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Heart Streatham Issue 42


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Welcome to Heart Streatham May 2018 this month we’re thrilled to publish the Streatham Space Project’s opening programme. Take a look and book top-notch entertainment on your doorstep. Imelda Staunton, and Jim Carter of Downton Abbey fame have been in for a look around-watch this space! Some wonderful local restaurants are supporting the Space Project with special offers for ticket holders. So, as BID manager Louise Sbbotts says in this issue, we have a vibrant high street, let’s use it!

Read about local author Elizabeth Moore and her brilliant debut novel, The Man on the Middle Floor, and visit the beautiful English Martyrs Church as it celebrates its 125th anniversary.

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Heart Streatham Issue 42

  1. 1. THEatre | MUSIC | Comedy Landing in June ISSUE 42 MAY 2018 Streatham Space Project opening Programme inside All About Streatham
  2. 2. Put thePut the Sales · Lettings · Property Management · Financial Services Contact us today for a free, no obligation sales or lettings valuation on 020 8768 6373 and advertise your property throughout our branch network of 28 offices across South London & Kent! Put the Streatham property experts to the test! Nuts about Streatham 4 Streatham High Road, Streatham, London SW16 1DB · 020 8768 6373
  3. 3. heart streatham | 3 MAY 2018 the ImPOrtaNt BIts We hope you enjoy the magazine. see extended versions of our articles at If you have a story for us, or would like to enquire about advertising, contact or call 0208 133 4629 add your event to our website for free! Just go to www/ Heart Streatham is published by Heart Media Limited and is delivered to 17,000 Streatham and Furzedown households. Magazines can be collected from selected local businesses along Streatham High Road and down Greyhound Lane to the end of Streatham Vale. heart media Limited has endeavoured to ensure all information published in this magazine is correct at the time of publication but take no responsibility for mistakes or omissions. this publication hereby disclaims any liability to any party for loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident, or any other cause. responsibility for the content of advertisements is solely the advertiser's. reproduction of any part of this magazine is only authorised with the written permission of the publisher. all rights are reserved. Welcome to Heart Streatham May 2018 this month we’re thrilled to publish the streatham space Project’s opening programme. take a look and book top- notch entertainment on your doorstep. Imelda staunton, and Jim Carter of Downton abbey fame have been in for a look around-watch this space! some wonderful local restaurants are supporting the space Project with special offers for ticket holders. so, as manager Louise abbotts says in this issue, we have a vibrant high street, let’s use it! read about local author elizabeth moore and her brilliant debut novel, the man on the middle Floor, and visit the beautiful english martyrs Church as it celebrates its 125th anniversary. here’s a tantalising preview of what’s coming in our June issue -Streatham’s first traffic- stopping Drag Brunch! the streatham Food Festival (21-24th June) Guide will be in our June issue. save the dates as the streatham summer season begins! Imelda Staunton CONTENTS 4 STREATHAM ROUNDUP What’s been happening around our area. 6 THE GEN all New openings and the latest streatham gossip. 9 SOAP BOX Your high st, use it or lose it. 12 LIZZIE MOORE a local literary star. 17 STREATHAM SPACE PROJECT OPENING PROGRAMME 25 BRIXTON BULLS rugby League club latest. 26 HISTORY the Church of the english martyrs celebrates its 125th anniversary. 28 LIVE MUSIC in streatham in may. 30 WHAT’S ON in May. 34 POLICE REPORT 36 DIRECTORY OF LOCAL SERVICES 38 USEFUL NUMBERS Elizabeth Moore Streatham First Drag Brunch
  4. 4. 4 | heart streatham tHe lAteSt NeWS streatham roundup Specialist in Vintage • Collectables • Jewellery • Trinket & Treasure boxes vintage arts and decorations We buy and sell Free gift wrapping service and vintage greeting cards are available 0203 632 5108 team streatham came together last month when local superheroes, Councillors, mPs, a withering heart streatham article and, most importantly, residents (who called, wrote, emailed, and took to social media) put pressure on thames Water to do the right thing after broken mains cut off supplies to thousands of homes and businesses for days. If thames Water offered you less compensation than you think you were rightfully owed, ring them at 0800 009 3986. Streatham Action, the local area residents’ forum, held local election hustings at the hideaway last month. Four parties were represented, taking lively questions from the floor and via email on a range of issues from Brexit to fly-tipping. There was consensus on some issues and clear blue water between the candidates on others. hear a recording and summary of the debate at https:// Lambeth’s our Streets project broke ground at the corner of Greyhound Lane and the high road to build a mini-park and pedestrian area opposite streatham Common. We understand the original cobbles will be re-laid. Following damage to streatham Common by the circus in march, Kite Day 2018 had to be postponed from 12 may to 2 september to allow the ground to recover before some big summer events. some landscaping has already been done and the job appears to be about halfway through. We enjoyed another great streatham collaboration too- at St Margaret the Queen. the gallery Singers gave a sublime concert of space-themed music featuring the Pico Players followed by a wine tasting by Streatham Wine House. then the Streatham Free Film Festival screened Gravity, starring sandra Bullock. Wow, what a great streatham night! The Gallery Singers Streatham Action Hustings
