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Shapa Begum

About Shapa Begum

Hi, I’m Shapa Begum, Blog Editor. Born and raised in East Dulwich, I love what I do here at Dulwich OnView, I’m absolutely passionate about south London and reaching out to local communities – you can read about my favourite Dulwich spots on Time Out London and Completely London blog. My role goes beyond editing, I write, review, participate in conferences/events, attend local happenings and oversee the marketing. There’s no rest for the wicked! When not working, I love to read, write, visit museums and spend time with my loved ones.

The Iron Man at The Unicorn Theatre (Review)

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“The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. How far had he walked? Nobody knows. Where did he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Taller than a house the […]

Celebrating All Mums!

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Every Mother has a very busy life – trying to juggle and be the very best at work, as a mother and as a partner. This can lead to suffering from exhaustion and low self-esteem. So to […]

Why does a butterfly represent Camberwell?

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Why does a butterfly represent Camberwell, including at the entrances to Burgess Park and the shopping parade, Butterfly Walk? Until the 19th century most of Camberwell was open fields, the Camberwell Beauty was first seen in the locality in […]

LISTEN: Amazingly Magical Poems for Children

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Listen to these amazingly magical poems from Peter Bently and Jeanne Willis, and teller of tall tales, Andra Simons. For ages 5 to 7. Recorded by The National Poetry Library, part of Imagine Festival for Children.

Interview with Alexandra Spencer-Jones

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Last week I met Alexandra Spencer-Jones, theatre director and artistic director of Action to the Word company which is resident at the Broadway Theatre in Catford, South East London. I first came across Action to […]

Former JAG’s pupil to perform at the Blue Elephant Theatre

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Jesse Dupré, a fellow South Londoner and a former pupil of James Allen Girls School, Dulwich, is returning to Southwark in a revamped version of the much-loved fringe show, Oyster Boy. Jesse is one-fifth of […]

Catford Constitutional Club

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I’m a fan of Antic pubs. The Royal Albert was my stalwart local during my four years in New Cross, and I could while away hours in there with friends, sipping on pints and playing Shithead. I frequent […]

The fascinating world of the Robot Zoo

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How do chameleons change colour? What makes grasshoppers leap so high? How do bats see at night? Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities. […]

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