Saturday, 24 September 2016

Kennington Road SB to Brixton Road Cycle Through - YouTube

Kennington Road SB to Brixton Road Cycle Through - YouTube

Kennington Common - YouTube

Kennington Common - YouTube
Published on Sep 15, 2016
Kennington Common was a large area of common land mainly within the London Borough of Lambeth.  The area was notable for being one of the earliest venues for cricket within London and top-class matches were played there from 1724 to 1785.The common was also used for public executions, fairs and public gatherings. ...

Bellringing at St John the Divine, Kennington - YouTube

Bellringing at St John the Divine, Kennington - YouTube

Autumn equinox 2016: Lovely photos of the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere

Autumn equinox 2016: Lovely photos of the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere
Autumn equinox
Long shadows stretch across south London's Kennington Park first thing in the morningDavid Sim

Foxtons goes ahead with two new branch openings...

Foxtons goes ahead with two new branch openings...
... “To be a part of the changing face of Nine Elms is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I've already been blown away by the characterful streets and gardens of Kennington and the vibrancy of life in Vauxhall itself,” says Clodagh Blain, sales manager of Foxtons Vauxhall.  ...

In vogue: Now Nottingham bar comes up with Donald Trump-face-urinal | The Indian Express

In vogue: Now Nottingham bar comes up with Donald Trump-face-urinal | The Indian Express
... However, this is not the first time this has been done. Earlier in March, a bar in Kennington set up urinal-style voting booths. With help from “The Last Leg” satire show, the pub called the Three Stags set up white porcelain voting booths and encouraged drinkers to pee in a politically-minded way. Each of the urinals had images of Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. ...

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Kennington, London: for buyers seeking a good all-rounder — FT.com

Kennington, London: for buyers seeking a good all-rounder — FT.com
... Oval and Kennington remain relatively untouched by the building boom on their doorstep. In fact, development has been conspicuous by its absence: just two schemes, comprising 354 homes, are under construction, according to data from the Estates Gazette.
Traditionally, the area has been popular with first-time buyers and the LGBT community, says Ian Boardman of local agent Daniel Cobb. The first are attracted by the relative value for money given the area’s central location. The average price of a home sold in the three wards that span Oval and Kennington is £659,000, according to Land Registry data collected by Savills. A few hundred metres over Vauxhall Bridge in Pimlico the average is £1.09m. ...
... A three-bedroom house on Walcot Square is available for £1.27m through Daniel Cobb. On nearby Kennington Road the same agent has a four-bedroom Grade II-listed townhouse for £1.94m. Cricket nuts might be interested in the four-bedroom house on Fentiman Road available for £1.92m through Savills: just a seven-minute walk from the Oval ground. ...
... The area has little to offer for more than £3m, says Boardman. At these prices, it is more likely to attract politicians than bankers. Local agents claim the area is within the Division Bell zone for members of parliament — close enough for them to cover the distance in the eight minutes between when the bell is rung and a vote takes place. Although with Parliament Square more than 1.5 miles from most of Kennington, you might wonder how they manage.
Canny international buyers may yet join this diverse set in Kennington as the neighbouring building boom sends prices soaring. Boardman’s first interest from abroad came two years ago from an enterprising Malaysian, who bought a Georgian house in Methley Street. The price per sq ft was a shadow of what he would have paid in Nine Elms. The buyer told his friends, and now Boardman and his colleagues are serving a small stable of Malaysian investors. A few have even ventured out for the cricket. ...

Thursday, 15 September 2016

QUENTIN LETTS on the Liberty founder's Lords debut | Daily Mail Online

QUENTIN LETTS on the Liberty founder's Lords debut | Daily Mail Online
... Baroness Chakrabarti 'of Kennington in Our London Borough of Lambeth' (as the clerk so fastidiously put it) then signed her name in the historic House's annals, ... 

Surrey Cricket Club secure future in league - Southwark News

Surrey Cricket Club secure future in league - Southwark News
... The Kennington side, whose final County Championship game against Durham is scheduled to end today, batted out the final day of the Hampshire contest therefore ensuring they will not be relegated. ...

Mohamed Dura-Ray: Mother's pain as 16-year-old's killer remains at large one year after fatal knife attack | London Evening Standard

Mohamed Dura-Ray: Mother's pain as 16-year-old's killer remains at large one year after fatal knife attack | London Evening Standard
... Violence broke out on on Monday, September 14 last year in Canterbury Place, Kennington. ...

