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Heart Streatham Issue 48

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The festive season has arrived in Streatham, and we are delighted to have once again partnered with the inStreatham Business Improvement District to bring you a very special grand issue of the magazine. Not only is it big and beautiful it also includes a special Streatham Book of Christmas special pull-out in the centre to give you plenty of ideas for going out, shopping, and entertainment in our local area, plus a guide to some of the great local salons and spas that can help you look festively fabulous. There’s a lot going on here this Christmas-have a look at our bumper What’s On section and plan your Christmas and New Year in Streatham.

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Heart Streatham Issue 48

  1. 1. ISSUE 48 DECEMBER 2018 & SPECIAL EDITION STREATHAM BOOK OF CHRISTMAS INSIDE
  2. 2. The team at Anthony Gold Solicitors would like to wish the residents of Streatham a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
  3. 3. | 3 the ImPOrtaNt BIts We hope you enjoy the magazine. see extended versions of our articles at www.heartstreatham.co.uk. If you have a story for us, or would like to enquire about advertising, contact info@heartstreatham.co.uk or call 0208 133 4629 add your event to our website for free! Just go to www/heartstreatham.co.uk/addevent Heart Streatham is published by Heart Media Limited and is delivered to 17,000 Streatham households. Another 1000 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. CONteNts deCemBeR 2018 the festive season has arrived in streatham, and we are delighted to have once again partnered with the instreatham Business Improvement District to bring you a very special grand issue of the magazine. Not only is it big and beautiful it also includes a special streatham Book of Christmas special pull-out in the centre to give you plenty of ideas for going out, shopping, and entertainment in our local area, plus a guide to some of the great local salons and spas that can help you look festively fabulous. the streatham Gourmet has been to the streatham Wine house, Neil salt reports on the results of streatham action’s train users’ survey, and we have a piece from the streatham society and mark Bery highlighting the importance of the streatham hill theatre to our community’s cultural heritage. We hope Lambeth Council will listen to the community and uphold the theatre’s asset of Community Value status, which is being challenged by the building’s owners with a view to possible redevelopment. there’s a lot going on here this Christmas-have a look at our bumper What’s On section and plan your Christmas and New Year in streatham. merry Christmas, and a happy New Year – see you on the other side in 2019! 1 The Gen – latest gossip and new business openings. 8 The Streatham Gourmet visits the streatham Wine house 12 Streatham Action Train Timetable Survey report by Neil salt 16 Local History - the Dames of streatham hill theatre 18 Ice Hockey Report – redhawks riding high 21 A Streatham Christmas – your guide to Christmas in streatham from instreatham 38 Live Music in Streatham in December 42 New Folk Night at hideaway 44 What’s On in streatham in December 49 The Furzedown Nativity is Back. 52 Directory of Local services. 54 Home Grown Hero and Useful Numbers Happy Christmas
  4. 4. 4 | heart streatham the Gen the armistice Centenary Streatham Service of Remembrance on 11th November was attended by more than 600 people. It was organised by roger Bowdery, a leading figure in the Jewish community, led by Neil Nasser, Imam from the hyderi mosque whose relatives fought for Great Britain in both World Wars, with refreshments afterwards served at Immanuel and st. andrew’s Church. as Chuka Umunna mP commented on twitter, “Quintessentially streatham”. Police stopped traffic on the A23 by the streatham memorial for the two minutes silence, and only birdsong could be heard as local people paid their respects to the Fallen. Streatham Rookery gardens achieved a silver Gilt in a London in Bloom 2018 award. the 8th uk Cold water Swimming Championships are held at tooting Bec Lido every two years and will take place there on 26th January. ldN photography have been recognised as a 4-star photography studio. ace Base Clubs have a new after school club for primary school children at livity School. mama. Codes are running after school creative coding for ages 3-8 at space Project and the Living room. Brixton Bulls have been awarded joint rugby League Club of the Year 2018 for London and south east and the men’s team won the Grand Final for the London Championship. mail Boxes etc, 10 streatleigh Parade, streatham high road, have a special seasonal offer of 15 months mail Box rental for the price of 12. the old Chinese Chef premises in the Dip are being renovated and the new leaseholder, who has a café in THE ROOKERY
  5. 5. 82 - 84 Mitcham Lane SW16 6NR t: 020 8769 2205 e: sales@eawates.com eawates.com Free Parking Great Christmas gift ideas and accessories!and accessories! 15% off our showroom stock sofas, chairs and dining furniture, purchased for pre-Christmas 2018 delivery SALE starts Friday 28th December 2018
  6. 6. 6 | heart streatham Norbury, is planning an upmarket italian deli and café – we can’t wait! london Smoke and Cure have been running a smokery in Crystal Palace and will soon be opening in streatham. “I lived in streatham for several years, so it feels a bit like coming home,” said owner, ross. the smokery will be producing smoked salmon, bacon, and charcuterie and offering lessons and holding events - supper clubs and tasting evenings etc. Work is in progress to refit the personal training studio premises in sunnyhill rd, as a new kumon tuition Centre scheduled to open in January 2019. the date for kite day 2019 has been announced as 12 may. Stop pReSS On 15th November, police arrested fifteen people suspected of violence and drug transportation through “county lines” in south London, including Valley rd sW16. a large quantity of Class a and B drugs, cash, and suspected stolen goods were seized. Detective Chief superintendent simon messinger issued an appeal for information - approach any officer or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. the battle to get thames water to pay streatham residents rightful compensation for the water outage in march continues. any resident who feels they should be entitled to receive the full £150 payment should email mdcustomerexperience@ thameswater.co.uk, using the subject Streatham Compensation. they will need to provide their name, address and how long they were without water for. the geN CoNtiNued
  7. 7. new hot yoga studio opens 2nd December Join us for heated dynamic yoga classes 7 days a week, including beginners level classes. You will stretch, strengthen and unwind. Find us at 248a Streatham High Road (the old Streatham Bedding Shop). for opening offers visit theyogaedge.co.uk
  8. 8. 8 | heart streatham Streatham Gourmet visits Streatham Wine House Rehema Figueiredo Nestled close to Streatham Gourmet favourite, Hood, Streatham Wine House is the perfect place to while away an evening in the cause of “wine education”. The setting is cosy and inviting, with the walls adorned with a large painting of founders, married couple Beth and Jimmy and their friend Matt, with photos of the trio on wine- inspired adventures around the world. The place really gives you the feeling of being invited over to your mate’s house; a mate who has an exceptional cellar and knows a lot about wine. The extensive wine list might be intimidating but helpful Matt guided through the options and put us at ease. We began with a delicious English sparkling wine from the South Downs. Matt explained the Wiston Estate, Cuvée Brut (£47 for a bottle) came from a vineyard owned by an Englishman and his South African wife who pestered her husband for years to grow some grapes to remind her of her homeland. Streatham Wine House isn’t just about wine – the food is pure indulgence, Molten Vacherin Mont d’Or baked with white wine with sourdough for dunking (£22), a charcuterie board of spiced Coppa with real kick, hot smoked pork belly and Yorkshire bresaola (£6 with the baked cheese or 3 for £10), for example. We visited during a South African special event, and our food was accompanied by a flight of three white wines from there – citrusy Ataraxia Chardonnay, fruity Momento Chenin Blanc and BLANKbottle, perhaps the most anti-wine snob drink on the market - its makers refuse to define which variety of grape they used to encourage focus on the flavour. Ordering a flight is a brilliant way of tasting wines before committing to a bottle and each glass comes with a card explaining its balance of flavours
