- Created: 16 June 2020 16 June 2020
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As the temperature rises, Londoner’s are seeking pleasure in our open public spaces, however, inadequate planning for litter means they could rapidly become infested with rats and other vermin feasting on piles of rubbish left at bins.
Londoner’s coming up for air
Parks and woodlands in London are a lifeline for many
Since the lockdown, we have been taking walks daily around our local woods and park in South London and it has been a psychological lifesaver. As the weather is warming it is also reassuring to see lot’s people of all ages gathering in small groups to chat and assert a new level social normality.
However, in recent weeks two more noticeable elements have become apparent. Walking through the woods we have seen huge rats scurrying across our path in ever more frequency. Then as we walk around into the open spaces where people have gathered the night before, the piles of rubbish lay strewn around waste bins that are hopelessly small for the amount they are expected to hold.
Add to this that the rubbish concealed within plastic bags is generally ripped open and the contents strewn about the grass. The mess is then what dog walkers and people doing exercise in the morning encounter as they take their turn to enjoy the space. Rotting food and litter pose a further risk to peoples health, including the workers to whom we are are all grateful for doing everything they can to keep public spaces clean.
Urgent Need For Adequate Bins
What we urgently need is a larger instalment of bins for people to put their rubbish instead of piling it up around the bins. The intention to leave by the bin is fair but the signal to rats is clear: feast on our rubbish.
We must all collectively call on our councils to provide larger containers that can safely hold rubbish until it can be collected. Many of do take our rubbish home but where that is not practical we must have a preventative measure to avoid further health risks to people enjoying the parks and the works who maintain them.
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- Created: 08 June 2020 08 June 2020
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Donnafugata have always exuded a lot of style. A few years ago in London, the winery's owner, José Rallo was giving us a tasting lunch in a smart restaurant in Clerkenwell. The wines were ripe, smooth and well designed. Whilst we tasted, Jose stood up and sang to us acapella. Having already recorded jazz albums in at the Blue Note in New York, this made for a memorable tasting experience.Add a comment
- Created: 26 April 2020 26 April 2020
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The global pandemic is giving rise to an emergency in mental health as vulnerable people in society are experiencing incredible pressures. Although the current focus is on treating people critically ill with the COVID-19 virus, the new wave of effort is going to have to be directed at those suffering from impacts brought about by the virus.Add a comment
- Created: 29 February 2020 29 February 2020
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The Dulwich Picture Gallery’s fascinating new exhibition titled “British Surrealism” courts the viewer through an extensive collection of artworks, showing many that predate the accepted Surrealism era. Coursing back centuries, it suggests the British psyche has been long adept at contemplating a certain otherness.Add a comment
- Created: 28 January 2020 28 January 2020
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Coming soon in February 2020, Dulwich Picture Gallery will present British Surrealism, an ambitious and wide-ranging survey of the origins of surrealist art in Britain, and the first to trace its roots back to 1620 drawing on archive material.
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- Created: 05 January 2020 05 January 2020
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Photograph's of nature from 1840's until today
In Summer 2020, Dulwich Picture Gallery will present the first exhibition to trace the history of photography as told through depictions of nature, revealing how the subject led to key advancements in the medium, from its very beginnings in 1840 to present day. Unearthed: Photography’s Roots will be the first major photography show at Dulwich Picture Gallery, bringing together over 100 works by 25 leading international photographers, many never seen before.Add a comment
- Created: 09 December 2019 09 December 2019
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Gosnells, London’s only Meadery, is running 3 Mead Tasting marathons – and a vintage Mead tasting - to explore the beauty of mead.
These will be in its bar ‘Gosnells Tasting Room’ above Coal Rooms at 11a Station Way, Peckham Rye Station, SE15 4RX.
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- Created: 26 November 2019 26 November 2019
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As the cold weather is drawing in and our social calendars are filling up - it is time to start thinking about festive Christmas drinks. Wine cocktails are a new trend in milder alcoholic beverages that many people are enjoying and both still and sparkling wines can be a part of that experience.Add a comment
- Created: 17 November 2019 17 November 2019
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The Dulwich Picture Gallery maybe the oldest purpose-built gallery in the world but it’s security systems are still avant-garde. Two of the Dutch master painters masterpieces were removed from their hangings but didn’t leave the gallery grounds as the Met police swept in and scared the robbers off.Add a comment
Scientists & distillers create the world’s 1st AI gin, Ginette, developed by a neural network, in Bristol
- Created: 10 November 2019 10 November 2019
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This new combination of marine learning and human creativity have demonstrated that by analysing hundreds of botanicals properties against recipes and 500 gin brands, Ginette was able to conjure the name Monger’s gargle and produce a “fragranced gin drink”.Add a comment
- Created: 31 October 2019 31 October 2019
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Today is the last opportunity that Banksy lovers will have to bid for items in his shop at incredibly low prices. The lucky-dip of artworks and other memorabilia include a stab vest, t-shirts, a mock-tiger rug, and even genuine artwork.Add a comment
- Created: 05 October 2019 05 October 2019
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The Dulwich Picture Gallery (DPG) launched a new Rembrandt exhibition called “Rembrandt’s Light” on the 3rd of October to mark the 350th anniversary of his death. This unique collection of 35 of his best masterpieces, etchings and drawings, some shown for the first time in the UK, are to further explore the master as a painter, teacher, “imperfectionist” and, if he was alive today, his potential as a filmmaker.Add a comment
- Created: 12 September 2019 12 September 2019
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How many times have we heard local wine-o friends tell us categorically that red wine cannot be served with fish? It is a malady of gibberish first experienced in childhood but that has a habit of reoccurring throughout life. In order to put this dubiously fishy nonsense to bed, Harry Niazi, of Olley’s Fish Experience in South London’s Herne Hill, decided to investigate with a group of wine and fish enthusiasts including Andy Neather, former wine writer for the London Evening Standard.
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