Monday, 26 December 2011

Volunteer sought: Publicity Coordinator

Tai Chi Thursdays 2pm @ Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre

Thursday, 22 December 2011



Monday, 19 December 2011

Carols in the Square on Tuesday

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Live webchat: Michael Billington answered your questions | Stage |

Live webchat: Michael Billington answered your questions | Stage |

Reading beyond the London riots: a city of two worlds | UK news |

Reading beyond the London riots: a city of two worlds | UK news |

The women who rioted | UK news |

The women who rioted | UK news |

Battersea Power Station pushes another developer into administration | Business | The Guardian

Battersea Power Station pushes another developer into administration | Business | The Guardian

The reality of Rev – vicars' views on the BBC2 comedy | Television & radio |

The reality of Rev – vicars' views on the BBC2 comedy | Television & radio |

Headmaster gets £100,000 over 'cancer sacking' | News

Headmaster gets £100,000 over 'cancer sacking' | News

City Spy: Wandsworth set to snub Abramovich | Markets & Analysis

City Spy: Wandsworth set to snub Abramovich | Markets & Analysis

What the Dickens! Test your knowledge with our quiz | Entertainment

What the Dickens! Test your knowledge with our quiz | Entertainment

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Battersea Power Station development back on the rocks | 2011

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Battersea Power Station development back on the rocks | 2011

Friday, 16 December 2011

Winter Salon 2011 - 10% discount for KA members

Grey Power on Christmas Day!!

Dear Neighbours

Great news!!

Kim Connell, Community Services Manager, Age UK Lambeth, has confirmed:
·            The mini-cab is booked with Bobby’s Cars
·            7 older people from around Kennington
·            Will get together at The Black Prince PH
·            For lunch on Christmas Day!!

This has all been made possible by:
·            Funds raised at our Charity Auction – thanks again to Coordinator, Pauline Amphlett, and her team
·            Donations from individuals who prefer to remain anonymous
·            And, too, to everyone who is willing to give up their time on Christmas Day to make this all possible.


There are still several places available.
If you know of an older person who might be home alone on Christmas Day and would rather join the ‘Grey Power’ people, please contact Kim in confidence right away!
Kim Connell
Community Services Manager

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Merry Christmas to All!

Very many thanks
Best wishes
Cathy Preece
Administrative Assistant

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Tai Chi moves indoors for the winter

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Secret Santa in Kennington

Monday, 12 December 2011

“Ribticklers”: An Evening of Vintage Comedy

“Ribticklers”: An Evening of Vintage Comedy

“Ribticklers”: An Evening of Vintage Comedy

Thu 15 Dec 2011 @ 19:30 · Events

After mining the archives of  TV, radio, film and music hall, journalist and writer Terry Sanderson introduces comedy geniuses of the past, with comedy gems from both sides of the Atlantic that are still sparkling and laugh-out-loud hilarious – from Laurel & Hardy, Pete & Dud, The Three Stooges, Lucille Ball, The Marx Brothers, W.C. Fields, Norman Evans, Sandy Powell, Gracie Fields, Bob & Ray, Max Wall and many more.

Terry Sanderson says: “Not all comedy stands the test of time and sometimes we look back on things that made us laugh years ago and now find it embarrassingly unfunny. I have only included those sketches, stand-up routines, film clips and TV excerpts that prompted a real belly laugh when I saw them. There is something for everyone, from sketches and slapstick to surrealism, stand-up and silliness. It’s all innocent fun, and its sole purpose is to wring guffaws of delight from the audience…”
A Christmas treat for all the family – full of guaranteed laughs!

Doors open 18.30 for a 19.30 start, and the event is expected to end at 22.30. Seasonal refreshments will be available.

Tickets & Pricing

Autumn Season 2011 ticketing applies.

Young Vic Recruiting for Community Chorus !!

Dear Two Borough Member,

My name is Samantha Nurse, I am introducing myself as the new Two Boroughs Project Manager.  I have taken over the post from Kirstin Shirling whom you may have had contact with in the past.  I wanted to introduce myself and to also let you know of a great opportunity here at the Young Vic Theatre !

