Category:People from Sidcup
|Bexley within Greater London|
and Greater London within England
Pages in category "People from Sidcup"
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|Bexley within Greater London|
and Greater London within England
The following 60 pages are in this category, out of 60 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Greater London – London, or Greater London, is a region of England which forms the administrative boundaries of London. It is organised into 33 local government districts, the 32 London boroughs, the Greater London Authority, based in Southwark, is responsible for strategic local government across the region and consists of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. The county of Greater London was created on 1 April 1965 through the London Government Act 1963, administratively, Greater London was first established as a sui generis council area under the Greater London Council between 1963 and 1986. The area was re-established as a region in 1994, and the Greater London Authority formed in 2000, the region covers 1,572 km2 and had a population of 8,174,000 at the 2011 census. In 2012, it had the highest GVA per capita in the United Kingdom at £37,232, the Greater London Built-up Area—used in some national statistics—is a measure of the continuous urban area of London, and therefore includes areas outside of the administrative region. The term Greater London has been and still is used to different areas in governance, statistics, history. In terms of ceremonial counties, London is divided into the small City of London, outside the limited boundaries of the City, a variety of arrangements has governed the wider area since 1855, culminating in the creation of the Greater London administrative area in 1965. The Greater London Arterial Road Programme was devised between 1913 and 1916, one of the larger early forms was the Greater London Planning Region, devised in 1927, which occupied 1,856 square miles and included 9 million people. The LCC pressed for an alteration in its boundaries soon after the end of the First World War, noting that within the Metropolitan, a Royal Commission on London Government was set up to consider the issue. The LCC proposed a vast new area for Greater London, with a boundary somewhere between the Metropolitan Police District and the home counties, protests were made at the possibility of including Windsor, Slough and Eton in the authority. The Commission made its report in 1923, rejecting the LCCs scheme, two minority reports favoured change beyond the amalgamation of smaller urban districts, including both smaller borough councils and a central authority for strategic functions. The London Traffic Act 1924 was a result of the Commission, Greater London originally had a two-tier system of local government, with the Greater London Council sharing power with the City of London Corporation and the 32 London Borough councils. The GLC was abolished in 1986 by the Local Government Act 1985 and its functions were devolved to the City Corporation and the London Boroughs, with some functions transferred to central government and joint boards. Greater London was used to form the London region of England in 1994, a referendum held in 1998 established a public will to recreate an upper tier of government to cover the region. The Greater London Authority, London Assembly and the directly elected Mayor of London were created in 2000 by the Greater London Authority Act 1999, in 2000, the outer boundary of the Metropolitan Police District was re-aligned to the Greater London boundary. The 2000 and 2004 mayoral elections were won by Ken Livingstone, the 2008 and 2012 elections were won by Boris Johnson. The 2016 election was won by Sadiq Khan, Greater London continues to include the most closely associated parts of the Greater London Urban Area and their historic buffers. Thus it includes, in five boroughs, significant parts of the Metropolitan Green Belt which protects designated greenfield land in a way to the citys parks
2. Ade Azeez – Adebayo Linford Kazim Ade Azeez is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle. He began his career with Charlton Athletic, spending time on loan to Wycombe Wanderers, Leyton Orient, Torquay United and he then played for AFC Wimbledon before signing for Partick Thistle in 2016. He has represented the England under-19 team, Azeez was born in Sidcup, and attended Coopers Technology College in Chislehurst both in South East London. As a youngster he was a promising gymnast, and trained at Bromley Valley Gymnastics Centre before leaving to concentrate on football. He moved to his club, Rivercray and it was from here that he was spotted as a talent by Charlton Athletic. Azeez joined Charlton Athletic at the age of 14 and he progressed through the ranks before signing a contract in the summer of 2011. On 22 November 2012, Azeez was loaned to League Two side Wycombe Wanderers until January 2013, charltons Manager Chris Powell believed it was a good move for Azeez and that he could learn from the experience. He made his debut two days later, coming on as a 76th-minute substitute to replace Joel Grant in a 3–0 win against Burton Albion. After making his debut, Azeez said making his debut was something that he wanted to do at the club and was thankful to Powell for giving him the opportunity. On 18 January 2013 he signed on loan for Leyton Orient, azeezs loan spell with Leyton Orient came to an end on 18 February 2013. Azeez received a number 38 shirt for the 2013–14 season, on 26 September 2013, Azeez joined League Two side Torquay United on a one-month youth loan. Two days later he scored his first professional goal coming on for Torquay in their 2–1 defeat to Newport County. A week later, on 14 October 2013, Azeez scored again, in a 3–2 loss against Wycombe Wanderers, having scored twice in six games, Azeez had his loan spell with Torquay United extended for a further month. After this extension Azeez returned to Charlton, on 8 February 2014 he signed for Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-month youth loan. Two days later, on 10 February 2014, Azeez made his debut for the club, on 10 March 2014, Azeez extended his loan with the Daggers for a further month, until 5 April 2014. Days after extending his deal, on 11 March 2014, he scored his first goal for the club and then scored another and his loan was extended even further on 9 April 2014, this time until the end of the 2013–14 season. On the last game of the season Azeez scored his goal for the club in a 3–2 win over Cheltenham Town. On 22 May 2014 he was released from Charlton Athletic in the summer upon expiry of his contract, on 26 June 2014 Azeez signed with League Two side AFC Wimbledon on a free transfer
