Thursday, 2 April 2020

The Best London Books To Read In Quarantine BY LONDONIST

London Belongs to Me, by Norman Collins (1945)



Could this be the great novel for the coronavirus crisis? Collins's wartime soap-opera-as-novel is a tale of disrupted home life, challenging circumstances, and continuation under pressure. It has its bleak moments, but Collins's light tone and loveable characters make for a pacy, uplifting read. I'd particularly recommend it for those who know the Kennington area, where it's largely set. Matt Brown

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Exhibitions > The Camera Club

Exhibitions > The Camera Club

Exhibitions

MARCH, 2020
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EVENT DETAILS

2nd Generation Children Of The Empire Windrush Era: I Have Arrived To I Am
Images of Optimism To Optimistic
Photography by Trevor Griffiths
Curated by Trevor Griffiths
Trevor seek to compose photographs that show the optimism of people and their friends whose compassionate nature embraced and loved the relationships that were most different and a contribution to its wellbeing.
The exhibition serves as a landmark to feed into a body of knowledge aiming to evoke discussions rarely talked on and hardly ever noted in the media unless it is about a celebrity or crime. This is a rare opportunity for stimulating discussions around a sea change of attitudes held by the 1st Generation of arrivals around the Era of Empire Windrush in the UK. Where the conversations were more of excitement, options and obstacles surmounted.
Inspired by many conversations around the dinner table Trevor had with his mother, father, siblings, guest and others from different cultural heritage. Where the conversation focused on the many topics such as local and national politics, education, family matters, coping with adversity, the contrast between the UK and a place called home.
With each image carry’s a poem belonging to give another dimension for the viewer as a peak into the hidden optimism of the 2nd Generation. Where the 1st Generation laid the foundation fuelled with cultural encounters and life experiences. This was further fuelled with an additional perspective creating a uniqueness, warmth and literacy depicting a thirst for knowledge, experience and adventure carried over from the parents. For others who embraced the 2nd Generation who were a mystery as depicted in Edwards Said’s book Orientalism (Pantheon Books, 1978). It is as though people on the equator from the west who went east. While taking in the gazes and engagement points, which was a prominent area of discussion and one to be of a hot topic of the day focusing on revelations and recognition.
We trust the exhibition will support curiosity to develop an insight into an aspect of the Variety in British Culture.
Open View Date: Tuesday 3rd March 2020 from 6.30 to 9pm

TIME

march 2 (Monday) - 13 (Friday)

RSHP submits plans for 500-plus homes in Bethnal Green gasholders | News | Architects Journal

RSHP submits plans for 500-plus homes in Bethnal Green gasholders | News | Architects Journal
... The proposal is for St William, a joint venture between National Grid and the Berkeley Group, which is regenerating a number of gasholder sites across London and the South East. Others include the Leven Gas Works in Poplar and the Oval in Kennington.   ...

The 14 New Routemaster London buses which have now changed to front boarding - MyLondon

The 14 New Routemaster London buses which have now changed to front boarding - MyLondon
... 415
Hardel Rise to Dunton Road via Kennington ...

New Ovalhouse director to oversee move to Brixton House | Brixton Blog

New Ovalhouse director to oversee move to Brixton House | Brixton Blog
... From the spring of next year Brixton will be home to a major new centre of the performing arts. Ovalhouse Theatre, with its long tradition of supporting innovation, diverse cultural productions and community engagement, is relocating from Kennington to Coldharbour Lane and will be renamed Brixton House. ...
... The new theatre has been funded by the sale of the site in Kennington to Surrey County Cricket Club, a £3 million grant from Arts Council England and a partnership with Lambeth council. ...

Three men face jail over drill rap video killing in Euston | London - ITV News

Three men face jail over drill rap video killing in Euston | London - ITV News
... While in Deptford, Ceesay called Jospin Mayamba, who did not pick up. He then called Brewster who travelled to Euston from his home in Kennington. ...

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Why the London Underground Northern Line extension should really go to Clapham Junction - Lucy Skoulding - MyLondon

Why the London Underground Northern Line extension should really go to Clapham Junction - Lucy Skoulding - MyLondon
... The project, which was launched in 2015, will see a new branch of the Northern line being built from Kennington. ...

Couple fell to deaths over cliff while doing U-turn on dirt buggy | Metro News

Couple fell to deaths over cliff while doing U-turn on dirt buggy | Metro News
... The vicar of St Mark’s Kennington Church in south London said 72 photos from their holiday were found on an iPad after the pair’s death. ...

London railway upgrades – a progress report – ianVisits – London news and events

London railway upgrades – a progress report – ianVisits – London news and events
... Northern line
The UK Power Networks (UKPN) transformer rooms have been
energised at Kennington Green and Kennington Park to provide power to the Battersea extension. ...

