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Archive for May, 2012

Bel Fiore – the neighbourhood’s newest business

27 May

A warm welcome to Bel Fiore a new flower shop which opened yesterday at 82 Brixton Road – the premises of the old Post Office which moved further down the road some time ago.  The business is run by Italian florist Donatella.  In addition to the traditional offerings of flowers they  also sell a range of herbs, artwork and selected gift items.  All local businesses need the support of the local community so do try and support them.  Here are some pictures taken today.

 
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FixToRide event at Kennington Skatepark

27 May

For the first time ever, I took more than 1,000 photos in a day.  The Kennington Skatepark has recently been upgraded and the Friends of Kennington Park helped arrange an event to celebrate its’ re-opening.  The work hasn’t been finished yet as the bowl still needs to be painted blue but it was ready for competition.  The event sponsors/organisers were Converse and what a superb job they did.  Some selected photos can be seen here http://www.flickr.com/photos/ztangram/sets/72157629910294410 a few of whihc are shown below.

It’s difficult to assess what the local benefit of a skatepark is but I was most impressed with the behaviour of the young skateboarders. Falls and evasive action were common but whatever the incident everyone seemed to come out smiling and helping one another.  Some people criticise young people for…being young really.  If this group were anything to go  by, skateboarding encourages young people to behave well.  Young people need to take risks – it’s part of growing up – and a dedicated skatepark seems just what they need.

 

 
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Posted in Local events, Parks and green spaces, Sports and leisure

 

Children’s entertainment at Oval Farmers’ market

18 May

Was pleasantly surprised last saturday to see a children’s entertainer at the market – Shannon from Simply Smiley productions. The children certainly seemed to enjoy the balloon modelling, story telling and bubbles.

Shannon runs a company using professional entertainers that specialise in bringing ‘magic of theatre to children everywhere’. They visit schools, put on pantos run bespoke events and parties both corporate and private.  Saturday certainly seemed successful so let’s hope children’s entertainment becomes a regular feature of the market.

 
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Untold Exhibition at Kennington Business Park

13 May


Popped into the ‘Untold’ multimedia-photography, film etc. Exhibition  (10-16 May at Kennington Business Park 10am to 5pm).  The exhibition is organised by Firefly Productions and Aleitheia Photo Collective.  It’s interesting to see the groups approach to combining traditional documentary photography with other forms of muti-media.

You’ve got until Wednesday to see it.

 
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Salim Patel’s stall at Oval Farmers’ Market

07 May

Salim Patel’s stall is a welcome addition to the Oval Farmers Market. Salim is both geologist and jeweller and probably has the best website of any of the market traders (see http://www.salimpatel.co.uk/). He also gives talks at schools and sources specimens for collectors and interior designers. 

The range of fossils, rocks, meteorites, bespoke jewellery on offer is very impressive.  Every corner of this stall seems to ooze with surprises. 

 
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