3. Quentin Blake – Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, FRSL, RDI is an English cartoonist, illustrator and childrens writer. He may be known best for illustrating books written by Roald Dahl, for his lasting contribution as a childrens illustrator he won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2002, the highest recognition available to creators of childrens books. From 1999 to 2001 he was the inaugural British Childrens Laureate and he is a patron of the Association of Illustrators. Blake was born in 1932 in Sidcup, Kent, and was evacuated to the West Country during World War II. He attended Holy Trinity Lamorbey Church of England Primary School and Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School and his first published drawing was for the satirical magazine Punch, at the age of 16. He has since denied that studying at the University of Cambridge contributed to his artistic or creative talent and he gained a teaching diploma at the Institute of Education. During the 1960s, Blake taught English at the Lycée Français de Londres which cemented his association with France. He taught at the Royal College of Art for over twenty years, Blake illustrated The Wonderful Button by Evan Hunter, published by Abelard-Schuman in 1961. Seuss —the first Seuss book that Seuss did not illustrate himself, by 2006, Blake had illustrated 323 books, of which he had written 35 and Dahl had written 18. To date, Blake has illustrated two of David Walliams books and has illustrated Folio Society Limited Editions such as Don Quixote, Candide and 50 Fables of LaFontaine. In the 1970s, Blake was a presenter of the BBC childrens story-telling programme Jackanory. In 1993, he designed the five British Christmas issue postage stamps featuring episodes from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Blake is a member of the Chelsea Arts Club. He is patron of the Blake Society, Downing Colleges arts and he is also a patron of The Big Draw which aims to get people drawing throughout the United Kingdom, and of Bibliography The Nightingale Project, a charity that puts art into hospitals. Since 2006 he has produced work for hospitals and mental health centres in the London area, a childrens hospital in Paris. In 2007, he designed a huge mural on fabric, suspended over, the rendering of an imaginary welcoming committee greets passengers arriving on the Eurostar high-speed railway. Blake is the designer of Ben, the logo of the shop chain Bens Cookies, Blake designed several illustrations for the story time segments for the Scottish TV series Squeak. Quentin Blake is a supporter of and ambassador for the indigenous rights NGO Survival International and its message is the most fundamental of any charity Im connected with. Blake is a Trustee of Bibliography The House of Illustration, a centre in London for exhibitions, educational events and he was also the subject of the first exhibition at this venue, entitled Bibliography Inside Stories, which opened in July 2014
4. Naomi Cavaday – Naomi Kathleen Cavaday is a British professional tennis player from Sidcup, Kent. She retired in April 2011 to take up a role with the Lawn Tennis Association. At the time of her retirement she was the British no,6, with a world ranking of world no.231. Her career high ranking was No and she won three ITF singles titles and two ITF doubles titles. Her coach at retirement was Rob Smith and she was formerly coached by David Felgate, the long-time coach of Tim Henman. In 2014, Cavaday returned to tennis, has regained a world ranking, is currently active on the Futures circuit. Her mother is a sport psychologist and her brother has played tennis at county level, up to the age of 13 years Cavaday studied at Bromley High School before getting a tennis scholarship to Queenswood School in Hertfordshire. She has also studied at the highly prestigious Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, Cavaday has taken a course in journalism and creative writing and has expressed an interest in becoming a sports journalist when her tennis career is over. She appeared as a guest on the Al Jazeera English programme The Stream in July 2015, as part of a discussion on issues of body image. Cavaday competed on the junior ITF tour from May 2004 to July 2007 and she was a quarterfinalist at a total of nine tournaments, one of which was the 2006 Wimbledon girls championships where she lost to Urszula Radwańska, 3–6 2–6. She won one singles title at the Istres International Junior Tournament in April 2006 where she also won her only junior doubles title in the same year. Her best result at the Australian Open Girls junior tournament was a first round defeat at the hands of Alizé Cornet, 1–6 6–7 and her career-high junior combined ranking was world No.23 and her win-loss records for her junior career were 55–21 in singles and 28–19 in doubles. Cavaday made her debut on the ITF tour in January 2005 and in only the professional tournament of her career she qualified and beat Isha Lakhani, 6–4 6–1. Nevertheless, she finished 2005 without a world ranking, one month