Robert Perry

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'Try to be something you're not and you'll fail' - Masterchef's Brodie Williams opens Brixton cafe

By Robert Perry September 25 2019, 19.45 Follow @SW_Londoner A MasterChef semi-finalist has realised his dream by opening a new café in Brixton that combines his passions for cooking and design. After competing on the BBC TV show in 2017 Brodie Williams, 29, left his career in architecture behind and in July launched Annapurna café, on Loughborough Road.

All aboard at St Katherine Docks for ‘bigger than ever’ Classic Boat Festival

St Katherine Docks in east London hosts the Classic Boat Festival this weekend. Visitors can explore over 40 vintage vessels including a number of the remarkable Dunkirk Little Ships that rescued allied soldiers during World War 2. Now in its 11th year, organisers have said 2019’s festival is bigger than ever and with street food, live music, river tours and treasure hunts on offer, there really is something for everyone.

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Theatre adaptation of Sarah Waters' The Night Watch will reveal hidden people of 1940s

The Brixton-born star of a play coming to south west London says audiences should expect an alternative World War Two narrative. Actor Sam Jenkins-Shaw (pictured above) will appear in The Night Watch, which starts a national tour on August 22 including November performances at Richmond Theatre and Croydon Playhouse.

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Inside Extinction Rebellion Lambeth

Last week's occupation of Waterloo Bridge and the demonstration at Shell Centre has made Lambeth a key site for Extinction Rebellion's (XR) civil disobedience programme. The group's 'international rebellion' launched on 15 April in an attempt to make the government act on climate change with sit-ins, protests and marches occurring throughout London.

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Lambeth Older Men's Drama Group ready to take the stage for Mental Health Week

A community drama group featuring a mature all-male cast will perform across the borough during Mental Health Week. Lambeth's Older Men's Drama Group formed in March and is comprised of twelve over-50s, many of whom face mental health difficulties. Performances will take place at five locations, including Brixton, West Norwood and Streatham libraries, from...

Rob's story

Due to the nature of frontotemporal dementia, it was vital that we started planning Mum's move into a care home one year before it became a reality. After her diagnosis in 2011 we witnessed a rapid, unpredictable decline that created increasingly complex care needs.

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