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  10. 10. 10 | heart streatham and origin. Flight glasses range in price from £1.50 to £4.25. Our favourite wine of the night was adega de Pegoes from Portugal, which is £4.50 for a small glass, £6.50 for a large one or £26.50 for a bottle. matt paired our wines with exactly the right dishes, presenting delicacies like creamy potted crab topped with gherkins, and hackney N’Duja spread on warm sourdough with a drizzle of honey. Our last flight comprised richard Bocking German riesling, a Californian syrah and a south african Cabernet sauvignon, which will be added to the list in the next few weeks. If you haven’t visited streatham Wine house yet, go! You don’t have to be a wine expert, the staff are great, and there are brilliant offers throughout the week (e.g. 20% off bottles and cheese and meat platters on thursdays, and 2 for 1 on glasses of fizz on Fridays), and a regular supper club. It even boasts an event space in the basement with a projector screen for films. Bottoms up, streatham Wine house! Streatham wine house StReatham gouRmet CoNtiNued Wine description card
  11. 11. “I just had the most delicious halloumi and aubergine burger with beetroot slaw… all served in a gluten free bun” “New fav restaurant... we got a takeaway from the Streatham Kitchen by the Roti Brothers last night (opposite The Manor Arms). It was SO delicious!” “Best burger I’ve had in London and new favourite restaurant in Streatham” “Amazing food, cosy venue, super friendly staff. Cheap eats, cosy atmosphere, great food, stylish interior” 20 Mitcham Lane, SW16 6NN 020 3556 7916 / 07763 207934 streathamkitchen@gmail.com Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12.30-10.00pm QuotesarefromFacebookreviews CURRENTLY BYO Streatham Kitchen is one of the best rated restaurants on Deliveroo E D Q
  12. 12. 12 | heart streatham Streatham’s Trains – Commuters Vote with their Feet! Neil Salt, Chair, Streatham Action Transport Streatham Action Transport (SAT) thanks those 485 Streatham commuters who responded to our recent rail users’ survey, following on from 3 timetable changes implemented by the train operators over the summer. Far from bringing relief to our long- suffering commuters, the changes in May only made things worse: • 36% of respondents actually changed their journeys to work as a result of the May timetable changes! • 1 in 5 of all respondents now choose to take a bus to the nearest tube station rather than suffer in silence on Streatham’s overground services. SAT have also recently secured statistics from Network Rail through a Freedom of Information request on issues surrounding cancelled and late trains at the 3 Streatham stations over the past 12 months. These stats have revealed: • 32% of all trains were cancelled in June and July, following on from May’s first timetable change. • During the 2017-18 Christmas and New Year period 32% of all trains were also cancelled. No wonder that Streatham’s commuters have voted with their feet, perceiving the problems with overcrowded tubes being better than being late for work. SAT is preparing a report to send to the Department for Transport and the train operators on the back of these findings. We shall keep you posted further with the responses that we receive. In the meantime, let’s hope that recent signs of a slight improvement in service continue. S. A. Transport Public Meeting
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  14. 14. 14 | heart streatham The “Dames” of Streatham Hill Theatre The magnificent Streatham Hill Theatre opened on 20th November 1929 with the slogan, “West End shows at Provincial prices”, and had a capacity of 2,523, more than the Coliseum, Covent Garden and Drury Lane. The Streatham Hill Theatre and the affiliated Golders Green Hippodrome became main theatre venues in London. During 30 years, the theatre staged 1,300 shows including plays, musicals, opera, ballet, variety and pantomime with some of the greatest performers of the day including an impressive list of Dames - as well as pantomime dames. Dame Edith Evans (1888-1976) was a member of the Streatham Shakespeare Players. She played Viola in 1910 in Twelfth Night and in 1912, Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing. William Poel discovered her playing the role of Viola at the Streatham Town Hall and launched her career. She appeared in Oscar Wilde’s, The Importance of Ernest at the Streatham Hill Theatre in October 1939, playing Lady Bracknell and is best known for the interchange with Jack when she exclaims “a Handbag?”. The star-studded cast included Sir John Gielgud, Jack Hawkins and two other Dames, Margaret Rutherford and Peggy Ashcroft. Dame Margaret Rutherford (1882- 1972) was born within the Historic Parish of Streatham in Dornton Road Balham. A talented pianist as well as a fine actress, she shot to fame in the film adaptation of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. She will be remembered to many as Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. She appeared at the Streatham Hill Theatre in 1939 in Spring Meeting as Bijou Furze, Little Ladyship, Goodness How Sad and While Parents Sleep Dame Peggy Ashcroft (1907- 1991) began her career in 1930 in Jew Suss at the Streatham Hill Theatre with the part of Naomi who kills herself rather than surrender to her father’s ducal patron. She won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for a Passage to India (1984) Dame Anna Neagle (1904-1986) starred in the West End musical, Stand Up and Sing with Jack Buchanan in 1931, and in May 1932 the show was performed at the Streatham Hill Theatre. Mark Bery (acknowledgements John Cresswell)
  15. 15. 16 | heart streatham hiStoRy CoNtiNued dame Flora Robson (1902-1984) was in a 16-week tour of No escape, which was performed at the streatham theatre in October 1954 dame Sybil thorndike (1882-1976) appeared at the streatham hill theatre as Desdemona in Othello in 1930. The cast included Peggy ashcroft, sir ralph richardson and alastair Sim in his first stage show. Paul robeson played the title role and was the first black actor to play the part on the London stage Beacon Bingo, leaseholders of the building, have asked Lambeth Council to review the Asset of Community Value (ACV) status of the theatre. The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre are determined to demonstrate to the Council that the community wants them to protect with the aim of bringing it back to life and into use once more with a flashmob photo shoot at 3pm on 25th November, please go and join in the flashmob photo shoot outside the theatre. 110 Streatham Hill, SW2 4RD streathamhilltheatre.org Mindfulness Course for physical and psychological well-being Learn mindfulness in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. Course starting 23rd January 2019 in Streatham Hill. ¥ 8 week course for small groups on Wednesday evenings (7.00pm – 9.00pm) ¥ run by qualified teacher and experienced psychotherapist For further details consult: www.southlondontherapy.net/classes.html or call me on 07941-272402 or write to me at dominique.girardini@lineone.net
  16. 16. UPTO 25% OFF ALL HAIR SERVICES AND OTHER BENEFITS HEADMASTERS STREATHAM HILL BOOK TODAY 0345 459 7756 172 Streatham Hill, London SW2 4RU *Terms and conditions apply, visit headmasters.com for details *
