Friday, 19 January 2018

This Story Of Yours Is Dark. Very Dark. | Londonist

This Story Of Yours Is Dark. Very Dark. | Londonist
... Performed in the upstairs of the White Bear Pub in Kennington, the play's set is small and intimate, with a simple set design. The story of Johnson’s altercation with Baxter unfolds over three lengthy scenes, with an interval after the second scene. ...

Gasholder development

Dear Kennington Companions,

I was wondering if you knew of Berkeley Homes plan for the Oval Gasholder site?  This latest update to the masterplan that they unveiled mid-December really shows the scale of their ambition with adding 18 storey buildings to the site where Tesco now stands and a 10 storey building inside the listed gasholder.  This is after the neighbourhood reacted against initial heights suggested at 8 storeys.  Now they have more than doubled it.

Having done a flyer run around the area last weekend and speaking with people, it was shocking how few people knew this was being planned, and that the planning application is happening now and closing soon.  Is there any possibility you could help raise awareness of this?

We (the neighbourhood around the site) have set up a Friends of the Oval gasholder page https://www.facebook.com/friendsoftheovalgasholder with information on the development as well as links to the Lambeth Planning Portal herehttp://bit.ly/gasworks-2 

Please let me know if this is something you can cover.

Best,

Kirk Hendry
Kilner House
Clayton St



On this day: January 18

On this day: January 18
... 1879: The first England v Wales football international was played at Kennington Oval in London, England winning 2-1.  ...

Thursday, 18 January 2018

TfL completes London Underground upgrade works - Railway Technology

TfL completes London Underground upgrade works - Railway Technology
... Three track junctions at Earl’s Court were also replaced, while two new low-vibration track junctions were deployed to connect the new Northern Line Extension tunnels to the existing Northern line at Kennington. ...

50th anniversary production of This Story of Yours launches - Entertainment Focus

50th anniversary production of This Story of Yours launches - Entertainment Focus
... It plays at the White Bear Theatre, Kennington, from 9th January – 27th January. ...

The Curious Incident Of The Dog On The Northern Line | Londonist

The Curious Incident Of The Dog On The Northern Line | Londonist
... And for ten more stops the dog loped steadily ahead of the train, through Old-street, Moorgate, the Bank, London Bridge, Borough, the Elephant, Kennington, the Oval, Stockwell, and Clapham North. ...

First train travels over new Northern line extension junction | Global Rail News

First train travels over new Northern line extension junction | Global Rail News
... When the extension opens in 2020, trains from Battersea will join the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line via new junctions on the Kennington Loop.
The Kennington Loop’s old cast iron tunnel segments have had to be removed and the track and concrete trackbed lifted to make way for two new turnouts for the north-bound and south-bound lines.  
Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke are delivering the Northern line extension between Kennington station and Battersea, which will include a second new station at Nine Elms. ...

This Story of Yours  – The White Bear Theatre, London

This Story of Yours  – The White Bear Theatre, London
... Entering the White Bear Theatre’s new digs above the Kennington pub, we hear the cackle of a police radio to prepare us for this police procedural drama first seen at the Royal Court in 1968. Interspersed in the static, are songs from the 60s. One of them is a song by The Who, which is used as the theme song for the more recent American police procedural drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. This ironic gesture is the closest thing to comedy in John Hopkins’ dark psychological thriller. ...

New images show what Battersea Power Station's glossy new tube stop will look like | London Evening Standard

New images show what Battersea Power Station's glossy new tube stop will look like | London Evening Standard
... A giant boring machine named Amy broke through at Kennington, meaning a pair of two-mile long tunnels have been created in south London. ...

Sherlock star Rupert Graves makes his debut as a theatre director

Sherlock star Rupert Graves makes his debut as a theatre director
... It will get its world premiere at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 from Tuesday 30 January to Saturday 17 February. Press night is Friday February 2 at 7pm ... 