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  6. 6. 6 | heart streatham the Gen Caffe Vape has just opened on the high rd.- their first store opened in Camberwell in 2016, and they’re committed to helping customers on the journey to quit smoking and start vaping with a great range of vaping supplies, as well as serving great Illy coffee, milkshakes, and smoothies. Carpetright at 524-528 streatham high rd (south of the Common) is closing as part of national downsizing, and Swinton insurance has just closed. Due to ground conditions on the Common Kite Day is postponed to 2nd september. rib’n’Mac are offering delivery to streatham Common. the real Jerk Caribbean restaurant from hQ in toronto and opens in the old Pukka premises in streatham hill in June. Sainsbury's streatham Common have launched the UK’s first grocery delivery trialing a fleet of five zero emission cargo bikes. Streatham Common Co-op are crowdfunding for the £5000 needed to keep the paddling pool open this summer – donate at save-streatham-common-paddling-pool-2018? Parents at Whitgift, trinity, old Palace, royal russell & other Croydon schools are petitioning Southern rail for the reinstatement of the direct trains used by pupils to travel safely to and from south Croydon from streatham Common, Norbury, and Balham. New timetabling will increase children’s journey times and cause many to have to change at east Croydon & Clapham Junction, potentially putting them and other station users in danger. sign the petition at com-southern-rail. tickets are on sale for the Streatham Space Project opening programme, testing testing, starting 7th June – see details in the centre 8 pages and snap up your tickets before they sell out! enjoy fabulous pre and post- theatre offers for ssP ticket holders from Hood, el Chico’s, and orient express. Streatham Common repairs Kite day Sainsburys
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  9. 9. heart streatham | 9 Soapbox Your High Street… use it or lose it! High Streets up and down the country face challenges with consumer habits in flux and the decline in real wages. It’s not just about shoppers preferring to buy online, the way we spend our time and money is changing. As populations of areas change, house prices rise, more and more millennial professionals are moving into our area. Recent research shows that while these young people (born 1981 to 1996), are comfortable with ordering online, they also value physical shops, particularly when purchasing furniture, homewares, DIY, and gardening equipment. Streatham has been lucky to hang on to some of its much-needed shops while chains like Maplin, New Look and Carpetright close stores across the UK. But it’s clear consumers are moving towards a more experiential way of spending. They don’t just want clothes and food - they want an experience. Expect to see DJ’s in clothes shops and coffee bars and more festivals, events and online gaming which activate the high street and help move people up and down it. This is particularly challenging in Streatham, where we try to marry the needs of a much-loved High Road with the demands of a busy London arterial route. The high street is not just for shopping, it’s a place where people meet and socialise. ‘The living room of the millennials’ is right here in Streatham, but it can only be sustained and buoyant if we all get out there and use the independent and creatively-run businesses that help make our town feel vibrant. Louise Abbots, Manager, inStreatham BID
  10. 10. The warmer weather and longer days mean that Streatham’s Summer Season is fast approaching. With an exciting line up of festivals and events that will showcase Streatham’s huge range of businesses, talent and creativity it’s gonna be a great summer in #Streatham VOLUNTEER Join the community of like- minded volunteers who help create these amazing events happening on your doorstep PROMOTE Get friends and family along to an unmissable programme of events using social media or word of mouth DONATE Support the festivals and events that help make Streatham a great place to live, work and visit! STREATHAMSUMMER SEASON 2018 FESTIVAL TIME A Voice for Business 21-24 JUNE STREATHAM FOOD FESTIVAL 30 JUNE ROOKFEST 2018 8 JULY A WINTER’S TALE 14-15 JULY LOVE STREATHAM FAMILY FUN DAYS 8-13 AUGUST WIND IN THE WILLOWS 2 SEPTEMBER KITE DAY 15-29 SEPTEMBER FREE FILM FESTIVAL 21 SEPTEMBER THE LITTLE BIG PEACE FESTIVAL STREATHAM FESTIVAL 6-14 OCTOBER Contact: @instreatham 020 8835 7067
