SOUTH ASIAN TOOTING
PAST & PRESENT SAREES
THE SANKOVA BIRD
FLOWERS OF TOOTING
CINEMAS OF TOOTING
ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL GODDESS
Cinemas of Tooting
Made by Penny Briers
"My piece includes Tooting's floral past and its link to the present. The green leaves represent Mitcham mint and the daffodil 'The Daffodil King' plus both link to my cafe which is on Mitcham Road and not far from the plaque in Garratt Road, where I also lived for a while. The word 'Community' because I feel Tooting has a strong sense of community spirit."
FLOWERS OF TOOTING by Yeter Incedal
My original knitted patch was to show the daffodil connection with Tooting, Peter Barr travelled so many countries bringing back different daffodils, apparently years ago there were fields full of daffodils in Tooting before it became so built up, it must have been a wonderful sight. Mitcham Lavender was famous right next door to Tooting, there were lavender fields close to Tooting so I thought I would include lavender in my knitted patch."
FLOWERS OF TOOTING by Jill Hopkin
Saris and South Asian Community
"This patch represents the vibrancy of Tooting especially within the South Asian community. I love sewing but had never made anything in patchwork before. The rainbow effect reminds me of all the different people and cultures in Tooting that come together to make one beautiful community.
"I have always been captivated by the lido's blue water, colourful doors and it's history. So I tried to capture it through David Hockney's eyes as I love his painting A Bigger Splash."
LIDO SPLASH by Siri Mahroof Heyer
"Celebrating over 100 years of Tooting Bec Lido (opened 1906). Fantastic to think my Dad swam there in the 1920s , I swim, and my daughter too. Our happy place."
TOOTING LIDO by Jane Clark
Made by Kirsty Warwick
"Chelsea Girl on the corner, opposite the station was my lasting memory of Tooting in the 70s and 80s. My older sisters would travel from Wimbledon to shop there in the 70s and I followed suit in the 80s."
TOOTING GIRL by Trudy Mitchison
St. George's Goddess on the Common
"My patch is largely a tribute to St. George's Hospital, but there are some other meanings and references in there too that I'd like to be left to interpretation."
"Past and Present of the saree. "In the olden days women wore sarees after marriage, but now it's for fashion. 'The transition has gone.' When you wear a saree you cover all of your body, covering your head out of respect and it was compulsory after marriage. They are now made of 6 yards of material, before it was only 5 1/2, people are larger now. Women never cut their hair and wore gold bangles after marriage. If you became a widow you only wore white sarees and no bindi. Sarees were made of cotton which was easy to wash, quick to dry and kept you warm. Once a year at Diwali you'd buy a very good quality one, else everyday ones were worn. After a saree is worn out they make very good covers and pillow cases."
PAST AND PRESENT SAREES by Ramila Shah
"The Sankofa bird in West African legend can look backwards and forwards in a single glance and carries an egg - the seed of the future tucked under its wing. Sankofa led our wonderful Tooting Trashcatchers Carnival around the town in July 2010 and her spirit of re-inventing the future is still wiith us today."
SANKOVA BIRD by Lucy Neal
3-Night French Riviera Tour from Milan to Monaco
Leave Milan and follow the lead of the jet set crowd to the south of France! The 3-night tour takes a route through north Italy, passing San Remo, as well as the glittering French Riviera (Côte d'Azur). Discover the highlights of Monaco on a walking tour; get to know the celebrity-studded towns of St Raphael, St Tropez and Cannes; and fall in love with Provence during visits to Saint-Paul de Vence and Grasse.
WEATHER ON THE WEEK