Sunday, 13 September 2020

PREMIERE: BLANCO HITS US WITH BRAND-NEW VISUALS FOR "ANAKIN"

... In typical Blanco style, "Anakin" is another smooth offering from the Kennington-hailing rapper as he takes on a Brazilian-inspired production with his effortless flow and nostalgic lyrics. The reflective tone of the record is present throughout the video which follows two school kids on a journey on the block. ...

Police release CCTV image of man after woman raped in south London park

... The woman, in her 20s, was attacked by an unknown man when she was walking in the area of Kennington Park Road, Lambeth, at 2am on December 29 last year. ...

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

50 miles of London bus lanes to be banned to cars 24/7

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Police arrest more than 600 as protesters make clear climate change isn’t going away

... Meanwhile, police said they had seized the “Lightship Greta”, a 20ft model boat named after teenage activist Greta Thunberg, in Kennington, south London. The boat, bearing the words “Sound the alarm – Climate Emergency”, had been marched on foot from Brighton. ...
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There has been more than 600 arrests made in total since the protests began in London this week. The “Lightship Greta” boat has been seized and taken away by officers whilst in Kennington Park Rd. ...

Extinction Rebellion protesters descend on Parliament Square

... On Saturday, the “Lightship Greta”, a 20ft boat pushed from Brighton, was seized by police in Kennington. ...

Lambeth Archives finally finds new home with £10M move to the new Olive Morris House

... Over forty sites were considered. The outcome was the Council buying up property at 301-303 Kennington Lane. This was valued at the time at £3M. A Brixton Buzz Freedom of Information request asking how much the Council paid for the property was refused.

In 2018 the Council admitted that the Kennington Lane site was in a “poor state of repair.” ...

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“In terms of Value for Money this solution compares favourably with the alternative options for providing a new Archive at Kennington Lane for which the estimated cost was around £15M.”

Lambeth is now looking at “other development opportunities” for Kennington Lane. ...

Friday, 4 September 2020

Students join volunteers to brighten up Archbishop Tenison’s School for the new year

.. Everyone involved gave up their Saturday, put on their overalls, and began painting in a variety of different colours at Archbishop Tenison’s School in Kennington. ...

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Jadon Sancho's Debut Collection Shares Football Vibez

... Fresh off a breakthrough season, Jadon Sancho honors his native Kennington and his South East London roots with a new collection. ...
... Adorned with Kennington's post code, SE11, the collection's graphics feature words and phrases like "MEGZ" (in reference to a nutmeg), "Vibez" and "Sancho Sauce," that define Sancho's playing style. With "Blue Park" carefully inscribed on the laces and "#SE11 4 J@DON" placed on the tongue, the boot highlights Sancho's connection to Kennington. ...
... In Kennington, Sancho honed his skills in the local football cages and anywhere else he could. The medial side of the boot reads "NO BALL GAMES," reflecting a common sign around London's housing estates ...and one commonly ignored by Sancho and friends. “We played anywhere and everywhere, that’s just the culture in London. All you needed was a football. You’d always have the one guy with a wonky foot that’d break windows and get us all in trouble,” he says.  ...

London Theatre News » PIPPIN at an exciting new outdoor London theatre venue

... ‘Pippin’ will play The Garden Theatre at The Eagle, 349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5QY from Tuesday 8 September – Sunday 20 September. ...

Murderer back behind bars for sex offences on children as young as two ANGLIA CRIME Saturday 22 August 2020, 11:42am

... Dickinson, of Kennington Park Road, London, appeared for sentencing at Cambridge Crown Court this week for eight offences of sexual abuse on two children under the age of 14. ...

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Gardens in Kennington create a community spirit

... Residents at Lambeth Towers on Kennington Road have created Lambeth Towers Community Garden, to encourage a greater sense of community and inspire a new generation of gardeners. Residents of the apartment blocks were given the plots after securing funding from The Tenants and Residents Association (TRA) and with the help of Urban Growth – a social enterprise that looks to create and maintain biodiverse spaces across the capital. ...