  11. 11. 21 – 24 JUNE Food Festival The 10th Streatham Food Festival will see the ever popular food tour return to Streatham with over 35 restaurants expected to take part, each offering taster dishes priced between £3 and £5, so grab the opportunity to taste your way around Streatham! In addition to the food tour the programme will see local businesses and charities host special events. For full details visit SAT 30 JUNE Rookfest 2018A one day free music festival held in the Rookery Gardens, Streatham Common. The aim is to encourage a local audience to hear local musicians and other young and developing artists (dance, spoken word) performing live, and to give those artists valuable experience of playing an outdoor festival. 8 JULY A Winter’s Tale Shakespeare in the Rookery by the Festival Players 14 & 15 JULY Family Fun Day A great family interactive day out with fun and games on Streatham common. Huge fun for kids and adults’ alike featuring games, toddler & craft zones, music & reflective zone, bouncy castles, giant slide, bungee run, beat the goalie and refreshments. If you have kids, make a note to come early as all the stalls are usually popular. Everything is FREE. 2 SEPTEMBER Kite Day The Friends of Streatham Common’s 20th free annual event for all kite lovers. Come and fly a kite, buy a kite, watch expert kite displays. Community stalls, children’s activities and food/ drink all available too. SAT 15 – 29 SEPTEMBER Streatham Free Film Festival Streatham Free Film Festival is a volunteer-led project creating pop up cinemas in Streatham’s best public spaces and venues. It brings people together to enjoy free cinema and celebrate their local neighbourhood. Formed in 2015, the festival now runs over 2 weeks each September. It showcases the best in new releases, foreign film, inspiring documentaries, family favourites and future classics as well as a shorts programme, film making competition and industry talks. We are looking for sponsors for this year’s festival and advertising at each screening is available 21 SEPTEMBER The Little Big Peace Festival Various Venues in Streatham An opportunity to explore and celebrate the concept of Peace by learning practical skills to achieve peace in your own life, discover how people around the world are working for peace, meet and connect with new people in your community, relax, de-stress, enjoy! Held on Peace Day, a shared date adopted by the UN as an annual day of global non-violence following the efforts of inspirational filmmaker Jeremy Gilley and his organisation Peace One Day. 6 – 14 OCTOBER Streatham Festival We are bringing the Festival back to Streatham this year, focusing on music, with 2 nights of Strutting, art, with the return of Art 23, the art trail running up and down the High Street, with a special children’s art trail. We are working on events including theatre, dance and film and many many more. Most of our events are free. Check out our website and follow us on social media to find out more. A Voice for Business
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  13. 13. heart streatham | 13 Lizzie Moore and The Man on the Middle Floor lee alley It was the first day of Spring and a lovely day for meeting one of Streatham’s up and coming stars. Streatham has a forte for attracting creative people. from Dr Johnson to Dave the Rapper. I met Elizabeth S. Moore in a surprisingly large garden in the south of Streatham, “Lizzie,” as she introduced herself) has just had her first book, The Man on the Middle Floor, published, and she is very much the talk of the literary town, having been named WH Smith’s “Fresh Talent” for 2018. Love him or hate him, Piers Morgan liked it so much it’s the only novel he’s ever tweeted about. And he’s right, I’ve read it and it’s very good. Lizzie comes from Surrey and Burgundy but has lived in Streatham for twenty years. Her father and godfather both worked in the wine industry. She has loved writing from her mid-teens, and although she married young and had three children before she was 23, she never stopped. Her first pieces were for Good Housekeeping, then later for Decanter Magazine, Spectator and recently Riddle Magazine. Almost 10 years ago the family moved to Lizzie’s husband’s native South Africa where she found a plethora of new ideas, sensations and opportunities to write about. Lizzie’s range of experiences from a life lived in many places contribute to her characters and stories. And what great stories! They sing as if she’s been holding them in so long they want to burst out upon the page. Not to over-egg it but Piers Morgan and I may finally agree on something. Without giving too much away, The Man on the Middle Floor is about three people living in flats in the same house and their interaction despite an intense disconnection between them all. Chapters alternate between the very different characters – a washed up cop, a young man with profound Asperger’s Syndrome and a repressed, workaholic nurse. Lizzie writes from the perspective of each, with a switch of empathy from one to another at the end of each chapter. The structure of the novel is just a basic ingredient - the herbs, spices and aromatic oils are in the writing itself. I was reminded of two of my favourite authors. There’s shades of Dickens in the scene setting in the novel, and personalisation of the characters in their situations is superb. That’s not all, though. Go and buy the book at WH Smith’s or Waterstones, turn to page 11 (paperback), read the first paragraph and tell me if you don’t see wonderfully lyrical echoes of Victor Hugo. If still unconvinced, read the hilarious, and then poignant, description of Notting Hill on page 277. You can’t live in Streatham and not smile knowingly. “The Man on the Middle Floor” is, available at WH Smith Streatham and quality book shops, and on Amazon Kindle. Liz and husband Gerry
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  17. 17. Testing Testing A brand new venue for Theatre, Comedy & Music landing here in Streatham. Details inside.
