Saint Etienne soundtrack How We Used to Live released with one-off screening

A special seasonal screening in December coincides with the release of another classic London soundtrack by the cult pop group


Free weekend? Explore secret Camberwell

Photographer and SE5 resident Tom Leighton shares his guide to “secret” Camberwell with us – the best but not best-known places locally to shop, eat, drink, listen or just hang around


Pinboard: Ida Barr Comes to Kennington

She’s performed on Radio 4, at the Southbank Centre and at the Barbican – now the legendary rapping pensioner, Ida Barr (aka Christopher Green) is …


Pinboard: The Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival

The fourth outing of this excellent annual event officially kicks off tomorrow, 5 September, running for 10 days across all sorts of interesting local venues. …


Wednesday Picture: Slogging it in South London

Drifting in and out of my reverie came the police sirens woo-wooing down Landor Road, the gospel music rehearsals of the nearby Pentecostal church, and …


Southsayer: Caffy St Luce, music promoter and manager from Deptford

I call south-east London, round the bend of the river, ‘Costa del Thames’ Former music PR and devoted Deptfordite, Caffy St Luce, has been a …


Oh, and have you seen this South London Black Music Map?

The points on the map range from significant street corners, to venues and record shops – obscure and obvious alike


Pinboard 25 July: Theatrical goings-on in Nunhead Cemetery, SE1 sing-alongs, SE5 knees-ups and the return of the Brixton Bolt

Nunhead: Immersive drama in the cemetery If you like your theatre immersive, and have the nerve to spend the evening in a cemetery – then …

Film & Theatre

A wander through Camberwell’s theatrical history

SE5 once thronged with music halls and attracted big-name celebrities to live locally, says Michael Armstrong


Pinboard 18 July: a tour of south London’s vanishing prefabs, Italian afternoon cocktails in the market and – ta-da! – our very own art exhibition (well… kinda)

Brixton (and Catford): Palaces for the People – last chance to see and guided estate tour There are still two or so weeks to see …