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Children & Family

51st State Band at Putney Arts Theatre

The 51st State Band represents the spirit of World Heart Beat Music Academy, bringing young musicians of all ages, backgrounds and abilities together to learn and play in a band where every member is a vital part of a complete whole. Their annual concert at Putney Arts Theatre was a chance for the band to truly shine and showcased the variety, energy and dedication that students of the World Heart Beat Music Academy thrive on. Over the years they've have had some incredible guests; giving their young musicians the opportunity to play alongside renowned musicians who inspire them and our audience. http://www.worldheartbeat.org @whbeat

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Ernest Bevin College, Tooting

Ernest Bevin College is a secondary school for boys located in Tooting, London, England with a mixed Sixth Form. It has over 1200 pupils and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. It has STEM Assured Status and also specialises in Sport. www.ernestbevin.london @ErnestBevinColl Address: Beechcroft Rd, Tooting, London SW17 7DF Phone: 020 8672 8582 Founded: 1970 Local authority: Wandsworth London Borough Council Principal: Rukhsana Sheikh

51st State Band at Putney Arts Theatre

Nine Elms youngsters bring monsters to life

Pia Jackson visits the Nine Elms regeneration area to see first hand how Wandsworth Council is working with local primary school children to get them interested in the changes going on around them and to excite their interest in the new arts and culture hub which has started to take shape. The "Monster Soup" project, funded by the Wandsworth Council and the Battersea Power Station Foundation, uses puppet theatre to explore connections between the River Thames and local communities, culminating in a lantern puppet parade through the area’s changing landscape. www.nineelmslondon.com www.pumphousegallery.org.uk @wandbc @PumpHouseGal @puppetswithguts @BatterseaPwrStn #monstersoup

51st State Band at Putney Arts Theatre

Poplar Scooter Park

A school in Merton has created what is believed to be the UK’s first ever scooter park for young children which will be enjoyed both by pupils and the local community. The new scooter park at Poplar Primary School has more than 200 metres of pathways where children can let off steam, keep fit and learn to scoot safely. Now the school has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £20,000 for the next phase which includes installing a timber shelter, street furniture, road markings, signage and even a race track. The campaign has already won celebrity backing from triathlon stars the Brownlee brothers who have pledged £1,000. On Thursday 30 March the school’s 640 pupils took part in their own duathlon – scooting and running – to raise cash. The scooter park has so far cost £60,000, with the school raising £30,000 and the SUEZ Communities Trust, which supports community and environmental improvement projects through the Landfill Communities Fund, donating a further £30,000. The park will be used by the school between 10am and 3pm but will be open to the community at other times including weekends and during school holidays. www.spacehive.com/poplar-scoot

51st State Band at Putney Arts Theatre

Playmobil Competition February 2017

We're excited to announce the first of a monthly series of free competitions in conjunction with Playmobil who hosted us at the Toy Fair Olympia 2017. This video include's Abigail's Top Picks for product sets being launched in February and you can find out how to enter our competition by going to: www.southwestlondon.tv/playmobil For those interested in Egyptian history, the water machine featured in this report is called a Shaduf. www.playmobil.com @PlaymobilUK

51st State Band at Putney Arts Theatre

Surprise performance at Southside Shopping centre

Denise Waterman followed a tip-off to witness a brilliant "Flash Mob" by our friends at the World Heartbeat Music Academy at Wandsworth Southside shopping centre. Special thanks for additional video footage from: Michael Csanyi- Wills Quinn Oulton James Gero @whbeat www.worldheartbeat.org https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/years-music-tuition-for-70-disadvantaged-children/

51st State Band at Putney Arts Theatre

Wimbledon Village raises funds for the Royal Marsden

Lady Wimbledon, Darling Magazine, the Dog & Fox and Dantastic joined Wimbledon Village Stables as they raised an amazing £11,000 for the Royal Marsden Hospital and had an absolute blast in the process. Pets, Fancy Dress, Horses, Families and Children all getting together on a beautifully sunny Autumn afternoon. www.ladywimbledon.com @LadyWimbledon www.darlingmagazine.co.uk @DarlingMagazine www.dantasticproductions.com @Dantastic_Prod www.royalmarsden.org @RoyalMarsden

51st State Band at Putney Arts Theatre

London Fire Brigade celebrates 150 years

As part of LFB's 150th anniversary celebrations we spoke to the men and women at Fulham Fire Station during their Open Day. Knowing our presenter's love of heights (!) with took the opportunity to throw Pia Jackson off the training tower... abseil rope attached, obviously. For more information please check out the following links: www.london-fire.gov.uk @LondonFire http://bit.ly/PLAYMOBIL_LondonFireBrigade www.playmobil.co.uk #PLAYMOBILbrigade

51st State Band at Putney Arts Theatre

Richmond Ice Rink

Pia Jackson discovers some of the names and history behind the famous Richmond Ice Rink whose most recent incarnation is in the grounds of St Mary's University by Stawberry Hill House. www.RichmondRink.com www.icerinx.com @RichmondRink Beach Bum - Happy Rock by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/

51st State Band at Putney Arts Theatre

Love Local London: Earlsfield

First of a new series which puts the spotlight on local life in South West London. Denise Waterman talks to community Estate Agents Haart, samples the local cafe culture, goes golfing, checks out some typical "young Earlsfield family" shops and finishes with a well earnt cocktail in one of the areas many superb bars. http://www.beanandhop.co.uk/ @beanandhop http://oceanhomedesigns.co.uk/ @oceanhomedesign http://www.bumptobaby.co.uk/ http://www.clgc.co.uk/ @CLGCGolf http://www.threesixsix.co.uk/ @ThreeSixSixLDN

51st State Band at Putney Arts Theatre

Business Bites – Work-life balance for mothers

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. Juliet Turnbull, Founder and CEO of 2to3day.com recently launched the recruitment portal site to revolutionise working practices in the UK. The website aims to match employers seeking to recruit for senior positions to mothers who want to continue with their careers part time without having to relinquish their roles and responsibilities as mothers. Kay Chauhan speaks to Juliet Turnbull about her mission… http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

51st State Band at Putney Arts Theatre