  18. 18. Independent neighbourhood restaurant bar serving Modern British Food and Drink Modern British Restaurant & Bar 67 Streatham Hill, SW2 4TX E: T: 020 3601 3320 @HoodStreatham Streatham Hill Brixton Streatham Craft Beer, European & English wine Open all day from 11am in the week and 10am at and dinner from 6pm book online at Closed Sunday nights Streatham Space Project event dining offer 25% off at Hood! Dine at Hood before heading to the SSP and get 25% off your meal. Full details and ts & cs in the News section of our website S SP 10.30am (11am-2.15pm) AD
  19. 19. StreathamSpaceProjectisabrandnewpurposebuiltperformance&arts venueopeninginStreatham.Witha120seatauditorium,rehearsalroom and café/bar, we want to make it a creative hub for our neighbourhood. To do this , we’re programming a broad range of incredible artists -and we need you to vote with your feet and tell us what you want more of. We’re calling this “Testing, Testing”. For more information or to buy tickets go to: to join our mailing list @streathamspace (Twitter/Facebook) Call 03330 124 963 (To buy tickets only) May Secret pop-up shows to warm-up for our opening. Keep your ear close to the ground (and the internet) for details. June We're throwing the most varied selection of shows at you that we can muster. Vote with your feet! July We’ll be running a comedy festival with a great selection of comedians from TV and the touring circuit. varied selection of shows at you that we can muster. Vote We’ll be running a comedy festival with a great selection of comedians from TV and the touring circuit. W HAT’S HAPPENING? HAPPENING? StreathamSpaceProjectisabrandnewpurposebuiltperformance&arts
  20. 20. 7th June £15/12.50 , £12.50/£10 in advance MOBO nominated jazz/soul/crossover artist and long-standing Streathamite Julia Biel will be launching the Space Project and celebrating her critically ac- claimed third studio album. “A voice of supreme subtlety and honeyed depth” THE GUARDIAN Julia Biel Ferris & SylvesterFerris & Sylvester Sunday Night Mixed Bill 10th June £10/£8 Mixed-bill with comedy, music and more from the best of the south west. Featuring JEREMY HARDY (BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz) & SHERIKA SHERARD, a 2017 Fender Undiscovered Artist of the Year nom- inee +++ SPECIAL GUESTS 9th June £12/£10 Fresh from touring the UK, this Streatham- based country duo will be playing an inti- mate gig featuring music from their album: MADE IN STREATHAM. “Gorgeously dusky singing voice and immaculate harmonies” ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
  21. 21. 12th - 16th June £15/£12.50 ***** “Gloriously fascinating.”- LondonTheatre1 Winner of Vault Festival ‘People’s Choice’ Award STARDUST shines an un�linching light on Colombia’s heart of darkness. Mixing together new writing, physical theatre and hand-drawn anima- tion, Blackboard Theatre bring you an irreverent, entertaining and impassioned investigation into the human cost of cocaine. Age recommendation: 18+
  22. 22. Name a Seat AD During our opening, we’re offering a unique chance to name a seat in our main auditorium and be part of our story, as a thank you for all donations of £250 or more. For details please email Streatham Space Project is a registered charity, no.:1172475.
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  25. 25. heart streatham | 25 Brixton Bulls summer season ramps Up riCHArD JoNeS   Architecture you can trust Call us today! M: 07792 781 971 W: E: Or visit our iconic red office at 23 Thrale Road, Streatham SW16 1NS Est March 2000 Brixton Bulls Rugby Club For Men & Women, Boys & Girls Join one of London’s fastest growing rugby clubs! Mini/Junior sessions every Sat am Mens/Womens training Weds/Thurs evenings For more information email Woodmansterne Playing Fields, 49 Stockport Road, Streatham SW16 5XE Brixton Bulls RLFC @BrixtonBullsRL Brixton Bulls rugby League Club had record numbers at their recent minis Open Day. Nearly 60 boys and girls, aged 4 to 11, attended the free training session at Woodmansterne school in streatham. there are weekly training sessions for the mini Bulls at 10.30am every saturday. The Open Day included the first training session for Year 7 to Year 11, and weekly sessions start at noon every saturday, also at Woodmansterne. teams across the age groups will take part in festivals across the south east. the U9s have already played against Woolston rovers from Warrington and took part in their first festival of the season with Newham Dockers, and eastern rhinos from Colchester. several sides travelled to medway Dragons in Gillingham at the end of april, and head to elmbridge in surrey this month. the Men’s team played their first match of the season on the 14th april, taking on London Chargers from Chiswick in a friendly. Despite the Chargers playing in a higher league, the Bulls put in a strong performance before going down 26-10. their league season kicks off on 28th april against south London silverbacks from Beckenham. training is on Wednesday evenings at Woodmansterne, and the club is launching a 2nd team. Inspired by the launch of the Women’s super League, Brixton Bulls is launching London’s first Women’s rugby league side. Weekly training sessions are on thursdays at Woodmansterne. the club is recruiting across all teams and age groups. For more information visit or email
