral depictions of London landmarks including Tower Bridge and the London Eye have gone on show at City Hall this week.

SE1 primary school pupils to raise cash for endangered tigers

200 pupils at Cathedral School in Redcross Way will dress up in tiger costumes this Friday as part of a month-long initiative to raise funds and awareness for tiger conservation projects.

SE1 primary school pupils to raise cash for endangered tigers
SE1 students win Design Museum prize for reinventing tiddlywinks

SE1 students win Design Museum prize for reinventing tiddlywinks

Slick Shooter, a game based on tiddlywinks devised by pupils at the Walworth Academy, will go on sale at the Design Museum shop this sumer.

Dramatic 'coat hanger crucifixion' sculpture installed at Southwark Cathedral

David Mach's coat hanger crucifixion Die Harder has been installed in Southwark Cathedral. This is the first time that the work has been seen in London.

Dramatic 'coat hanger crucifixion' sculpture installed at Southwark Cathedral
Bermondsey's health propaganda heritage on show at Wellcome Collection

Bermondsey's health propaganda heritage on show at Wellcome Collection

Films made by Bermondsey Borough Council in the 1920s and 1930s to promote public health are at the centre of a new temporary display at the Wellcome Collection in Euston Road.

The Table celebrates 6 months of hyper-local hyper-fresh produce

A Southwark Street restaurant has served up 100 kilograms of locally grown salad and vegetables in the past six months thanks to a partnership with St Mungo's community gardening programme Putting Down Roots.

The Table celebrates 6 months of hyper-local hyper-fresh produce
Recycling bin for electrical appliances in Southwark Bridge Road

Recycling bin for electrical appliances in Southwark Bridge Road

A new recycling bin for small electrical appliances such as hairdryers and irons has been installed outside Mint Street Park by Southwark Council and Veolia Environmental Services.

Southwark celebrates 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth

Southwark Cathedral and Charles Dickens Primary School led the local celebrations of the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens with a range of events.

Southwark celebrates 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth
Southbank Centre launches Valentine's gifts incorporating honey from RFH hives

Southbank Centre launches Valentine's gifts incorporating honey from RFH hives

The 'Bee my honey' range has been created by designers Tina Tsang and Charlotte Sale and incorporates honey from the Royal Festival Hives at Southbank Centre.

Borough Market blue plaque unveiled by Mayor of Southwark

A blue plaque recognising Borough Market's status as "London's oldest fruit and veg market" has been unveiled by the Mayor of Southwark.

Borough Market blue plaque unveiled by Mayor of Southwark
'Book bin' installed at Waterloo recycling point

'Book bin' installed at Waterloo recycling point

A charity 'book bin' has been added to the recycling point outside Waterloo Millennium Green in Baylis Road.

Peckham photographic portraits exhibited in Bermondsey Square

Photographic portraits of Peckham residents taken in the aftermath of last summer's riots have gone on display in Bermondsey Square.

Peckham photographic portraits exhibited in Bermondsey Square
Peta Bridle's Borough in Pictures exhibition

Peta Bridle's Borough in Pictures exhibition

Drawings and paintings of Borough Market and nearby streets feature in Peta Bridle's exhibition at Southwark Cathedral.

Triple honours for Royal Oak

The Royal Oak in Tabard Street has been honoured with two awards and inclusion in a new book on important pubs.

Triple honours for Royal Oak
Snowsfields pupil designs winning Borough Market Christmas card

Snowsfields pupil designs winning Borough Market Christmas card

Bisola, whose drawing won a Christmas card competition, has visited Borough market with her class.

Southbank Centre's winter garden grotto on Queen Elizabeth Hall roof

The rooftop garden at the Queen Elizabeth Hall - one of the success stories of this summer's Festival of Britain 60th anniversary celebrations - has reopened with a winter twist.

Southbank Centre's winter garden grotto on Queen Elizabeth Hall roof
Borough Market hosts community Christmas lunch for older locals

Borough Market hosts community Christmas lunch for older locals

More than 100 older Southwark residents sat down to lunch in the Jubilee Market at Borough Market on Sunday at the market's annual Christmas event for the local community.

Jim Carter presents landscape photography prize at National Theatre

Downton Abbey star Jim Carter visited the National Theatre last week for the opening of the 'Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011' exhibition.

Jim Carter presents landscape photography prize at National Theatre
Shakespeare's Globe launches exclusive range of beer

Shakespeare's Globe launches exclusive range of beer

The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe has introduced its own label stout, ale and lager in time for Christmas.

Southwark Cathedral and Borough Market Christmas trees lit up

The Christmas tree lights in Southwark Cathedral and Borough Market were switched on simultaneously on Wednesday evening during Better Bankside's annual service for local businesses and their employees.

Southwark Cathedral and Borough Market Christmas trees lit up
Eileen Gamblin retires after four decades of service

Eileen Gamblin retires after four decades of service

There was a champagne toast to Eileen Gamblin as she stepped down from her catering role at Christ Church in Blackfriars Road after 44 years.

Donate a Christmas gift for homeless people in Southwark

Better Bankside is inviting local residents and workers to donate a Christmas present for homeless and vulnerably-housed people in Southwark.

Donate a Christmas gift for homeless people in Southwark
Local photographer Steve Hollingshead launches 2012 London calendar

Local photographer Steve Hollingshead launches 2012 London calendar

For the ninth year running local photographer Steve Hollingshead has created a limited edition calendar featuring unusual events from across London.

Insect hotel inspired by Heygate Estate goes on show at Garden Museum

A small 'insect hotel' built from old exhibition materials and inspired by the design of Elephant & Castle's Heygate Estate has gone on display at the Garden Museum in Lambeth.

Insect hotel inspired by Heygate Estate goes on show at Garden Museum
Christmas market now open on the South Bank

Christmas market now open on the South Bank

For the fourth year a Christmas market is being held on the Thames Path along the South Bank between Jubilee Gardens and Waterloo Bridge.

Fenix 2 capsule used to rescue Chilean miners now on display in SE1

The Fénix 2 capsule created in a naval shipyard for the rescue of 33 miners trapped 700 metres underground in a Chilean mine last year has been put on display in Albert Embankment.

