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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.

Clowns Without Borders

The charity Clowns Without Borders is coming to the Dulwich Festival to share the performance they have been touring to refugee camps in Europe for the first time in the UK. We spoke to the […]

Go wild for the Wild Garlic!

For the Easter holidays, I went for a weekend away in the Brecon Beacons and stayed with my friend Adele Nozedar who runs foraging courses and the 1000 Footsteps restaurant with Chef Liam Fitzpatrick. Adele […]

Death, tea and cake – talking about death won’t make it happen!

In September 2011 Jon Underwood ran the first ‘death café’ in London – in his own house. He had been inspired by the work of Swiss sociologist and ethnologist Bernard Crettaz and his work on […]

Within the Frame

Foreground – back of a brown jacket, painted so seductively you feel the cloth, the weave, the warmth, the bulk of it and the body comfortably alive inside. Deeper in the picture another frame – […]

What could you read next?

Stuck for something to read this month? These are the books that Village Books in Dulwich have read, loved and can recommend to you. At The Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell Paris Near the turn of 1932-3. […]

Life in a Shoebox

Are you concerned about the housing crisis in London, and about the severe shortage of affordable property in which to live or work? You are most definitely not alone as this is the theme of […]

Still Life

At fifty you painted your mother at eighteen, two years older than you were when she died, dressed in velvet scarlet like a young queen. You made her prettier than in real life, something about […]

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival Celebrates Its 5th Birthday!

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival is back in 2017 to celebrate its 5th birthday, with its most ambitious programme of films yet! Between 28th April and 29th May the festival will be screening 30 […]

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