Articles by Paul Lagan

















Fine dining in a South Bank igloo

BY LILY HESS It doesn’t snow much in central London, but this winter people in the capital can experience the warmth of an igloo without travelling to northern Canada. They can also taste  an Alpine…


Hotel will have beehives on the roof

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A six-storey glass 161-bedroom hotel with interiors by the designer who helped create Oscar-winning film Dances With Wolves, is to open in September next year. Bankside, in Blackfriars Road, is one of…


Youngsters’ art brightens up station

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Children left their mark on the future by having their artwork installed at a rail station. Pupils of Dulwich Hamlet Junior School helped Southern launched its latest station partnership on Monday…


Sixth-former’s waste pledge campaign

A sixth-former at James Allen’s Girls’ School in Dulwich wants people to join her global fight against waste next month. Tilly Gratton, 18, has joined a new campaign to cut down on waste next month…



Seven levels of artistic talent

BY TOBY PORTER  toby@slpmedia.co.uk The revamp of a multi-storey car park will be completed on December 8 when it will open as a hub for creative entrepreneurs. Peckham Levels will open its doors with a specially…


Blood is cultural not just a life-giving fluid

Give 100 per cent in everything, they say. That’s fine as long as it’s not blood. Some people, though, have happily donated an armful of their precious life-giving liquid to help others – only to…


Picturing a pavilion of delights for kids

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A primary school is to get a pavilion that was once in grounds of the Dulwich Picture gallery. The Dulwich Pavilion will be installed in the playground giving the kids a…


Campaigners plan rally for Tube station

BY LILY HESS shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Residents and traders are holding a rally next month to urge Transport for London (TfL) to build a new Tube station. Campaigners want a new Bakerloo Line stop built at Bricklayers…