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Nunhead is more American and more News of Nunhead for 17 Dec 2012!

17 Dec

9 PM Monday 17 December 2012 Nunhead Heights

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News of Nunhead

Nunhead is delicious! This week, Keri Moss, 41, a freelance caterer from Nunhead, was voted the co-winner of the top prize in MasterChef: The Professionals on the BBC. Congratulations Keri!!

Nunhead is closer! It is now possible to get to the Northern line from Peckham Rye train station in less than ten minutes on the London Overground. The new service adds another route into Central London, along with taking the First Capital Connect to Elephant and Castle and the Overland to London Bridge and walking down two levels to the Northern Line. It will still take an hour to get to and from London.

Stay in Nunhead! Need a place to stay in Nunhead and I’m out of town? There are no hotels in Nunhead but there are 28 listings on airbnb.com for Bed and Breakfasts in Nunhead including a room rental on Hichisson Road for only £38 per night. Hichisson Road is considered the quietest and loveliest road in the increasingly in demand area of Nunhead Heights, part of the increasingly in demand area of Nunhead.

Nunhead is more American than ever! Two more Americans are believed to have found shelter in Nunhead Heights – according to Nunhead American mother Carolyn Kohl. We are waiting for her to contact them on our behalf! That makes 10 or 11, depending on how you count them.

Nunhead Americans to unite all Nunheaders! Reserve 7th July 2013 for Nunhead Beats the Bounds Day.

The Nunhead American Association, the community group of Nunhead Americans, is organizing a daylong event this summer. We will reinstate the age-old the British tradition of perambulating the perimeter of our village and beating the trees and building with sticks, letting all know THIS IS OUR NUNHEAD. The route is estimated to be 4.3 miles culminating in a party on Nunhead Green starring our very own Dulwich Ukulele Club.

It has been confirmed that the procession will be led by Asst. Vicar Dele Ogunyemi and Major Alan Norton of the Salvation Army and Lay Jewish Leader Randy Klein. We are looking for Muslim leaders atheists, and someone from the Not-Caring-Either-Way Community to unite our ville.

The idea of the event was planted by Councilor Renata Hamvas who alerted us to potential Southwark Council community funding. The creative spark was provided by Anna Crockatt and Richard Guard of the Dulwich Ukulele Club. Brilliant!

Go to the facebook event page: Nunhead Beats the Bounds

Tonight’s guest include beautiful New Yorker Edori Ferti – singer, artist and enchantress. Also on board is Ed Hammond, a Nunhead local who knows a lot about what’s going on here. With lovely Lisa Moyle and Chris Dixon. Enjoy!

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Nunhead News: A job seeker defecates on a Job Centre worker’s desk and more: 16 July 2012

16 Jul

8 PM Monday 16th July 2012 Nunhead Heights.

The News of Nunhead for Resonance FM 104.4FM – Nunhead American Radio 10:30PM

Nunhead. So nice they didn’t need to name it twice. The haven for Americans living in Britain.

Today, a baby was left at the Nunhead’s Job Centre by a female customer, believed to be the child’s mother. She shouted “You pay for it!’ and ran out the door without the baby.

The policy at the Job Centre is to report abandoned babies to social services immediately. In actual practice, the staff wait until closing at 5PM to see if the mother will reclaim the child. If the child is reclaimed, the parent is obviously unfit to be a parent.

In a similar situation occurring on 12 April 2012, a Job Centre customer made a bowel movement on a staff member’s desk. The stated policy at the Job Centre is to report immediately bowel movements made on staff member’s desks. In actual practice, the staff wait until closing to see if the customer will reclaim the bowel movement.

In Britain, the jobless and other benefit seekers are called “customers”. This is the same as it was in the State of New York – at least at the time when I was a frequent customer of unemployment insurance benefits.

“Customer” is an interesting choice of a word. It is as if one has a choice of what state or country one becomes unemployed. The fear that the unemployed will take their “business” to another state or country drives local welfare offices to be customer service oriented.

If you have a dog that follows you are around, forces you to feed it, and sleeps in your house or flat, then you are probably are its owner. Police will make you aware that you are a dog owner.

The Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team is having a Dog Ownership Awareness Day in Peckham Rye Park – opposite our lovely newish café – this Sunday, the 22nd of July. www.met.police.uk/saferneighborhoods

Calling all young film-makers aged 11 to 25! Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival 2012 announces a Call for Entries on the theme “My SE15”. All films must be ten minutes long or shorter and must be received by August 12, 2012. Go to the website: My youngest son started yesterday by filming his private part on his father’s iPhone. Sadly, he won’t be able to enter it into the competition as he is only nine-years-old. The video was deleted immediately. www.freefilmfestivals.org.

Today, in a seeming act of racism, a middle aged Nunhead woman of Scottish origin swore at her Nunhead American ex-husband and the titular father of her children “Why don’t you eff off back home.” “Home” meaning America. He had merely pointed out that an eleven-year old should know how to spell “know” and the three spellings of ‘there’, ‘their’ and ‘they’re’, and that maybe the public education system in this country isn’t as good as she thinks it is.

On our show tonight, 16 July 2012, Nunhead American Radio, will be animator, filmmaker, and tv producer, Nunheader Ed Hobson. I met Ed at my show in Soho and he has kindly offered to come on the show.

Also on board is Norman Welch, playwright and Kansan, now living in the Greater Borough of Nunhead. He will be on hand to talk about his new opera. We are also to be graced by Robin Schacht, her father worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, DC. A true and naturally blonde American, Robin’s father is a banker but I cannot imagine him being even slightly dodgy.

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Nunhead is Mysterious: The News of Nunhead for Nunhead American Radio

16 Apr

8 PM Monday 16 April 2012 Nunhead Heights

Nunhead is lumpy. It is always lumped with Peckham as in “Peckham and Nunhead” the way Tobago is lumped with Trinidad, or Herzegovina is lumped with Bosnia or Garfunkel is lumped with Simon.

Tonight: Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer of Nunhead
Resonance FM 104.4FM London 10:30PM Mondays.

The News of Nunhead for 16 April 2012:

Nunhead is Mysterious: Local lad Luca Alessandra has reported on twitter that he found a “posh” buggy in his Nunhead Heights front garden. No baby, just a pram. Like a stolen wallet without its cash. DM @alarmbell on twitter.

Nunhead is Adventurous: The Peckham Rye Park Adventure Centre will hold a table-top sale on Saturday the 21 April 2012 from 12 to 4 PM on Homestall Road, Nunhead to raise money for itself. A worthy cause.  What makes an adventure centre? Ropes hanging from wooden poles. Spooky.

Nunhead is getting deader: Plans are afoot to fell a hundred-year-old wood in Camberwell Old Cemetery then dump a meter of dirt [and possibly crushed toilets and kitchen tiles] on the 3300 graves of the dead poor people already buried there. The Council will then sell the plots to the good people of Southwark.

Nunhead is Oxymoronic: The Community Wildlife Garden in Peckham Rye Park was officially opened by the Friends of Peckham Rye Park Saturday afternoon. I was there! The wildlife garden has raised beds to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs. It has paths, plantations of flowers, beds of bushes, a gazebo and a pergola. It also has a dead tree for insects and a pond to “encourage” wildlife. But is it a garden or a preserve for wildlife? “Wildlife Garden” is an oxymoron!

Our special guest couldn’t make it tonight. Simon Cowell of X-Factor or that other show which I also ever watch, really, has written a book about the moderately famous women he has slept with. You know what it means when a man kisses and tells? Not what you think!

Instead of Simon Cowell we have Nunhead reporter Giles Dilnot from the BBC. Since November 2004 Mr Dilnot has been touring the country for BBC2’s The Daily Politics finding out which issues get “the British public most worked up.”

We are going to ask him what gets the British worked up. Do the British ever get worked up? If they did get worked up, how could you tell? And what should Nunhead American Radio do to get Nunhead worked up?

Mr Dilnot is married, with two young daughters and a water spaniel called Coco, Giles enjoys collecting rare thrillers, travelling, cocktails, and shoes. He is the Imelda Marcos of political journalism. He has a particular passion for the South African Bush, where he has worked in conservation.

Our Nunhead American guest is returnee Jeff Miller from Virginia. “Virginia is for Lovers” according to the Commonwealth of Virginia Tourist Office. For lovers, they say, which is ironic cause I caught something down there performing in Virginia Beach back in ’95.

He isn’t really from Nunhead but he lives right next to it in Forest Hill, sends is kids to my kids’ school, is an American and is a musician. He ticks boxes!

Tune in to hear an exclusive pre-release track from Luke Joseph Christie’s upcoming solo CD plus some exciting news for fans of large ensemble jazz…in Nunhead!


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