This coming spring, the Young Vic is producing the first ever stage version of Jung Chan’s Wild Swans.

We are recruiting two, alternate community choruses to join our professional cast on stage each night; we are looking for people of Chinese and East Asian heritage to be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

I am hoping that you might be interested or willing to pass on the information about this performance opportunity to those you know might be interested? We would love to meet you and speak with you about this project if you should require further information. Attached is a pdf version of the chorus information flyer, I have an html version that can be directly forwarded on to people that I can also email over to you.

Potential chorus members do not need any experience of performing, they just need to be interested in being in the show, 18 years or over and be able to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule. We will be holding fun and friendly workshop auditions on the evenings of Thursday 5 and Friday 6 January 2012.  The rehearsals will then take place in January and March/April and performances will take place during the weeks of 16, 23, 30 April and 7 May 2012.

I hope you may be able to spread the word or know someone of Chinese or East Asian heritage who may take advantage of this unique opportunity and hope to see you here on the stage of the Young Vic Theatre !  Please call Marcella Hughes on 0207 922 2845 or email if you require further information or to book a fun workshop audition !

Look forward to meeting you in the future,
Samantha Nurse
Two Boroughs Project Manager
Taking Part

28 October – 21 January
Michael Sheen plays Hamlet.

The Changeling
26 January – 25 February
A gripping and darkly comic tale of how love and sex drive us mad.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

KA Volunteer Needed: Membership Secretary

Photos from the Table Top Sale outside The Dog House PH on Saturday 3rd December from Dariusz Adamek

Follow this link for Photos from the Table Top Sale outside The Dog House PH on Saturday 3rd December from Dariusz Adamek

Saturday, 3 December 2011

FoDL: Christmas Party with Lucas Hollweg, Sunday Times cookery writer - Monday 5th December

Durning Library Xmas with Lucas Hollweg
Lucas Hollweg
Monday 5th December
Durning Library
6.45pm for 7.15pm

The Friends of the Durning Library will be hosting Sunday Times cookery writer Lucas Hollweg who will talk about why he cooks.

Lucas will introduce his new book, which will be on sale on the evening.
In it he says 'so much of it is about memories, the edible experiences one collects throughout one's life...'.
We will be serving up some of his recipes at the party, as well as a relaxed evening and a good raffle.
Friends of Durning Library
All welcome. Suggested donation £2
Durning Library, Kennington Cross

Friday, 2 December 2011

Strip Theatre presents Jesus II at the White Bear Theatre - DISCOUNT TO KA MEMBERS

Calling all volunteers: Table Top Sale @ Sat 3 Dec 10:00 - 13:00

Dear KA Volunteers

You'll have seen that the Table Top Sale on 3rd December,
is hard on the heels of the Bazaar (26th Nov)
so those volunteers will likely be collapsed in a heap!
This is the last chance to raise funds for this year's Secret Santa!
Is anyone else available to help Marie and Betty with the Table Top Sale?

If yes, please contact:

    * Marie - if you are able to help with the KA stalls:

Very many thanks
Best wishes
Cathy Preece
Administrative Assistant

    Table Top Sale
    £10 PER TABLE
    CONTACT MIKE ON 07847 182489 ASAP!!
        Sat 3 Dec 10:00 – 13:00 London
        The Dog House PH, Kennington Cross SE11 6BY (map)

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Windmill Flowers - 10% discount to KA members

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Reminder: Table Top Sale @ Sat 3 Dec 10:00 - 13:00

Empress Mews Open Studios / Christmas Sale: 10th - 11th December

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Illustrated Lecture: THE SURREY GARDENS IN WALWORTH, 1831-1878

An Illustrated Lecture will be given on
At 7 p.m. on Friday, December 2nd and
3 p.m. on Saturday, December 3rd,
by Stephen Humphrey
In the Pullen’s Community Centre
at the Crampton Street end of Iliffe Yard
During the Pullen’s Yards’ Open Weekend
by kind permission of Pullen’s TR&A
Free admission; tea and biscuits provided.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Bazaar Collections - do you need a pick-up?

