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Heart Streatham Issue 59


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Welcome to our first magazine of 2020. With three new gyms opening here, check out our map of Streatham yoga studios and gyms for places to work out.

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we’re delighted that Hood in Streatham Hill was voted the most romantic of Streatham’s restaurants and bars in our social media poll, with Streatham Kitchen second. Other favourites were newcomer Butcher and Brew, and Streatham Wine House. Thanks to all who took part.

There’s always a lot going on in Streatham, so don’t miss out - check out our guide to local live music and what’s on in February from page 20. Take the family to the exciting half term show, River Runner, at Streatham Space Project (see p23). Book tickets now for the epic streatham Choral performance of Handel’s Messiah at the stunning Cadogan hall, Sloane Sq. on April 18th (residents’ discounts are available – see p 21). Put Kite Day 2020 - Sunday 10th May - in your diaries too!

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Heart Streatham Issue 59

  1. 1. ISSUE 59 FEBRUARY 2020ISSUE 59 FEBRUARY 2020 streatham Gym and Yoga studios special What's On
  2. 2. 68 Streatham Hill, London, SW2 4RD Tel: 0208 677 6608 - Email:
  3. 3. heart streatham | 3 FEBRUARY 2020 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 and in Furzedown. 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 our first 2020 magazine. With three new gyms opening here, check out our map of streatham yoga studios and gyms for places to work out. Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we’re delighted that Hood in streatham hill was voted the most romantic of streatham’s restaurants and bars in our social media poll, with Streatham Kitchen second. Other favourites were newcomer Butcher and Brew and Streatham Wine House. thanks to all who took part. there’s always a lot going on in streatham, so don’t miss out - check out our guide to local live music and what’s on in February from page 20. take the family to the exciting half term show, River Runner, at streatham space Project (see p23). Book tickets now for the epic streatham Choral performance of handel’s Messiah at the stunning Cadogan hall, sloane sq. on april 18th (residents’ discounts are available – see p 21). Put Kite Day 2020, Sunday 10th may in your diaries too. The Heart Streatham Team Contact for editorial and advertising Follow us on heart.streatham @heartstreatham Heart Streatham Magazine Contents 6 The Gen – latest gossip and new business openings 8 Streatham Gourmet visits Lo Paste tradizionali 10 History – streatham’s cinemas, by mark Bery 12 Night Shelter 13 Guide to Gyms and Yoga Studios in Streatham 20 Live Music in streatham in February 22 What’s On in February 26 Ice Hockey Report – Kids for a Quid offer 28 Directory of Local Services 30 Tony Gold of anthony Gold associates. Streatham Choral Conductor Calum Fraser Cover photo from the Yoga edge
  4. 4. 4 | heart streatham streatham rapper Dave leads the 2020 Brit Award nominations – up for best male, best newcomer, best single and album of the year! Internet giant Google sued Streatham minicab firm next to streatham station, Goooglie Cars, and won their £10k trademark lawsuit. Streatham Choral will be joined by the Brandenburg sinfonia to perform Handel’s Messiah at the Cadogan hall on saturday, 18th april. Book your tickets now, see their ad for discount codes for streatham residents! Plans to sell off part of Grangewood Park, part of the original Great North Wood (Norwood), by Croydon Council have been shelved due to opposition from a residents’ petition. We are sad to hear that Chalkpit pub has closed. the Post Office in mitcham Lane next to the Furzedown pub has also closed. Streatham Rovers Football Club were devastated recently when their twitter account was suspended because twitter didn’t realise it was a parody account. The Woodfield Pavilion now offers ‘Work from Woodfield Wednesdays’. they also have weekly classes for Yoga, Fitness and Wellbeing Workshops along with a monthly sketch Club, repair Circle, sew What and Open music sessions. Batch & Co are now officially trained on the new Cargo Bike for local deliveries. A 20mph speed limit will be introduced in Tooting town centre from may. there is a new water refill point now located outside of the Streatham Leisure Centre. regular fortnightly open meetings are now being held by The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre as they start a Crowd Funding campaign. The White House Prep has been listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 UK Prep Schools at number 2 in London and number 16 in the UK. Rookfest 2020 music festival in the rookery will be on 4th July. The 22nd Streatham Common Kite Day is Sunday 10th May. the Gen Rookfest
  5. 5. Hundreds of clearance bargains along with special sale prices on new orders 82-84 Mitcham Lane SW16 6NR 020 8769 2205 Limited parking available Winter Sale Ends Saturday 29th February 2020 Arrianne Modular Corner Group with Stool and Lift Up Coffee Table Was £2955 Now £1795 Otley Coffee Table Was £585 Now £275 Aston Contemporary Wing Chair Was £1095 Now £650 40% OFF All Parker Knoll stock sofas A fraction of the special highlights - including rug clearance bargains:
  6. 6. 6 | heart streatham THE GEN CONTINUED Streatham Space Project are putting on South London Music Festival in march. New Openings We are delighted to welcome some lovely new businesses to streatham. maria mugnano and alessio De Laureto have opened Don Luigi restaurant and pizzeria at the addomme site. two new Gyms, F45 Training (February) and Énergie Fitness (March) are opening on streatham high road. a lovely organic coffee shop, Green Cactus, has opened opposite streatham station. Butcher and Brew, offering organic unfiltered wines, craft beers, and charcuterie and cheeses from Borough market has taken over art and Craft2 near Brickwood Café. restauranteur and fitness instructor, Alper Yagmur is opening BeWyld Café, serving healthy food and with a boutique personal training studio on the high rd. The Woodfield Pavilion has a pop-up café on Fridays and saturdays throughout February. halal Mak’s Burgers takeaway has opened in mitcham Lane, and Papa John’s Pizza is opening a branch in streatham hill near Batch and Co. Butcher and Brew Woodfield Pavilion Green Cactus BeWyld Healthy Food
