27 March 2009
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SOUTHWARK?
It's a multi-cultural borough and it's especially nice in spring and summer because of the river.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE BOROUGH?
The Southbank Centre. There's a very eclectic range of arts available, mainly contemporary dance and music. I especially like the collaborations that were done with beatboxer Scholmo and Martha Wainwright and DJ Yoda.
The skate park is a buzzing hub for young people and the Imax is an amazing venue. I also particularly appreciate that the town hall has made a notable effort to be green, the solar panels on the roof being a great example of this.
WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT THE BOROUGH?
Food delivery outlets don't cover the whole borough which is really annoying so I'd make sure that changed and would also like to see healthier options catering to all tastes. I'd also like to see less CCTV cameras and more parks and sports, arts and entertainment infrastructures to keep kids off the street.
JADE GOODY IS FROM SOUTHWARK? DID YOU KNOW AND DO YOU HAVE A MESSAGE FOR HER?
I didn't in fact. When Jade of Big Brother fame was constantly in the public eye, I didn't pay her much attention. But I recently watched a BBC documentary which changed my mind. She gave tirelessly to cervical cancer research and provided for her children after her death. Seeing this documentary about her life and achievements showed me she had used her fame for a good cause in the end and that's commendable.
THE MORNING AFTER PILL IS ON SALE OVER THE INTERNET. IS THIS ACCEPTABLE?
Absolutely. Obviously it needs to be regulated so it doesn't become standard practice, but as an emergency solution it's best to have it at home and have immediate access to it if and when necessary.
Interview by Clémence Sebag
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