Park life – it’s there to enjoy

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Kennington Park, at the other end of Brixton Road, is often overlooked, but Simone Richardson loves walking round and learning its history

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The Collective Kennington Park Cafe

Walk into Kennington Park at the end of Brixton Road, into the Collective Kennington Park Cafe and buy a cuppa on a day it is open. ...

... Dominic tells the history of the cafe and the Kennington Park – a long time before his own arrival working there saying: “The Arts and Crafts Movement Tudor-style building is from around 1895. ...

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Bee Urban in Kennington Park ...
... Bee Urban in Kennington Park is open every Thursday and Friday and there are events at weekends when bee-keeping tours help fund the organisation. ...
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Bee Urban hives in Kennington Park ...
... Richard’s family are from Nigeria. He was born in Paddington and lived in Ladbroke Grove, which he says is now fashionable and expensive. His home today is near Kennington Park ...
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“I love all the vibes in Kennington Park, enjoy doing the pizza after 12 years in Italy and so it is my passion now to do it here.” ...

Go Boules-Deep At London’s Best Pétanque Places

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Cleaver Square

The Prince of Wales pub in Kennington is a great little traditional boozer, always full of interesting people, locals, MPs and boules players.

Because their secret weapon is pétanque in Cleaver Square. They’ll set you up with plastic pint glasses and you can drink and ‘plink’ at will.

WHERE: CLEAVER SQUARE, KENNINGTON, SE11 4EA
WEBSITE:
 WWW.PRINCEOFWALESKENNINGTON.CO.UK

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Monday, 17 August 2020

William Cuffay - a fighter to the end against the rich ‘vermin’

... Cuffay helped to organise the large Chartist rally on Kennington Common in 1848. But he was dismayed by the hesitancy and cowardice of other leaders who rejected the idea that the rally should be a springboard for direct action. ...

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

9 OF THE BEST ROOFTOP BARS & TERRACES IN SOUTH EAST LONDON

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The Tankard, Kennington
Coronavirus update: Open as usual with Covid-secure measures in place
Formerly a Grand Union venue, this great pub on the corner of Kennington Road and Brook Drive by Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park now belongs to the expanding Draft House craft beer chain. They have a good range of strange and wonderful brews, as well as hearty food to match (snacks include Foot Long Pork Scratchings, Jalapeno Mac ‘n’ Cheese Balls and even Veggie Scotch Egg, as well as the likes of Beer Battered Cod, Chicken Schnitzel and Veggie Burgers). Draft House decided to regift the pub its original, Victorian era name – The Tankard – and it has has an awesome roof terrace with picnic benches and pergolas.
111 Kennington Road SE11 6SF; 020 7582 6685; drafthouse.co.uk

Rooftop bars in Kennington: The Tankard is a great spot for summer drinks

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The geographically accurate London Underground map that shows exactly where each station and line is

... But quickly I started to realise I didn't have the full picture, or certainly the full map. For example why was Elephant and Castle so close to Kennington station and yet seemed like miles from Borough? ...

Learning and working through lockdown

... Summer holidays for Melanie Ferrag are just two weeks off from her work in the SRC Community Nursery in Kennington.

She takes buses through Brixton every day and walks through Kennington Park to get to her workplace which looks after children from six months to five years old.

The voluntary sector nursery began life in Sumner Road Chapel in Peckham in 1983 as a “short term project”. It to Kennington in 1986 and is still going strong. ...

Friday, 7 August 2020

Man dies after falling from tower block in Kennington

... Police were called to Ebenezer House, on Kennington Lane, at 4.13am by ambulance services who were first on the scene. ...

Pernod Ricard reopens Beefeater and Plymouth Gin distilleries

... The Beefeater distiller in Kennington will throw open its doors tomorrow after closing when the coronavirus lockdown began several months ago. It will open from Friday to Sunday each week for guests. ...

Pink Floyd’s first ever photo shoot in Ruskin Park and Kennington Park in 1967

Kennington Park

This feature was prompted by a poster on our Brixton forum asking people to identify where in Ruskin Park the above photo was taken.

Some quick work by posters identified the location as actually being in nearby Kennington Park (see pic below).

Seeing as they’re wearing identical outfits, it seems likely that it was shot on the same day.