Fenix 2 capsule used to rescue Chilean miners now on display in SE1
Sophie Dickens' Four Evangelists sculptures at Southwark Cathedral

Sophie Dickens' Four Evangelists sculptures at Southwark Cathedral

Sophie Dickens, sculptor of the 'Four Evangelists' on temporary show at Southwark Cathedral, has been talking about the work.

Terence Conran - The Way We Live Now at Design Museum

Chairs, crockery and cutlery from two of SE1's best-known restaurants are among the exhibits at the Design Museum's fascinating celebration of the 80th birthday of Sir Terence Conran.

Terence Conran - The Way We Live Now at Design Museum
In pictures: Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies

In pictures: Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday have been observed at war memorials around SE1.

Jon Snow at Woolfson & Tay for launch of 'For the Messengers' exhibition

Jon Snow joined his ITN colleague Jude Cowan at Woolfson & Tay on Monday evening to talk about her exhibition and poetry book inspired by her work as a television archivist.

Jon Snow at Woolfson & Tay for launch of 'For the Messengers' exhibition
Bermondsey Street Honey wins two awards

Bermondsey Street Honey wins two awards

Just three years after setting up hives on the roof of his Bermondsey Street home, SE1 beekeeper Dale Gibson has won two prestigious awards.

Kate Chisholm's Bankside inspiration for Samuel Johnson book

Kate Chisholm visited Bankside on Thursday to celebrate the publication of her book on Samuel Johnson and women.

Kate Chisholm's Bankside inspiration for Samuel Johnson book
Bankside Boom! fireworks at Mint Street Park

Bankside Boom! fireworks at Mint Street Park

To mark the end of the three-year Lottery-funded 'Play in your Manor' scheme, Bankside Open Spaces Trust held a fireworks display at Mint Street Park on Friday evening.

Hemp cheese on sale at Borough Market

Hanfmutschli (which translates as "The Joint") is a cheese produced in the Emmental region of Central Switzerland and now on sale at Borough Market.

Hemp cheese on sale at Borough Market
London Bridge TV soap released on DVD

London Bridge TV soap released on DVD

A 1990s regional ITV soap set at a fictional SE1 restaurant has been released on DVD.

20 local adults and children create dance performance for The Scoop

An audience of more than 200 people gathered in The Scoop at More London on Wednesday to watch a performance by 10 adults with learning disabilities who attend Bede House and 10 schoolchildren from nearby Grange Primary School.

20 local adults and children create dance performance for The Scoop
Rare chance to see images of Bloomsbury Group murals at LSBU

Rare chance to see images of Bloomsbury Group murals at LSBU

An exhibition of "lost gems of local art history" by renowned artists including the Bloomsbury Group's Roger Fry and Duncan Grant has opened at London South Bank University.

Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland to sail under Tower Bridge

Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland, which recently saw action in the Libya conflict, will sail up the Thames to London on Tuesday 18 October for a five-day visit to the capital.

Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland to sail under Tower Bridge
Tacita Dean's homage to analogue film in Tate Modern turbine hall

Tacita Dean's homage to analogue film in Tate Modern turbine hall

Tacita Dean's 11-minute silent film is the latest artwork to fill the turbine hall at Tate Modern as part of the Unilever Series of commissions for the vast space at the heart of the former Bankside Power Station.

Spurgeon Street locals pimp their pavements

Trees for Cities chief executive Sharon Johnson has visited Spurgeon Street to acknowledge the commitment of residents to continued tree care.

Spurgeon Street locals pimp their pavements
Bermondsey Street Festival attracts thousands

Bermondsey Street Festival attracts thousands

Good weather brought thousands to the Bermondsey Street Festival on Saturday.

Edible Bankside Walk gathers crops for locally grown lunch

A lunch made from produce gathered on Bankside has been staged in Red Cross Garden.

Edible Bankside Walk gathers crops for locally grown lunch
Japan Matsuri raises funds for earthquake and tsunami victims

Japan Matsuri raises funds for earthquake and tsunami victims

Japanese ambassador Keiichi Hayashi and culture secretary Jeremy Hunt opened the third annual Japan Matsuri event, held this year for the first time in and around County Hall on the South Bank.

20 life-size gorilla statues appear at More London Riverside

A multi-coloured army of 20 gorillas has appeared on the riverside next to City Hall as part of a charity fundraising drive organised by Bristol Zoo Gardens.

20 life-size gorilla statues appear at More London Riverside
Temporary gardens created in South Bank street

Temporary gardens created in South Bank street

A series of small gardens appeared in Concert Hall Approach on the South Bank on Friday as part of International Park(ing) Day when car parking spaces across the world are turned into green spaces for the day.

The Mayor's Thames Festival 2011

The 15th annual Thames Festival brought thousands of visitors to the South Bank and Bankside this weekend.

The Mayor's Thames Festival 2011
Artwork chosen for new Bankside entrance to Blackfriars Station

Artwork chosen for new Bankside entrance to Blackfriars Station

A picture that will in time become familiar to thousands of commuters when reproduced in the new southern entrance of Blackfriars Station has gone on show at the nearby Bankside Gallery.

SE1 resident treks to Everest Base Camp in aid of Women for Women

Bermondsey resident Jessie Allen will next month join Susan Harper Todd in a trek to Everest Base Camp with the aim of raising £100,000 for Women for Women to support women rights in war-torn countries and help women victims of war rebuild their lives.

SE1 resident treks to Everest Base Camp in aid of Women for Women
Waterloo Bridge artefact on display at John Rennie exhibition

Waterloo Bridge artefact on display at John Rennie exhibition

A stone believed to be from the original Waterloo Bridge is on display as part of an exhibition to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of engineer John Rennie.

Honorary doctorate for Globe Education's Patrick Spottiswoode

Patrick Spottiswoode - one of the first people hired by Sam Wanamaker when he started his campaign to reconstruct Shakespeare's Globe - has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Warwick University.

Honorary doctorate for Globe Education's Patrick Spottiswoode
SE1 shops feature in 'Shit London' book

SE1 shops feature in 'Shit London' book

The owner of an Elephant & Castle kebab shop had reacted with disappointment to the inclusion of his takeaway in a new book of pictures of urban grime and decay.

Living Memory exhibition at Bargehouse

The SE1 Living Heritage exhibition, the culmination of a two year project, has opened on three floors at the Bargehouse on Oxo Tower Wharf.

