Sunday, 31 October 2010

Fund raising Christmas Concert at the Garden Museum

As a member of both the Kennington Association and the Grove Singers Choir, Mary Searls  wishes to make a personal appeal for your support for this fund-raising Christmas Concert at the Garden Museum on Friday December 10th.  All the funds raised will go to the Garden Museum and in addition the Shop will be open for Christmas shopping.  It should be a most enjoyable evening and an opportunity to bring friends who have not visited the Museum before.  Please refer to the flyer for details and booking tickets.
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Thursday, 28 October 2010

All Sewn Up: LMHS awarded 2-year grant by Lloyds TSB Foundation

LMHS awarded 2-year grant by Lloyds TSB Foundation

LMHS is delighted to announce that a grant worth £20,000 has been awarded by the Lloyds TSB Foundation to fund the training project All Sewn Up to run a subsidised City & Guilds course for the next two years. The course – in design and craft, soft furnishing and curtain-making, will start in January and run until December for 2011 and 2012. There will be provision for 12 students to attend the class and criteria will need to be met in order to qualify for the sought after subsidised places.  Furthermore All Sewn Up will offer a full cost evening City & Guild class open to all.

All Sewn Up celebrates its 20th anniversary in December this year, so it is fitting news that we are once more able to offer these courses to those who would otherwise not benefit. If you would like to find out more about the criteria for applying please contact All Sewn Up on 020 7793 1110. And for updated information about courses go to

FUNDING NEEDED:  Although the course is now funded, All Sewn Up desperately needs funds to buy a new computer for essential administrative work.  If you are able to donate a sum of any size towards this, please contact Imogen Aylen at LMHS,

Music of Mozart: 20% discount to KA members

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Volunteer role - Vauxhall City Farm Riding Project

Vauxhall City Farm Riding Project

Would you like to assist with Vauxhall City Farm Riding Project, helping to
update all records and computerised booking system, researching and writing
grant applications and assisting with the horses?

We are looking for someone to apply to Vodaphone World of Difference for a grant to assist with the
above tasks.

For more information and an application form please contact Linda Hinds on
0207 582 4204 or

Closing date for applications 10th November
Interviews 15th November.

Ethelred Children's Centre: October Half Term

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The Cinema Museum: Home Movie Day London 2010 - Saturday, October 16th: 11am – 5pm

Home Movie Day London 2010

Home Movie Day is important because our lives, our recollections, and our truth is recorded in home movies.
One day, what the heck, c'mon!
Steve Martin

For the eighth international Home Movie Day on Saturday, October 16 2010, film archivists will take time out of the vaults to help the public enjoy and save their home movies. Home Movie Day shows how home movies on 8mm, Super8, 9.5mm and 16mm offer a unique view of past life in London and of family history. This year the event will be held at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, itself a shrine to the glory days of the cinema and film. It’s a free event, family-friendly and anybody is welcome to attend.

There will be a Film Clinic, staffed by volunteer film archivists from the BBC and the BFI, to which members of the public may bring their films for examination. The archivists will give feedback about the condition of the films, and advice on how to store them properly in the home. Information will also be available on donating films to archives and how to transfer films to DVD for easy home viewing. No appointment necessary.

After examination, the films will be shown by expert projectionists, who will be continuously screening home movies throughout the day. This is the best part of the event, as people get to watch films they may not have seen for decades. In past years we have shown scenes of Crystal Palace just after it burnt down in 1936 and glorious colour holiday films of Tahiti in the 1960s.

Special events throughout the day include celebrated Archers film director Michael Powell's home movies, courtesy of Thelma Schoonmaker and the BFI National Archive, a showcase of films made by well-known amateur filmmaker Captain Zip, a Captain Zip original super 8 film made of last year’s Home Movie Day, and a talk by veteran film archivist David Cleveland about the importance of home movies.

You don’t need to bring a film to attend and enjoy the event; everyone has the chance to win fabulous prizes including BFI DVDs and tickets from Picture House Cinemas and tea and cake are available.

As director John Waters says - "There's no such thing as a bad home movie. These mini-underground opuses are revealing, scary, joyous, always flawed, filled with accidental art and shout from attics and closets all over the world to be seen again. Home Movie Day is an orgy of self-discovery, a chance for family memories to suddenly become show business. If you've got one, whip it out and show it now."

