Effra Social launch night

We weren’t sure what to expect from the launch, last week, of the Effra Social. Nor was anyone else, going by people’s reactions. And it was packed: it seemed like the whole of Brixton had been revving up for the opening of this unusual new bar, set in a former

04 Mar 2013

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Midcentury Modern returns to Dulwich

We can’t afford any of the beautiful Scandinavian, Bauhaus and French Industrial pieces of furniture for sale at the renowned Midcentury Modern events either. But an afternoon of gawping at 20th century design porn in the elegant grounds of Dulwich College…? Oh go on then. There will be up to

04 Mar 2013

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The Deep South hits south London at the Mister Biggs Supper Club

You can hear Ashley Givens’ syrupy Alabama drawl at 100 paces – and just like her accent, her cooking is big and bold. It’s also like nothing else you can eat anywhere else in Brixton… unless you book yourselves a seat at the debut supper club she’s co-hosting with Sean

04 Mar 2013

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Last chance for a Sausage Dog Café in Brixton?

“Have you ever walked past a sausage dog and not smiled? Exactly!” So goes the crowd-funding sales patter from Emilie Harley, whose dreams of opening an unusual new café in Brixton are in your hands. You may have heard about Emilie’s quest already: she is dotty about daschunds – and

04 Mar 2013

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Southsayer: Jordan Jarrett-Bryan, sports journalist

 Worst thing anyone’s ever said to me? ‘Son, you might not be mine’ Jordan Jarrett-Bryan a sports journalist and reporter – you may have seen him presenting on Channel 4 during the Paralympics last year. He lives in Waterloo and has lived in south London his whole life. Jordan started his career

04 Mar 2013

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Writers & contributors Tom Kihl is co-editor of our north London sister site, Kentishtowner. He is a south London novice but nevertheless braved it below the river on a guerilla mission to commemorate the passing of a south London instutution (and write our most popular story ever all about it). Sarah Fox grew up

01 Feb 2013

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Why It Matters: sustainable London architecture

Everyone knows that to be a true Cockney, you have to be born within the sound of Bow bells. But did you know that to be a true south Londoner, you have to be born anywhere that you can step out of your house and see the Shard? Fact! And

06 Jan 2013

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