Living Memory exhibition at Bargehouse
Archbishop's Park Summerfest 'saved' by Marine Society

Archbishop's Park Summerfest 'saved' by Marine Society

Summerfest 2011 took place in Archbishop's Park on one of the hottest days of the year.

Russell Scott-Skinner backs Beatbullying charity

Russell Scott-Skinner, described as the new surrealist painter, is having his first solo London show at gallery@oxo.

Russell Scott-Skinner backs Beatbullying charity
Alan Kitching's Borough High Street print launched at Royal Oak

Alan Kitching's Borough High Street print launched at Royal Oak

A print called 'The Borough' by leading typographer Alan Kitching has been hung in the Royal Oak in Tabard Street.

Waterloo planning watchdog's new dynamic duo

Abigail Tripp and Melanie Tighe are the new job share assistant directors of Waterloo Community Development Group.

Waterloo planning watchdog's new dynamic duo
Southwark Circle launches discount dining club for over-50s

Southwark Circle launches discount dining club for over-50s

Southwark Circle, the local membership organisation for the over-50s, is launching its discount dining club with 'The Big Dine Out' event on Wednesday 20 July.

Doggett's Coat and Badge Race

The historic Doggett's Coat and Badge Race on the River Thames from London Bridge to Chelsea was held on Friday.

Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Car-shaped bike rack migrates from Lower Marsh to The Cut

Car-shaped bike rack migrates from Lower Marsh to The Cut

A temporary cycle rack which fits 10 bicycles in the space that one car would normally occupy has moved to The Cut after a month in nearby Lower Marsh.

Bermondsey Street fashion experts judge Cathedral School 'eco warriors'

Fashion experts from Bermondsey Street's Cockfighter and Pussy Willow judged the 'eco-warrior' themed fashion show at Cathedral School in Redcross Way on Thursday.

Bermondsey Street fashion experts judge Cathedral School 'eco warriors'
Didges on the Bridges

Didges on the Bridges

Didjeridu players serenaded commuters on the five road and pedestrian bridges that link Southwark to the City on Tuesday morning.

Swap your unwanted books in Union Street

A book exchange is now operating five days a week under the railway arch in Union Street.

Swap your unwanted books in Union Street
Shard on show in Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition

Shard on show in Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition

Views of SE1 and as well as work by Southwark artists feature in this year's Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show.

Kipling Estate garage rooftop hosts student art exhibition

A forgotten space on the Kipling Estate was opened for just one night for an art event.

Kipling Estate garage rooftop hosts student art exhibition
King James Bible anniversary celebrated at Lambeth Palace exhibition

King James Bible anniversary celebrated at Lambeth Palace exhibition

The 400th anniversary of the King James Bible is being marked at Lambeth Palace with an exhibition called 'Out of the Original Sacred Tongues'.

Southwark's Disney Street included in Mickey Mouse map of London

A quiet alleyway off Redcross Way in Borough has been included in Disney London, a map of locations associated with the company's films.

Southwark's Disney Street included in Mickey Mouse map of London
Webber Street's new Goodlife Centre provides practical and creative classes

Webber Street's new Goodlife Centre provides practical and creative classes

Tools for the terrified is just one of the courses on offer at the Goodlife Centre, a new training centre run by Jo Behari and Alison Winfield-Chislett whose aim is to present trades and the way people learn them in a different light.

Bells herald rehearsal for Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant

If you were confused by an unexpected peal of church bells coming from the river on Sunday afternoon, we can help to explain.

Bells herald rehearsal for Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant
Paul Ashton at Nolia's Gallery

Paul Ashton at Nolia's Gallery

Paul Ashton is staging his first one man show at Nolia's Gallery in Great Suffolk Street.

Royal Box up for auction

The Rocket Van Box Shop in Union Street is marking the Royal Wedding with an unusual charity auction.

Royal Box up for auction
Death of stained glass artist Lawrence Lee

Death of stained glass artist Lawrence Lee

Stained glass artist Lawrence Lee whose work is found in Southwark has died at the age of 101.

Studio at the Elephant brings art to the shopping centre

Two local artists have set up a temporary studio at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.

Studio at the Elephant brings art to the shopping centre
Party celebrates four years of Brookwood Triangle community garden

Party celebrates four years of Brookwood Triangle community garden

Local residents of all ages joined a May Day party on Sunday to celebrate four years of the Brookwood Triangle Community Garden at the corner of Webber Street and Lancaster Street.

Bamber Gascoigne opens Bankside Gallery show

Bamber Gascoigne has opened the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers annual exhibition at the Bankside Gallery.

Bamber Gascoigne opens Bankside Gallery show
Pierre Garroudi stages fashion show in the streets of London Bridge

Pierre Garroudi stages fashion show in the streets of London Bridge

Commuters at London Bridge Station during Maundy Thursday's pre-holiday rush hour were greeted by the unexpected sight of models and dancers taking part in a 'guerrilla' fashion show.

Marathon reading of King James Bible at Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe's marathon Holy Week recital of the King James Bible began on Palm Sunday with 20 actors working in rotation to present a 69-hour reaing of this historic book.

Marathon reading of King James Bible at Shakespeare's Globe
Choose the theme for Waterloo Carnival and win a private capsule on the London Eye

Choose the theme for Waterloo Carnival and win a private capsule on the London Eye

The organisers of the Waterloo Carnival have set the date for this year's event - Friday 15 July - and want your help to choose a theme.

1920s Bankside images on show at Southwark women's art exhibition

Six rarely seen pen and wash pictures in a new art exhibition show Bankside during the 1920s.

1920s Bankside images on show at Southwark women's art exhibition
Virgin London Marathon - meet some of the SE1 people taking part

Virgin London Marathon - meet some of the SE1 people taking part

On Sunday 17 April thousands of people will take part in the Virgin London Marathon. Here's a brief guide to some of the SE1 people who are taking part, and how you can help them raise cash for good causes.

Elephant & Castle opera designs showcased at Cardiff exhibition

Designs for an opera set in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre have been put on display at a major national theatre exhibition in Cardiff.

Elephant & Castle opera designs showcased at Cardiff exhibition
Oxfam papier-mache giant arrives at Millennium Bridge

Oxfam papier-mache giant arrives at Millennium Bridge

A group of Oxfam volunteers have walked with a giant scupture from Manchester to Bankside to highlight the need to provide healthcare for mothers around the world.