  17. 17. 18 | heart streatham streatham look forward to no less than four home games in December as Jeremy Cornish and his team look to continue their good form this season. the redhawks are third in the National League south 1 and have had some thrilling victories recently, typified by a penalty shot win over rivals London raiders after trailing by three goals earlier in the game. Goalie Damien King has earned plaudits in goal and up front, and former Great Britain forward Leigh Jamieson has found his scoring touch and leads the team on points. Coach Jeremy Cornish has suggested he may shuffle his squad in the coming weeks and redhawks fans are certainly enjoying their visits to the streatham arena. “We put on some great displays recently and it makes such a big difference when the stands are full” said Cornish. “the players are doing their part, digging in when they go behind and battling for wins that look likely to be losses. We really need the fans to respond and back us in their numbers, especially as we get towards Christmas and people are understandably very busy on a weekend. “the team will do their best to make sure that the break from shopping is rewarded with exciting displays on the ice” daVid CaRR Ice hockey Update kidS FoR a Quid the Redhawks are again offering the kids for a quid deal with any full paying adult on Sunday 9 december against milton keynes thunder at 6.45pm. a heart Streatham magazine must be produced at the gate to qualify for the offer and there’s a maximum of two kids per adult. • Companionship • Meal Preparation • Light Housekeeping • Personal Care • Transportation & Errands • Specialist Dementia Care • Post Operative Support • Holiday & Respite Cover • Managed Live In 24 Care as an alternative to a Care Home QUALITY CARE IN YOUR HOME FROM HOURLY VISITS TO LIVE IN CARE Delivering exceptional quality care, making a difference every day to our clients and your loved ones. 020 8004 9644 www.rightathomeuk.com/mitcham
  18. 18. Merry Christmas from the Leigham Practice Team of 5 Physios fixing, 4 Podiatrists paring, 3 Osteopaths mending, 2 Masseurs soothing, and an Acupuncturist in until 3(pm on Saturdays) Open 7 days a week & 4 late evenings we bring comfort and joy to our customers throughout the year. We wish everyone the best of health for the coming year and beyond Leigham Practice GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL OUR THERAPIES A GIFT OF HEALTH OR PLEASURE on Streatham High Road nr Streatham Hill, London SW16 1DR 020 8769 7409
  19. 19. T H E S T R E A T H A M B O O K O F C H R I S T M A S 2 0 1 8
  20. 20. 3 For all the family A DAY IN STREATHAM... With so many festive, fun activities for the whole family Streatham is the ideal place to spend your holidays so why not stay local?  If you’re stuck on what to do, grab your coat; we’ve planned a fun day out from morning until night!  6 9 A M Start with B R E A K F A S T A T T H E R O O K E R Y C A F É with a great view of the beautiful Rookery Gardens. From breakfast toasties to brunch classics; at the weekend, you can expect specials like hot roast salmon on spinach and Parmesan pancakes. therookerycafe.co.uk  1 0 A M Take a S T R O L L through the woods off S T R E A T H A M C O M M O N , just behind The Rookery is a mixture of grass with woodland and formal gardens. Take in the incredible view of all of south London and Surrey at the top of the hill. 1 1 A M Put on your skates and H I T T H E I C E R I N K at Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre. Streatham has been home to an Olympic sized ice rink for over 80 years! One of the very few in London this rink is open to all ages and you can expect a cool atmosphere. 1 P M Lunch at C A F É B A R C E L O N A , with some tasty options available from their exciting menu. Run by two musicians, the café is a spirit of Spain surrounded with stunning artwork. Must try: their homemade custard tarts! cafebarcelonalondon.co.uk 3 P M Get hands-on at the S T R E A T H A M T A T E L I B R A R Y on 15th December 2 – 4:30pm, for a Christmas Card workshop with London based collective, Trapped in Zone One who engage with the community through creative projects. 4 . 3 0 P M Feeling peckish? B L A C K B I R D B A K E R Y have some lovely treats, we recommend the apple and almond tart with their locally roasted coffee. 5 . 5 0 P M Head to the O D E O N for a family screening of the fairy-tale adventure of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. odeon.co.uk/ cinemas/streatham Brought to you by woodland and formal gardens. Take in the incredible view of all of south London and Put on your skates and H I T 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  21. 21. D E C E M B E R T A S T I N G S & E V E N T S W H A T ' S O N A T T H E W I N E H O U S E ? W i n t e r W i n e F a i r - 1 s t & 2 n d D e c - £ 1 5 G r a p e F u n T a s t i n g : C h a r d o n n a y - 1 2 t h D e c - £ 2 0 C h r i s t m a s S u p p e r C l u b - 1 3 t h D e c - £ 5 5 S u p e r S o u t h A f r i c a T a s t i n g - 1 8 t h D e c - £ 2 5 N e w Y e a r s E v e P a r t y - 3 1 s t D e c - £ 1 5 C H R I S T M A S M O V I E S C R E E N I N G S I t ' s A W o n d e r f u l L i f e - 1 6 t h D e c M i r a c l e o n 3 4 t h S t r e e t - 1 7 t h D e c I t ' s A W o n d e r f u l L i f e - 1 9 t h D e c N E W Y E A R S E V E *£5 deposit redeemable towards drinks/nibbles on the evening T O B O O K , V I S I T U S A T S T R E A T H A M W I N E H O U S E O R W W W . S T R E A T H A M W I N E H O U S E . C O . U K / E V E N T S Private room hire available for Xmas Parties! Come and stock up for Xmas - over 300 wines available in our shop!
  22. 22. 7 A M Start your day at Y O G A E D G E H O T Y O G A in their fantastic new studio just opened in Streatham. A second branch from their Crystal Palace venture Streatham is now home to a variety of Hot Yoga classes for adults and children at levels everyone can enjoy. Perfect for all those extra festive calories. theyogaedge.co.uk 1 0 A M Coffee & a bacon brioche roll at E S T A T E O F F I C E C O F F E E . This small but perfectly formed coffee house is increasingly popular with locals. Breakfast buns are a new and very welcome addition to the vast array of cakes and pastries. 1 1 A M For moments when your iPhone doesn’t do the trick, visit L D N P H O T O G R A P H Y for a Hollywood Experience gift voucher including a photography session and a framed desk print. Treat yourself (and your friends) to a choice of Marilyn Monroe inspired White Sheet Session, Red Carpet Experience or Portrait Party session. Only £30. Note: closed from 23 December 2018 to 2 January 2019. ldnphotography.co.uk 5 Young professionals A DAY IN STREATHAM... Going it alone? Or with a couple of friends? Streatham has a thriving food and drink scene. There’s a pub or bar on practically every corner, so it’s not hard to find somewhere to have a drink - craft beer, traditional pubs or a trendy bar. 1 P M Lunch and wine? Visit C H A L K P I T , the gorgeous new addition to The High Parade. With beautiful signature dishes such as beef brisket burnt ends and the masala barbecue chicken, it’s a feast for the senses. However the stars really are the fine range of craft beers and specially selected wines. 7 P M Laugh off all that food and drink at S T R E A T H A M S P A C E P R O J E C T , this exciting new theatre hosts an array of live music, drama, and comedy. New listings added regularly. 8 . 3 0 P M Dine Caribbean-style at T H E R E A L J E R K. This restaurant is situated along Streatham Hill serving a mouth-watering range of exotic tastes such as classics like jerk chicken, curry goat and curried fish with delicious cocktails and an extensive rum collection. 1 1 P M If you’ve still got some stamina in you, then dance the night away at P R A T T S A N D P A Y N E and their resident DJ every Saturday until 2am . 7 5 2 3 1 6 comedy. New listings added regularly. 8 . 3 0 P M Dine Caribbean-style at  3 4
