Post Tagged with: "David Mentiply"

  • Blackheath Society reaches 75 years

    Blackheath Society reaches 75 years

    Culture March 19, 2012 3:27 pm no comments

    David Mentiply spoke to the Blackheath society about their 75th anniversary.   Q: The Blackheath Society is 75 years old this year. What do you imagine the founding members of the Society would make of Blackheath today? What have been the most significant changes and events over the years? They would [...]

     
  • Top ten nicknames in football

    Top ten nicknames in football

    Culture March 8, 2012 5:58 pm 3 comments

      David Mentiply takes a look at the top ten nicknames in football;   Killer   Derek Hales was christened with the nickname “Killer” by Charlton fans in the early 1970s. This was due to his lethal finishing (168 goals in 368 games) and the fact that he used to [...]

     
  • The Return of Jason Euell

    The Return of Jason Euell

    Culture February 19, 2012 9:17 pm no comments

    David Mentiply looks at the return of a prodigal son.   ‘Jason Euell is starting for AFC Wimbledon today. This is like Henry returning to Arsenal.’ These were the words of one Wimbledon supporter on Twitter yesterday. But whereas Thierry Henry celebrated his return to London with a goal against [...]

     
  • Just Boris: sad, lonely and ineffectual

    Just Boris: sad, lonely and ineffectual

    Culture February 4, 2012 9:00 am no comments

    David Mentiply has been reading Just Boris: The Irresistible Rise of a Political Celebrity Back in 2009, City Hall blogger Adam Bienkov branded the Mayor ‘Boris the Boring’. This is perhaps not the first caricature that springs to mind when people think of Boris, but it actually turned out to [...]

     
  • Lee Green Assembly keeping up the momentum

    Lee Green Assembly keeping up the momentum

    News February 1, 2012 4:12 pm 3 comments

    David Mentiply reports on the Lee Green local Assembly. In 2008, local assemblies were established in each of Lewisham’s eighteen wards. This initiative was designed to engage and involve people in the running of their neighbourhoods and communities. Each assembly was given an initial budget of £10,000 and was able [...]

     
  • Brew Dog: Punk Drunk

    Brew Dog: Punk Drunk

    Culture January 18, 2012 8:50 pm no comments

    David Mentiply took one for the team and reviews a night on the town at London’s new Brew Dog pub in Camden. BrewDog already had a name for itself north of the border – it being Scotland’s largest independently owned brewery and a champion of ‘punk spirit’. That’s right, BrewDog [...]

     
  • New Year’s Day Parade

    New Year’s Day Parade

    Culture January 3, 2012 4:15 pm no comments

    London’s 26th New Year’s Day Parade took place on Sunday. It was the first official event in London’s 2012 Olympic year and Big Smoke roving reporter David Mentiply took himself down there. According to the organisers, over 8,000 people performed, including more than 1,000 cheerleaders. Marching bands from the US [...]

     
  • The architecture of transport: All froth and no coffee

    The architecture of transport: All froth and no coffee

    Voices December 19, 2011 9:25 am 2 comments

    David Mentiply looks at how Boris prioritises form over function London’s post-war architecture gets a bad rap. Buildings like the Barbican, the Southbank Centre and Royal Festival Hall are derided as grey and ugly. All three undoubtedly favour function over form. But they were built to serve a purpose, not for [...]

     
  • Ideas 4 Mayor

    Ideas 4 Mayor

    Culture December 9, 2011 8:04 pm no comments

    #ideas4Mayor is an attempt at inclusive policy making. Dave Mentiply takes a look. In the run up to the first London Policy Conference on 12-13 December, a competition was held to find the best idea for ‘making working, home or commuting life in London better.’ Here is a sample of some of the [...]

     
  • The bins of Greenwich

    The bins of Greenwich

    Overflow November 30, 2011 10:09 pm no comments

    David Mentiply takes a look at the bins of Greenwich. Those who use Maze Hill station got something of a surprise last month when a series of homemade bins were fixed to Network Rail’s chicken wire fencing. Overnight, the approach to the station went from being binless and litter-strewn to [...]