Historic Blackfriars Railway Bridge shields dismantled for Thameslink works

If you've crossed Blackfriars Bridge in the last couple of weeks you might have noticed that something is missing.

Historic Blackfriars Railway Bridge shields dismantled for Thameslink works
Street artist Nathan Bowen creates recycling mural in Borough Market

Street artist Nathan Bowen creates recycling mural in Borough Market

Shoppers in Borough Market on Thursday and Friday were able to watch renowned graffiti artist Nathan Bowen create a new work to decorate the gates of the market's recycling compound.

BBC's Huw Edwards visits Walworth Academy

Pupils and teachers at Walworth Academy welcomed BBC News presenter Huw Edwards to the school on Monday for a talk on current affairs and what life is like working in the media.

BBC's Huw Edwards visits Walworth Academy
Win the chance to take the controls of Tower Bridge

Win the chance to take the controls of Tower Bridge

The City of London Corporation has launched an annual competition for a member of the public to win the opportunity to take the controls of Tower Bridge, stop the traffic and raise the bascules for a boat to pass through.

Southwark over-50s paint the town red for Comic Relief

Members of Southwark Circle, a membership organisation for the over 50s, were in Borough Market on Red Nose Day painting shoppers' nails red in return for a £3 donation to Comic Relief.

Southwark over-50s paint the town red for Comic Relief
Businesses urged to support tourism training for Southwark youths

Businesses urged to support tourism training for Southwark youths

The Southwark Young Pilgrims Project has held its 2011 showcase evening high above the Thames at Tower Bridge.

Bankside BikeShed competition shortlist revealed

Better Bankside and the Architecture Foundation have named the five shortlisted entries in their competition to create new portable, secure bicycle parking in the Bankside area.

Bankside BikeShed competition shortlist revealed
Tabard Gardens kids perform in front of thousands at Millwall QPR match

Tabard Gardens kids perform in front of thousands at Millwall QPR match

15 young street dancers from the Tabard Gardens Estate gave a preview performance at Hankey Hall on Monday night as they prepared to entertain a much larger crowd at the Den.

Bermondsey swimming pool and gym offers free trial session

The newly relaunched Downside Centre is inviting local residents to have a free trial of its 'Downside Fit' membership package for its gym and swimming pool.

Bermondsey swimming pool and gym offers free trial session
Lambeth Palace Library launches iPhone app

Lambeth Palace Library launches iPhone app

The highlights of Lambeth Palace Library's 400th anniversary exhibition are now available in an iPhone app.

Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth recreated in dead-end SE1 street

A full-scale replica of Trafalagar Square's empty fourth plinth has been installed at the end of County Street in SE1.

Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth recreated in dead-end SE1 street
Bankside's urban birds enjoy new Nestworks

Bankside's urban birds enjoy new Nestworks

Around Valentine's Day courting birds across the UK will begin inspecting potential nesting sites - and thanks to the Nestworks project there are more possibilities than ever around the streets of Bankside.

Rolls-Royce celebrates 'Flying Lady' centenary with London cavalcade

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated the centenary of the 'Spirit of Ecstasy' or 'Flying Lady' – which adorns the front of each and every Rolls-Royce vehicle - with a procession of cars through London on Sunday morning.

Rolls-Royce celebrates 'Flying Lady' centenary with London cavalcade
Costcutter teams up with Charles Dickens Primary School for healthy eating initiative

Costcutter teams up with Charles Dickens Primary School for healthy eating initiative

Members of the enterprise club at Charles Dickens Primary School helped to organise an event to promote healthy eating at the Costcutter store in Southwark Bridge Road on Friday.

Shakespeare's London iPhone app

Former Guardian journalist Victor Keegan has published a new iPhone app which uses geolocation to highlight the locations around London which have associations with the Bard.

Shakespeare's London iPhone app
Bedlam's Backyard explored by Morley College tutors

Bedlam's Backyard explored by Morley College tutors

Mud has been flying in Morley College’s secret garden as two of its tutors embark on a new outdoor installation piece and uncover some local history along the way.

Young carol singers raise money for local winter night shelter

Children from a Southwark primary school sang carols on the concourse of London Bridge Station on Wednesday morning to raise money for a winter night shelter project run by local churches.

Young carol singers raise money for local winter night shelter
Skybar: pop-up rooftop bar opens in Tooley Street

Skybar: pop-up rooftop bar opens in Tooley Street

A pop-up bar on the roof of a Tooley Street office building is open to the public for eight nights only.

Steve Hollingshead's 2011 London calendar now on sale

For the eighth year Southwark-based photographer Steve Hollingshead has created a limited edition calendar celebrating the spirit of London.

Steve Hollingshead's 2011 London calendar now on sale
Charity Christmas card stall on the South Bank

Charity Christmas card stall on the South Bank

For the first time BFI Southbank is hosting a Card Aid charity Christmas card shop.

Local filmmaker tells story of Bermondsey Antiques Market

Every Friday morning for the past 62 years antiques have been bought and sold in Bermondsey Square. A new film by Kevin Dolan explore the past and present of the New Caledonian Market.

Local filmmaker tells story of Bermondsey Antiques Market
Obituary: The Very Revd Colin Slee, Dean of Southwark

Obituary: The Very Revd Colin Slee, Dean of Southwark

Colin Slee, Dean of Southwark, has died after a short illness and just a fortnight after his 65th birthday.

Cologne Christmas Market returns for third South Bank season

The third annual Cologne Christmas Market has opened on the South Bank between the Jubilee Gardens flagpole and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Cologne Christmas Market returns for third South Bank season
Woman who collapsed in Borough Market cafe meets paramedics who saved her life

Woman who collapsed in Borough Market cafe meets paramedics who saved her life

A woman whose heart stopped beating during a Good Friday visit to a Borough Market cafe has been reunited with the paramedics who saved her life.

Quentin Blake mural unveiled at Tooley Street's Unicorn Theatre

Quentin Blake will this week unveil a new large-scale work created as a gift to the Unicorn Theatre for children to celebrate the 5th anniversary of its Tooley Street home and support its work with underprivileged children.