Event details:

Saturday, October 16, 2010
11am – 5pm
The Cinema Museum, Kennington
2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH

Nearest tube: Kennington. Free parking. Music by DJ Foxtrot Fanny of the Shellac Sisters.

The Cinema Museum: An evening in celebration of 'Clapperboard'

Martin Humphries
The Cinema Museum
The Master's House
2 Dugard Way
SE11 4TH
T: 020 7840 2200
F: 020 7840 2299

Wicked Plants for Halloween at the Garden Museum

Wicked Plants
Saturday 30 October, 1.30pm
Free with Museum admission (Adults £6 / Concessions £5 / Children FREE)

In this Halloween talk based on her New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, Amy Stewart takes on Mother Nature's most appalling creations. It's an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, Stewart presents tales of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.

Find out which plant killed Abraham Lincoln's mother, which shrub ignited a global war, and what plant has killed 90 million people. From strychnine to
castor bean, from poison sumac to monkshood, from carnivorous plants to weeds that spontaneously combust, Stewart introduces an unforgettable cast
of characters and tells their tales with her own wicked sense of humour.

Amy Stewart lives in California, where she tends her own poison garden and runs an antiquarian book shop with her husband.

Suitable for adults and children 10+

Garden Museum
Lambeth Palace Road
London SE1 7LB
020 7401 8865
Tube: Lambeth North, Vauxhall, Waterloo, Westminster
Rail: Waterloo, Vauxhall
3, 344 C10, 77, 507 (507 Mon‐Fri only)
Barclay’s Cycle Hire: Lambeth Road, Albert Embankment

HALLOWEEN PARTY FOR CARERS 26 Oct 2010 Lambeth & Southwark

Dear all,

Here at Repaying the Kindness things are going well - we are planning for the next event
(our Halloween party!)  Although this event was initially planned for Southwark Carers only, we are happy to say we can invite Lambeth Carers too! (due to some funding freeing up). We are extremely pleased about this, as we would like to be able to arrange more events for both boroughs

LAMBETH AND SOUTHWARK carers get ready for:

Halloween Party for Carers
Tuesday 26 October
4.00 -7.00pm
at Jamyang Buddhist Centre

There will be live music, yummy snacks and time to socialize with friends. Dress up warm as we will have some sparklers and small fireworks.

If you want to attend all you need to do is give us a call to let us know you are coming (or leave a message if there is no answer)

RTK office: 0207 820 9020

DID YOU KNOW: You can view the photo's of the events online?
Click on the Link below:
RTK Gallery

Also have a look on our Blog:

(you can navigate through the Blog by clicking on the  buttons in the top right corner: Home - About- Gallery - Events -Contact)

Much Love and Happiness from the RTK Team!

Bella and Anna

Repaying the Kindness (RTK)
"breaks for carers"

The Old Courthouse
43 Renfrew Road
SE11 4NA London

Tel:  0207 820 9020
(skype: repayingthekindness)

RTK is a project of Courthouse Community Centre
charity no. 1091604

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

7/7 inquest: the 52 victims of the London bombings

7/7 inquest: the 52 victims of the London bombings

These are the 52 victims of the July 7, 2005 terrorist attacks on London.