Dear Neighbours

Thanks to Gisella and the team
this Saturday's Bazaar is coming together nicely!

Galo and Mike are lined up to pick up the van
from Pimlico Plumbers on Friday afternoon.

If you would like a collection,
do be in touch and they will do their best to get to you.
If you could let us have your phone number,
Mike will phone when they heading to yours.

Very many thanks
Best wishes
Cathy Preece
Administrative Assistant

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Alford House: Situation Vacant - Female Fitness Instructor

Monday, 14 November 2011

FoDL: "Harare North" Monday 21 November

Monday 21 November
(held over from September)

"Harare North"

Zimbabwean writer and musician
Brian Chikwava
reads from his novel, set in Lambeth where he now lives.

A great tale of scams, scrapes and survival
in a city of immigrants,
it focuses on one of Mugabe's Green Bombers:
a young man trying to earn money in a land far from home.

6.45 for 7.15 at the Durning Library
167 Kennington Lane, SE11 4HF
(at Kennington Cross, just east of Kennington Road)

Light refreshments
Everyone welcome
£2 donation

a Friends of the Durning Library event

Friday, 11 November 2011

Attempted burglary

Dear All,
If appropriate, please could you put out on your network :-
We had an attempted burglary at the vicarage last night
- those involved managed to break through our security gate off Stables Way
and tried to break down the garden fence to get access to the vicarage
- fortunately the door held but it was clearly quite a sustained attack .
Many thanks

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Sci-fi Screenwriting Workshop

Sci-fi Screenwriting Workshop

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Join me for a ride; a bicycle tour of London's top 10 most dangerous junctions

Kennington Association members live within a couple of miles of seven of TfL's top 10 collision hotspots for cyclists (including the Vauxhall Gyratory), according to a recent response at a Mayor's Question Time. 
Members might be interested in the bike ride, starting by St Mark's Church at the Oval at 10am on Saturday 12th November,  that will explore all ten.

Charlie Holland
07795 462568

Reminder: Table Top Sale @ Sat 3 Dec 10:00 - 13:00

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Open market and 2,450 homes in Battersea boom | News

Open market and 2,450 homes in Battersea boom | News

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Blue Elephant Theatre: FREE Community Tickets

Hi there,

We have a limited number of free tickets for community groups
for the opening performances of Don Carlos this week:

    * Tuesday 1 November 8pm
    * Wednesday 2 November 8pm
    * Friday 4 November 8pm

Please e-mail your ticket requests and we will let you know if there is availability.

We hope to see you this week!

Best wishes,


Jasmine Cullingford, Artistic Director, Blue Elephant Theatre Ltd
Registered Office: 59a Bethwin Rd, Camberwell, London, SE5 0XT
020 7701 0100

Follow @BETCamberwell on Twitter
Registered in England & Wales no: 3724349View Blog
Registered Charity no: 1077161

"Thinking big for a little venue"
Time Out

Don Carlos by Schiller
Lazarus Theatre Company
1-26 November

KA Volunteer Needed: Membership Secretary

Friday, 28 October 2011

KA Charity Auction 2011

Monday, 24 October 2011

Situation Vacant: Office Assistant

Office Assistant
Full time Office Assistant preferably with previous office experience. 
Very small but busy office running an assessment and training consultancy. 
Duties cover a full and varied range of administration tasks. 
Training given.
Skills looked for
•             Accurate literacy skills
•             Ability to compose accurate emails working to a template
•             Good and proficient typing
•             Accurate data entry
•             Good eye for detail
•             Excellent telephone manner
•             Enjoy meeting and greeting of client
•             Willing, flexible approach
•             Ability to take initiative
Apply in the first instance with CV and covering letter to  // 020 7820 1970

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Chaplin’s London in Hollywood: David Trigg

Chaplin’s London in Hollywood: David Trigg

Make Your Own Gromit

Make Your Own Gromit

Monday, 17 October 2011

Ethelred Holiday Club - October 2011: Celebrating Black History

Hamlet arrives at the Young Vic!

Dear Friends,

Please find below an invitation to book tickets for your group to come along and see Hamlet at the Young Vic.

