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The Time & Leisure Guest Blog

Here you can find guest posts from local bloggers, experts and anyone else with a passion to share. At the end of every post is a link to their own blog or website, so if you enjoy the post, take a look.

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Maria Beadell, Thursday 14 July 2016

You may be be wondering why you’re reading this, after I bid you all farewell and dramatically presented the last installment as my final post last week.

Well, following an online petition and street demonstrations from my loyal fan and followers, I bowed to pressure and decided to come out for a final curtain call…

Maria Beadell is a figurative oil painter based in South London. She paints portraits with a surreal, humourous or sexy twist, and will be exhibiting at Stand 23Hd at the Urban Art Fair

Read more: That’s all folks! (No really, it is this time)…

Noemi Antonelli, Friday 08 July 2016

With little to no notice, summer is here!

Break out the deck chairs, dish out the sun cream, this is not a drill; I repeat, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!

Noemi Antonelli is Events Account Manager for Enable Leisure & Culture

Read more: Sun – check! Bands – check! Food – gimme!

Maria Beadell, Monday 04 July 2016

Well, I’m sad to say that this is the final instalment of this blog chronicling my organisational ineptitude and angst-ridden preparations for the Urban Art Fair.

The Fair is next week! Yes, I know, what on earth will you read now…?

Maria Beadell is a figurative oil painter based in South London. She paints portraits with a surreal, humourous or sexy twist, and will be exhibiting at Stand 23Hd at the Urban Art Fair

Read more: One week to go! Arrghh!

Noemi Antonelli, Thursday 30 June 2016

Hi, I’m Noemi and I work in the events team in Battersea Park.

What a start to the summer! There’s so much going on locally and nationally, so much on people’s minds and in their diaries that it doesn’t really feel like summer is here yet...

Noemi Antonelli is Events Account Manager for Enable Leisure & Culture

Read more: The count down to our new Food Festival

Maria Beadell, Thursday 30 June 2016

Bear with me on this post.

It's likely to be a long one as I’m in a particularly reflective mood. I’ve been away this week, you see, on my annual trip to the English countryside with my brother who suffers from severe autism…

Maria Beadell is a figurative oil painter based in South London. She paints portraits with a surreal, humourous or sexy twist, and will be exhibiting at Stand 23Hd at the Urban Art Fair

Read more: Rambling in Robin Hood territory…

Maria Beadell, Thursday 23 June 2016

No one needs reminding that being a working artist isn’t easy, least of all a working artist!

The irregular income and competitive market is well documented. The stereotype of the ‘starving artist’ is well known. But I’d like to add a further difficulty to the list: hanging and displaying one’s work correctly…

Maria Beadell is a figurative oil painter based in South London. She paints portraits with a surreal, humourous or sexy twist, and will be exhibiting at Stand 23Hd at the Urban Art Fair

Read more: Adventures of the DIY-challenged…

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