Quentin Blake mural unveiled at Tooley Street's Unicorn Theatre
Arts project aims to capture essence of Elephant & Castle

Arts project aims to capture essence of Elephant & Castle

Local artist Rebecca Davies has taken over a shop unit at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre for the past two weeks for a project to celebrate the area's sense of community.

Vanishing Point: kinetic art and construction drawings at Elephant & Castle

The Vanishing Point exhibition at Hotel Elephant in Newington Causeway is now in its final week.

Vanishing Point: kinetic art and construction drawings at Elephant & Castle
Hundreds of historic cars cross Westminster Bridge

Hundreds of historic cars cross Westminster Bridge

More than 500 vehicles - all at least 106 years old - took part in the 77th London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on Sunday morning.

Shadows of the Wanderer sculpture arrives at St John's Waterloo

Shadows of the Wanderer, a large installation by the Brazilian sculptor Ana Maria Pacheco, has gone on display in St John's Church in Waterloo.

Shadows of the Wanderer sculpture arrives at St John's Waterloo
Daily 'fireworks display' in Clink Street tunnel

Daily 'fireworks display' in Clink Street tunnel

'Fireworks-style' lighting has been installed in the Clink Street tunnel which forms part of the Thames Path.

Mary MacKillop - Australia's first saint: the Southwark connection

Australia's first saint, who is to be canonised on Sunday in Rome, has strong links with Southwark.

Mary MacKillop - Australia's first saint: the Southwark connection
Hollar's 1647 'Long View of London' panorama released as iPhone app

Hollar's 1647 'Long View of London' panorama released as iPhone app

Wenceslaus Hollar's 1647 panorama of the City of London seen from the tower of what is now Southwark Cathedral has been released as an iPhone and iPad app.

Ai Weiwei fills Tate Modern turbine hall with 100 million ceramic seed husks

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has unveiled his latest creation in Tate Modern's turbine hall - a carpet of more than 100 million ceramic replicas of sunflower seed husks.

Ai Weiwei fills Tate Modern turbine hall with 100 million ceramic seed husks
Young creative directors wanted for The Old Vic Tunnels

Young creative directors wanted for The Old Vic Tunnels

The Old Vic Tunnels, a labyrinthine space underneath Waterloo Station, are looking for seven young artists to produce a programme of new music, dance, fashion, theatre, film, photography and comedy next February.

Forgotten Southwark artist Austin Osman Spare honoured

An exhibition devoted to the artist Austin Osman Spare, who lived and worked in Southwark and Waterloo, has opened at the Cuming Museum.

Forgotten Southwark artist Austin Osman Spare honoured
LSBU online archive lifts the lid on life as a Southwark student in decades past

LSBU online archive lifts the lid on life as a Southwark student in decades past

London South Bank University has launched an online catalogue of its archive, offering public access to dozens of images dating back to the foundation of the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892.

Mosaic sign unveiled at Waterloo Action Centre

Visitors to Waterloo Action Centre can now identify the building more easily thanks to a new mosaic sign created by members of a local older people's group.

Mosaic sign unveiled at Waterloo Action Centre
Peter Randall-Page: Southwark's September of Sculpture

Peter Randall-Page: Southwark's September of Sculpture

Purdy Hicks Gallery, Hopton's Almshouses, Jerwood Space and Dulwich Picture Gallery are all displaying the work of sculpture by Peter Randall-Page during September.

Fourth Bermondsey Street Festival draws a crowd

The sun shone for the Bermondsey Street Festival on Saturday. What started as a small event in Tanner Street Park in 2006 now fills the street from Crucifix Lane to Bermondsey Square.

Fourth Bermondsey Street Festival draws a crowd
Thomas Heatherwick's Spun Seats installed on the South Bank

Thomas Heatherwick's Spun Seats installed on the South Bank

Visitors to the South Bank will be able to try out Thomas Heathwick's playful Spun Seats this weekend as part of the London Design Festival.

The Mayor's Thames Festival 2010

Despite an unpromising forecast the weather was sunny for the fourteenth Thames Festival, a weekend of activities on and around the river culminating in a fireworks display on Sunday night.

The Mayor's Thames Festival 2010
Polish art festival returns to the Borough

Polish art festival returns to the Borough

A sculpture by Danuta Solowiej has been placed in the east garden of St George the Martyr Church as part of the Polish Art Festival ARTeria.

Accomplice: New York interactive theatre comes to SE1 streets

Accomplice - a combination of theatre, game and walking tour which has been a hit on the streets of New York and Los Angeles - is coming to Southwark in September.

Accomplice: New York interactive theatre comes to SE1 streets
Magic treatment for children with motor disorders at Guy's Hospital

Magic treatment for children with motor disorders at Guy's Hospital

Three ten-day 'magic camps' have been held at Guy's Hospital this summer to help improve children's motor skills and confidence by encouraging them to practice therapeutic hand and arm movements in a fun and challenging way.

Build your own Tower Bridge with Lego's 4,287-piece kit

Danish construction toy company Lego has announced the launch of a new model kit of London's Tower Bridge made up of 4,287 pieces.

Build your own Tower Bridge with Lego's 4,287-piece kit
Southside FM is back on the airwaves this August

Southside FM is back on the airwaves this August

The youth-led media project and radio station has been going for six years and aims to present young people in a positive light.

Helicopter filming for Bollywood movie RA. One at Lambeth Bridge

A helicopter flew low over Lambeth Bridge on Saturday morning during filming for Anubhav Sinha's Bollywood science-fiction superhero film RA. One.

Helicopter filming for Bollywood movie RA. One at Lambeth Bridge
Engineer's great great grandson visits Waterloo to see Railway Children locomotive

Engineer's great great grandson visits Waterloo to see Railway Children locomotive

The great great grandson of Patrick Stirling, the engineer who designed the Stirling Single locomotive featured in the current production of the Railway Children at Waterloo Station, came to see the show this week.

Camel racing in Potters Fields Park

Free camel rides were on offer in Potters Fields Park on Wednesday as part of a promotional stunt for easyJet's new route from Gatwick to Luxor.

Camel racing in Potters Fields Park
William Blake mosaics destined for SE1 tunnel on show at Lincoln's Inn Fields

William Blake mosaics destined for SE1 tunnel on show at Lincoln's Inn Fields

An exhibition of works created by Waterloo social enterprise Southbank Mosaics can be seen in a pop-up garden outside barristers' chambers in Lincoln's Inn Fields.