I would love you to join us at the Young Vic to experience a very different and very exciting staging of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

Due to the high demand of tickets for this show (we are already SOLD OUT to the general public) there are couple of things to bear in mind when requesting tickets…

  1. You must allocate one group leader. This person will receive a confirmation from me and also be responsible for picking up the tickets on the night for their group. I will need an email and phone number for this person.
  1. I completely understand how difficult groups can be to organise and that sometimes people can not come along at the last minute, but please do your best to ensure that all your tickets are used. Once booked and confirmed, just let me know of the numbers change. I will have people on a waiting list that will be very happy to come along if you have cancellations!
  1. If anyone in your group has ANY access requirements, I will need to know as soon as possible, to ensure that I can accommodate them in the best way possible. It may not be possible to accommodate requests on the night that you arrive at the theatre.
  1. These free tickets are on offer to any community group in Lambeth or Southwark. We have a particular focus on welcoming people who may not have visited the theatre before. We are more than happy to help with making your visit here as easy and accessible as possible – just get in touch and have a chat if you would like further information about the show, the Young Vic, or bringing first time theatre goers to the Young Vic!

We are really excited about being able to offer these free tickets to our local community and we hope that you will be able to bring along some people from your group.

Please see the information attached which gives details of the dates we have free ticket availability.

To request tickets,  I need....

Your Preferred Date:
Number of tickets: (absolute max 20)
Name and contact phone number of Group Leader:

I will confirm the booking with you as soon as possible.
If you have ANY QUESTIONS or would like to chat further about your visit… give me a call on 020 7922 2861.

Best wishes, Kirstin

(Please be aware Hamlet is recommended for ages 15+ and there may be some scenes with adult themes)

Kirstin Shirling
Two Boroughs Projects Manager
Taking Part
Direct line: 020 7922 2861
Young Vic Theatre Company
66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ
t: 020 7922 2800

The objectives of the Two Boroughs Project are…

  • To open the doors of our theatre to our local community
  • To remove the practical barriers that prevents people from attending both theatre in general, and the Young Vic in particular.
  • To challenge the perception that “theatre is not for me”.
  • To lay the foundations for a sustained relationship between residents of Lambeth and Southwark, and the Young Vic.
Registered name
The Young Vic Company

Registered office
66 The Cut, London SE1 8LZ

A company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales no:1188209

Special offer for Kennington Association Members: DAYS OF THE COMMUNE - 11th October - 30th October, 2011

Support your Local Theatre (and save money) by seeing:

Gunpowder Theatre



By Bertold Brecht

"Truth can be written in ink.

Lies must be written in blood."

Paris, 1871.
The end of the bitter Franco Prussian war and the people of Paris are starving within their city walls.

The national government have set up in Versailles leaving the city without leadership. 
In the uprising of a people to claim what is rightfully theirs, and the fight to keep it, comes a question still valid today: must peace be sacrificed to be achieved?

Brecht's most ambitious (and rarely performed) historical play and his last original work explores the Paris Commune, one of the first workers' revolutions and the model for Communism as we know it today.

Revived by Gunpowder Theatre in association with the White Bear Theatre.

This play is part of the White Bear's Revolution, Reaction and Reform Season, which will include Count Oderland by Max Frisch and The Sixteenth Floor by Ayn Rand, which explore the inevitable conflict between collective
action and individual choice.

Count Oderland was on Kenneth Tynan's list of un-produced plays which he believed should be produced by the National.  Ayn Rand is the author of the
hugely influential The fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

Performance Dates:

11th October - 30th October, 2011

Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm, Sundays at 6.00pm

Tickets:  £13 (£10 Conc.)

Box Office:
020 7793 9193

Online Booking:

White Bear Theatre

138 Kennington Park Road

SE11 4DJ

2 minutes walk from Kennington Tube (Northern Line)

Buses: 133, 155, 196, 333, 415


The White Bear Theatre Club is offering concession rate to all Kennington Association members. 

That's only £10 per ticket!

To book call 020 7793 9193 and quote 'Kennington Association Offer'.