  23. 23. 6 Get party ready BEAUTY Christmas parties are an opportunity to give yourself a makeover but time can be limited during the festive season so why not save time and treat yourself right on your door step with these beauty steals to help you nail it. A mani-pedi is essential to get your hands and feet ready for the party season. Day Spa of the Year 2018 winner at the London Hair & Beauty Awards, E M M A W I L S O N U R B A N S P A ( 4 ) is always ready to look after you so pay them a visit for your nail needs. While you’re there book an appointment for their luxurious waxing treatments from £16! Don’t wait until summer to show off your glow,  T H E R E M E D I E R O O M S are offering half price on facials or Beaubronz Natural Spray Tan - a luxurious and paraben free tanning treatment containing all-natural ingredients, when you purchase one of their gift sets: theremedierooms.com.  If you want to try out a new style this season, now’s the time. C H A R L E S C A R T E R H A I R are offering 10% off men’s cut blow-dry and 20% off ladies Colours & Relaxers service. Offer valid until Dec 31st 2018: charlescarterhair.com. Adding to the upmarket feel of Streatham Hill these days is the stylish H E A D M A S T E R S salon. Join their VIP Club to get 25% off all hair services as well as other benefits. The Headmaster’s team are passionate about providing you with the best in cutting and colouring. With gift vouchers available it’s a great way to treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas. T’s&C’s apply. H E R D E F I N I T I O N have got a few offers going currently, and one you’re sure to take advantage of is their make-up makeover for just £5! They also do other full hair and beauty makeovers. A L L A B O U T H A I R & B E A U T Y take pride in the personal service they offer cutting and styling the hair of local ladies for 50 years! This Christmas you 1 2
  24. 24. 7 can fix your highlights for just £24 with their ‘Sparkles’ offer - 12 foils, one colour. Limited slots only. Book an appointment at A T E L I E R H A I R A N D S P A ( 1 ) , the Streatham home of expert colour, bespoke styling and luxurious beauty treatments using Aveda products: ateliersalon.co.uk. R A W B E L L A is a natural salon offering Aveda quality and style to the Streatham Green end of the High Road. Prices start at as little as £25 and with gift vouchers available: rawbella.co.uk. Shopping the perfect outfits for party season can feel like a drag but it doesn’t have to be that way when you use the stores on your local high street K A R A ’ S B O U T I Q U E ( 3 & 7 ) specialises in wedding and party dresses so pop in and pick up a gown for your night out. They also have a brother store exclusively for men, Clique, a little further up the high street. Don’t overlook your local charity shops, W A N D S W O R T H O A S I S ( 6 ) on Leigham court road is filled with an amazing collection of party dresses and shoes for you to choose from. Because no Christmas party is complete without a little sparkle, right? Get your hands on these glitter pots from S A L LY B E A U T Y ( 2 ) they can be used for a killer eyeshadow look, on your nail polish or just as body glitz. If you’re looking to experiment with your makeup, choose from S U P E R D R U G ’ S ( 8 ) fantastic range for face, lips, eyes, and nails at their new store on Streatham Hill, pop in to nab some great offers. 7 8 6 4 5 3 TOP TO TOE BEAUTY Brought to you by
  25. 25. Brought to you by 8 C R E A T I V E S O U L Head here for a selection of handmade dolls with famous names. They also stock limited edition prints, handmade soaps and statement jewellery. M & S A Christmas favourite - Food hampers are a great traditional gift and this year they have some great options for your valued client or someone special. B R I T I S H H E A R T F O U N D A T I O N Streatham books and music charity shop is an environmally friendly option for music lovers and book worms. B A B Y B O U T I K U E For the designer babies who prefer the finer things in life, high quality and designer baby & children’s wear. Burberry jacket £145, Burberry wellington boots £135 B A L F E ’ S B I K E S The destination for a one stop solution for all your cycling needs. M A I T R I H E A L T H Give the gift of healthy skin, Maitri stocks high-quality herbal remedies organic perfumes and cosmetics. Sukin Hydrating Body Lotion £14.95, Night Cream £14.95, Facial Mask £11.99 K maitrihealth.co.uk B A T C H & C O As well as popping in for a coffee, you can also purchase from their retail section where you can buy art prints, cards, and local ethical produce. E X I T C A S U A L S For a unique gift, Exit Casuals currently have a range of t-shirts that change colour with your body heat. Kingnts Self X Made £22.99 K exitcasuals.co.uk E M M A W I L S O N S P A Step into the luxury of this beautifully hand crafted urban spa to find perfect gifts from Elemis and VOYA. Time to Shine Body Polish £23, Mindful Moments Relaxing Body Oil £34 Q @emmawilsonurbanspa B A T C H & C O Our top picks STREATHAM GIFT GUIDE B A L F E ’ S B I K E S The destination for a one stop solution for all your cycling needs. Q @babyboutikue Q @batchandcoffee Teapot and tea £35. Micro Mini Deluxe Scooter - Orange £79.95, Electra Frenchie Domed Ringer Bike Bells £8.99 each Q @balfes_bikes Rosie Girl Dolls £30 Q @creativesoulpop Champagne & Chocolates Gift Set £45 K marksandspencer.com Melbourne & Sydney Precincts By Dale Campisi, £3.50 each
  26. 26. 9 W E S T B U R Y ’ S Wheel some fun into playtime with these wooden toys; the perfect size to be taken wherever your little one goes. H I D E A W A Y Give the gift of great jazz this year with an annual membership which includes four pairs of tickets - worth £140 - plus half price entry tickets. A R T & C R A F T To find gifts for a craft connoisseur visit either of our two shops by the founders of The Inkspot Brewery. Tailor a six pack carry case with your recipient favourites to show you care. D R D O O L I T T L E S 2 Dr Doolittles is the place to go for pet care, toys and accessories, they also sell a variety of live animals! I N D I G O T R E E This gorgeous gift shop offers a lovely selection of Christmas decorations, homeware, candles and accessories. S A V E R S Find a large range of affordable fine fragrances from the latest celebrity scents to popular designer fragrances like CK, DKNY, Vera Wang & Burberry. S A L L Y Beauty electricals make for great gifts. Get a grooming kit at Sally beauty or select from their GHD electric range. Wahl Trimmer Gift Set £28 K sallybeauty.co.uk T R I N I T Y H O S P I C E To accompany your wonderful gifts, Royal Trinity Hospice have a lovely range of charity Christmas cards available. Prices from £1.99 for 10 K royaltrinityhospice F I Z Z D J Got a music lover or an aspiring DJ in the house? Visit Fizz DJ for musical and recording equipment, accessories, disco gadgets, lights and smoke machines. QTX QX40 Foldable Headphones £15 K fizzdj.co.uk Last minute shopping to do? No need to run into town! Whatever you’re looking for and whoever you’re buying for, you’re sure to find something along Streatham’s high street. Party Animal Bow Tie £3.99, Ho Ho Ho Dog collar £11 K drdoolittlespetshop.co.uk Hand Made Tree Decoration £6.99, Precious Stone Rings £70 K theindigotree.com Wooden Fisher-Price Lion & Zebra Pullalong on Wheels £8.99 each K westburychemist.net Jasper Conran Blush £19.99 K savers.co.uk 1 Years Membership £110 K hideawaylive.co.uk Q @artandcraftlondon GIFTS FOR ALL