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Friends of Durning Library | North Lambeth: People & Legacy

Friends of Durning Library | A voluntary organisation to promote and support our local library

North Lambeth: People & Legacy

The next event held by the Friends of Durning Library is: 
Monday 19 September: North Lambeth: People & Legacy.
Michael Keane celebrates people from Romans to the present day who have left a lasting legacy locally and further afield.  These include:Chaplin, Tate, Ashmole, Tradescant, Sharwood, Claudia Jones, Henry Fawcett, Marjorie Porter and William Blake, Eric Gill, and Laurence Pomeroy.
Part of Lambeth Heritage Festival
Normally the third Monday in the month  6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library.
Light refreshments. Everyone welcome. No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.
2016 Diary dates:  17 Oct, 21 Nov, 12 Dec.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Patricia Moberly, former Guy’s & St Thomas' chair, has died [8 September 2016]

Patricia Moberly, former Guy’s & St Thomas' chair, has died [8 September 2016]

Monday, 5 September 2016

Tonight at the Museum – Charlie Chaplin! » The Cinema Museum, London

Tonight at the Museum – Charlie Chaplin! » The Cinema Museum, London

CHARLIE CHAPLIN RETURNS TO THE STAGE
From Lambeth Workhouse to Hollywood and Back Again

The play is being performed at the Cinema Museum off Kennington Lane. You'll be familiar with the venue, but you may not know that it was once the Lambeth Workhouse.
And therein lies the key to the play. Charlie Chaplin a Walworth/Kennington lad spent some time in the Lambeth Workhouse as a child with his brother Syd and mother Hannah before he went off to become one of the most influential players in the movie business.
Tonight at the Museum Charlie Chaplin is about Chaplin’s life as the Little Tramp, written by Gillian Plowman who writes for the Beeb and directed by Pamela Howard OBE who directs around the world and about to do a tribute at the Royal Court etc. Everyone involved is being paid well and with a cast of 14 makes it a rather costly production. But I really would love to pack the house and see you there.

Old Lambeth - GUIDED WALK

Old Lambeth
OLD LAMBETH - GUIDED WALK
Sunday 11 September
Meet 2.30pm outside Lambeth North Underground Station, 110 Westminster Bridge Road; free
Led by Alan Piper of the Lambethans Society, this walk will follow a circular route past a selection of sites and landmarks within Lambeth's historic core, including Lower Marsh, Lambeth Walk and the old Lambeth High Street. 
Free but donations welcome, booking not required.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18037

Lambeth and its Palace

Lambeth and its Palace
LAMBETH AND ITS PALACE - EXHIBITION
Monday 5 to Thursday 29 September
Entry at 11am, 12 noon & 3pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at Lambeth Palace Library,  Lambeth Palace Road;
free
An exhibition of images, documents and objects from the collections of Lambeth Archives and Lambeth Palace Library, displayed in Lambeth Palace's 17th-century Great Hall. The exhibition explores the history of the Palace, the surrounding area, and its role in Lambeth's history. Entry is by timed, escorted groups only, meeting at the main gate of Lambeth Palace. Duration of visit is 45 minutes. If you are bringing a group of five or more, then booking is essential: archives@churchofengland.org or 020 7898 1400.
Part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18104

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Bilingual Recruitment Solutions Finder – Sales & Operational skills in Kennington, South East London (SE11) | French Selection UK - totaljobs

Bilingual Recruitment Solutions Finder – Sales & Operational skills in Kennington, South East London (SE11) | French Selection UK - totaljobs

AFRIKAN International day of Action Kennington Park London - YouTube

AFRIKAN International day of Action Kennington Park London - YouTube

Combo Yanze at Festival Latino in Kennington Park London - YouTube

Combo Yanze at Festival Latino in Kennington Park London - YouTube

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Surprising Things London Still Makes | Londonist


By Biscuiteers of Kennington.

Surprising Things London Still Makes | Londonist
... Some of your McVitie's Hobnobs and Digestives are still made in Harlesden by United Biscuits at a factory — the largest of its kind in Europe — said to output 25 million biscuits a day. Meanwhile the likes of Biscuiteers in Kennington make luxurious, iced alternatives. ...

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

'Charlie Chaplin' Guided Walk (12:30pm walk) - The London Cultureseekers Group - Meet People in London! (London, England) - Meetup

'Charlie Chaplin' Guided Walk (12:30pm walk) - The London Cultureseekers Group - Meet People in London! (London, England) - Meetup

'Charlie Chaplin' Guided Walk (12:30pm walk)

Monday, August 29, 2016

  • Kennington Tube Station (outside the station)

    Kennington Park Road, London (map)
  • We will be meeting outside Kennington Tube Station at 12:30pm, if you can't see us, please text - 07905 901 834.
  • Come along on Monday 29th August at 12:30pm for a guided walk around Kennington on the early life of the comic genius; Charlie Chaplin!

    I'm a massive fan of Charlie Chaplin, so I'll be the guide for the walk.  
    About the walk ...