  8. 8. 8 | heart streatham this intimate little gem is nestled at the top end of Gleneagle road, just off streatham high road. there’s room for just four cosy tables for two and some bar stools, but friendly team, Davide and manuele, clearly know their stuff and are lovely hosts. Davide trained as a chef in tuscany and is passionate about his native fare. Pasta is made from scratch daily and each is served with its own special sauce. Just as passionate about the environment, all disposable items are biodegrad- able or compostable. the menu is surprisingly reasonably priced: main courses range from £6.00-£9.50 and sides £5.00-£7.50, making for a budget-friendly evening out. We had conchiglie and the lasagne accompanied by aubergine parmigiana and sautéed spinach. We waited about 20 minutes as our dishes were prepared but a substantial offering of focaccia with an oil/balsamic vinegar dip appeared, so we weren’t left hungry! a glass of fabulous full- bodied white from the well-chosen Italian and sicilian wine list set our meal off nicely. the lasagne came with a crisp mozzarella top- ping, sealing in thin layers of ragu and bechamel sauce which created a subtle creamy taste - simply delicious. the conchiglie, served in true al dente fashion, arrived coated in an insanely ad- dictive saffron cream sauce. this was a delight. When asked what the secret narcotic ingredient was, Davide laconically replied ’Love. Just love.’ No arguments from us as the last of the focac- cia scooped up every tiny bit of sauce from our respective dishes! If you order no other side dish, then the parmi- giana is a must. thin slices of aubergine were cooked to perfection in a cheese and tomato sauce with a slight crunch on the skin whilst the flesh melted on the tongue. Absolute yum! my only grumble was that the cheese sprinkled on the sautéed spinach clashed with my lasagne – which says more about my ordering skill than the dishes! This is a great little find and perfect for couples – though you may need to book in advance to eat in as word continues to spread. highly recommended! 2 mains, 2 sides and 2 medium wines: £37.50. Takeaway via Just Eat, Uber Eats, and Deliveroo. 12 Gleneagle Rd, SW16 6AB 020 8265 5492 Heloise Anderson & Hannah Taylor streatham Gourmet visits Lo Paste tradizonale Lasagne Davide & Manuele Post, Parcel & Print Centre Tel: 0208 677 3566 email: 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
  9. 9. Let’s GetCreative! New YearNew Skills Absolutebeginners toImprovers...Just Like You! Great news if you are looking for something exciting, fun and creative to do! Learn to Paint & Draw People & Places Over the 14 week course you will explore four different media: Drawing, Painting with Watercolour, Acrylics, & Oil Pastels. Discover how to paint faces, figures, friends, family and stunning landscapes. Learn artists’ secrets needed to create beautiful pieces of original art. Step By Step Easy Lessons • Fun part-time course • 14 Week course, 3-hour classes, once a week • Morning or afternoon sessions • Beginners to improvers • Fun, easy, social event • We supply everything for you We Make it easy for you Even if you have never picked up a brush before, we will guide you through to make it easy and fun! On completing the course you will have 12 pieces of original art. This is an extremely enjoyable way to develop your creative side, and really enjoy the next few months. Strictly Limited Places To maintain a high standard of tuition, our classes are kept small, available places are strictly limited! Places Limited. Please Call Now for more details and A friendly chat. classes are kept small, available places are strictly limited! and A friendly chat. SA071119 020 3561 0639 ST ALBAN’S CHURCH HALL STREATHAM
  10. 10. 10 | heart streatham the only cinema left in streatham is the Odeon. It opened in 1930 as the Astoria, seating 2,576 and lavishly decorated in the style of an egyptian temple. the stage was larger than many West end theatres and there was a large Compton organ. many famous orchestras and big bands played there including Billy Cotton and his Band. Odeon took over the astoria in 1939. It reopened in 1961 after modernisation as “South London’s first Luxury theatre”. the royal Festival Ballet performed there in 1968 and 1969. So did The Four tops, stevie Wonder and the supremes! Ian Dury and the Blockheads as the last live show in December 1978. In 1991 the cinema was reorganised to 5 screens and 1,955 seats and again in 2001 to 8 screens and 1,487 seats. the wonderful art Deco Grade II listed former ABC cinema opened in 1938 as the Regal with almost 2000 seats. From 1960 it was known as the ABC, and in 1977 converted into a triple screen cinema. the cinema closed in December 2000 and the auditorium was demolished to make way for the current flats, while the listed façade and foyer is now a flooring showroom. the art Deco Gaumont Palace in streatham hill opened in 1932. It had an open-air terrace where teas were served, and a marble entrance hall reputed to be a copy of stockholm town hall. Following bomb damage in 1944 it reopened as the Gaumont in 1955, then 1961 became the megabowl. millicent martin, Bruce Forsyth, sir richard attenborough were among the celebs. attending its opening. Princes harry and William made 2 visits to the “Zap Zone” there in October 1992. It was demolished in 2014 to make way for Gaumont Place flats with the façade retained and the original tiles re-exposed. The Golden Domes Picture Theatre opened in 1912 and had a vestibule containing a fountain with coloured lights. It closed on 12 November 1938. Now the domes have gone, and the site is a Carpetright. The Empire Picture Theatre opened in 1910 and closed in May 1932 due to competition from larger super-cinemas. During WW2 it was used as a food storage warehouse and was hit by a V1 flying bomb on 17 June 1944. Today the hideaway Jazz Club occupies the site. (Sources: Patrick Loobey, Cinema Treasures and John Brown) Cinemas of streatham- Past and Present MARK BERY, STREATHAM SOCIETY Odeon The Astoria ABC Gaumont Palace Golden Domes Picture Theatre Empire Picture Theatre