  26. 26. 26 | heart streatham English Martyrs 125th Anniversary In the heart of Streatham Village, adjacent to Streatham Green, lies a hidden gem. The magnificent Church of English Martyrs is a Grade II listed building which, this year, celebrates its 125 year anniversary. The church owes much to the generosity of one family – Robert and Mary Measures. Mr Measures was a very successful local builder and a Non-Conformist who married an Irish Catholic woman, Mary Clara Smith from Dublin. He funded the building of the church in the early 1890s. The church was designed in a Gothic-revival style, popular in Victorian times, by architect A.E. Purdie of Willesden. The impressive stain glass windows, which were a key reason for the church’s Grade II listing, were designed by Hardman Studios of Birmingham. The exterior walls are made of Kentish rag stone, with Portland stone banding on the Spire which stands at 136 feet and 9 inches from the ground (slightly taller than the neighbouring St Leonard’s spire), the exterior decorative stone work is made of Bath stone. Interestingly, the electricity sub-station next door, on the corner of Mitcham Lane, was designed in the same Gothic style to complement the church and must be one of the most ornate sub- stations in London. The first mass was celebrated in the church on 4th May 1893, the feast day of the English Martyrs. The names of 168 Catholic martyrs, who were killed during the Reformation, are listed in ceiling panels over the Nave and Transept. Many of those martyrs were priests and monks who suffered a brutal death by being hanged, drawn and quartered. After the Reformation no Catholic Mass was celebrated in Streatham for 336 years. The establishment and growth of a vibrant Catholic parish in Streatham owes much to the hard work of nuns, especially the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, an English order established by Mother Taylor during the Crimean War. The nuns set up a convent in Streatham, in Tooting Bec Gardens in the late 1800s, and some women of that community are still active in parish life today. The parish continued to grow and flourish in the 1900s. Luckily the church escaped damage during the two World Wars. During World War I, while parts of Streatham were damaged during a Zeppelin raid, the church only lost a few slates. During World War II, the parish priest, Fr Mason, slept in the church during the blitz to ensure a speedy reaction in the case of any damage to the church. Fortunately, the church did not suffer any direct hits. A fascinating history of the Church was written by Gerald Brine in 1993. Over the last one hundred years, the parish has changed, reflecting the wider changes in Streatham and London as a whole. From its early days the parish had a large Irish contingent. In recent decades, the parish has become increasingly diverse with active parishioners from over 40 countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Italy, Spain, India and many other countries across Asia, Africa and South Africa. Since the early 2000s there has been an increase in the number of Polish people who are active in parish life. After a number of priests from Ireland and of Irish descent, the first Nigerian parish priest of English Martyrs, Fr Gregory, was appointed in 2017. To celebrate its 125th anniversary, the church is organising a number of events, including an ecumenical service, guided tours and concerts. If you have never visited this beautiful building you are strongly encouraged to do so. News of forthcoming events will be promoted in this magazine and on the church website: http:// LOUISE RYAN
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  28. 28. 28 | heart streatham Live Music In Streatham Café Barcelona ( whats-on/) 344A Streatham High Road, SW16 6HH 4th May Live Fado with Special Guest, folk/blues of Portugal £14 adv. £16 on door. Doors 7.00pm, music 8.30pm 11th May Greek night with Rebetiko, Dunja Botic & Spiros Bolovinis £10.00 adv. £12 on door. Doors 7.00pm, music 8.30pm 18th May Counters Creek, jigs, reels, grooves from Eastern Europe £8.00 adv. £10 on door. Doors 7.00pm, music 8.30pm Hideaway (See for tickets) 3rd May 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, SW16 2BF The Gene Drayton Unit – 8.30pm 4th & 6th May Avery Sunshine – Fri 9.00pm, Sun 8.30pm 5th May The Mo’ Pleasure Band – 9pm 6th May Mississippi Swamp Dogs – 2.00pm 10th May Project Karnak presents ‘Head Hunters’ – 8.30pm 13th May Thomas’s Battersea Jazz Group – 2.00pm 11th & 12th May Carroll Thompson – 9.00pm 18th May IDMC Gospel Soul Choir – 9.00pm 19th May Terri Walker – 9.00pm 20th May Plum Busby – 2.00pm 24th, 25th & 26th May Wall to Wall Prince – Thurs 8.30, Fri/Sat 9.00pm 27th May Down for the Count – 2.00pm 31st May The Chris Corcoran Band – 8.30pm St Peter's Church ( Leigham Court Road, Streatham, SW16 2SD 5th May Come and Sing Parry's 'Songs of Farewell' and Howells’ 'Requiem' 11.00am-21.30pm See website for details The Five Bells ( 68-70 Streatham High Rd, SW16 1PH All music starts at 9.30pm until midnight May 12th Colbert Hamilton, the UK’s original Black Elvis May 19th Elton John tribute act May 26th The Sticky Jam - Folk / Blues / Soul The Manor Arms ( Mitcham Lane, London SW16 6LQ 19th May Adriana Blue and the Lizards – Motown Soul Band, 8.00pm The White Lion ( 232 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1BB Open Mic nights Every Monday 8.00pm Trio Pizzeria ( 19 The High Parade, Streatham High Rd, SW16 1EX All music 7.30-10.30pm 4th May Adrian Reid, solo piano 5th May Michael Story, piano, vocals & harmonica 10th May Ed Bentley, piano & vocals 11th May Adrian Reid, solo piano 12th May Jonathan Gee, piano & vocals 18th May Ben Odei, solo piano 19th May Michael Storey, piano, vocals & harmonica 25th May Adrian Reed, solo piano 26th May T J Johnson, guitar & vocals
