The Streatham Roundup - Issue 32

We were very honoured to have been invited to the opening of the new Mere Scribbler pub on the site of the old Waterfront bar and restaurant and the erstwhile “Bank” that never really seemed to properly open. Great to have another independent Pubco operating in Streatham.

We were sad to learn of the death of Darcus Howe, broadcaster and civil rights campaigner, died at his home in Streatham where he lived with his wife Leila. A tribute event was held in his honour at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton on the 9th.

Streatham’s own film making crew, Quirky Motion, released their latest short film Éluder to great fanfare at Cannes in April and 12 other fesitvals around the world. See if you can spot the Streatham night time café and street cameo scenes!

In sports news, Streatham Supremes’ Emma Hutchinson and Charlie Slater won Silver and Alexandra Snowden won Gold at the Copenhagen Ice Dance Cup 2017. Immanuel & St Andrews primary came 2nd in the Lambeth Primary Schools Tennis Tournament at Kennington Park on the 19th of April and Streatham lad Jaden Kennedy won his age group in the London mini-marathon on the 23rd.

We managed to get an invite to London Square’s launch party for phase 5 of its marketing push. This one will be in the UK apparently; no Hong Kong or Chinese marketing. As you can see from the image the show rooms are plush and feature local brews in the fridge but there seems to be confusion over the new theatre. Perhaps a bit more work is in order to see things through tot he end.

Finally, we now know the LibDem candidate for Parliament is Alex Davies and, of course, the Labour candidate is Chuka Umunna. The Tories & Green Party will have declared after we go to press.

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