Guerrilla geographers launch Mission:Explore iPhone app at Golden Hinde

Last month a group of guerrilla geographers took over the Golden Hinde for the launch of a new iPhone app called Mission:Explore which encourages young people to engage in "playful research" to get to know their surroundings.

Guerrilla geographers launch Mission:Explore iPhone app at Golden Hinde
Waterloo East Theatre prepares to open its doors

Waterloo East Theatre prepares to open its doors

Waterloo's newest theatre opens its doors in four weeks' time. We talk to Gerald Armin, the man behind this ambitious new not-for-profit venture.

New art gallery opens in Blackfriars Road

Blackfriars Road, described as 'an innovative art gallery', has opened in Blackfriars Road near the Ufford Street junction.

New art gallery opens in Blackfriars Road
Summer fun in Melior Street Gardens

Summer fun in Melior Street Gardens

A fete inspired by those of yesteryear was up by Team London Bridge in Melior Street Gardens on Wednesday.

The Measurement Shop opens at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Theatre company Tangled Feet has taken over an empty shop at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre to develop a project all about measuring the immeasurable.

The Measurement Shop opens at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
More than 20 SE1 gardens win Southwark in Bloom awards

More than 20 SE1 gardens win Southwark in Bloom awards

More than 20 SE1 people and organisations have received Southwark in Bloom awards for their efforts to make the borough greener and more beautiful.

Akai joins cast of Into the Hoods at Royal Festival Hall

Akai, winner of Sky 1's Got to Dance, joined the cast of the hip-hop show Into the Hoods in the South Bank's Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft on Wednesday afternoon.

Akai joins cast of Into the Hoods at Royal Festival Hall
Cafe Nova Interchange boss Amelia Suarez retires to Spain

Cafe Nova Interchange boss Amelia Suarez retires to Spain

Amelia Suarez, who founded and ran the Cafe Nova Interchange social enterprise at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, is retiring to Spain.

NCVO learns from SE1 United Youth Forum

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations visited Waterloo-based youth forum SE1 United for advice earlier this month.

NCVO learns from SE1 United Youth Forum
Southwark Cathedral girls' choir celebrates 10th anniversary

Southwark Cathedral girls' choir celebrates 10th anniversary

Southwark Cathedral's girls' choir has marked its tenth anniversary by singing a choral evensong attended by past choristers and their parents.

Waterloo Carnival brings urban jungle to Lower Marsh

The seventh Waterloo Carnival - held in and around Lower Marsh on Friday - had a jungle theme.

Waterloo Carnival brings urban jungle to Lower Marsh
Tall ship Stavros S Niarchos arrives in Pool of London

Tall ship Stavros S Niarchos arrives in Pool of London

Pupils from the London Nautical School were among 48 teenagers on board the Tall Ships Youth Trust's 60-metre brig Stavros S Niarchos as it passed through Tower Bridge on Wednesday evening.

Buddhist text displayed on Redcross Way banner

Turner Prize-nominated artist Mark Titchner has created a giant banner bearing the text "nothing for myself that is not also for others" that will be displayed on the wall of the Art House at Cathedral School in Redcross Way.

Buddhist text displayed on Redcross Way banner
Elephant & Castle love story opens at shopping centre theatre

Elephant & Castle love story opens at shopping centre theatre

A new play set in the Elephant & Castle area opens this week at the temporary theatre in the shopping centre.

Southwark-based aid agency celebrates 25 years with Bankside open-air exhibition

CARE International UK is celebrating 25 years of defending dignity and fighting poverty with a striking open-air photography exhibition on the Bankside riverside walkway near Tate Modern.

Southwark-based aid agency celebrates 25 years with Bankside open-air exhibition
Another victory for MPs as Commons crew wins parliamentary boat race

Another victory for MPs as Commons crew wins parliamentary boat race

The House of Commons rowing crew was victorious in the annual parliamentary boat race on the River Thames on Thursday afternoon.

Kerala Carnival comes to the South Bank

The South Bank is playing host to the Kerala Carnival this week.

Kerala Carnival comes to the South Bank
Bankside Urban Forest celebrated at London Festival of Architecture finale

Bankside Urban Forest celebrated at London Festival of Architecture finale

The streets of Bankside were filled with unexpected sights last weekend as the focus of the London Festival of Architecture moved south of the river for its final weekend.

Alexei Sayle referees writers v scientists football match in Jubilee Gardens

Alexei Sayle refereed a writers versus scientists football match in Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank on Wednesday night to mark the launch of the London Literature Festival.

Alexei Sayle referees writers v scientists football match in Jubilee Gardens
Remembering Fromelles: uncovering the soldiers' stories

Remembering Fromelles: uncovering the soldiers' stories

A small new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum tells the story of 250 First World War soldiers who were recovered from a mass grave in Fromelles, northern France.

What's your favourite building in Bankside?

Local residents and workers are being asked to take a snap of their favourite building in the Bankside area for a photo exhibition to be held this weekend as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

What's your favourite building in Bankside?
Winners of 'courage' art competition showcased at Elephant

Winners of 'courage' art competition showcased at Elephant

The winning entries from the St George in Southwark Festival competition are on show at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre during the World Cup season.

England cricketer Matt Prior celebrates National Cricket Day in Waterloo

England and Sussex cricketer Matt Prior visited Waterloo's Johanna Primary school on Wednesday for Brit Insurance National Cricket Day.

England cricketer Matt Prior celebrates National Cricket Day in Waterloo
Competition launched to find new artwork for Blackfriars Bridge

Competition launched to find new artwork for Blackfriars Bridge

The winner of a new art competition will have their work displayed on the hoardings on the eastern side of Blackfriars Bridge for a year.

Tower Bridge pupils' designs for Potters Fields Park on show at RIBA

An 'igloo' and a chair made from a structure of rolled-up newspapers designed by pupils at Tower Bridge Primary School are part of a new exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects in Portland Place.

Tower Bridge pupils' designs for Potters Fields Park on show at RIBA
Ms Dynamite performs at The Scoop for young Waterway Champions

Ms Dynamite performs at The Scoop for young Waterway Champions

Ms Dynamite was the star of a celebratory gig at The Scoop amphitheatre on Saturday attended by 800 people.