  29. 29. Crown Lane, SW16 3JB Norbury Hill Cubs Nursery presents: Jungle Party area for under 5’s. Contact nursery for tickets 07723307758 Adults - £2.00. Children free. Fantastic live music and entertainment for adults and children, refreshments and hot food. Plants, books, arts and crafts, records, jewellery, cakes, bric-a-brac, raffles and tombola. To book a stall visit our website: Meet local author Christopher Bowden who will be selling signed copies of his novels including his latest title - ‘The Purple Shadow.’ HUGE THANK YOU TO: The British Home is a Registered Charity No 206222 The British Home Summer Fayre Saturday 2nd June 12.00-5.00 Crown Lane, SW16 3JB Norbury Hill Cubs Nursery presents: Jungle Party area for under 5’s. Contact nursery for tickets 07723307758 Adults - £2.00. Children free. Fantastic live music and entertainment for adults and children, refreshments and hot food. Plants, books, arts and crafts, records, jewellery, cakes, bric-a-brac, raffles and tombola. To book a stall visit our website: Meet local author Christopher Bowden who will be selling signed copies of his novels including his latest title - ‘The Purple Shadow.’ HUGE THANK YOU TO: The British Home is a Registered Charity No 206222
  30. 30. 30 | heart streatham in streatham 1st May – 1st June – the Herne Hill Free Film Festival 21 Free events. 5 outdoor screenings. 5 film making workshops + 48-hour film challenge. 1st-12th May – Furzedown Affordable Art Show Daily, 11.00am-5.00pm. 020 8769 0996 sprout arts, 74 moyser rd, London sW16 6sQ 4th-20th May – Wandsworth Arts Fringe Over 180 events from dazzling circus spectaculars to side- splitting comedy. whats-on-2018 for full details 6th May – Friends of Streatham Common, Bird Box Survey help discover what birds are using which nest boxes on streatham Common. Bring binoculars if you can. meet by rookery Cafe at 9.30am 12th May – Sprout Arts Spring Party Food, bar and band, limited spaces, members £10, non-members £15 tickets-263966 14th May – the Half Moon Pub celebrates Dylan Day Under milk Wood by Dylan thomas, performed by martin Oelbermann. Listen to the thoughts of the people of Llareggub. “It is always opening time in the sailors’ arms.” Free entry. 7.30pm. 10 half moon Lane, herne hill se24 9hU 19th May – Friends of Streatham Common, Summer Bird Walk meet by the rookery Cafe at 9.30am. stroll around the Common looking and listening for our resident birds as well as summer migrants. the walk will end around 11.00. Children welcome, dogs not! 21st May – the Streatham Society talk-Mrs. Beeton a talk by tina Baxter on the life and times of the
  31. 31. heart streatham | 31 Victorian celebrity. 8.00pm. Woodlawn’s Centre, 16 Leigham Court Road, SW16 24th May Michelin- Trained Chef Pop-Up Harvey Trollope is raising money via Crowdcube to open his first British Eatery restaurant in London. After several over-subscribed Pop Ups, he has teamed up with the Earl Ferrer's 22 Ellora Rd. SW166JF £30/26 for 3 courses. See the menu and book here https:// 27th May – The Streatham Society Tours of Henry Tate Gardens See the gardens, grotto & castle folly 2.00pm and 3.00pm. Meet at the Lodge Gates Henry Tate Mews, Streatham Common North, Streatham 30th May – Summer Doctor Bike Bring your bike to a team of professional mechanics for a free check on tyres, brakes, gears and roadworthiness. Streatham Common, SW16. The Streatham Society Tours of Henry Tate Gardens 4.30-7.30pm The police will be there marking bikes and adding details to
  32. 32. HIDEAWAY THIS IS JUST A SMALL SELECTION OF OUR EVENTS AT HIDEAWAY. FOR FULL LISTINGS, TICKETS, SHOW DETAILS AND PRIVATE HIRE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE. HEAD HUNTERS Paying homage to one of the most influential jazz funk albums of all time, Project Karnak perform Herbie Hancock’s ‘Head Hunters’ as this seminal album marks its 45th anniversary year. THURSDAY 10TH MAY PROJECT KARNAK presents perform Herbie Hancock’s ‘Headperform Herbie Hancock’s ‘Head THURSDAY 10TH MAYTHURSDAY 10TH MAY An uplifting night of soul and gospel with the award winning IDMC Choir and their full live band to bring their joyous cocktail of slamming beats, infectious grooves and mellow ballads to the Hideaway stage. FRIDAY 18TH MAY TERRI WALKER SATURDAY 19TH MAY Terri needs no introduction as one of the UK’s leading soul artists. Fresh from her sold out Neo-Soul night with Omar in January 2018, the vocal talent behind the acclaimed album ‘Untitled’, makes her Hideaway debut. CHOIROFTHEYEARCHOIROFTHEYEARCHOIROFTHEYEARCHOIROFTHEYEARCHOIROFTHEYEARCHOIROFTHEYEAR The wonderful Plum Busby return to Hideaway in the New Year to play a yelping good time mix of jazz, calypso, blues and music hall with a big dollop of incomparable fun and no shortage of feeling! PlumBusby SUNDAY 20TH MAY ( )LUNCHTIME SHOW