  11. 11. Leigham Practice, 8 Leigham Hall Parade, Streatham High Road, SW16 1DR A gift of Health or Pleasure *Buy one medical or spa massage during February 2020 and receive a second massage for 50% off. Offer limited to 2 full price massages per customer and strictly limited by numbers and availability. Gift Vouchers are available for massage and all our therapies. Visit for t’s & c’s, booking or further information AWARD-WINNING & EXPERIENCED THERAPISTS OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND FOUR LATE EVENINGS Leigham Practice THERAPIES & TREATMENTS 020 8769 7409 Buy one massage get 50% off second in February* Spa Massage Medical/Remedial Massage Spa Facial Myofascial Facial Electrolysis Low Level Laser Therapy Advanced Cosmetic Procedures Medical Pedicures Podiatry / Chiropody Biomechanics & Gait Analysis Physiotherapy Masters Level Osteopathy Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Laser Acupuncture
  12. 12. 12 | heart streatham there’s a wonderful initiative from seven churches in streatham and mitcham to provide a secure and warm place to sleep for homeless men over the winter, 2nd Jan- 30th March. Night Light is one of over 140 similar schemes in the country supported by housing Justice. The shelter has 15 vetted, regular guests, who are all street sleepers living in tents on streatham and mitcham Commons. One man came to Night Light with a bandaged arm after having been bitten by a dog, and another with a broken leg having been hit by a car (he was taken to hospital). One man had lost his accommodation due to not having a permanent job and steady income, whilst a couple of others leave the shelter after the meal to go to work or they could come late from work with their meal kept aside. Night shelter wants to be understanding and support their wellbeing where possible. at the heart of the shelter is a hot meal where guests and volunteers eat together as one big family. many volunteers are from the community, and not all are Christians. “People respect faith when they see the difference it makes, so we want our faith in Jesus to be seen by our actions” commented simi solomon of Love streatham, the community of local churches. “the men are so thankful and show their appreciation every day by being respectful, helping to set-up beds, clear up after breakfast and follow lights-out rules.” Have some free time to volunteer or donate to Night Light Shelter? Contact WE DECLUTTER AND ORGANISE: HOMES & OFFICES HOUSE MOVES GARAGES INDIVIDUAL ROOMS NURSERIES DRESSING ROOMS PAPERWORK & EMAIL ACCOUNTS BEREAVEMENTS O R G A N I S I N G T H E W O R L D A R O U N D Y O U 07800992563 PURELYORGANISED.CO.UK PURELYORGANISED@GMAIL.COM PURELYORGANISED @PURELYORGANISED GET IN TOUCH NOW FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION Night Light shelter
  13. 13. We’re not all created equal. Fortunately, neither are gyms. énergie Fitness Streatham 121-127 Streatham High Road London SW16 1HJ T: 07562 216122 JOIN THE REVOLUTION! * Terms and conditions apply. Membership will revert to normal price at the end of 3 months. Classic membership £24.99. WOW membership £34.99. A23STREATHAMHIGHROAD A214 ST LEON ARDS CHURCH STREATHAM HILL STREATHAM TESCO Zumba, HiiT & more Spin studio Indoor bootcamp Free weights + latest equipment & tech Supportive atmosphere Yoga classes Personal training For all fitness levels STREATHAM HILL Join now to SAVE 30% only £24.49* for top tier membership EN5655 EF STREAT Flyer 1.indd 2 03/12/2019 13:23
  14. 14. 14 | heart streatham streatham’s Gyms and studios theyogaedge hotyogastreatham intro30daysfor£40 getfit&feelgood When it’s gloomy and cold outside, exercise is a great antidote to the winter blues, and streatham has a huge range of indoor options for getting fit. Old school Squat’s Gym has long been on the SW16 fitness map. It is a friendly unisex gym with all the weights and kit needed to build muscle and fitness. Three long-established gyms have indoor swimming pools; Virgin Active, Fitness First, and Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre, alongside a comprehensive range of facilities and classes. recent additions include the highly rated (on Classpass and Mindbody) The Yoga Edge hot yoga studio (also offering accredited teacher training), Yogarise, and Element Fitness hIIt studio. they are all noted for building great communities and for quality instructors. The Gym Group is Streatham’s only 24/7 gym and is a popular low-cost facility. Wellbeing95 deserves a mention as the only local studio offering aerial yoga. Jodie relf, a registered dietitian and Pilates instructor, founded BalancedJo to help people find balance while trying to live a healthier life through a combination of good nutrition, exercise and mindfulness. she teaches a Pilates class on Wednesday evenings at streatham space Project 2020 has exciting new openings with F45 global network specialising in hIIt just opened in streatham hill, and Énergie Fitness opening 1st march near Pratts and Payne. Énergie Fitness is a low-cost gym with a full range of the latest equipment, hIIt area (“The Yard”), classes, yoga and Zumba from £19.99 a month with Personal training available too.