later, Cavaday qualified for Sunderland $10,000 and reached the final where she was defeated by Gaëlle Widmer in three sets, 1–6 6–3 1–6. In her very next tournament she yet again lost in the semifinal before receiving a card into the tier III DFS Classic qualifying draw in Birmingham. She won one tough three set match against Tatiana Poutchek, 7–6 3–6 7–6, before losing another to Hungarian Melinda Czink and this was followed by Cavadays first ever Grand Slam main draw appearance, courtesy of a wild card into home Grand Slam Wimbledon. She played Japanese veteran Ai Sugiyama and lost 4–6 5–7, during September and October, Cavaday played in one $10,000 ITF tournament and three $25,000 ITF tournaments where she reached the semifinals, quarterfinals and second round. Her year-end ranking of 2006 was world No.401, during January and February of 2007, Cavaday competed in two $25,000 ITF events in Great Britain and reached the quarterfinals of one of them
5. Dave D'Mello – Dave DMello is a British dance music DJ and record producer from Greenhithe, United Kingdom whom started life as a professional / semi professional footballer and was infamously banned for life. As a DJ, he is known for playing dirty, funky house music and often blends elements of funk, rock and he is also the owner of Vines Vinyl Records and the sister label VVR2. He also played in the Spanish Fourth Division for Torrevieja, was banned for life for an incident during a game whilst at Egham Town when the match was abandoned midway through the game. Was released from the Sine Die ban in 2005 at the age of 35 and briefly joined Biggleswade Town in the South Midlands Premier and captained them to a successful season. Began DJing back in the early 90s and has had residencies at Pacha, Revolution and ACTV in Spain, The Play Room, Dolce and The Gardening Club in London and Mu Mus in his hometown of Maidstone. In 2005 Dave set up the independent dance music label Vines Vinyl Records purely for his own experimental hard house sounds, in September 2009, DMello signed Hollie Steel to his record label VVR2, where she began recording her debut single Where Are You, Christmas. From the American film Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the single was released on 14 December 2009. Tracks from his Innocent Insight album were used in hit U. S. television series FlashForward, Dave has just finished producing a dance album with former CBeebies television presenter Sarah-Jane Honeywell which is due to be released April 2012
6. Ian Davenport – Ian Davenport is an English abstract painter, and former Turner Prize nominee. Ian Davenport was born in Sidcup, and studied art at the Northwich College of Art, some of his classmates included Damien Hirst, Michael Landy, Gary Hume and Sarah Lucas. In the same year, he exhibited in the Damien Hirst-curated Freeze exhibition which first brought together many of the later-to-be Young British Artists, Davenports first solo show was in 1990 and in the same year he was included in the British Art Show. In 1991, he was nominated for the annual Turner Prize, many of Davenports works are made by pouring paint onto a tilted surface and letting gravity spread the paint over the surface. He has usually worked on medium density fibreboard rather than canvas and he has made a number of diptychs and triptychs as well as single works. For the Days Like These exhibition at Tate Britain in 2003, in September 2006 he unveiled his largest public commission to date on Southwark Bridge entitled Poured Lines, Southwark. He painted the West End Wall of the University of Oxford Department of Biochemistry, stylistic comparisons have been made between Davenports work and those of Bridget Riley, Helen Frankenthaler and Callum Innes. The first monograph dedicated to Ian Davenport was published in 2014, Davenports works have been exhibited globally, first in London in the Swansea Arts Workshop and currently on exhibit at the Art Plural Gallery in Singapore. Davenport lives and works in London, Ian Davenport Studio website Ian Davenport Bibliography Ian Davenport CV All about Ian Davenport
7. Callum Driver – Callum Charles John Driver is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender for Hemel Hempstead Town on loan from National League club Maidstone United. Driver was born in Sidcup, London and he joined as a youth team player for West Ham aged 12 and signed his first professional contract with the club in July 2011. Having been involved in several first-team squads with West Ham, in January 2012 he moved on loan to League Two side, Driver made his debut for Burton on 6 January 2012 in a home game against Accrington Stanley, the match ended 2–0 to Accrington. Driver scored his first goal for Burton on 14 February 2012 in a 3–2 away defeat to Crewe Alexandra, after two months with Burton and without ever playing in a winning side, Driver returned to West Ham. He made his debut on 5 January 2014 for West Ham against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in the FA Cup. Driver was released by West Ham at the end of the 2013–14 season, after being released by West Ham, he signed for Conference South side Whitehawk and went on to make nine first-team appearances for the club before being released in October 2014. On 11 November 2014 Driver signed a contract with Conference Premier side Dartford going straight into their squad on the day for their league encounter with Welling United. In May 2015, following the relegation from the Conference Premier, he joined newly promoted National League South side Maidstone United on a free transfer. Driver was a fixture at right back for the Stones during the 2015-16 season. He agreed a new deal with the club for the 2016-17 season, on 20 January 2017, Driver joined Hemel Hempstead Town on a three-month loan deal. As of match played 18 March 2017 Callum Driver profile at the official Maidstone United F. C. website Callum Driver at Soccerbase