  27. 27. WHAT’S ON S A T U R D A Y 8 T H D E C E M B E R Emma’s Estate Agents will be holding a Christmas Crafting day on Saturday 8th of December between 10am and 3pm for The Listening Place, a charity that offers face to face support for those who feel life is no longer worth living. The crafts will be candle making, Christmas cards, Christmas gift tags. There will also be premade Christmas goodies to buy as well as drinks and cakes on sale in aid of the charity as well. You’ll be able to prebook slots at 10am, 11am 12.30pm and 1.30pm. There are 15 slots available for each hour and each slot is £10. All of the proceeds from this event will be donated to The Listening Place.  S U N D A Y 9 T H D E C E M B E R The fourth annual  Rookery Christmas Fair and Market takes place this year. With over 40 craft and gift stalls, yummy food and drink, Santa’s Grotto, H O O D Crowned the Best Place to Eat & Drink at this year’s Streatham Business Awards, it only makes sense to book your festive celebrations with Hood. With a 4-course set menu at £32 available for lunch or dinner, we highly recommend booking ahead! They’re also celebrating NYE in style - dinner & drinks until 1am. Festive Opening hours: closed December 24th to 27th & 1st January. K hoodrestaurants.com T H E M E R E S C R I B B L E R Are offering a Host A Roast experience with an apron, chef’s hat and you in charge of the carving! Although closed on Christmas Day, they’re hosting a New Year’s Eve: Masquerade Ball - filling the last night of the year with an air of mystery. K themerescribbler.co.uk Christmas yum FOOD We’ve put together this fine list of special places, some are even OPEN on Christmas Day! Haven’t booked your Christmas party yet? No need to worry, these venues are still taking bookings. CAN’T COOK? DON’T COOK! 10
  28. 28. marshmallow toasting and Kids entertainment this is where to get hold of some top-quality produce for your festivities. The Rookery’s on- site Brewery, Inkspot, will also be serving their delicious beers and ales at the fair.  5 T H + 1 2 T H D E C E M B E R Join London’s best queens as the Exhibit B host a drag show like no other - Sleigh A Xmas Drag Queen Dinner! Eat, dance, and drink at this bottomless dinner. 7pm - 11pm W E D N E S D A Y 1 2 T H D E C E M B E R It’s all about the ultimate winter white. Chardonnay. Streatham Wine House will be hosting Grape Fun, 6 wines, an expert and nibbles. They also have two Xmas movie nights this Dec. F R I D A Y 2 1 S T D E C E M B E R Celebrate at Batch & Co’s Christmas party on the 21st December from 8pm to 1am. Live DJ set from DJ Rory. More info at  www.batchandco.com T H E M A N O R A R M S The Manor Arms have two/three course lunch or dinner menus for your Christmas do and a scrumptious Christmas day menu – open from 12noon – 5pm. Festive opening hours: Christmas Eve: 9:30am – Late; Boxing Day: 9:30am – 10:30pm; New Year’s Eve: 9:30am – Late; New Year’s Day: 9:30am – 10:30pm. K themanorarms.com T H E B U L L The Bull has been serving up the finest British dishes in Streatham since it opened its doors in 1832. Choose from their sharing platters or three course feasts. The pub will also be open on Christmas day from 11.30am – 5pm. Festive opening hours: Christmas eve: 12pm - 12am; boxing day: 12pm - 11pm; New Year’s Eve: 12pm - 2am; New Year’s Day: 12pm - 11pm. K thebullstreatham.co.uk E X H I B I T B Hold the Ultimate Christmas Party at the Exhibit B with killer cocktails, a rocking soundtrack, great food, feel good films. On New Year’s Eve, join their Freakshow party with champagne, DJs + entertainers! K exhibitb.co.uk D E L I L A M A Order your Christmas day food, free range/ organic meat and organic Veg and Cheese from Deli Lama. Pop in to place your order or email Manjit@deli-lama.co.uk. 11
  29. 29. 2 1 7 5 3 4 Collect the clue in each participating window to complete this popular Christmas phrase and enter our competition to win a top prize of £100! Now that’s a Christmas present we’d all like to receive… 12 Christmas treasure trail COMPETITION THE PRIZES The competition will run from 1 Dec to 31st Dec 2018. Prize draw closes at Midnight on 31st December 2018. Email your completed answers and contact details to info@instreatham.com or send a direct message to @instreatham on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. ● £100 cash prize to be spent in Streatham – see pages 8 and 9 for some of the ways you could spend your cash in our top picks gift guide. ● 4 tickets for One Duck Down at Streatham Space Project. An eco-friendly family comedy, winner of Best Family Show at VAULT Festival 2018. Entries needed by 9th Dec. ● Cocktails for two at El Chico’s Cocktail Bar and Contemporary Mexican Restaurant. Choose from a mojito, cosmopolitan or the locally famous Streatham Stunner up to a value of £30. ● A family ticket to Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre’s Christmas Show on Ice, on Saturday 8th December. Entries needed by 5th Dec. ● A family skate session at the Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre 7 5 3 4 to complete this popular Christmas phrase and enter our competition to win a top prize of £100! Now that’s a Christmas present we’d all like to receive… THE PRIZES The competition will run from 1 Dec to 31st Dec 2018. Prize draw closes at Midnight on 31st December 2018. Email your completed answers and contact details to info@instreatham.com or send a direct message to @instreatham on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. ● £100 cash prize to be spent in Streatham – see pages 8 and 9 for some of the ways you could spend your cash in our top picks gift guide. ● 4 tickets for One Duck Down at Streatham Space Project. An eco-friendly family comedy, winner of Best Family Show at VAULT Festival 2018. Entries needed by 9th Dec. ● Cocktails for two at El Chico’s Cocktail Bar and Contemporary Mexican Restaurant. Choose from a mojito, cosmopolitan or the locally famous Streatham Stunner up to a value of £30. ● A family ticket to Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre’s Christmas Show on Ice, on Saturday 8th December. Entries needed by 5th Dec. ● A family skate session at the Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre 6 S treatham is proud to be the home of a fabulous array of independently owned and run businesses. Launching on Small Business Saturday our Christmas Treasure Trail invites residents and visitors to discover these hidden gems dotted along our high street whilst collecting the clues in the windows of the following businesses to enter into our draw to win a selection of fantastic prizes. Each participating shop, salon, bar, restaurant, cafe or estate agent has received a letter clue that will help you to discover what the phrase is. Collect all of the clues and see if you can solve the puzzle to win.
  30. 30. 21 19 17 15 16 1312 9 18 8 20 14 10 10 EXHIBIT B 11 FIX 12 ITALIAN BISTRO 13 REMEDIE ROOMS 14 WANDSWORTH OASIS 15 ART AND CRAFT 16 STREATHAM SPACE PROJECT 17 GIVE A LITTLE 18 HOOD 19 RAYMONDO STUDIO 20 EMMA’S ESTATE AGENT 21 BATCH & CO 13 AMAZING PRIZES! TheStreathambookofChristmasisphotographed,illustrated anddesignedbywww.littlewoodenantelopes.com 9 8 14 10 TheStreathambookofChristmasisphotographed,illustratedTheStreathambookofChristmasisphotographed,illustrated anddesignedbywww.littlewoodenantelopes.com 11 1 ANTHONY GOLD 2 MEDIWORLD 3 CREATIVE SOUL 4 CAFE BARCELONA 5 CHARLES CARTER HAIR 6 THE WHITE LION 7 STREATHAM LIBRARY 8 INDIGO TREE 9 EL CHICOS
  31. 31. 02072071556 07714789660 www.ashdenebuilders.com info@ashdenebuilders.com Your best local building company specialise in: - HIGH QUALITY RENOVATIONS - EXTENSIONS - BATHROOMS DESIGN AND INSTALLATIONS - PLUMBING AND HEATING INSTALLATIONS - PAINTING AND DECORATING - JOINERY 177795 Affordable prices for locals,fully insured and Gas Safe registered business For all your projects please call us on... Merry Christmas to all our customers
  32. 32. 38 | heart streatham Live music In streatham youR guide to Some gReat tuNeS Café Barcelona 344A Streatham High Road, SW16 6HH 7th December Cuba-London with Lola Rueda Medley of flamenczo, Latin and Spanish music with guitar virtuoso Jorge Bravo Doors 7.00pm, Music 8.30pm. Tickets £10 Adv. 14th December-Greek Night – Isidora Bouziouri sings Marika Ninou maria tsirodimitri-guitar, manolis taouxis-bouzouki/ baglama and Pavlos Carvalho-bouzouki Doors 7.00pm, Music 8.30pm. Tickets £10 /Adv. £12 at door english martyrs RC Church 2 mitcham Lane, sW16 6NN 16th December - The Rejoice Choir – Christmas Concert 5.00pm Free, donations are welcome hideaway Festive Folk Night 7th December – Festive Folk Night 7:00 - 11:30pm Local rising stars, Farrago, sherika sherrard and Bitty Booker. £6 in advance or £8 on the door St leonard’s Church tooting Bec Gardens, sW16 1hs 2nd December - Christmas concert. 2.30-4.30pm. 15th December - A Streatham Choral Christmas. Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols, festive music and carols for choir and audience/ 7.30-9.30pm. £8.00 (£6.00 concessions) St peter’s Church Leigham Court road, streatham sW16 2sD 20th December Concert Youth and adult Choirs with wind group aeolus X perform Christmas programme. Free with a retiring collection in aid of the st Peter’s Organ fund. 8.00pm the Five Bells 68-70 streatham high rd, sW16 1Ph All music starts at 9.30pm 1st December - andrew and allan’s 80s show 8th December - Blues Bros tribute act 15th December - Black elvis the Bull 498 Streatham High Rd, SW16 3QB 28th December - Local Jazz Band from 7.00pm Café Barcelona Café Barcelona Five Bells
