Here be Dragons: Merton – Wandle Industrial Museum

December 22, 2016

The next bead stands as a small shed near on the green of the forgotten conservation area, just a short walking distance from both Mitcham and Wandle. A small green, War remembrance cross. Outside you could mistake it for the service building for the nearby Vestry Hall. At the entrance I am greeted by most […]

Here be Dragons: Adventure to Oz at Chickenshed

December 9, 2016

The purple curtain has giant letters “Adventure to Oz” written all over it. As it rises, the colours deepen and the traditional Christmas show at Chickenshed start. This year it is a loosely imagined sequel to The Wizard of Oz. Tinman and Scarecrow rule over respective lands and Dorothy is friends with the current ruler […]

Here be Dragons: Merton – Intro and Mitcham

December 9, 2016

In my hand I hold a small and elegant hart-shaped jewellery box. Inside, there is a set of two jewellery pieces: a brooch and a necklace. A bizarre set, crafted by a mad goldsmith, it seems, the pieces did not actually both belong to each other. The brooch, so bright and elaborate, so shiny, it […]

Here be Dragons: Wimbledon Stadium – Sunday Market

December 1, 2016

“Three fresh chickens for 8 pounds” – the mic cracks. I open back my eyes. The night has not been fooling anyone, not even itself for very long. The night can cover much, but it is not forever. The grey greyhound magic has lost its strength. The daylight charms are different. “A whole loin for […]