  15. 15. It’s that time of year where all the weird and wonderful diets come out of the woodwork: teas claiming to help you lose weight rapidly; brutal gym routines which will have you bikini body ready and metabolism boosters allowing you to keep eating whilst the weight magically disappears. But with research showing that 80% of individuals who lose weight will regain that weight within 5 years, is it time we did things a little differently? Following a diet involves following a certain set of rules, such as counting points or calories. These rules are used to help us decide how much to eat every day and often result in us eating more or less than we need. At the end of the day you may have reached your calorie limit but feel starved. You’re either going to bed hungry or honor your hunger, eat more and spend the evening beating yourself up - neither of these are great options. Or perhaps you get to the end of the day, have calories left but aren’t hungry - what are the chances you’re going to let those calories go to waste? Society has programmed us to believe that in order to successfully lose weight we must experience extreme hunger, work incredibly hard at the gym and avoid ‘bad’ foods, eating only ‘healthy’ and ‘clean’ foods. There is a much better way to go about improving your health, it’s called ‘Intuitive Eating’. Intuitive Eating is not a weight loss diet, it is a set of tools and skills to help you learn to eat according to your body’s natural appetite and physiological cues to develop healthy habits for life. Ditch the diet, embrace intuitive eating by Jodie Relf (Registered Dietitian) Whilst the thought of trusting your body to tell you what to eat and when to stop eating can feel very daunting, research has shown that adopting an intuitive eating approach results in decreased cholesterol, decreased blood pressure, increased physical activity, improved eating behaviours and self-esteem and finally, increased weight loss. PILATES CLASSES EXERCISE FOR ENJOYMENT MAT BASED PILATES CLASSES EVERY WEDNESDAY 7PM - 8PM @ STREATHAM SPACE PROJECT ALL ABILITIES WELCOME! JOIN US FOR A TRIAL CLASS - £11 BOOK A 6 CLASS PACKAGE - £50 (DISCOUNT CODE: BALANCE2020) BOOKING IS REQUIRED: BALANCEDJO.COM Weight fluctuations which impact your mood Binge eating Extreme food cravings Experiencing guilt after eating certain foods All consuming thoughts about food Negative body image Constantly worrying about your next meal Obsessing over calories/points consumed If you resonate with any of the points mentioned above, then I encourage you to explore Intuitive Eating further and whether it might be a better approach for you. I offer free 15-minute consultations to help you figure out if you could benefit from my 12-week Intuitive Eating programme where you will receive all the tools and skills to become an intuitive eater and 1:2:1 support from a registered dietitian. Book a free 15 minute consultation: Balanced_Jo
  16. 16. 16 | heart streatham Local Gyms and Yoga Studios Streatham has a great range of gyms and yoga studios, including 3 new openings! 1 Yoga for Ever Woodfield Pavilion SW16 1AP Expert teacher Fenella Lindsell runs classes for all abilities, plus yoga holidays. Men’s class, More Men on the Mat at Woodfield Pavilion Monday evenings, 7.30-8.30pm. 2 Balanced Jo Pilates Streatham Space Project SW2 4PA Wednesdays 7- 8pm, registered dietician and Pilates instructor Jodie teaches an all-abilities class. Progressions and adaptations for each exercise. Strengthen the core, improve flexibility, build long, lean muscles, and improve posture and mobility. 3 BeWyld 28 Streatham High Rd SW2 4TH New health and fitness café with healthy meal prep and a boutique PT studio. 4 Virgin Active 20 Ockley Road SW16 1UB 100+ weekly classes, weights’ room, swimming pool, sauna and steam room. 5. The Yoga Edge 248A Streatham High Rd. SW161HS Hot yoga studio with classes for all abilities offering heated dynamic vinyasa yoga and calming restorative and yin classes, plus dedicated beginners’ classes. Newcomers’ offer 30 days for £40. 6 Squats Gym 117 Mitcham Lane SW16 6LY Old-school gym founded in 1989 as a unisex bodybuilding gym. Beginners, bodybuilders or pro athletes - everything needed for a complete workout. Special 10% discount in February only. 7 Crossfit 292d Streatham High Rd, SW16 6HG High intensity workouts. Beginners, pregnancy, and post- natal classes. 8 The Gym Group 7 Station Approach SW16 6HW Open 24/7. No contract budget gym - £23.99 a month. 24 hours a day. 1 9 102 3 11 12 13 4 5 14 7 8 6 15
