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Local musician Asako Ogawa new Bach CD

Order the CD from her direct

Dear Friends

I hope you are well.

This is a strange and difficult time for all of us. 

Recording J.S Bach’s 6 Partitas with the First Hand Records label has been my consolation and has kept me going. 

 I would be very happy to share this wonderful work by J.S.Bach with you. 

Though the world release date is 11 December 2020, I have already received copies.

If you would like to receive a copy directly from me, the cost will be £15 including postage.

Please e-mail me at

and let me know your address so that I can send your CD.

Here is an excerpt:

J.S. Bach: 6 Partitas, BWV 825–830 (Clavierübung, Part I) • ASAKO OGAWA harpsichord [FHR92]

Best wishes


An Allotment

A new photobook reflecting life in London during lockdown: finding moments for optimism, calm and stability 

An Allotment is a photographic project by Hannah Blackmore and Jimmy Irwin, with profits made from the sale of the book going to The Trussell Trust network of foodbanks. 

On March 31st, plotholders across the UK were allowed to return to their allotments. The land, arranged in neat grids, provided relief and escape to the plot holders whatever their circumstances. Allowing them to spend time outside, grow their own food and have something other than the lockdown to focus on. 

he three allotments featured are located at the intersection of Peckham, Sydenham and Dulwich. They comprise of over 300 individual plots on Sydenham Hill, overlooking London.

The photobook of the series is now available through Kickstarter. With your support by pre-ordering copies of the book, along with other pledges, you will be supporting a very important cause and bringing a beautiful new publication to life.

Lewisham Mayor’s Awards

Celebrating individuals who have contributed most

Nominations open for Lewisham Mayor’s Awards 2020

This year’s awards will recognise the amazing contributions of those who live, work or study in Lewisham, and have played a critical role in the borough’s response to COVID-19. If you know an individual, young person, community or faith group, voluntary organisation, local charity or business who has made a difference during the pandemic, please nominate them for a Mayor’s Award. Read more about the awards and how to nominate someone.

Lewisham council supports local businesses

100 apprentices to be recruited in 100 days

With the coronavirus crisis hitting the economy hard, Lewisham has committed to expanding its apprenticeship programme to provide opportunities for residents.  To demonstrate our commitment to this we recently approved £510,000 of funding for up to 60 new apprentices paid the London Living Wage. With this week marking the half way point Lewisham council are on track with commitment to advertise 100 apprenticeships in 100 days.

Learn how LBC can support your organisation in recruiting an apprentice and see current apprenticeship vacancies on the website, or email at

Current apprenticeship opportunities include:

Financial Inclusion Apprentice – Phoenix Housing

Grounds Maintenance Apprentice– Phoenix Housing

Trainee Gardener – Lewisham Homes

Publishing Assistant Apprentice – Mack Books

Apprentice Teaching Assistant – Sydenham After School Club

Business Admin Apprenticeship – Lewisham Construction Hub

Business Admin/ Doc Control Apprentice – Lewisham Construction Hub