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Transforming Being: Waterloo Festival short story competition

Transforming Being: Waterloo Festival short story competition

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

Borough Market's latest beer now on sale

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

Borough Market's latest beer now on sale
Borough Market launches cookbook 20 years after retail relaunch

Borough Market launches cookbook 20 years after retail relaunch

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

Weeping Window: poppies art installation comes to IWM London

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

Weeping Window: poppies art installation comes to IWM London
Waterloo's Duke of Sussex pub adds Harry and Meghan to sign

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

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

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

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

Mindfulness in 3D: new book by local Alexander Technique teacher
150 years since Queen Victoria started building of new St Thomas' Hospital

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

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

How Keats' life and work in Southwark influenced his poetry

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

How Keats' life and work in Southwark influenced his poetry
To Be ... To Become - Waterloo Festival writing competition

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

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

Firefighters mark centenary of Albert Embankment disaster

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

Firefighters mark centenary of Albert Embankment disaster
Tate Modern: extra swings now available outside the Turbine Hall

Tate Modern: extra swings now available outside the Turbine Hall

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

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

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

South Bank Sculpture Walk: new guide to public art by the river
80 years since Bermondsey stood up to the Blackshirts

80 years since Bermondsey stood up to the Blackshirts

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

Bermondsey Street Festival 2017

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

Bermondsey Street Festival 2017
Doorkins the Cathedral Cat stars in new children's book

Doorkins the Cathedral Cat stars in new children's book

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

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

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

Shakespeare's brother's Southwark burial record goes on show
Book swapping shelves installed at Hay's Galleria

Book swapping shelves installed at Hay's Galleria

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

Bermondsey 'Then and Now' photo contest launched

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

Bermondsey 'Then and Now' photo contest launched
Anglo-Catalan St George's Day celebrations at Borough Market

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

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

William Blake's Lambeth: crowdfunding sought for new booklet

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

William Blake's Lambeth: crowdfunding sought for new booklet
Draft House pub quizzes raise £500 for cancer charity

Draft House pub quizzes raise £500 for cancer charity

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

Southwark Cathedral hosts corrugated metal art installation during Lent

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

Southwark Cathedral hosts corrugated metal art installation during Lent
New book traces Harrods' Southwark roots

New book traces Harrods' Southwark roots

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

Community Heroes Award for Union Jack pub's Nolia Devlin

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

Community Heroes Award for Union Jack pub's Nolia Devlin
Mayor joins SE1 children selling home-made soup at Borough Market

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

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

Local photographer Steve Hollingshead publishes 2017 calendar

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

Local photographer Steve Hollingshead publishes 2017 calendar
A Statue for Mary: new book tells story of Seacole memorial

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

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

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.

Bicentenary of John Keats abandoning Guy's Hospital training
Nelson Square residents launch local history website

Nelson Square residents launch local history website

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

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.

Bermondsey Street photo wins National Portrait Gallery competition
Bye-bye to the Blackfriars banger: sausage factory pulled down

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.

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.

Bermondsey Street: A London Story - DVD goes on sale
'We Knit Waterloo' show inspired by history of shopping streets

'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.

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.

Bermondsey Street turned into 1960s Paris for Giacometti movie
Round-the-world bagpipe challenge ends at HMS Belfast

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.

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.

Fire brigade celebrates 150 years with Union Street display
Bankside 1598 recreated in virtual reality at Florida university

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.

St Thomas' Hospital chapel restored

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

St Thomas' Hospital chapel restored
Earthworks: Southwark Cathedral hosts Lent art installation

Earthworks: Southwark Cathedral hosts Lent art installation

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

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.

How Shakespeare's playhouse moved from EC2 to SE1
Theatre Royal recreated in SE1 for Tom Hardy 'Taboo' drama

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.

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.

Four South Bank sculptures given listed status
Wanted: your memories of Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

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.

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.

Philip Henslowe anniversary opens Shakespeare 400 year
Local photographer launches 2016 London calendar

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.

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.

Architects devise South Bank ice rink concept
Treasures from hospital art collection go on public view

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.

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.

Filming for 'A United Kingdom' takes over Waterloo streets
Agincourt song featured in Tower of London exhibition

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.

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.

Remembrance Sunday 2015 at the Soviet War Memorial
1,000 local children celebrate Southwark's Agincourt link

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.

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.

Leake Street Pocket Park now open
'Mosasaurus' breaks through the South Bank

'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.

Winchester Palace: a new garden for Clink Street

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

Winchester Palace: a new garden for Clink Street
Local choir takes centre stage at Shakespeare's Globe

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.

Bermondsey Street Festival 2015

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

Bermondsey Street Festival 2015
Thames flotilla celebrates Queen's record-breaking reign

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.

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.

Colombian tall ship ARC Gloria visits the Pool of London
Avon Place mural unveiled

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.

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.

6-metre City & Southwark wall hanging unveiled at Glaziers Hall
Myths and legends theme for 12th Waterloo Carnival

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.

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.

In pictures: Open Streets London in Great Suffolk Street
Blackfriars Estate fun day

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.

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.

St Thomas' to St Petersburg: 2,000-mile charity bike ride
National award for St Thomas' Hospital nurse Liz Browse

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.

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.

Spooks movie features SE1 locations
Finds from Dickens Square archaeological dig on show at museum

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.

Lambeth Palace Garden: Archbishop extends public access

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

Lambeth Palace Garden: Archbishop extends public access
Giant chicken skeleton installed in Bermondsey school foyer

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.

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.