  33. 33. Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols Join us for festive music, readings, mulled wine and mince pies! Audience participation is encouraged. Saturday, 15 December 2018 19:30-21:30 St Leonard’s Church, SW16 1HS Tickets £8 // £6 concessions Available online, on the door, or from choir members. Streatham Choral’s Christmas Charity Concert SING WITH US! Streatham Choral 2019 rehearsals start Monday 7 January, 7:30-9:30pm at St Leonard’s Church, SW16 1HS. Just drop in or contact us for more information. Fancy performing with the fantastic Brandenburg Sinfonia? Join our vibrant and friendly choir for some glorious Mozart masterpieces! All voice parts welcome. No auditions. Ability to read music and/or previous choral experience is advantageous. Tickets £15 - Workshops only £10 - Come & Sing only £20 - Full day Available online or on the door. Music scores - £5 deposit. Join Calum Fraser, Richard Leach and Streatham Choral members for a full day of music! Morning workshops help develop your vocal and sight reading skills, whatever your singing ability. The afternoon is dedicated to learning and performing Handel’s ‘Messiah’. Streatham Space Project Sternhold Ave, SW2 4PA 09:30 Registration 10:00-13:00 Workshops 13:30 Afternoon registration 14:00-16:00 Come & Sing 16:30 Informal performance Come & Sing Saturday, 26 January 2019 Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Streatham Choral We are a thriving non- auditioned amateur choir with more than 90 members of all ages and musical abilities. Singing to a high standard under the leadership of Music Director, Mr Calum Fraser, we are rapidly going from strength to strength. Following our successful autumn concert, we have a number of very exciting events coming up. We warmly invite you to join us for festive fun on 15 December and to immerse yourself in Handel’s Messiah choruses at our Come & SIng. streathamchoral www.streathamchoral.com
  34. 34. 40 | heart streatham the earl Ferrers 22 ellora rd, London sW16 6JF 7th December - Joe Corbin – blues/rock from 9.00pm the hamlet 10 streatham high rd, sW16 1DB Live piano Every Thursday from 8.00pm the manor arms 2a mitcham Lane, sW16 6LQ 14th December emmet scanlan an independent alt-rock music act the Rebel inn 78a streatham high road, sW16 1Bs 1st December -Blodyn Bach - three-piece blues-rock band 8th December -tBC 15th December - soul Funks 22nd December - DB5’s - mid-60’s rock ‘n’ roll and British rock Every Thursday. Open mic nights. the white lion 232 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1BB Every Monday. Open mic nights. 8.00pm liVe muSiC CoNtiNued The Earl Ferrers The Manor Arms The Rebel Inn
  35. 35. streathamspaceproject.co.uk Burns Night Ceilidh Friday 25th january £10 advance tickets with the code “BURNS” Family Discount= select 4 standard tickets and enter code “QUACK” 4 tickets for £35! Family Fun for Everyone 3+ Every Weekend in December
  36. 36. 42 | heart streatham Local folk musicians join forces in new Folk Night Friday 7th december sees a brand-new folk night launch at hideaway, with three local rising stars. solo artists Bity Booker and sherika sherard join alt-folk band Farrago for a festive night of music, mulled wine and mince pies – as well as a full menu and bar. Ian Bennett, lead singer and songwriter of Farrago, volunteers with the streatham Festival Committee, and curated this year’s amazing streatham strut – the Festival’s annual free live gig trail in which he and sherika also performed. Ian believes that streatham is truly on the up as a music destination: “there’s a real thirst for high-quality, original music in streatham. the fact that every single venue on the strut was packed to the rafters demonstrates that! streatham has great venues for live music and an incredible amount of artistic talent. the community has a lot to gain from continuing to promote that.” “Farrago were ecstatic to play at the space Project as part of the streatham Festival 2018 and feel privileged to be invited to play at one of streatham’s premier music venues. We can’t wait!” said Ian. Neither can we – see you there! Hear the musicians at www.farragoband.com www.sherikasherard.com www.bitybooker.com 7th December, tickets at hideawaylive.com £6 adv, £8 on the door - from 7pm 26 JANUARY 2019 JUMP IN AT WWW.SLSC.ORG.UK APPLICATIONS CLOSE 7 JANAURY 2019 TOOTING BEC LIDO, LONDON UK COLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS WATER spr nt re i h i n t e wint ere a B Sponsored by
  37. 37. 44 | heart streatham WHAT’S ON December MarañaS_ArchitectS_DesignerS If you would like some help with your project (surveys, design, planning drawings …) please write to: marana.design.arch@gmail.com https://cargocollective.com/MaranaS/ 1st December – Small Business Saturday, This national event, now in its ninth year, raises the profile of local businesses and promotes small independent shops and services which are vital to the local economy. So make use Streatham High Road and all the varied local businesses in Streatham. More details at www. smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com. 1st – 2nd December – Streatham Wine House’s Winter Wine Fair The Wine House’s favourite event of the year. Try over 100 wines, a variety from all over the world, all discounted for the weekend. Tickets £15 per person. 12.00-4.00pm 1st December - Christmas lights switch on by Catherine Russell, Night Market, and DJ Babington Plaza, by the Manor Arms. Market 3.30pm-8pm, Lights on at 4pm, DJ until 8pm. Santa’s Grotto, Stalls, Choirs, carols, and mince pies. Chuka Umunna MP will introduce Holby City star, Catherine Russell, who will turn on the illuminations. 1st December – Streatham Space Project, ‘One Duck Down’ Starting this weekend and every weekend in December an eco-friendly family comedy and puppetry event. 1.00pm. See www. streathamspaceproject.co.uk for details 2nd December – St Leonard’s Church, Christmas concert 2.30-4.30pm. For full details see www.stleonard- streatham.org.uk St Leonard’s Church, Tooting Bec Gardens, Streatham, SW16 1HS 2nd December – Streatham RedHawks Ice Hockey NIHLS1 versus Swindon Wildcats 1. 6.45pm 390 Streatham High Rd, SW16 6HX Full details at www.streatham-hockey.co.uk 3rd December – The Streatham Society, Members Christmas Evening Only open to Streatham Society Members 8.00pm Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court Road, SW16