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Memorial in Hyde park for the vitims of July 7th bombings: July 7 inquiry: the 52 victims of the 7/7 terror attacks in London
A woman pays her respects at the memorial to the victims of the July 7, 2005 London bombings in Hyde Park Photo: GETTY
Twenty-six died in the bombing between King's Cross and Russell Square on the Piccadilly line:
James Adams, 32, a mortgage broker from Peterborough;
Anna Brandt, 42, a Polish national living in Wood Green, north London, who worked as a cleaner;
Philip Beer, 22, a hair stylist from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire;
Ciaran Cassidy, 22, a shop assistant from Upper Holloway, north London;
Rachelle Chung For Yuen, 27, an accountant from Mill Hill, north London, who was originally from Mauritius;
Elizabeth Daplyn, 26, a hospital administrator from Highgate, north London;
Arthur Frederick, 60, a museum security guard from Seven Sisters, north London, who was originally from Montserrat in the Caribbean;
Karolina Gluck, 29, a Polish national living in Finsbury Park, north London, who worked at a private postgraduate college;
Gamze Gunoral, 24, a Turkish national staying in Totteridge, north London, while she studied English;
Lee Harris, 30, an architect who died with his partner Samantha Badham, 35, an internet designer. The couple, who lived in Tottenham, north London, met over a decade earlier;
Ojara Ikeagwu, 55, a married mother-of-three and social worker from Luton;
Emily Jenkins, 24, who grew up in Kew, south-west London, and was set to become a midwife;
Adrian Johnson, 37, a married father-of-two and product technical manager for Burberry, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire;
Helen Jones, 28, a Scottish-born accountant living in Holloway, north London;
Susan Levy, 53, a mother-of-two and legal secretary from the village of Newgate Street, near Cuffley, Hertfordshire;
Shelley Mather, 26, from New Zealand, who had been living in London for three years;
Mike Matsushita, 37, a Vietnamese-American who had just moved to Islington, north London, and started a new job in IT recruitment;
James Mayes, 28, an analyst for the Healthcare Commission from Islington, north London;
Behnaz Mozakka, 47, a biomedical officer at Great Ormond Street Hospital, from Finchley, north London;
Mihaela Otto, 46, a dental technician from Mill Hill, north London;
Atique Sharifi, 24, an Afghan national living in Hounslow, west London, who was studying English and IT at college;
Ihab Slimane, 19, a waiter originally from Paris who was living in Finsbury Park, north London;
Christian Small, 28, an advertising sales worker from Walthamstow, east London;
Monika Suchocka, 23, a trainee accountant from Poland who was living in Archway, north London;
Mala Trivedi, 51, a radiographer at Great Ormond Street Hospital, from Wembley, north-west London.
Thirteen died in the bombing on the number 30 bus in Tavistock Square:
Anthony Fatayi-Williams, 26, an oil executive from Hendon, north-west London;
Jamie Gordon, 30, a City worker from Enfield, north London;
Giles Hart, 55, a BT engineer and father-of-two from Hornchurch, Essex;
Marie Hartley, 34, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, who worked for a greetings card firm;
Miriam Hyman, 31, a picture researcher from Barnet, north London;
Shahara Islam, 20, a bank cashier from Plaistow, east London;
Neetu Jain, 37, a computer analyst from Hendon, north London;
Sam Ly, 28, a Vietnamese-born computer technician from Melbourne, Australia;
Shyanuja Niroshini Parathasangary, 30, a post office worker from Kensal Rise, north London;
Anat Rosenberg, 39, an Israeli charity worker who was living in Finsbury Park, north London;
Philip Russell, 28, a financier from Kennington, south London;
William Wise, 54, an IT specialist from Notting Hill, west London;
Gladys Wundowa, 50, from Ilford, Essex, who worked as a cleaner at University College London.
Six died in the bombing at Edgware Road on the Circle line:
Michael Stanley Brewster, 52, a civil engineer and father-of-two from Derby;
Jonathan Downey, 34, an HR systems development office from Milton Keynes;
David Foulkes, 22, a newspaper sales manager from Oldham;
Colin Morley, 52, from Finchley, north London, who worked in advertising and marketing;
Jennifer Nicholson, 24, from Reading, who worked for a music company;
Laura Webb, 29, from Islington, north London, who worked for an advertising firm.
Seven died in the bombing at Aldgate on the Circle line:
Lee Baisden, 34, an accountant for the London Fire Brigade, from Romford in Essex;
Benedetta Ciaccia, 30, a business analyst from Norwich;
Richard Ellery, 21, a shop worker from Ipswich;
Richard Gray, 41, a tax manager from Ipswich;
Anne Moffat, 48, from Old Harlow, Essex, who worked as head of marketing and communications for Girlguiding UK;
Fiona Stevenson, 29, a solicitor living in central London whose parents were from Little Baddow, Essex;
Carrie Taylor, 24, a finance officer at the Royal Society of Arts, from Billericay, Essex.