  17. 17. heart streatham | 17 yoga foreveryoga classes & retreats Crete Castello Boutique Resort & Spa is a perfect location for luxury and relaxation, yoga and fitness. 28th April-3rd May 2020 Turkey Overlooking the Mediterranean, delicious local food and a welcoming environment. 13th-18th May 2020 classes in Streatham Monday evenings - more men on the mat Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings for more information on classes and retreats, visit 9 Yoga with Chris 58 Wyatt Park Road SW2 3TP Gentle yoga for all: private and group classes with an experienced teacher. 10 Wellbeing95 Yoga and Fitness 93-95 Streatham Hill SW2 4UD Yoga: Arial, Trapeze, Pilates, Zumba, and Indoor Cycling. 14 Days Unlimited Classes for £25 11 F45 Training 9 Streatham High Road SW16 1DS. High-intensity group workouts for all levels. 2-week trial £28. 12 DW Fitness First 7 Streatham High Rd SW16 1EH Swimming pool, cardio and spin studios, sauna, and classes. 13 Yogarise, Element Fitness, and Baby Spinach 24-26 The High Parade SW16 1EX Yogarise: Hatha, Vinyasa, Pilates, Mindful Flow, Pregnancy, Postnatal. Element Fitness: group HIIT workouts. Baby Spinach cafe. 28 days of unlimited yoga £50. 14 Énergie Fitness 121-127 Streatham High Road SW16 1HJ Low cost gym with full range of equipment and exercise classes. Opens 1 March. 15 Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre 390 Streatham High Road SW16 6HX Olympic-sized ice- skating rink. gym, classes, yoga, multi- sports hall, swimming pool & teaching pool.
  18. 18. At a time where high streets are facing their biggest challenges, InStreatham is working hard to prove that even the smallest changes can make all the difference. Here we meet the businesses taking ownership of their high street survival. Working closely with six business owners along the old Bedford Row, Our business development guru, Wendy Jackson of Scope for More, has helped them to view their premises through the eye of potential new customers. This pilot project focused on businesses at the St Leonard’s junction and how we could better showcase this gateway to Streatham. V i s i t i n g t h e b u s i n e s s e s monthly over the course of six months, Wendy assisted owners in creating a more wel- coming shopping environment and maximising their sales in our changing neighbourhood. Read about each business’ progress and what changes you can expect to see in the coming months. Athlete king Goal: to attract local Gym u s e r s b y d i s p l a y i n g m o r e products in the shop window. As Mike already has a smart shopfront, discussions centred around the aspirations and plans for the business and Mike agreed to restock his shop. He now has more products on show including clothing, protein powders and an increased range of body building goods! NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK Streatham village, formerly known as ‘the dip’ is now very much on the rise! Dilpasand Goal: to obscure the wires that can be seen from outside the restaurant. A new addition to the parade, the restaurant is in good condition. Faruk agreed to place a banner over the area of the shop window to obscure wiring and the side of the fridge. They’re now hoping to get Google 360 footage of the eatery and aiming for a 5* hygiene score rating. By InStreatham Before After
  19. 19. Streatham Accommodation Bureau Goal: to attract more customers through Social Media and improving the exterior. With SAB established over 40 years ago Martyna was clear that working on their marketing was a priority. They have now repainted the business and with new signage due imminently a total shop front refurbishment will be complete. La Fresca Goal: to declutter the shop front and make their offering clearer. Nourreddine plans to relaunch his restaurant accentuating their hand- crafted Italian pizzas. He has since removed a rotisserie machine from the front of the shop and has now redecorated a children’s play area at the back of his restaurant which customers can also hire for parties and relaxed gatherings. Manna Christian Centre Goal: attract more customers by reaching out to churches and improving the impression of the shop. Dave was receptive to new ideas about the presentation of the shop window and has reached out to more churches. They have now repainted the entire double shop front and have dressed up the upper room to make it a more inviting Before After Mediterranean Bakery Goal: to refresh the shop to attract more customers and brighten up the area. Kazim agreed to work on the interior of the premises and improved the presentation of his cakes display. He will replace two large refrigerated display units for one small one so it doesn’t look empty, and stripping away old wall paper to be painted in a fresh neutral colour. The bakery will then get a new awning and signage with a brand new name! Watch out for Rose’s Cakes in the Village very soon. Once all shop improvements are complete, we plan to fundraise for a place iden- t i t y p a i n t i n g a b o v e t h e r e t a i l u n i t s t o w e l c o m e people to Streatham. Final images will be published on Traders reported that they f o u n d t h e 1 2 1 c o n t a c t helpful and hope to partic- ipate in our seasonal events and festivals. W e n d y c o n f i r m s : “ T h e t r a d e r s r e c o g n i s e d t h e i m p o r t a n c e o f p r e p a r i n g their businesses to benefit f r o m c o m m u n i t y e v e n t s organised by InStreatham and the importance of main- taining their premises to an acceptable standard in the future.” space that people can hire for community groups and church meetings. They also have some fabulous gifts alongside the books and a very inviting chil- dren’s area so make sure to pay them a visit.