  33. 33. FRIDAY 1ST & SATURDAY 2ND JUNE THE SOUL OF LIVE MUSIC IN THE HEART OF SOUTH LONDON Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, London SW16 2BF • Tel: 020 8835 7070 THURSDAY 31ST MAY A celebration of the music of his Purple Highness, performed by David McAlmont  and Natasha Watts on vocals with a super-funky band led by Janette Mason, as Hideaway parties “like it’s 1999”! Brit King of the swing guitar, Chris Corcoran leads his self-styled exciting and dynamic 7-piece group featuring the UK’s finest vintage blues and swing musicians.   WALL TO WALL A celebration of theA celebration of the music of his Purple Highness,music of his Purple Highness, Prince THURSDAY 24TH FRIDAY 25TH & SATURDAY 26TH MAY Following his 2017 Hideaway debut, NYC nu-soul man Darien Dean returns for two exclusive London dates as he launches his new album, ‘DETOURS’. With new music out this Spring and a highly anticipated brand new project soon to follow, 2018 is a special year for 8 time Grammy Award nominee, platinum selling international Neo-Soul sensation and poet, The Floacist. FRIDAY 1ST & SATURDAY 2ND JUNE FRIDAY 8TH & SATURDAY 9TH JUNE DARIENDARIENDARIEN DEANDEANDEAN THE FLOACISTTHE FLOACISTTHE FLOACIST THE Chris Corcoran BAND
  34. 34. 34 | heart streatham streatham Police Update BY: iNSPeCtor tereSA HuBBArD In response to incidents of concern, a section 60 Order (Criminal Justice and Public Order act 1994) was authorised sunday 8th and monday 9th of april giving power to stop and search if an officer has reasonable grounds to believe an individual has been involved in a crime or thinks they are in possession of a prohibited item, such as a weapon. Extra officers were deployed to Lambeth for two weeks to assist with patrols, weapon sweeps and CCtV- led stop and search. In the week before the section 60 order, Operation Trident Officers served a firearms warrant in mount earl Gardens, streatham. a search of the premises recovered a loaded sawn-off shotgun, and ammunition. a male aged 16 was arrested, charged and appeared at Court on the 9th. as a proactive measure we are planning a weapons sweep in an estate in streatham and will be inviting the public to join us to help and meet their local ward officers. PC Nicotra of the streatham team is scheduling this during the week the magazine is delivered, so we will update you via local networks and social media. Police Community Contact Sessions in May Wednesday 2 May 2018: tesco extra Café, 8 – 9am Thursday 10 May 2018: m&s Café, 352 streatham high rd, 5 – 6pm Saturday 19 May 2018: tesco extra Café, 8 – 9am Sunday 27 May 2018: m&s Café, 352 streatham high rd, 3 – 4pm Wednesday 30 May 2018: tesco extra Café, 5 – 6pm
  35. 35. Here at MW Solicitors, we pride ourselves on being local, approachable, knowledgeable and competitive. Being CQS accredited (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) means our clients can rest assured that they will be in the safest possible hands from start to finish during the buying or selling process. With over 25 high street offices, we aim to be accessible and convenient with experts on hand to assist you, every step of the way. BUYING & SELLING PROPERTY Pam Dhillon Partner - Property Law - Streatham 020 8653 8844 Solicitors
  36. 36. 36 | heart streatham16 | HEART STREATHAM New Build/Building Extensions Full drawings prepared and submitted with good local authority planning approval rates. 07961 407067 Ali’s Car Service Mechanical repairs, accident repair, MOT tests, bodywork & painting, servicing, tyre fitting, air conditioning & more. 12-14 Gleneldon Mews SW16 2AZ 0208 677 6618 Becmead Avenue Welcoming family home. Bedrooms with private bathrooms, free parking, frequent buses, 2 stations to Central London nearby. 07752 473861 Waterlife Swim School Specialising in baby, toddler and pre-school swimming. 020 8947 2149 Party Faces London Make your party truly memorable, book a professional face painter to add sparkle to your party. Caragh 07984 619076 Clip Theatre Quality affordable drama groups for little stars aged 5 - 11 with experienced vetted staff. Book 1st session FREE. 07564 847314 Right Stuff Design A local independent graphic design company helping clients tell their story and influence change. Think. Create. Inspire. 020 8696 0101 No1 Gardens Garden Maintenance & Soft Landscaping, Services include Maintenance, Fences, Artificial Lawns & Planting 07941 056 759 Natural, Vegan, Anti-aging Skincare range for Women & Men by Arbonne Also Hair, Makeup and Healthy Nutrition. Call 07904 521694 for discount code to buy online. 45 day Money Back guarantee South West London Beauty Experience spa treatments at home. Spray tans, shellac, pedicures, eyelashes & more. 07599 668204 @swlondonbeauty Eczema, Dermatitis, Dry or sensitive skin? NATURAL ORIGIN use the finest ingredients derived from nature to care naturally for your skin. 020 8099 6513 Mediworld Visit our store or website for a full range of mobility, first aid, medical & surgical equipment. Serving Streatham since 1973 444-446 Streatham High Road 020 8764 1806 Expert Family Foot Care Major or minor 7 days a week, 4 late evenings. 020 8769 7409 Fertility Acupuncture Professional and personal IVF experience. Naturally supporting couples for over a decade. 020 8769 7409 fertility Just Ask The Masters Osteopathy & Physiotherapy to Masters Level. Open 7 days with 4 evenings 020 8769 7409 Registered Dietitian In Streatham Weight loss, heart health, diabetes and more. Tailored nutritional advice. Meal planning. 07960 686435 French Polishing & Antique Repair Complete repair and restoration service from antiques to mid- century furniture. Hand and spray polish service. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 Caning, Rushing & Gilding Antiques or mid-century furniture including Danish cord. Oil & water gilding to paintings and mirror frames. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 Reupholstery & Loose Covers Traditional & modern work from members of the Assoc. of Master Upholsterers with the best fabric library in S London. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 DESIGNERS BED & BREAKFAST CHILDREN’S SERVICES HEALTH & BEAUTY FURNITURE RESTORATION HEALTH SERVICES STREATHAM DIRECTORY YOUR LOCAL SUPPLIERS Advertise your business to over 50,000 people here from £10 a month. Contact GARDEN MAINTENANCE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AUTO MECHANICS
