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Blast off!
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Blast off!

A blog post by Johanna Wilson, Social Media Officer The Science Museum’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of Helen Sharman heading off into space kicks off with a collection of video clips. It shows her training at Star City, Moscow on what just looks like a fancy exercise bike and floating in zero gravity trying to … Continue reading

A(mazing) G(ifts) of M(oney) – go to anyone who reads this post right to the end ;)
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A(mazing) G(ifts) of M(oney) – go to anyone who reads this post right to the end ;)

What’s more important than our recent local elections, London Mayoral elections or the upcoming vote on the EU…?  Our Borough Belles WI Annual General Meeting with voting opportunities aplenty that’s what! A slide show of pictorial moments of 2015-16 and a stirring rendition of Jerusalem began setting the scene for our ‘more structured than last … Continue reading

Disco Soup-erstars
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Disco Soup-erstars

On Sunday 10th April, the Borough Belles went to Disco Soup at Borough Market. The Disco Soup global movement celebrates solutions to food waste, by encouraging volunteers to come along and chop to the beat, as they create meals using surplus food that otherwise would have been wasted. Food waste is an issue close to … Continue reading

The world is your oyster (card)
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The world is your oyster (card)

A blog post by Sally Sculthorpe, Deputy Secretary At this month’s meeting the Borough Belles took part in a creative upcycling workshop led by guest speakers The Skip Sisters. We used recycled materials ploughed from the depths of rubbish bins, the back corners of charity shops and even scraped from a wall in Brockley to make upcycled … Continue reading

Fragrant February
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Fragrant February

This month the Belles took an aromatic journey through the decades with Odette Toilette, as she talked us through the fascinating world of fragrance. Odette (AKA Lizzie Ostrom) takes a more unusual approach to talking about perfume, by connecting it to social and cultural events and themes.  Her recent book Perfume: A century of scents … Continue reading

Lau-ha ha-ughter Yoga
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Lau-ha ha-ughter Yoga

A blog post by Christel Hernalesteen, Borough Market Officer A new, exciting and adventurous year begins for the Borough Belles. We have decided to take 2016 head on and with a laugh! But first it was time to renew our memberships for 2016! Allison and Amy had set up a nice little table to welcome everyone. It … Continue reading