  20. 20. 20 | heart streatham Live music Café Barcelona ( 344A Streatham High Road, SW16 6HH 7th February La Bouche manouche - a vintage jazz quintet influenced by the chic era of the Jazz Age. their creative repertoire is rooted in the sound of the Parisian hot Club, featuring Django reinhardt originals, gypsy tunes and Edith Piaf classics. £10 Adv/£12 at door. Doors open 7pm, music 8.30pm – tapas and cocktails available. 14th February the Latin Bridge - romantic boleros, traditional Cuban son, and Brazilian music, with Cuban singer and guitarist sergio marciano and his duo, with special guest Giuliano Pereira on alto sax and flute. Tickets £12 Adv/£14 at door. Doors open 7pm, music 8.30pm – Tapas and cocktails available. Hideaway ( 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Rd, Streatham, SW16 2BF 14th February Black elvis returns for a Valentine’s special covering the best of elvis’ love songs featuring Colbert hamilton Tickets £8.00 in advance and £10 on the door Perfect Blend (www.perfect- streatleigh Parade, 8, sW16 1eQ 7th February richard O’Gorman known as tootawl playing his brand of bustling indie/ folk 7.30pm. Free. Streatham Space Project ( Sternhold Ave, Streatham, London SW2 4Pa 6th February tracksOntap Live - showcasing the best upcoming artists from the @TracksOnTap network 8.00- 10.30pm The Five Bells ( 68-70 Streatham High Rd, SW16 1PH All music starts at 9.30pm 1st February Nelson, a tribute to Wham and George michael, it’s going to be a ‘Wham’ tastic ‘Night to remember’ 8th February Farli – 50s, 60s & 70s. A versatile and highly experienced singer, she has a powerful soulful voice and her repertoire includes songs from all eras 15th February twisted Diva is the alter ego of Victoria Cluskey, an exciting, modern day talent that can entertain like no other 22nd February an acoustic evening with the Guitar man himself, adam temple. Chill out whist he plucks on the strings or get up and dance the night away 29th February Open mic, held in the main bar with a nice stage area, an excellent Pa and monitor, a full drum kit, keyboard and both a bass and a guitar amplifier The White Lion ( 232 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1BB Every Monday. Open Mic nights. 8.00pm Black Elvis Richard O'Gorman
  21. 21. heart streatham | 21 Saturday, 18 April 2020, 19.30 Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ Tickets £20 - Use code STREAT15 for £5 discount per ticket Tickets available from Cadogan Hall website: streathamchoral Charity no. 802195 The jewel in the crown of our 2019-20 season, we will perform Handel’s triumphant oratorio Messiah performed together with one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras. Streatham Choral presents Handel’s Messiah With Brandenburg Sinfonia Conductor Calum Fraser Piano Richard Leach Soprano Susanna Fairbairn Mezzo-soprano Lauren Young Tenor Joseph Doody Baritone Thomas Humphreys
  22. 22. 22 | heart streatham in February Have you been laid off or made redundant? You are not alone! If you are interested in joining a new, free social and professional networking group, contact: 1st February – Streatham RedHawks v Invicta Dynamos Face off 5.30pm. Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre. 1st, 9th, 15th and 23rd February – Railside Community Garden working party Wellfield Road, Streatham SW16. 10.00am-2.00pm 3rd February – A Tonic to the Nation, London 1951 and the Festival of Britain talk by michael Gilbert for the streatham society. 8.00pm - Woodlands Centre, 16 Leigham Court road, sW16 5th February – Stand-Up Wednesday Collywobbler’s Comedy Chris mcCausland, Jimmy mcghie, Zahra Barri, stef todd, Katie Lane. mC sion James, streatham space Project, sternhold avenue, SW2. 8-10.30pm £8. 6th February – Tracks on Tap Live Upcoming artists from the Tracks on Tap live music network. Streatham Space Project 8-10.30pm £5. 16+ 8th February – Great North Wood Walk Walk from streatham Common to Crystal Palace Park, site of the ancient Penge Common. meet outside Rookery Cafe. 11:00am - 3:00pm. Free. 11th February – Cineshots screening and networking for upcoming filmmakers. 7.45 -9.25pm Streatham Space Project. £7. 13th February – Dane Baptiste Work in Progress One of Britain’s most exciting stand-up stars at streatham space Project. 8-10pm. £12. 13th February – Dirty Dancing streatham Film Festival fundraiser. With themed cocktails, DJ, dress up encouraged £5.00 Hideaway. Please add doors 7.30pm film 8.30pm 14th February – Bangers 5, I Year Anniversary Special Comedy from shazia mirza, Kat B, Jimmy James Jones, Kane Brown, shimoney. 8pm-11pm Streatham Space Project. £13.50-£16. 15th February – The Rookery Farmers Market Bringing fresh and local produce to Streathamites 9.30am-2.30pm, Streatham Common. 16th February – Streatham Ice Hockey, RedHawks Home Cup Game. 6.45pm Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre. 17th February – Little Holland House streatham society talk by angela Cornes about Frank Dickinson and his dream home 8.00pm – Woodlands Centre, 16 Leigham Court road, sW16 Great North Wood Walk Railside Community Garden