Brixton home for Ovalhouse theatre a step closer | Brixton Blog

Brixton home for Ovalhouse theatre a step closer | Brixton Blog
... Ovalhouse Theatre’s move from Kennington to Brixton took a step closer at a topping out ceremony at the site of the new theatre on Coldharbour Lane last Friday (28 February). ...
... The scheme, which will be completed in the Spring next year, follows the theatre selling its site in Kennington and securing a £3million grant from the Arts Council England. ...

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Move over, Chicago: how the UK made drill its own

Move over, Chicago: how the UK made drill its own
... Having made UK drill popular, 67 inspired many other artists to adopt the genre. You could argue that without them there’d be no Harlem Spartans (the Kennington group who gave us Drake’s favourite driller Loski) or drill ambassadors Skengdo X AM. And that’s simply because the sound they created was so catchy that it was universally loved by all rap fans. ...

Monday, 17 February 2020

Brexit talks: Bercow must feel the heat over Clarke curry - EXPRESS COMMENT | Express Comment | Comment | Express.co.uk

Brexit talks: Bercow must feel the heat over Clarke curry - EXPRESS COMMENT | Express Comment | Comment | Express.co.uk
... WE ARE sure that there is not a special place in Hell for Brexiteers, as European Council President Donald Tusk suggested last week, but the curries in Kennington are almost certainly hotter. ...
... And it may well be that John Bercow was just having a quiet meal and a beer with an old friend when he met up with veteran Tory MP Ken Clarke last week in the Kennington Tandoori. The trouble for the Speaker, though, is that the reports of his conversation on Brexit play in to a narrative that he has taken a side on quitting Europe, which goes against the important traditions of his role. After all, this is the man who told students he voted Remain, has anti-Brexit stickers on the family car and, crucially, has intervened twice in Parliament to break precedent to help out Remainers in their efforts to stop Brexit.  ...

Five charged with murder of teenager Clinton Evbota in Grimsel Path on Brandon Estate last October – South London News

Five charged with murder of teenager Clinton Evbota in Grimsel Path on Brandon Estate last October – South London News
... Police were called at 8.21pm on Thursday, 10 October to a stabbing in Grimsel Path on the Brandon Estate, Kennington. ...

Revamped proposal for homes above Nine Elms Tube unveiled | News | Building

Revamped proposal for homes above Nine Elms Tube unveiled | News | Building
... Designed by Assael Architecture, the scheme will be built above the new Nine Elms London Underground station being built by Laing O’Rourke and Ferrovial – the joint venture behind the £1.2bn Northern line extension which will run from Battersea to Kennington via Nine Elms. ...

9 reasons why the London Underground's Northern line is totally underrated - MyLondon

9 reasons why the London Underground's Northern line is totally underrated - MyLondon
... 6. The phenomenon that is the Kennington Loop ...
... On the termination of the southbound service at Kennington station, commuters are told to vacate the train and move onto the other platform. For those of you willing to risk it, by staying sat on this train you will encounter the loop that takes you around Oval Cricket ground, and back onto the opposite platform. ...
... The chances of this phenomenon ending is high with the Northern Line extension, so I’d be quick to chance your luck and ride the Kennington Loop. ...

Superbug expert sacked after filming kinky videos smoking in hospital lab – The Sun

Superbug expert sacked after filming kinky videos smoking in hospital lab – The Sun
... A Health and Care Professions tribunal in Kennington, South London, gave her a two-year caution for misconduct. ...

'Exceptionally foolish' paramedic drove his ambulance through a red light | ABC 14 News

'Exceptionally foolish' paramedic drove his ambulance through a red light | ABC 14 News
... He admitted his driving was ‘exceptionally foolish’ at a assembly of the Wellbeing and Care Professions tribunal in Kennington, London (pictured) ...

Home of Bounty’s Captain William Bligh for sale [15 February 2020]

Home of Bounty’s Captain William Bligh for sale [15 February 2020]

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Urgent 999 hunt for South London boy, 8, last seen leaving school - MyLondon

Urgent 999 hunt for South London boy, 8, last seen leaving school - MyLondon
... Wisdom Danzaria was last seen leaving Kennington Park Academy, on Kennington Park Gardens, Oval on Tuesday morning (February 4) ...
... The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "We are currently looking for eight-year-old Wisdom Danzaria who was last seen leaving Kennington Park Academy at 9.30am this morning. ...

Essex Police arrest 13 during dawn drug raids in Clacton | Gazette

Essex Police arrest 13 during dawn drug raids in Clacton | Gazette
... Other premises targeted were in St John’s Road, Coppins Road, Robertson Close and Dudley Road in Clacton, Purvis Way in Colchester, Martens Meadow in Braintree, John Ruskin Street, in Kennington, London, South Countess Road, Walthamstow and Tony Rawson Way, Dagenham. ...