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All about the good stuff like taking photos, playing music and watching films. Reviews of theatre, exhibitions, days out, especially with the kids. Seriously South East London-centric.

My Sunday Photo – autumn

With apologies for a few weeks away (which may have turned into months), here I am back with My Sunday Photo. I don’t know where my Sundays have gone, but … Continue reading

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Torn, at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs (Royal Court) – review

The audience files into the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs and takes their seats around the edge of what feels like a community centre, in the stripped space which has been transformed by designer … Continue reading

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Acrobosc Ibiza

For most of us, everyday life is too sedentary, office-based, grey. It’s an everyday struggle to break the cycle of kids playing in their digital worlds.  What they really ought to be … Continue reading

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Jungle Book by Metta Theatre, at London Wonderground (review)

As visual entertainment, Jungle Book in the Spiegeltent at London Wonderground was quite mesmerising. However as a remake of the original Rudyard Kipling stories, for today’s audience, I kept losing … Continue reading

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Leandro, at the Space (Roof Garden, Crossrail Place) (review)

We were very happy to be invited to see Leandro at the Space’s performance space at the Roof Garden in Crossrail Place – partly because it was such a sweet show … Continue reading

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Primetime 2016, at the Royal Court Theatre (review)

This time last year we were introduced to the great annual event known as Primetime, which comes to the Royal Court Theatre at the beginning of the summer holidays.  It is a series … Continue reading

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James and the Giant Peach, at the Polka Theatre (review)

There’s such a treat waiting for you at the Polka Theatre, afternoons and evenings in the Main Theatre, until 14th August! It is the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, so … Continue reading

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The Big Lunch (in the Church) 2016

This community comes in all shapes and sizes, nationalities, colours, faiths and non-faiths and sort-of faiths, and all ages. On Sunday we did not let the weather get us down, … Continue reading

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Brainiac Live! Science Abuse – at Udderbelly (review)

You might already know this but Brainiac Science Abuse (known as Brainiacs) is a cult television show which was on TV in the noughties.  Richard Hammond was the first presenter … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – secret garden

Yesterday we were at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich for a fantastic show at the Peter Harrison Planetarium which I will write about separately.  As I looked down from the Observatory … Continue reading

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Above and Beyond, at the National Maritime Museum (review)

The National Maritime Museum has just opened a new interactive exhibition called Above and Beyond about flight and aerospace.  We went along last weekend to have a look, and had … Continue reading

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Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids, at Udderbelly (review)

Simon Shlomo Kahn jumps onto the Udderbelly stage with a big microphone in his hand looking more like Simon Bird in Friday Night Dinner (and my brother as a younger … Continue reading

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Blossom 2016

Cherry blossom has featured in these pages many times before.  You can read earlier posts like this one from 2013 and this one from 2014. I don’t like the phrase but I suppose … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – daisies and cherry blossom

As you might know I have a soft spot for blooming cherry blossom trees (for instance, this post from 2014, and so many of my photos every spring in my Instagram feed). But there … Continue reading

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The Box of Photographs, at the Polka Theatre (review)

The Box of Photographs, in its last week at the Polka Theatre, comes from truly interesting origins.  The photographs in the title are real, a set of pictures taken over … Continue reading

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A community watching films together (for free) – NXDFFF16

You can barely walk down the street these days without tripping over a new film festival. The cinema seems like the last place anyone would want to watch a film … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – colourful cranes

Cranes are a normal sight in London. Construction of all sorts is everywhere. We were at the Greenwich Peninsula yesterday and I spotted these. It’s even more of a boost … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – free outdoor film screening (NXDFFF16)

For the third year running I have been helping with the local free film festival (the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival, which is part of the Free Film Festivals family). … Continue reading

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The Amazing Bubble Man, at Udderbelly (review)

If you’ve been loafing around the South Bank recently you might have seen some inflatable purple legs, or indeed some udders, pointing skywards. In fact it’s a giant purple tent and it houses … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – fishy business

This week I got a sneaky peek at a lovely mosaic that the kids at school have been making for one of their outside walls, with the help of two … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – Stik people

If you are interested in street art you will know the name Stik. He is a British graffiti artist whose art, predominantly of stick people, can be found on walls all … Continue reading

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Chiqas, at the Pelton Arms (review)

The Pelton Arms is a pub close to our heart.  And not only because a member of my immediate family has lived next to it for over twenty years. I … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – Peace Rocks

This is a railing at the top of our local park which is full of ‘peace rocks’. Two local organisations Bold Vision and Artmongers have recently been to Syria and they … Continue reading

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My Father, Odysseus, at the Unicorn Theatre (review)

Continuing their Greek season, the Unicorn Theatre’s current offering for the older children’s age group (11 years +)  is My Father, Odysseus, a new story based on the ancient myth of … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – glockenspiel

This week’s photo shows my current highlight of the week. It might sound silly to you but it is really important to me that we have a spangly new orchestra … Continue reading

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The Lost Things, at Greenwich Theatre (review)

Last month we were treated to a very different experience at Greenwich Theatre. I don’t wish to spoil the experience or the plot as I would love you to see … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – fleeting sunshine

It was a relief and a pleasure to see some sunshine this week. Fleeting, so I had to capture it. It’s not a sharp image (yet again it’s taken on my … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – quackers

I honestly can’t tell you if it was ducks or geese who were admiring their reflections at the Trinity Laban building in Deptford yesterday. They were very large, with orange … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – St Alfege Passage

It’s just one of the prettiest back streets in Greenwich, at a moment when the sun shot out from behind the clouds. The photo is nothing special, just snapped on … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – wedding car

Strolling past yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice that somebody had had a very beautiful wedding at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. Just look at the car awaiting their … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – ballroom

My friend Bev is organising a big birthday at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel and, as well as helping her with the party website, I am giving her some moral support. … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo – Borough Market

I had a lovely welcome last week so I am back with My Sunday Photo for the second time. The weather has been all over the place again this week … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo

After 186 weeks of Silent Sunday posts without a single interaction from the ‘host’, today I am joining a new group of Sunday photo-ers who appear from the outset to be friendly … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Beauty and the Beast, at the Polka Theatre (review)

The Polka Theatre is a festive place to be around Christmas.  We spent a lovely afternoon there pre-Christmas when we went to see Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast is a … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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Bunting Workshop at Tatty Devine

I couldn’t think of a nicer, more perfect pair of people than me and Ruth to win this recent competition run by Little Nan’s Bar. *I don’t mean we’re perfect, I mean we were … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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Lisbon tiles

Just back from a week tile-watching in Lisbon. I mean, working on a project (but the work photos can wait). The tiles were the first thing I noticed about the … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Scummy Mummies, at the Amersham Arms – review

Parenting is one massive guilt trip. From second one of turning into a mum or dad, you have your shoulder angel, along with the rest of the world, telling you how to … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Depths of my Mind, by Scarabeus Aerial Theatre (at the BRIT School) – review

I’m trying to type quickly as you will need to be fast to get to this show. Really:  you ought to read this, book a ticket and go fast as … Continue reading

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School Reviewer

September.  A month that can only mean one thing. The start of a new term at school. And for some families, like mine, this September has been a looming deadline … Continue reading

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