Tattoos are a beautiful way to turn your body into a piece of art. So, there’s nothing worse than getting a tattoo that’s just not right! Whether you’re looking for a dainty first tattoo, an epic full sleeve or a quick touch up, we’ve got you covered and given you the lowdown on our favourite places to get stunning tattoos in South London!
Tired of spending weekends sat in front of the tv? Explore Lambeth borough’s art scene this year with a plethora of galleries, workshops and boutiques to visit and support. Whether you want to try you hand at making your own creation or leave it up to the experts, we’ve broken down some of the best ways to immerse yourself in the art culture of Lambeth!
Dulwich Picture Gallery is the oldest public art gallery in England, having opened its doors to the public in 1817. As you can expect, the gallery has a rich history that we were keen to dive into. From a cherished friendship to a painting famous for being stolen the most times than any other, here is our brief history of Dulwich Picture Gallery.
The start of September doesn’t have to mean the end of summer fun! Head down to Peckham Festival from the 13th to the 15th September 2019! This 100% non-profit festival is the perfect way to celebrate Peckham’s community whilst spending the weekend soaking up the last rays of summer. The festival is supported by Copeland Park & Bussey Building, Social and #PeckhamIsOpen through Southwark Council.
Ever feel like you’re stuck in the same old routine? There are dozens of ways you can shake it up in South London and expand your skill set. We’ve done all the research for you, whether you simply want to improve your cooking skills or fancy trying to learn some exciting circus tricks to impress your friends! If you’re looking for fitness-related classes here, have no fear! We believe these deserve a list of their own. So, here’s our top picks for 22 places to learn a new skill in South London!
South London has always been known for having a strong culture in the creative arts. From famous musicians and songwriters through to artists and architects, the creative arts sector has always been strongly supported in South London since time anon. None of this could be possible if it wasn’t for the great support that the sector has had through various institutions. Not least of these are the vast array of independent art galleries that exist all over the area, that help to promote and showcase work of artists living in South London. We happen to know quite a few of these, and thought it good to share with you some of them to check out if you are into buying art or are an artist and are looking for the perfect place to showcase and sell some of your work...
It may come as something of a surprise to some of you, but art does not have to be in a ginormous, grandiose space in order to be good. In fact, art doesn't have to be anything to be good, you know why? Cos it's all subjective! Art is a matter of taste and taste should be utterly personal, though if we're going to be truthful, that isn't entirely the case. Just like wine and music, it's what you like that matters - not what people tell you to like. Just because something is expensive, and it's by a famous name does not make it good. If you want some art that you like, go find some art you like, and a really good way of doing that is by visiting independent galleries. Just like independent theatres, it's a great place to find emerging artists who haven't necessarily been annointed by wealthy backers, and have had to work their damn socks off even to get in these small galleries. To give you a head start, we've brought together a list of what we, and stress that we part, think are the 11 best independent galleries in South London.