Sunday, 7 January 2018

BBC Radio 4 - From Fact to Fiction, Cold Turkey

BBC Radio 4 - From Fact to Fiction, Cold Turkey

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Lazy Girl's Guide To Fitness | British Vogue

Lazy Girl's Guide To Fitness | British Vogue
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Discover a free outdoor gym

By the age of 75, two thirds of us will be suffering from a chronic illness and may be reliant on pharmaceutical drugs to keep us alive. However, some of these are preventable and London is full of free outdoor gyms - although they are not always that easy to find. Some have pull-up bars that you can hang on, parallel bars where you can test out your inner Olympian, and an array of random things to jump over and swing across. Some of my favourites are tucked away in Primrose Hill, Kennington and Maida Vale. Why not go on a Sunday adventure with a friend and see how long you can hang for? If they can train outdoors in Russia, we can certainly do it here. ...

Vassall View: everything about Vassall Ward in Lambeth: Vassall Safer Neighbourhood Team launch new community contact sessions

Vassall View: everything about Vassall Ward in Lambeth: Vassall Safer Neighbourhood Team launch new community contact sessions
... The first session will be held on Monday, 8 January at the Myatts North Community Centre, 4pm-5pm. A second will be held on Tuesday, 16 January, at the Kennington Business Park (1-3 Brixton Road) between 1pm and 2pm ...

London's Tube to get quicker and more reliable as TfL wraps up festive work on Northern Line extension and upgrades | City A.M.

London's Tube to get quicker and more reliable as TfL wraps up festive work on Northern Line extension and upgrades | City A.M.
... Progress has been made on the Northern Line extension too, with the installation of two new track junctions to connect the new tunnels for the extension to the existing line at Kennington. Work is ongoing to build new stations at Battersea and Nine Elms. ...

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Value of London park's trees estimated at £12.3m | Horticulture Week

Value of London park's trees estimated at £12.3m | Horticulture Week

... Environmental charity Trees for Cities worked with 35 volunteers in Kennington Park within the borough of Lambeth to assess the size and health of its 480 trees. ... "We’ve already been putting these results into practice and have used them to inform tree planting within Kennington Park, planting 20 new legacy trees which build upon the history of the trees already in the park." ...

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Chaplin’s childhood home up for sale – South London News

Chaplin’s childhood home up for sale – South London News
... The property in Methley Street, Kennington, is one of several in South London associated with the man who would become one of the highest earners in the world when he left to write, direct and star in movies in America. ... Chaplin’s years in Kennington were the most turbulent of his life. His father had walked out after Hannah’s affair with another performer, Leo Dryden, was revealed. She had no income, other than occasional nursing and dressmaking, and Charlie was sent to Lambeth Workhouse when he was seven. ... Kennington was then a very poor neighbourhood, scarcely altered from the squalour Charles Dickens recalled in Oliver Twist. ...

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Tube, Overground, TfL Rail, DLR & Tram status updates - Transport for London

Tube, Overground, TfL Rail, DLR & Tram status updates - Transport for London
Northern Part closure

Northern line
On Friday 22 December, there will be no Charing Cross branch trains between Charing Cross and Stockwell from approximately 00:00 until 02:00 on Friday night / Saturday morning. This is in preparation for the Northern line extension

On Monday 1 January 2018, there will be no service between Charing Cross and Kennington from18:00 to prepare for the Northern line extension.     

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Fallon aide accused of groping at Xmas party

Fallon aide accused of groping at Xmas party
... Richard Holden is said to have groped the alleged victim, in her 20s, during the bash at his home in Kennington, south London, on December 17 last year. ...

The Bank station upgrade is running behind schedule and over budget | City A.M.

The Bank station upgrade is running behind schedule and over budget | City A.M.
... Closures are expected to be from April to May in 2020, with the line closed in both directions Moorgate to Kennington, and from May to August that year, with northbound trains not stopping at Bank and the southbound line closed Moorgate to Kennington. ...

Tories' Brexit bonfire of red tape poses serious risk to our air quality | LabourList

Tories' Brexit bonfire of red tape poses serious risk to our air quality | LabourList
... My home borough of Lambeth is among the worst performing areas in London for air quality. Brixton Road in Kennington, for example, is one of the worst offending areas in the entire city, with levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) edging near double the recommended limit. High levels of NO2 can lead towards asthma, heart problems and even cancer. ...