Strata SE1 wind turbines shown at Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

A model of the integrated wind turbines at the top of the Strata SE1 tower has gone on display in the Summer Exhibition ot the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly.

Strata SE1 wind turbines shown at Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Meet Old Kent Road firefighter Ritchie Brockies

Meet Old Kent Road firefighter Ritchie Brockies

Firefighter Ritchie Brockies has been presented with a long service medal by the London Fire Brigade commissioner Ron Dobson.

Spiderman and Superman abseil into the Evelina Hospital

The children at the Evelina Children's Hospital had a surprise this week when Spiderman and Superman dropped in to help clean the windows.

Spiderman and Superman abseil into the Evelina Hospital
Southwark Stars: celebrating 26,000 hours of volunteering

Southwark Stars: celebrating 26,000 hours of volunteering

110 people from 41 voluntary groups were last week given a Southwark Stars award by Volunteer Centre Southwark at a ceremony held in the Shunt Lounge at London Bridge.

Historic Boar's Head pub sign goes on display at Shakepeare's Globe

A pub sign from the Boar's Head Tavern on Eastcheap - the setting for Shakespeare's Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 - is now on display in the foyer of Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside.

Historic Boar's Head pub sign goes on display at Shakepeare's Globe
Doritos installs giant sofa in Potters Fields Park

Doritos installs giant sofa in Potters Fields Park

A giant sofa, table and lamp appeared in Potters Fields Park on Thursday as part of an attempt by Doritos to beat the Guinness World Record for largest living room.

Trinity Street BT cabinet transformed into work of art

A BT cabinet in Trinity Street has been turned into a work of art as part of a council-run scheme to spruce up local street furniture.

Trinity Street BT cabinet transformed into work of art
Historic maps and SE1 panorama at Museum of London

Historic maps and SE1 panorama at Museum of London

An interactive 1891 map has been installed at the Museum of London enabling visitors to locate their Waterloo or Southwark address and its Victorian social status.

Archive photograph: Southwark cardboard box factory in 1908

A 1908 photograph of women working in a cardboard box factory in Southwark Bridge Road is one of the images released by English Heritage to promote its new online catalogue.

Archive photograph: Southwark cardboard box factory in 1908
100+ Lambeth and Southwark children audition for The Railway Children at Waterloo

100+ Lambeth and Southwark children audition for The Railway Children at Waterloo

More than 100 children from Lambeth and Southwark aged between 9 and 16 auditioned to perform in the support cast for the production of The Railway Children at the old Waterloo Eurostar station on Saturday.

Big Dance Bubble in Potters Fields Park

A mobile bubble-shaped performance pavilion was launched in Potters Fields Park on Thursday as part of the countdown to Big Dance week.

Big Dance Bubble in Potters Fields Park
See Lambeth Palace Library treasures at 400th anniversary show

See Lambeth Palace Library treasures at 400th anniversary show

The 400th anniversary of the Lambeth Palace Library is being marked by an exhibition of its little-known national treasures.

Bicycle art on the wall as SoBo launches evening wine bar menu

A new range of single-speed bikes is being exhibited at SoBo in Tower Bridge Road as the coffee shop and gallery launches its new evening menu.

Bicycle art on the wall as SoBo launches evening wine bar menu
Druid Cycles: a bike shop with a difference

Druid Cycles: a bike shop with a difference

A social enterprise bike repair shop is hoping to raise £3,000 to help an Indian mountain bike champion achieve his dream of competing internationally.

Interview: Peter John, Southwark Labour leader

In 2006 the Southwark local elections produced a hung council with 28 Labour councillors and 28 Lib Dem members. Since then a Lib Dem/Tory administration has run the borough. Labour leader Peter John delivers his verdict and talks about his party's plans.

Interview: Peter John, Southwark Labour leader
Interview: Simon Hughes, Lib Dem candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Interview: Simon Hughes, Lib Dem candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Simon Hughes has been Bermondsey's MP for 27 years. He tells us why voters should back him again, and why he's excited about the prospect of the Lib Dems holding the balance of power at Westminster.

Interview: Loanna Morrison, Conservative candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Loanna Morrison tells us she's doubtful about climate change, thinks the public sector is too big and admits that the Lib Dems "have done quite a good job".

Interview: Loanna Morrison, Conservative candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark
Interview: Val Shawcross, Labour candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Interview: Val Shawcross, Labour candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Val Shawcross is no stranger to readers of the London SE1 website - she's represented Lambeth & Southwark on the London Assembly for the past decade and has even posted on the SE1 forum from time to time.

Interview: Nick Stanton, Southwark Liberal Democrat leader

Nick Stanton tells us about Southwark Lib Dems' plans for a greener borough and greater devolution of power to community councils if they win outright control of the council on Thursday.

Interview: Nick Stanton, Southwark Liberal Democrat leader
Winning art work and writing on 'courage' in St George Festival competition

Winning art work and writing on 'courage' in St George Festival competition

Prizewinners in the annual St George in Southwark art and writing competition include pupils at Friars Primary School and London Nautical School as well as adults.

St George in Southwark Festival 2010: pictures

"In recent years I have been delighted to see this appetite for celebrating St George growing," declared Fr Ray Andrews preaching at St George the Martyr Church on Sunday.

St George in Southwark Festival 2010: pictures
Artists' tribute to Polish air crash victims outside Borough church

Artists' tribute to Polish air crash victims outside Borough church

Jo Brand has viewed the giant 'memorial Easter egg' at St George the Martyr church in Borough High Street.

Walking London's Monuments and Statues

Rupert Hill has written Walking London's Monuments and Statues which is described as "an illustrated tour of London's public art in 13 fact-filled walks".

Walking London's Monuments and Statues
Bar in Tooley Street lap dance row becomes organic restaurant

Bar in Tooley Street lap dance row becomes organic restaurant

"Platform is a platform for the quality of produce that Barnaby is producing," said Tony McKinlay at the opening of his Tooley Street restaurant a few doors from the London Dungeon.

Old Kent Road firefighter to run London Marathon

Old Kent Road firefighter Ryland Culling is gearing up for the London Marathon 2010.

