AGM 2017
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AGM 2017

Blog post by Muireann Grealy, Borough Belles President It was heartening how many Belles braved the horrible weather for our AGM, to review all the great activities and achievements of the past year and make plans for the future. Sophie, our campaigns and communities officer, got us started with a run-down of all we got … Continue reading

Just a great big (teddy) bear
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Just a great big (teddy) bear

Following on from her previous blog, Belle Louise Guthrie recounts Pierre Koffmann’s home truths and food wisdom from the latest Borough Talks…   “So how does it feel to be awarded three Michelin stars?” Bloomberg’s chief food critic Richard Vines asks Pierre Koffmann the question on everyone’s mind here at tonight’s Borough Conversation event. “Every day is special” … Continue reading

In the market for a brownie
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In the market for a brownie

By Christel Hernalesteen, Borough Market Officer It was another lovely meeting at the Borough Belles on a sunny evening in June. As you may know the Borough Belles have a longstanding partnership with Borough Market, which is just a stone’s throw away, and we have come together to organise another meeting as the last one was … Continue reading

An Arabian night (in Borough Market)
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An Arabian night (in Borough Market)

The Borough Belles were delighted to be invited to the latest Borough Talks and here Belle Louise Guthrie recounts Claudia Roden’s influence on our national eating habits… “Give me your orange cake recipe. I’m never going to see you again, but at least I’ll have something to remember you by…”   How could I ever forget you? A quaint … 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

Never board with board games
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Never board with board games

In November we brightened up a dreary evening with Games Night. It was a hoot (as well as a miaow/neigh/ribbet on the Animal Snap table) revisiting old favourites like Cluedo, Trivial Pursuit and Pass the Bomb, and games enthusiast extraordinaire Christel introduced us to a new game Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow and showed us some … Continue reading

Actionettes Assemble!
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Actionettes Assemble!

October’s meeting saw the Belles throw some 60’s-inspired shapes under the leadership of three members of dance troupe The Actionettes! They’re an all-female, London-based group who mostly perform to feisty 60’s female songstresses and have shaken their funky stuff at the Tate Gallery, the Design Museum and in the 60’s-based film Made in Dagenham amongst … Continue reading