The White Bear now has it's own Exclusive Lounge Area where patrons can sit

and enjoy a drink and a chat before the show.  The theatre itself is fully
air conditioned and is now thoroughly soundproofed from the pub.

Scottish Ceilidh at St Anselm's on Saturday, 22nd October 7.30-11pm

Kennington Bookshop Supper Club: Kwasi Kwarteng MP - Wednesday 26th October @ The Tommyfield

We are delighted to welcome Kwasi Kwarteng MP as our speaker.
His new book "Ghosts of Empire" was published over the summer to excellent reviews.
The evening promises to be another lively and enjoyable event -- we hope to see you there!
Yours sincerely,
The Kennington Bookshop.

Local pub quiz for charity: Tuesday 18th October @ The Ship

Diary Alert: KA Bazaar: Saturday 26th November

Art & Compromise VII: Julian Stallabrass with Clive Stafford Smith, Using Images of War

Friday, 14 October 2011

Blue Elephant Theatre - Please Vote!

Hi there,

Please spare us five minutes to vote for us in the NatWest Community Force Programme which could give us a vital £6,000 to continue our education work.
You get three votes so you can vote for us even if you have already been pestered by two other equally worthy causes!

Hope to see you at the Blue Elephant soon!


Jasmine Cullingford, Artistic Director, Blue Elephant Theatre Ltd
Registered Office: 59a Bethwin Rd, Camberwell, London, SE5 0XT
020 7701 0100
Follow @BETCamberwell on Twitter
Registered in England & Wales no: 3724349
Registered Charity no: 1077161

"Thinking big for a little venue"
Time Out

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Dariusz Adamek's Landscapes @ The Camera Club: 17th of Oct - 4th of Nov 2011


17th October – 4th November 2011
Private View:Monday 17 October, 7pm
Gallery Talk: Sunday 30 October, 2pm

The Camera Club/Gallery 1885
Opening Hours : Mon-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Address : 16 Bowden Str, London SE11 4DS


by Dariusz Adamek

17th October – 4th November 2011

Private View:Monday 17 October
Gallery Talk: Sunday 23 October

Since I got my first camera as a teenager, I have been taking photos of places I have visited, documenting their natural beauty which I have always been attracted to. Growing up in the countryside created a bond between me and nature which I have always carried with me and has influenced my passion for landscape photography. I am finding peace being far away from the constant buzz of cities and walking around with my camera. Taking a picture I am experiencing moments of ‘stillness’ and feel like I am a part of it all.
Images which are important to me are not necessarily the most beautiful ones, but those with a story behind them, where I have experienced something… that could have been a massive storm, days of solitude or simply waking up being on top of the mountain and enjoying the first sun rays caressing my face gently.
I have been always interested in the link between human beings and the surroundings where they lived, the way place/nature shape them and leave its mark on human body and soul.
Another thing which interests me is the scale/proportion…. there is no better place than mighty mountains to realise that we are so small and insignificant, that we are just visiting and those places have been there for millions of years, quite often unchanged and not really inhabited.
The exhibition consists of black and white landscapes from Hebrides, Poland, Slovakia, Wales and other places. Some of the images were taken on black and white film, transparencies and even IR film. Finally some of them are digital photographs converted into black and white images in postproduction. Most of the images are part of my other projects and I have put them together for this exhibition.

Landscape inspirations : Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Aaron Siskind, Jerry Uelsmann and more.
Dariusz Adamek – born in Walbrzych, Poland in May 1978. He holds a degree (BA) in Photography and New Media from Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. In 2003 he moved to London and started working as a freelance photographer/image editor, specialising in fashion, beauty and product photography.
Despite his commercial specialisation, Dariusz is a keen landscape / travel photographer — he has won awards for his photographic work and has had exhibitions in the UK, Poland, France, Czech Republic and Germany.
He is also interested in pinhole photography, long time exposures, traditional special effects (Sabattier’s effect, multiple exposures, infra red photography, split-toning, pigment techniques etc.) as well as abstract compositions.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

KA Charity Auction 2011 - photography by Dariusz Adamek

Dariusz Adamek 07882 312685

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