Mothers fight plan to scrap baby care at children's centre

Mothers fight plan to scrap baby care at children's centre

Anna Davis, Education Correspondent

Mothers in Lambeth have launched a campaign to save nursery places for babies at a children's centre.
Parents are protesting against plans to move Kennington Park Children's Centre to the grounds of a nearby school, and proposals to remove the provision of childcare for babies up to the age of two because the centre is not "financially viable".
Parents also fear there would be no community midwife at the new centre if it was relocated to the Henry Fawcett primary school and claim that the consultation over the move was a sham.
Trudy Lister from Streatham, whose two-year-old daughter has been attending the nursery since she was six months, said: "Nursery places are hard to find in the first place and a lot of parents are upset at the loss of places for children under the age of two. The children's centre has been here for 15 years. It has got a good reputation so if it is not broken why fix it?"
Another mother, Charlotte Brooks, said: "Lambeth does not seem to appreciate the value of the service offered by Kennington Park Children's Centre. They should be looking to invest in this service, not to diminish it. Children don't just arrive at the age of two."
Pete Robbins, Lambeth council cabinet member for the Children and Young People's Service, said: "The centre is not closing but one of the options under consideration is a move of services to Henry Fawcett School.
"This option is being considered to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the Children's Centre and to ensure it is more accessible for vulnerable families in the catchment area. If the Children's Centre moves to the school, childcare for under twos would be provided by childminders."


In The Dock


1 October 2010
A Kennington man who tried to steal a supermarket trolley full of wine so he could buy some heroin was jailed for 112 days.

Jerome Samuels, 20, from Scotson House, in Marylee Way, admitted trying to steal the booze on September 22.,news,21083,5221,00.htm

OVAL HOUSE THEATRE: FREE TICKETS available to KA Members and Friends

Kali News

Dear Kennington Association members,
I'd like to invite you to join us as we celebrate 20 years of Kali Theatre presenting cutting edge new plays by women with a South Asian background. Talkback 2010 which runs from tonight until Friday, offers you a chance to see our capital city through fresh eyes in this season of bold, witty and thought-provoking writing. We have a limited number of FREE TICKETS available to KA Members and their friends – to take up this offer, please RSVP to  with your name, number of tickets and the play you’d like to see. Tickets will be held at Box Office for collection on the night (NB the advertised time is the start time of the reading so please arrive in good time to collect your tickets and vist the bar etc and take your seat )
We hope you can join us!
Debbie Vannozzi,
Oval House Theatre

Talkback 2010
Our London Tales season kicks off with Talkback. We’ve chosen five of the best of the new plays we have been working on this year and are presenting them as rehearsed readings to give you the opportunity to experience some of the freshest and most original new theatre writing around.
12 October 7.45pm
My Daughters Trial 
By Gulshanah Choudhuri
Directed by Janet Steel
A criminal barrister faces her own trial when she must decide whether to section her mentally ill mother against her family’s wishes. Juggling her professional and personal responsibilities becomes even more complicated when her legal opponent turns out to be the love of her life.
13 October   7.45pm
Bhus By Sheena Patel
Directed by Shiroma Silva                    
Mia pleads with her mother to leave her ferociously abusive father and start a new future but her mother is fearful of what society will think. When the stakes rise in the household, what will they choose? Life or death?
By Nessah Muthy
Directed by Sayan Kent
Craving the celebrity status of missing women, a young girl seduces an adult man with learning difficulties whilst hiding in his attic. But in the media blur between victims and villains, she becomes more vulnerable than she ever imagined.
14 October  7.45pm
Frangipani Hill  By Sharmila Chauhan
Directed by Elizabeth Freestone
In a future society, female infanticide has forced polyandry to become the norm so Aya has three husbands but wants a fourth.  She tries to first command and then cajole each of them to accept her engagement. But as the wedding draws closer, she makes a discovery that could jeopardise everything…
15 October 7.45pm
Bazaar  By Sonia Likhari
Directed by Janet Steel
When their teenage daughter needs a kidney the choices are clear for Karam and Franny. But the consequences aren’t...
Oval House Theatre
Kennington Oval  London SE11
Nearest tubes  Oval (Northern line) & Vauxhall (Victoria line &  BR)
Box Office 020 7582 7680    All tickets £5
Further information and ticket booking

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

LOST: Sweet 14-week-old kitten named Che

Hi Cathy,

Thank you so much for getting in contact.
I have been feeling like all hope was slipping in getting my little cat back.
Putting my poster on your site will help get the word out
and who knows someone may come forward !
I only had Che for a couple of months but feel like I have lost a member of the family,
he is so sweet and has lots of character.
I'm gutted he is gone.
It was a tragedy as he managed to get out from his cat box (it came undone!) en-route from Camberwell New Road through Kennington Park to Lillian Bayliss School.
I have posted his profile on-line and put posters up as you know along the route.
A little extra publicity from your site would be much appreciated.

