The Last Word: Nic Kemp, co-founder of Oomami
20 April 2018 | 9:35 am

Nic Kemp is the co-founder of Oomami, a consultancy for film, video & broadcast companies to help them expand and streamline their creative processes through technology and innovation. She also runs a gluten free blog Eggainst The Grain which is full of nutritional child friendly recipes and advice. She lives with with her partner, Matt, and their two young daughters. How long have you lived in the area? About 13 years. What brought you here? We had the opportunity to rent a friends 3 bedroom house in Ladywell for the same price as I was paying for a room in Shoreditch. We then had kids and decided to stay and settle in Honor Oak. What has changed most during that time? Places to eat and drink! When we first arrived, we never really hung out locally as there wasn’t much here. The Ladywell Tavern was the only pub really near us and was pretty dire then, though we did love the old Mr Lawrence’s. I remember when Jam Circus and The Orchard opened – it …

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Brockwell Lido hosts The Modern Movement, a festival of 20th century design 
19 April 2018 | 9:40 am

Back again this year, The Modern Movement, south London’s prestigious, free festival celebrating 20th century design, is taking place on 5th – 6th May at Brockwell Lido, Herne Hill, London from 10am to 4.30pm. A range of specially selected dealers and architects, including Retro Barn,Dad Design, GP Lights & More, Da Silva Interiors and ID for London will be selling a stunning range of classic vintage furniture, jewellery and object d’art set against the back drop of the art deco Grade II listed lido building. The Modern Movement was started in May 2008 to bring together 20th century vintage furniture dealers to display interesting furniture in architectural surroundings. The main organiser of The Modern Movement is Moses Otunla, owner of the vintage furniture showroom, Bleu. Moses sources his stock from around the world and recent finds have included designs by Merrow& Associates, Saarinen, Alvar Alto, Finn Juhl, Fritz Hansen, Han Wegner, Charles & Ray Eames

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Pets Corner- teaching a dog to settle
17 April 2018 | 10:35 am

Getting the right balance between activity and rest is a tough call for many dog and puppy owners. Attempting to burn off energy by increasing exercise and activity only adds to the problem, creating an adrenalin junkie pet. What every dog and owner needs is an ‘off switch’ and one way is by teaching the dog to settle on cue. There are two phases to teaching settle. In the first part we use a mat to teach the dog to move to a specific place. In the second we teach the dog to lie down and relax while he is in that place, slowly increasing the duration. Teach your dog to settle in a specific place using a mat (always put the mat away after training). Put the mat down on the floor away from distractions. Now put a treat onto it and allow your dog to investigate the treat. As soon as he puts his paws on the mat say ‘yes’ give another, better treat. Now pick up the mat. Repeat, putting the mat …

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Horniman Museum and Gardens – April events
16 April 2018 | 9:44 am

Exhibitions Colour: The Rainbow Revealed 10 February-28 October Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is an award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world. Be dazzled by how colours are made and perceived, discover how animals use colour to attract and hide, and look into how different colours mean many different things for people across the planet. The exhibition is also full of family-friendly displays and interactive games including an Art Machine for you to create your own vibrant masterpiece, a Mood Room with multi-coloured lights, and a Colour Café to learn why only certain colours tempt our taste buds. Ticket prices: Child £4.40; Adult £7.70: Family (2 adults, 2 children) £18.70. Prices include voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation. Standard prices also available. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits to the exhibition. For more information and to book tickets go to Horniman Butterfly House 10am-5pm March to October Last admission 30 minutes before closing. See the website for seasonal opening times. Get up close with hundreds of beautiful butterflies in …

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