  37. 37. heart streatham | 3716 | HEART STREATHAM 07785 755758, 020 8773 5978 Curtains & Blinds Beautifully made using fabric from major brands with service including measuring, fitting, tracks & poles. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 Martin Haughey Electrics Domestic Rewiring, Repairs, Fault Finding, Inspection & Testing, Electrical Condition Reports PAT Testing. 07961 433801 French Tuition Qualified tutor from France. Tailored lessons for all levels and ages. Beginners and improvers, KS2,3 GCSE, A Level. INTERIOR DESIGN TRADES SOFT FURNISHINGS Call Steph on 07951 795464 French Tuition Qualified French teacher. Engaging tuition GCSE/A level or brushing up the Language. Effective & enjoyable lessons, all levels. 07731 396285 Dr Cassandra’s Academy One-to-one Tailored Tutoring, Empowering You for Exams Success in Law, English, Humanities & More! Free Consultation: 07946315571 STOP SMOKING START VAPING Specialists in electronic cigarettes. Recommended by the NHS, illy Coffee bar, smoothies, milkshakes & soft drinks Caffe Vape. 13 Leigham Hall Parade SW16 1DR E&A Wates Emma, our interior designer works alongside clients to create beautiful rooms using fabric, wallpaper, paint, lighting, carpets, furniture and inspiration! 020 8769 2205 Maple and Rook Ltd Locally based Interior Design firm offering a range of refurbishment and styling services for beautiful living. Dream Doors From a simple door swap (wide variety of styles & colours to suit) to a complete new kitchen installation. 10A Sunnyhill Road SW16 2UH 020 8696 9699 Dr Doolittles 2 Pet Shop & Grooming Studio Only shop in Lambeth licensed to sell live pets including aquaria. 57-59 Streatham Hill London SW2 4TX 020 8671 6760 Nick Wright Photography Bespoke Website Photography Portraits - Product Photography Affordable Professional Photography. 07753 640397 Fix. The IT & Watch Repair Centre Apple, PC, Mobile, Consoles, Watch, Jewellery & clock repairs to manufacture specification. 58 Streatham High Rd SW16 1DA 020 8769 3510 SignLondon Exterior signs, interior signs, vinyl banners, vehicle graphics, graphic design and print, PHOTOGRAPHY REPAIRS PETS TUTORS KITCHENS SIGNS, BANNERS, PRINT (STREATHAM) Welcome to your new address At Mail Boxes Etc. Streatham we provide a secure, private address for all your mail Rent a Mailbox for 12 months and get an extra 3 months free Virtual office or Mailbox address is ideal for Startups or Small Businesses Professional address for a fraction of the cost of renting an office Tailored to keep your business and home life separate Visit - for further information Post, Parcel & Print Centre Tel: 0208 677 3566 eMail: VAPE CAFÉS/SHOPS
  38. 38. 38 | heart streatham National Childbirth Trust (Streatham NCT) 0208 752 9125 Chuka Umunna MP (Local surgery) 020 8835 7062 JobCentrePlus 020 8465 2500, 020 8465 8876 Streatham Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team 07920 233842 Streatham Wells Safer Neighbourhoods Team 020 8721 2823 Streatham South Safer Neighbourhoods Team 020 8721 2628 St Leonards Safer Neighbourhoods Team 020 8721 2621 Streatham Out of Hours GP 020 8693 9066 Streatham Out of Hours Dentist 020 8299 5509 Ambulance non-emergencies 020 7887 6678 Thames Water (Water leaks) 0800 714 614 Citizens Advice Bureau 0800 254 0298 Lambeth Law Centre 020 7737 9781 Transport for London 020 7222 1234 Streatham Business Improvement District 020 8835 7067 Lambeth Victim Support 020 7820 0007 Fly-tipping, dog fouling, graffiti and abandoned vehicle reporting 020 7926 9000 Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 Domestic Violence Refuge, Domestic Violence 0207 733 8724 Council website: Council Services 9am – 5pm: 020 7926 1000 Council Services (Emergencies only) 5pm – 9am: 020 7926 1000 Housing Management Services – including tenancy issues and repairs – 020 7926 6666 Because we you, here’s the contact list to keep by the phone – important numbers in the area for emergencies, plus ones that you’ve always wanted to have to hand. Do feel free to request numbers you think should be here, so we can add to the list. Useful Numbers
  39. 39. Call us for the best advice and results, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, rent or let. Savills Streatham and Tooting Carrie Scott 020 8018 7700 | 07807 999160 Find out how you can get the most from your home Next door’s had a loft conversion I know, and the value has gone through the roof Savills now covers Streatham and Tooting I’ve put on a few pounds Call us for the best advice and results, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, rent or let. Savills Streatham and Tooting Carrie Scott 020 8018 7700 | 07807 999160