Please find below my Missing Cat poster.

Fingers Crossed !

Thanks again


m. 07789 285951

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Sweet 14 Week old kitten named Che, Black and Grey fluffy Tabby, with white bib and socks, black harness.
Lost on Friday 8th Oct


Please Please contact if found
07789 285951 / 07944 690907
OR email

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Short Courses on Muslim Cultures and Civilisations at AKU-ISMC Quote 'KA' for a 10% discount

Short Courses on Muslim Cultures and Civilisations at AKU-ISMC

Quote 'KA' for a 10% discount

Nida.Kamal <>
Cc: "Kevin.Rimmington" <>
Subject: Short Courses on Muslim Cultures and Civilisations at AKU-ISMC

Dear All
I am pleased to inform you that the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) is offering three short courses in October and November 2010 titled, ‘Gender and Identity in Muslim Contexts’ (16 October, 2010), ‘Exploring Muslim Cultures’ (12 October – 4 November, 2010) and ‘Muslims in Britain: Uncovering the Past and Debating the Future’ (20 November, 2010).
Gender and Identity in Muslim Contexts is being offered in partnership with the Centre for Gender Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. This one-day course will explore the social, economic, religious, and political circumstances that shape gender roles and relations and will cover a range of topics and introduce case studies from Middle East and Europe.
Exploring Muslim Cultures provides a good overview of the different historical and cultural aspects of Muslim people. The course will explore spiritual, legal and doctrinal traditions in Muslim history as well as those aspects of culture, such as art, poetry and architecture, which are sometimes seen as peripheral to the presentation of Islam.
Muslims in Britain: Uncovering the Past and Debating the Future considers the long and fascinating history of Muslims in Britain and will explore topics such as migration, identity, education, gender, art and media. Anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to be ‘Muslim in Britain’ will find this course both useful and informative.
For more details please visit: or please contact Please feel free to circulate this e-mail or attached poster to your friends/colleagues.
Yours sincerely,
Professional Programmes Unit The Aga Khan University - Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
210 Euston Road|London NW1 2DA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7380 3865| Fax: +44 (0)20 7380 3830

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Friday, 8 October 2010

Tai Chi - Saturday class moves back to Lambeth Hall at the Brit Oval

Diary date: Bazaar: Saturday 13th November 11am - 1pm St Anselm's Church Hall

Cosy Comedy Club at The Cinema Museum

Cosy Comedy Club at The Cinema Museum
date:14th October
time: doors open 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm PROMPT
tickets: £7 cash on the door, includes, 7 stand up comics with me as your friendly MC, a mini-tour of the museum and one FREE drink.
Venue: The Cinema Museum, Small Cinema, 2 Dugard Way, off Renfrew Road, LONDON,
SE11 4TH
Please EMAIL me abigail@abscommunications or text 0779 247 1115 by 13th October to reserve your
place!  Only 40 seats available, if your names not on the list, you won’t get in!

The gig is to raise money so the museum can buy the building and become a permanent feature in Lambeth! I will be there from 6pm if you would like a private tour beforehand, text me 0779 247

Best wishes,

Abigail Tripp
ABS Communications
0779 247 1115

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

FoKP: 70th Anniversary of Lambeth's Worst World War II Incident


A special ceremony to acknowledge the lives lost in the air raid shelter in
Kennington park on the 70th anniversary of the disaster.

Saturday 16th October 2010

12 noon
Kennington Park
Standing stone memorial (on the south west boundary of the park)

Everyone welcome.

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Friday, 1 October 2010

Good quality office desks - free!

As we are moving,
we have some good quality office desks surplus to our requirements.
If anybody is interested please call me on 020 7582 6516 or 07787 880038.
Best Regards
Douglas French
Tel 020 7582 6516
Fax 020 7582 7245