  38. 38. Local churches working together to transform our community by sharing Jesus’ love in word and action. STREATHAM BAPTIST CHURCH, 22 Lewin Road, SW16 6JR. Sunday 9th December: Carols by Candlelight Service @ 5pm Sunday 16th December: Children’s Christmas Service @10:30am Messy church Christmas @3pm Monday 24th December: Christmas Eve Service @ 11pm Tuesday 25th December: Christmas Day Service @10:30am Monday 31st December: New Year’s Eve Service @10pm ST. LEONARD’S CHURCH, Streatham High Road, SW16 1HS. Sunday 2nd December: Advent Carol Service @6.30pm Sunday 16th December: Carols by candlelight @ 6.30pm Monday 24th December: Crib Service for children @ 4pm Monday 24th December: Midnight Mass @11.30pm Tuesday 25th December: Eucharist @ 8am Tuesday 25th December: Eucharist for all Ages @10am STREATHAM UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 388 Streatham High Road, SW16 6HX. Sunday 16th December: Carols and Lessons Service @10:30am Tuesday 25th December: Family Christmas service @10am Monday 31st December: Watch Night Service @11pm STREATHAM CENTRAL CHURCH Sunday 9th December: Carols by Candlelight at the Rookery, SW16 3BX 4pm Carols by Candlelight at the Rookery as the finale to the Rookery Christmas Fair Sunday 16th December: Carols at the Hideaway Jazz Club, SW16 2BF 3.30pm Family Carols - with an interactive Christmas Story: Follow the Star 7.30pm Classic Carols - Traditional Carols with a modern twist NEW COVENANT CHURCH, 27-29 Pendennis Road, SW16 2SS. Saturday 15th December: Workers and Community Christmas party @ 12- 5pm Sunday 16th December: Christmas Carol service @10am Monday 31st December: New Year’s Eve service @ 9pm (Room5, Odeon Cinema, Streatham) IMMANUEL AND ST ANDREWS CHURCH, 452 Streatham High Road, SW16 3PY. Sunday 16th December: Carols for Christmas with Blessing of the Crib by Christingle Light @5pm followed by seasonal refreshments Sunday 23rd December: Holy Communion @ 10am Monday 24th December: First Holy Communion of Christmas (Midnight Service) @11.30pm Tuesday 25th December: Family Christmas Communion @10am OIKOS Church (Portuguese speaking), Fisher House, 32 Mitcham Lane, SW16 6NW Monday 24th December: Christmas eve/ day service @10pm – 1am ST. PETER’S CHURCH STREATHAM, Leigham Court Road, SW16 2SD Thursday 20th December: A Celebration of Christmas - Concert @ 8pm (St Peter’s Choir & Youth Choir + Aeolus X) Sunday 23rd December: Service of Nine Lessons and Carols @ 6.30pm Monday 24th December: Crib Service @ 4pm (with rehearsal for children from 2pm) Monday 24th December: Midnight Mass @11.30pm (carols sung by the choir from 11.15pm) Tuesday 25th December: Mass of the Nativity @ 10.30am Contact: Simi Solomon, Love Streatham Coordinator ~ email simi@lovestreatham.org
  39. 39. heart streatham | 47 what'S oN CoNtiNued 5th december – Friends of Streatham Common, Carol singing Carols around the Christmas tree and crib at the Common’s playground 7.30-8.00pm From 7.00 you can enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. From 8.00pm the Friends Christmas party is at the Bull pub, only open to members, but you can join on the night! 7th - 22nd december – Sprout arts, Christmas market the arts space, bringing art and crafts to life 74 moyser rd, Furzedown, sW16 6sQ. www. sproutarts.com 7th december – Festive Folk Night Featuring Farrago, sherika sherrard and Bitty Booker tickets at www.hideawaylive.co.uk/festive-folk-night- friday-7th-december-2018 8th december – Friends of unigate woods and Valley Road playing Field Clean up and Volunteer morning. Come to Namba roy Close entrance to the Wood (just off Valley rd), sW16 2QD. Join in anytime between 10.00am - 1.00pm 9th december – Streatham Redhawks ice hockey NIhLs1 versus milton Keynes thunder. 6.45pm 390 Streatham High Rd, SW16 6HX Full details at www.streatham-hockey.co.uk 10th december – dulwich picture gallery, gentlemen prefer Blondes (1953) The film starring Marilyn Munroe, Jane Russell and Charles Coburn, directed by howard hawks Screening at 7.30pm, bar opens 7.00pm. £9; £7 Friends and Concessions
  40. 40. 48 | heart streatham Free Entry 11th december – Streatham theatre Company an annual event, streatham’s Got talent, and a chance to do your ‘turn’. the Company will be showcasing work from this year’s streatham shorts programme. more details at www.streathamtheatre. org.uk 9th december – the Rookery Christmas Fair and market Over 40 craft and gift stalls, food and drink, santa’s Grotto and carols by candlelight 11.30-4.30pm £2.00 donation to support the rookery, kids go free. www.sccoop.org.uk 23rd december – Friends of tooting Common, winter solstice event midwinter, marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. afternoon, more details to be found at www. friendsoftootingcommon.org.uk 15th december - Furzedown Community Network – Christmas market moyser road, sW16. 4.00-7.00pm. stalls, Father Christmas, mulled wine and mince pies. Pedestrianised between Gracedale and Pendle roads 15th december – Streatham Choral, St leonard’s Church a streatham Choral Christmas. Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols an evening of festive music including some traditional carols and readings 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets £8.00 (£6.00 concessions) available online or from members of the choir. st Leonard’s Church, tooting Bec Gardens, streatham, sW16 1hs. www.streathamchoral.com 16th december – Streatham Redhawks ice hockey NIhLs1 versus Basingstoke Bison. 6.45pm 390 Streatham High Rd, SW16 6HX Full details at www.streatham-hockey.co.uk 20th december – St peter’s Church, Choir Youth and adult Choirs supported by wind group aeolus X perform a programme for the Christmas season. entry is free with a retiring collection in aid of the st Peter’s Organ fund. 8.00pm 21st december – Batch & Co Coffee, Christmas party Free event with DJ, bar extension until 1.00am 22nd december – Streatham Redhawks ice hockey NIHLS1 versus Raiders 1. 5.30pm 390 Streatham High Rd, SW16 6HX Full details at www.streatham-hockey.co.uk 23rd december – Furzedown Nativity Four locations, starting at e&a Wates Previous productions have included a donkey, sheep, chickens and a real baby, featuring songs from the highly acclaimed musical anno Domini. 6.00pm 23rd december – Streatham Space project, music with Nick Cope a legendary family performance event. 11.00am – 12.00pm see www.streathamspaceproject.co.uk for details what'S oN CoNtiNued
  41. 41. heart streatham | 49 the animals are all Booked! Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 0491 Email: info@welcometranslationexperts.co.uk Web: www.welcometranslations.com Welcome Translation Experts Office 25 1 Empire Mews London SW16 2BF For all your translation needs. Welcome Translation Experts are based in Streatham Accurate, reliable and cost-effective translation and interpreting services across over 150 languages All types of certificates, legal, medical and technical documents accepted the ever popular Furzedown Nativity returns to sW16 on Sunday 23rd DEC at 6pm starting from the carpenter’s workshop at the rear of e & a Wates fabulous furniture store on mitcham Lane, visiting venues on abbotsleigh and thrale road, then ending at the Furzedown Inn. Unperturbed by the old stage adage ‘never work with animals or children’, previous productions have included a donkey, a group of sheep, some chickens, a host of angels played by local children and a real baby! In an exciting new development, this year, Furzedown Churches are thrilled to announce that local song writer sandy Callaghan- hooks, who lives in Furzedown and has had a long association with local churches, has agreed to the production featuring a specially adapted selection of songs from aNNO DOmINI, the musical; which was recently performed at various locations including the actors’ Church, Covent Garden. the original soundtrack songs have all previously been recorded in a live cast recording featuring West end professionals including Kayi Ushe who played marvin Gaye in the hit show motown and martin Callaghan, the original herod character from Jesus Christ superstar in the West end. the Furzedown Nativity is a unique and exciting way to journey with the characters of the Christmas story, and to make space for a more gentle and heart-warming start to the Christmas festivities. Put it in your calendar, NOW! Note. this is a free event suitable for all ages. a retiring collection will be taken: charity tBC.
  42. 42. 50 | heart streatham Outings For Older south Londoners www.ooSl.oRg.uk For further details and a membership pack please contact steve Perry, Project Coordinator: tel: 020 8769 1564 (office hours) email: outings@oosl.org.uk If you have family or friends in south London who are over 55 and might be interested, why not pass this information on to them? er South Londoners (OOSL) er 55’s get out and about 5 Leigham Court Road, London, SW16 2NF 1564 (9am-6pm with voicemail) l: outings@oosl.org.uk www.oosl.org.uk Eltham Palace London Transport MuseumWestminster Abbey We are a small south London charity organising social events and outings to places of interest, for example museums and gardens, for people over 55.