Old Kent Road firefighter to run London Marathon
Real Election Poll at Waterloo

Real Election Poll at Waterloo

The Real Crisp Company brought its Real Election Poll to Waterloo to get people to demonstrate their voting intentions.

Penny Rudge launches London Bridge novel at Riverside Bookshop

The Riverside Bookshop in Hay's Galleria was packed for the launch of Penny Rudge's book Foolish Lessons in Life and Love.

Penny Rudge launches London Bridge novel at Riverside Bookshop
Giant Easter egg appears in Borough churchyard

Giant Easter egg appears in Borough churchyard

A giant Easter egg brought a little bit of Poland to the streets of Borough on Holy Saturday last weekend.

Five-day Indian and South Asian festival on the South Bank

A colourful bus from Pakistan has arrived outside the Royal Festival Hall to mark the start of the five-day Alchemy festival at Southbank Centre.

Five-day Indian and South Asian festival on the South Bank
Painting of Bankside's Anchor Brewery acquired by Guildhall Art Gallery

Painting of Bankside's Anchor Brewery acquired by Guildhall Art Gallery

A painting of a disastrous fire in 1832 at the Anchor Brewery on Bankside has been purchased by the Guildhall Art Gallery and is on show till Sunday 11 April.

Neon art installation in St George's Road

A specially commissioned light installation by multimedia artist Carsten Nicolai can be seen on the facade of the Siobhan Davies Studios in St George's Road.

Neon art installation in St George's Road
Funeral directors deliver Easter eggs to children's hospital

Funeral directors deliver Easter eggs to children's hospital

Most kids like eating chocolate at Easter time and the children at the Evelina Children's Hospital are no different.

3-week-old lambs at Borough Market to promote Real Food Festival

A ewe and two lambs were the stars of the show at Borough Market on Thursday as part of the Real Food Festival's weekly event in the Jubilee Market.

3-week-old lambs at Borough Market to promote Real Food Festival
Cafe Amisha adds homemade pasta to popular pizzeria

Cafe Amisha adds homemade pasta to popular pizzeria

Italian restaurant Cafe Amisha in Bermondsey has launched a new menu featuring homemade pasta.

Community orchard planted in Archbishop's Park

A new community orchard at Archbishop's Park is to be used to help local school children learn about food growing and healthy eating.

Community orchard planted in Archbishop's Park
The Great Suffolk Street Shopping Experience

The Great Suffolk Street Shopping Experience

Free food and entertainment were available as part of the Great Suffolk Street Shopping Experience, a two-day event to promote the parade of independent shops near the Southwark Bridge Road junction.

Behind the scenes at the new Blackfriars Thameslink station

The London SE1 website joined Simon Hughes MP and Cllr Adele Morris for a tour of the Blackfriars Station building site at Bankside.

Behind the scenes at the new Blackfriars Thameslink station
Band performs 'guerrilla gig' on back of lorry outside NME offices

Band performs 'guerrilla gig' on back of lorry outside NME offices

Passers-by in Southwark Street on Wednesday lunchtime got a surprise when they found a band performing on the back of a lorry outside NME magazine's offices at the Blue Fin Building.

Elephant Parade turns London into an urban jungle

250 hand-painted life-size fibreglass baby elephants will appear on the streets of London this summer - including many locations around SE1.

Elephant Parade turns London into an urban jungle
Easter chicks for Trinity Hospice on sale at The Britannia

Easter chicks for Trinity Hospice on sale at The Britannia

Regulars at The Britannia pub in Kipling Street are getting into the Easter spirit and selling chocolate-filled knitted Easter chicks to raise funds for Trinity Hospice.

New mosaic in honour of Garden Museum founder Rosemary Nicholson

A mosaic has been unveiled at the Garden Museum celebrating the life of the campaigner who fought to save the historic building from demolition over 30 years ago.

New mosaic in honour of Garden Museum founder Rosemary Nicholson
HMS Belfast celebrates £250,000 restoration

HMS Belfast celebrates £250,000 restoration

HMS Belfast held a St Patrick's Day party in the ship's company dining hall to launch its new facilities as an event venue.

T47 indoor sports venue opens at London Bridge Station

T47, the new indoor sports centre underneath London Bridge Station, raised £1,400 for the Kids Company charity at its launch event on Monday night.

T47 indoor sports venue opens at London Bridge Station
'Health & Safety Violation' at St Saviour's & St Olave's School

'Health & Safety Violation' at St Saviour's & St Olave's School

A deliberately 'dangerous' art installation has opened at St Saviour's & St Olave's School near Bricklayers Arms.

Red Bull Music Academy comes to Tooley Street

Global beats have come to Bermondsey as it plays host to an annual international music event that aims to nurture young talent.

Red Bull Music Academy comes to Tooley Street
Waterloo roadsweeper Dave Squires immortalised in mosaic

Waterloo roadsweeper Dave Squires immortalised in mosaic

A new memorial to much-loved Lower Marsh roadsweeper Dave Squires has been installed at Waterloo Action Centre.

Dryden Goodwin's Jubilee line staff portraits at Southwark Station

Southwark Station has a new look this month with a billboard featuring a series of portraits of Jubilee line staff.

Dryden Goodwin's Jubilee line staff portraits at Southwark Station
Bermondsey Street designer shows fashion can flourish in tough times

Bermondsey Street designer shows fashion can flourish in tough times

When the recession forced fashion designer Amanda Thompson to close her wholesale fashion business, she looked like yet another casualty of the credit crunch. Instead she has made the move from wholesaler to retailer and has seen her business prosper.

Watch Tate Modern's extension take shape on new Bankside webcam

A new webcam mounted on the Blue Fin Building at Bankside allows local residents to get a glimpse behind the hoardings as preparatory works for Tate Modern's extension get under way.

Watch Tate Modern's extension take shape on new Bankside webcam
Tea ladies march on London Bridge for Fairtrade Fortnight

Tea ladies march on London Bridge for Fairtrade Fortnight

Dozens of people dressed as tea ladies danced their way across London Bridge on Thursday morning to mark this year's Fairtrade Fortnight.

London drawings liven up hoardings at Tate Modern building site

Drawings of locations representing London's essential character have gone on display in Bankside's Holland and Sumner Streets.

London drawings liven up hoardings at Tate Modern building site

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