  23. 23. funny feb at streatham space project collywobblers Stand up wednesdays ft. Chris McCausland, Jimmy Mcghie, Steff Todd, Zahra Barri & local comedian, Katie Lane Wed 5th - DANE BAPTISTE : WORK IN PROGRESS AS SEEN ON live at the apollo & bbc three! Thurs 13th - BANGERS 5! VALENTINES SPECIAL ft. Shazia Mirza, Kat B, Kane Brown & more! Fri 14th - COLLYWOBBLERS COMEDY SATURDAY SPECIAL ft. APOLLO STARS Kae kURD (from Streatham), SARA BARRON & MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED! Sat 22nd - TEZ ILYAS : WORK IN PROGRESS star of the tez o’clock show & tez talks tues 25th grab tickets at streatham space project . co . uk - see you soon! ft. APOLLO STARS Kae kURD (from Streatham),ft. APOLLO STARS Kae kURD (from Streatham),ft. APOLLO STARS Kae kURD (from Streatham),
  24. 24. 24 | heart streatham WHATS ON CONTINUED 19th February – ‘Drag Queen Storytime’ Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival With songs, arts and crafts – & extra glitter. 10.30-11.30am. Tate Streatham Library. 20-23 February - The River Runner a production for families with live music, ice skating, magic, and adventure! Streatham Space Project, Thurs 20th Feb, 5pm & 7.30pm. Fri 21st-Sun 23rd 2pm & 5pm £10/£12. 22nd February – Collywobbler’s Comedy Saturday Special Kae Kurd, sara Barron, sonia aste, Charlie Partridge & mC Katie Lane. streatham space Project, 8-11pm. £14. 23rd February – Streatham Ice Hockey, RedHawks v Solent Devils 6.45pm Face-off, Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre. 25th February – Tez Ilyas Work in Progress Tez confronts the state of the world. 8-10pm Streatham Space Project. £12 29th February – Streatham Village Market Babington Plaza outside the manor arms at the top of streatham Green. stalls from local makers and producers. 11am-4pm. 29th February – RedHawks v Milton Keynes Thunder Face off 5.30pm. Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre. Cuppa with a Copper 31st January – 8.00-9.00am, Café Barcelona, 344 Streatham High Rd, SW16 6HH 6th February – 11.00-12.00am, Blackbird Bakery, astoria Parade, sW16 1Pr 11th February – 6.00-7.00pm, Costa Coffee, 59-61 Streatham High Road, SW16 1PN 16th February – 10.00-11.00am, Estate Office Coffee 4 Greyhound Ln, SW16 5SD 22nd February – 2.00-3.00pm, Carvalho’s Café, 106 Natal Road, SW16 6HZ 27th February – 3.00-4.00pm, Brickwood Coffee & Bread, 292 Streatham High Rd, SW16 6hG MAKING TIME FOR OLDER PEOPLE Abbeyfield (Streatham) Society 28 Conyers Road, Streatham SW16 6LT The Abbeyfield (Streatham) Society provides assisted living sheltered housing for up to 7 people over 55 years old. We are looking for new volunteer Executive Committee members (Trustees)who have a passion for improving the lives of older people. Relevant experiencein finan- cial management, marketing, health andsocial care with older people, building and maintenance, or legal skillswould be desirable. To apply please email your CV, along with a supporting statement that outlines your inter- est in the role and experience to info.abbeyfieldstreatham@gmail.comor call 02086776255/ Mob:07726496883 for more information and to arrange a visit.
  25. 25. Before QUALITY KITCHEN FACELIFTS Transform your kitchen this Spring 0208 6969699 Call for a Free Estimate: Visit our Showroom: Dream Doors South West London, 10a Sunnyhill Road, null, London, SW16 2UH why replace when you can reface? • Installed by local skilled tradesman • The whole process managed from design to completion • Huge choice of doors, worktops, appliances, sinks and taps Est. 1999
  26. 26. 26 | heart streatham streatham IhC Chasing silverware streatham are top of the National Ice hockey League south and in a strong position to bring silverware back to SW16 for the first time since 1982. they enter February four points clear of solent Devils and Chelmsford Chieftains and are set for a tricky month of fixtures including the NIHL south Cup Final on sunday 16th February. Big crowds have packed streatham arena recently, most noticeably in the 12-0 defeat of Cardiff Fire. the team have lost just once all season, while scoring 144 goals and conceding just 33 in 21 games. They are the highest scorers in the league and have conceded less than anyone else too. “the pressure is on the team to end the trophy drought.” said coach adam Carr. “Invicta Dynamos will be a tough test in the Cup Final and we’ve got tricky league fixtures along the way too. skating out to a full arena just adds to the atmosphere at the games and I don’t think many people go away after a game feeling it wasn’t a worthwhile trip. after games I can feel the buzz in the area and fans new and old are really enjoying the run of form we are on” KIDS FOR A QUID Readers of Heart Streatham can take advantage of an exclusive kids go for £1 deal at the home game against Milton Keynes Thunder on Saturday 29th February. Maximum 2 kids per full paying adult. DAVID CARR