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  44. 44. 16 | HEART STREATHAM New Build/Building Extensions Full drawings prepared and submitted with good local authority planning approval rates. 07961 407067 ralph@cadspaced.com Ali’s Car Service Mechanical repairs, accident repair, MOT tests, bodywork & painting, servicing, tyre fitting, air conditioning & more. 12-14 Gleneldon Mews SW16 2AZ 020 8677 6618 Clip Theatre Quality affordable drama groups for little stars aged 5 - 11 with experienced vetted staff. Book 1st session FREE. 07564 847314 fun@cliptheatre.com www.cliptheatre.com Angella’s Kitchen Cooking School 5* Food Hygiene Exploring workplace challenges Team Building Caribbean Style Private Groups welcome 020 8133 5126/07979 777862 www.angellawilliams.co.uk Right Stuff Design A local independent graphic design company helping clients tell their story and influence change. Think. Create. Inspire. 020 8696 0101 therightstuffdesign.co.uk No1 Gardens Garden Maintenance & Soft Landscaping, Services include Maintenance, Fences, Artificial Lawns & Planting 07941 056759 info@no1gardens.co.uk www.no1gardens.co.uk 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 Eczema, Dermatitis, Dry or sensitive skin? NATURAL ORIGIN use the finest ingredients derived from nature to care naturally for your skin. 020 8099 6513 www.naturaloriginuk.com 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 www.mediworld.co.uk Need Physiotherapy or Osteopathy? Or get the best of both from one person. Visit our experienced team 7 days with 4 evenings www.leighampractice.com/msk/ Call us now 020 8769 7409 Fertility, IVF, Women’s Health, Menopause Susana Pires, British Acupuncture Council Member, provides special interest support www.leighampractice.com/acu/ Call today on 020 8769 7409 Total Foot Care 7 days a week From basic foot care to complex problems and advanced solutions. We treat feet. Complete. www.leighampractice.com/feet/ Talk to the team 020 8769 7409 Registered Dietitian In Streatham Weight loss, heart health, diabetes and more. Tailored nutritional advice. Meal planning. 07960 686435 ella@diethelp.co.uk www.diethelp.co.uk 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 eawates.com 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 eawates.com 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 eawates.com 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 eawates.com Maple and Rook Ltd Locally based Interior Design firm offering a range of refurbishment and styling services for beautiful living. info@mapleandrook.com www.mapleandrook.com For sale GRAND PIANO dark walnut 54” width Stroud 1928 and matching duet stool, excellent quality and condition. £1,500 or near offer. Collect Streatham Park. 020 8769 6129. 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 www.dreamdoors.co.uk DESIGNERS INTERIOR DESIGN CHILDREN’S SERVICES HEALTH & BEAUTY FURNITURE RESTORATION HEALTH SERVICES STREATHAM DIRECTORY YOUR LOCAL SUPPLIERS GARDEN MAINTENANCE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AUTO MECHANICS KITCHENS COOKERY SCHOOLS ITEMS FOR SALE
  45. 45. 16 | HEART STREATHAM 07785 755758, 020 8773 5978 pete@signlondon.uk www.signlondon.uk Martin Haughey Electrics Domestic Rewiring, Repairs, Fault Finding, Inspection & Testing, Electrical Condition Reports PAT Testing. 07961 433801 info@haugheyelectrics.london Welcome Translation Experts Translations for the Courts, Home Office and government agencies Free quotations 020 7091 0491 info@welcometranslationexperts. co.uk 1 Empire Mews SW16 2BF Dr Cassandra’s Academy One-to-one Tailored Tutoring, Empowering You for Exams Success in Law, English, TRADES Humanities & More! Free Consultation: 07946315571 drcassandra1@gmail.com Thriftys Retro A professional upcycling company specialising in beautiful bespoke vintage and retro furniture. We also collect unwanted furniture 07944 271148 Thriftysretro.com 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 Dr Doolittles 2 Pet Shop & Grooming Established shop with advice on all aspects of pet care! Licensed to sell a variety of live pets inc. aquaria 57-59 Streatham Hill, SW2 4TX 020 8671 6760 Nick Wright Photography Bespoke Website Photography Portraits - Product Photography Affordable Professional Photography. 07753 640397 www.nickwright.biz Isabella Panattoni Photography Local mum and photographer that specialises in family and commercial photography. Beautiful images that will last forever www.isabellapanattoni.com 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 Anthony Gold We specialise in many different areas of law. Our solicitors are experts in their fields committed to doing whatever is best for our clients. 020 7940 4060 www.anthonygold.co.uk Curtains & Blinds Beautifully made using fabric from major brands with service including measuring, fitting, tracks & poles. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 eawates.com SignLondon Exterior signs, interior signs, vinyl banners, vehicle graphics, graphic design and print, PHOTOGRAPHY REPAIRS PETS TUTORS SIGNS .BANNERS .PRINT (STREATHAM) Post, Parcel & Print Centre Tel: 0208 677 3566 email: info@mbestreatham.co.uk October 10 % Off International shipping *Securely Packed *Shipment forms *Monitor & Tracked *Delivered 1 Day - Europe / North America 2 Days - Caribbean / South America 3 Days - Australia / China / UAE VAPE CAFÉS/SHOPS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFT FURNISHINGS TRANSLATION SERVICES Advertise your business to over 50,000 people here from £10 a month. Contact david@heartofmedia.co.uk UPCYCLING SERVICES WouldyouliketoadvertiseinHeartStreathamMagazineandreachover50,000 readerswithamonthlycirculationof17,000throughoutSW16andSW2?Wehave beenofferingnews,viewsandinformationfornearly5yearstothecommunity. Tocontactuspleasecallon02081334629oremailinfo@heartstreatham.co.uk. Free Consultation: 07946315571 Post, Parcel & Print Centre Tel: 0208 677 3566 email: info@mbestreatham.co.uk 10 Streatleigh Parade, Streatham High Road Authorised Ship Centre Sameday UK and Express International Service We take extra care of your urgent and valuable items *Pack and Send service
  46. 46. 54 | heart streatham Chuka Umunna MP (Local surgery) 020 8835 7062 Streatham Out of Hours GP 020 8693 9066 Dentist 020 8299 5509 Ambulance non-emergencies 020 7887 6678 Thames Water (Water leaks) 0800 714 614 Citizens Advice Bureau 0800 254 0298 Lambeth Victim Support 020 7820 0007 Streetcare - Fly-tipping/dog fouling/graffiti/abandoned vehicle reporting 020 7926 9000 streetcarecallcentre@lambeth.gov.uk Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 lambethvawg@refuge.org.uk Council Services (emergencies only) 5pm – 9am: 020 7926 1000 Useful Numbers home Grown heroes matt Garland is a true romantic, and that makes him a hero to us. he contacted heart streatham to surprise his fiancée, Gemma hughes, with a mention of their Cotswold wedding on 9th November in heart streatham. matt and Gemma live near streatham station. “We’ve been together for just over 7 years, and we met in London through mutual friends. We’ve enjoyed living in streatham since aug 2014, and we were fortunate enough to buy our first home together here. since then, we have made some lasting friendships in the area, enjoy supporting local business, and enjoy eating/ drinking out in our usual haunts. We have also encouraged some of our friends to also live in the area as well”, said matt, “they also share our love for streatham and everything it has to offer.” We love people who love streatham as much as we do! here’s a beautiful photograph of mr. and mrs, Garland on their wedding day – many congratulations to you both and have a wonderful honeymoon in st Lucia! email info@heartstreatham.co.uk to let us know about local heros or groups you'd like us to celebrate.
  47. 47. Wishing you a magical Christmas and a happy New YearNew Year Excuse me, don’t you know this is a controlled parking zone? Savills Streatham and Tooting Carrie Scott 020 8018 7700 | 07807 999160 carrie.scott@savills.com

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