Pocket park brightens corner of Snowsfields and Weston Street
St George's Day celebrated in Southwark

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.

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.

Southwark Cathedral confirms Rouen link
'Brad Pitt's Bruised Bits' - new sculpture in Bermondsey Square

'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.

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.

Jonathan Dimbleby marks 50 years of cancer charity with 50km walk
Alan Titchmarsh and Rowan Williams unveil Guy's Hospital artwork

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.

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'.

Olivia Colman and Neil Morrissey filming in Southwark
Mayor of Southwark unveils Queen's Walk sundial

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.

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

Female street artists take over Leake Street tunnel
Heart-shaped bike rack appears in Union Street

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.

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.

Shaun the Sheep statue arrives on South Bank
8 facts about Borough, Bankside & Walworth

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.

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.

National Bakery School creates metre-long cake for Parliament
Hundreds of plants grown in recycled fruit juice drums

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.

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.

A Nativity scene with a difference at Southwark Cathedral
Local images feature on 2015 calendars

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.

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.

Waterloo Station hosts landscape photography exhibition
William Blake's Lambeth studio recreated in Oxford museum

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.

Could you befriend a local older person? Charity seeks volunteers

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

Could you befriend a local older person? Charity seeks volunteers
Carole Wright receives volunteering award from Peabody

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.

'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.

'Real' Apple Store turns heads at Borough Market autumn celebration
Elephant & Castle tube station inspires short story for children

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.

Radioactive blob appears in Bermondsey Square

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

Radioactive blob appears in Bermondsey Square
Bermondsey Street Festival 2014

Bermondsey Street Festival 2014

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

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.

BOST is 'Champion of Champions' again
Queensborough Centre marks 30 years

Queensborough Centre marks 30 years

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

Bermondsey Project exhibitions

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

Bermondsey Project exhibitions
South Bank bar installs division bell to summon MPs to vote

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.

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.

Centenary of Waterloo-born Labour foreign secretary George Brown
Blackfriars watercolour to feature on tube station posters

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.

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.

Fundraising feats to raise money for Garden Museum expansion
Local trainees employed as marshals on Roupell Street film set

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.

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.

Book exchange opens in hidden London Bridge garden
New Anna Robinson poetry collection launched in Lower Marsh

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.

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.

Southwark's Dog & Pot at Dickens Museum
GBBO star Kimberley Wilson helps to judge Waterloo's best cake

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.

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.

Thames cutter crews compete in Port of London Challenge
Southwark Street, George Street or Station Road? TfL can't decide

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.

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.

Vintage RT bus on route 100
German artist's dazzling WWI centenary makeover for HMS President

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.

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.

Artist and activist Veronica Planton remembered at Waterloo exhibition
Sunday Service: photographing Southwark's black majority churches

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.

Circus-themed Waterloo Carnival features locals aged 2 to 82

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

Circus-themed Waterloo Carnival features locals aged 2 to 82
BookBenches appear around Bankside and London Bridge

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.

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.

Bermondsey in Bloom 2014: call for entries
Simon Hughes takes up tennis at Tanner Street

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.

'Book bin' installed in Bermondsey

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

'Book bin' installed in Bermondsey
Bermondsey girls are London basketball champions

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.

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.

2014 Southwark Civic Awards presented at Southwark Cathedral
Maria Moruzzi celebrates 50 years at Borough Market

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.

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.

Former England footballer John Barnes at Southwark Tube Station
Royal Marines drummers and buglers visit Bermondsey school

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.

Bermondsey Farmers' Market seeks new traders

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

Bermondsey Farmers' Market seeks new traders
Southwark delftware cats to go under the hammer in pottery sale

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.

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.

John Constable launches new poetry book
Harvey's horses and dray visit Southwark

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.

Borough Market offers free wifi to shoppers

Borough Market has introduced free wireless internet access for shoppers.

Borough Market offers free wifi to shoppers
Queen's row barge Gloriana returns to tidal Thames for Tudor Pull

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.

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.

Borough schoolboy wins Fourth Plinth art competition
Konditor & Cook founder reveals cake recipes in new book

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.

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'.

BOST celebrates Sumner Street Garden and Bankside food-growing

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.

Waterloo Festival launches film score competition
Actress Lesley Sharp visits Globe Academy

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.

Dan Cruickshank visits Kirkaldy Testing Museum

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

Dan Cruickshank visits Kirkaldy Testing Museum
Small grants available for SE1 locals to green their environment

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.

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.

SE1 kids enjoy free visits to London Eye and London Aquarium
Young SE1 basketball player reaches Europe's top 40

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.

Lower Marsh's new Saturday market launches

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

Lower Marsh's new Saturday market launches
Book launch marks start of Southwark Cathedral's WWI commemorations

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.

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.

Southwark students celebrate Seven Ages of Shakespeare at Globe
Medieval flagon on display at Wheatsheaf pub in Stoney Street

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.

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.

Southwark flies rainbow flag for LGBT History Month
Foyles bookshop opens at Waterloo Station

Foyles bookshop opens at Waterloo Station

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

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.

Volunteers wanted for London's first Open Streets event
Homeless Londoners 'denied basic human rights'

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.

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.

Bermondsey brewer creates beer inspired by bees
Filmmaker retraces steps of 1927 colour cinematographer

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.

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.

Strictly Come Dancing stars visit Evelina Children's Hospital
Simon Hughes invites young social entrepreneurs to Parliament

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.

The streets of London really are paved with gold

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

The streets of London really are paved with gold
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