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  28. 28. 28 | heart streatham28 | 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 020 8677 6618 Dmdm Furniture bespoke carpentry service inc built-in furniture, kitchen fitting, wardrobes, general carpentry. 07894 204276 Michaels 5Star Caterers Weddings/Engagements/Cookery Classes/Christenings/Funerals/ Anniversaries/Barbecues 07904 125487/07904 239428 michael5starcaterer@hotmail. Angella’s Kitchen Cooking School 5* Food Hygiene Exploring workplace challenges Team Building Caribbean Style Private Groups welcome 020 8133 5126/07979 777862 No1 Gardens Garden Maintenance & Soft Landscaping, Services include Maintenance, Fences, Artificial Lawns & Planting 07941 056759 Personal Stylist - Colour me Beautiful Too many clothes, nothing to wear? Discover your best colours and clothing lines. Reveal yourself! Gift vouchers available. 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 Need Physiotherapy or Osteopathy? Or get the best of both from one person. Visit our experienced team 7 days with 4 evenings Call us now 020 8769 7409 Fertility, IVF, Women’s Health, Menopause Susana Pires, British Acupuncture Council Member, provides special interest support 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. Talk to the team 020 8769 7409 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 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 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 Imagine Harmony Manage your thoughts & feelings, gain clarity & achieve your goals. Uniquely tailored sessions with Amna Book a consultation at www. or 07494 589534 Achieve more! Create a plan that works for you and your family, manage your time and expectations. Book today! mum@ 07534507397 INTERIOR DESIGNHEALTH & BEAUTY FURNITURE RESTORATION HEALTH SERVICES STREATHAM DIRECTORY YOUR LOCAL SUPPLIERS GARDEN MAINTENANCE CARPENTRY ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES ORGANISING MUM AUTO MECHANICS KITCHENS COOKERY SCHOOLS ITEMS FOR SALE LIFE COACHING/COUNSELLING CATERING SERVICES
  29. 29. The Rookery Café Our leafy location is the perfect spot for a celebration or social! Delicious party menus, drinks list, & friendly staff. Find out more at 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 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 Curtains & Blinds Beautifully made using fabric from major brands with service including measuring, fitting, tracks & poles. E&A Wates 020 8769 2205 Experienced Italian tailor offers her friendly services Alterations, repairs, and restyling. Invisible mending for knitwear. High quality promised. Affordable. Call on 07903 632770 Martin Haughey Electrics Domestic Rewiring, Repairs, Fault Finding, Inspection & Testing, Electrical Condition Reports PAT Testing. 07961 433801 16 | HEART STREATHAM Thriftys Retro A professional upcycling company specialising in beautiful bespoke vintage and retro furniture. We also collect unwanted furniture 07944 271148 TRADES Yoga with Sigita Yoga in Daily Life is a traditional holistic system, offering ways to attain and improve health and suited to everybody. 07825 211927 Yoga with Chris Welcoming all ages, shapes and levels of fitness for yoga and meditation in Streatham, and beautiful retreats across the UK. 07866 801177 PETS TAILORING SERVICES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFT FURNISHINGS UPCYCLING SERVICES PARTY/EVENT VENUES YOGA Heart Streatham magazine has a monthly circulation of 17,000 copies with a readership in excess of 50,000 each month. To reach this audience you can advertise your services here in The Directory for the equivalent of only £10 per month. The magazine publishes 10 issues per year. If you would like to discuss this further please email or call 020 8133 4629 ♥ Long lifespan ♥ Highly targeted ♥ Large localised audience heart streatham | 29 Local, reliable, domestic and commercial building company. All types of work undertaken including extensions, loft conversions, general building, electrical, plumbing and decorating. Call or visit us in Greyhound Lane for free advice and estimates. Tel: 020 8265 2061 Mob: 07500 220 020 E: 1 Sanders Parade, Greyhound Lane Streatham SW16 5NL MDBESPOKE SOLUTIONS Building - Electrical - Plumbing - Decorating
  30. 30. 30 | heart streatham We were very sorry to hear that the founding partner of Anthony Gold, passed away on 8th January 2020. Tony Gold was born on 13 January 1934 in South London. He attended City of London School as a scholarship boy and subsequently read Law at King’s College, London. He was articled in the City qualifying as a solicitor and, in 1963, set up his own practice, initially on Ludgate Hill and subsequently in Streatham. In 1974 Howard Lerman joined him and the firm continued to grow. Tony’s personal legal practice was wide ranging, but his first love was civil litigation and he developed an enviable reputation as a no-nonsense litigator, working with top barristers’ chambers in a variety of complex cases. He had a strong commitment to access to justice, taking many cases on Legal Aid. In 1987 the firm opened a central London office which has subsequently grown to more than 100 people, while it retains an office in Streatham. After his retirement as a partner Tony continued to work as a consultant, and was always very proud of the firm, which now has 30 partners and 150 staff. Tony is survived by his wife, Joan, children Debra and Jonathan, and grand-children Rebecca, Daniel, Louise and Sam. Our deepest condolences to them and to his friends and colleagues. Tony Gold Founding Partner of Anthony Gold Solicitors
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